From acquisition to finding aids

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From acquisition to finding aids processing material received from the office of the Executive Vice President for Administration, Auraria Higher Education Center
Gray, Elva Annette
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 60-61).
General Note:
Includes the full text of two finding aids: The Golda Meir House Collection and The Auraria Higher Education Center--Office of the Executive Vice President Collection.
General Note:
Department of History
Statement of Responsibility:
by Elva Annette Gray.

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|University of Colorado Denver
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Auraria Library
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Elva Annette Gray
B.S., University of Maryland, University College, 1983
A thesis submitted to the
University of Colorado Denver
in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Master of Arts

This thesis for the Master of Arts
degree by
Elva Annette Gray
has been approved
Rebecca A. Hunt


Gray, Elva Annette (Master of Arts, History)
From Acquisition to Finding Aids: Processing Material Received From the Office
of the Executive Vice President for Administration, Auraria Higher Education
Thesis directed by Professor Rebecca A. Hunt
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Auraria Library received a
transfer of files in 2007 from the Office of the Executive Vice President of the
Auraria Higher Education Center. This thesis documents the process of establishing
physical and intellectual control of the material and presents two finding aids: The
Golda Meir House Collection and The Auraria Higher Education Center Office of
the Executive Vice President Collection. It also presents preservation
recommendations for selected items within the two collections.
This abstract accurately represents the content of the candidates thesis. I
recommend its publication.
Rebecca A. Hunt

1. PROJECT REPORT....................................................1
2. PRESERVATION RECOMMENDATIONS......................................6
High Priority..................................................7
Medium Priority................................................7
Low Priority...................................................9
3. THE GOLDA MEIR HOUSE COLLECTION..................................11
Historical Sketch.............................................12
Scope and Content.............................................18
Container List................................................19
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT COLLECTION..............................29
Historical Sketch.............................................30
Scope and Content.............................................35
Container List................................................37
BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................60

During a discussion about a final project, Dr. Rebecca Hunt suggested
contacting Rosemary Evetts, archivist in the Archives and Special Collections
Department of the Auraria Library. Contacting Rosemary Evetts led to her
suggestion of processing material she described as coming from the Golda Meir
House. As a collection associated with one of the buildings in the Ninth Street
Historic Park on Auraria campus, it complied with the primary mission of the
Archives and Special Collection, which is to collect, organize, provide access to,
and preserve records of historical, legal, fiscal, and administrative value to the
institutions at the Auraria Higher Education Center.1 Other than performing an
initial assessment, during which she determined that the contents of two boxes had
no enduring value and did not warrant retention in the Archives, Ms. Evetts had not
had the opportunity to do anything else with the collection.
That left eight boxes of records from the Meir House. The first step, after
accepting the project, was to complete a preliminary appraisal of the material. This
served two purposes. The first one was to begin becoming familiar with the
material in the collection, and the second was to determine whether any system of

arrangement already existed. Of the eight boxes, approximately two contained
records that directly pertained to the Golda Meir House. The rest of the material
was campus related. Unlike many collections, the papers were in labeled file
folders and, for the most part, arranged by subject.
The material came to the Archives in legal, hanging file folders contained in
a variety of boxes. Neither the folders nor the boxes were of archival quality. At the
time of starting the project, a crew was in the midst of installing new carpeting in
the main part of the Auraria Library. They would also be replacing the carpeting in
the Archives, which necessitated being ready for the installation for several weeks.
The scheduled installation had an impact on the processing of the collection, in that
the rehousing of the material took place in a two-step process. The first step
entailed placing the hanging file folders into acid-free record carton boxes.
However, after transferring the hanging files to the new boxes, the one-piece box
construction meant that the lids did not close properly. If not corrected, this would
have had an environmental impact on the material in the boxes, as well as
influencing the permanent storage location.
Once the files were in the new boxes, I started replacing the hanging folders
with acid-free folders and transferring the original folder labels onto the new ones.
This step led to developing a spreadsheet to record the box and folder list and
'Archives and Special Collections Department, Auraria Library, Mission of the Archives and
Special Collections Department. .html#Mission

related information. The use of the spreadsheet resulted in the maintenance of
original order within the boxes, which eliminated the potential rearrangement of the
folders. It was easy to modify the spreadsheet to record additional information as
the processing continued. The spreadsheet also facilitated the creation of a
container list.
Container lists are one component of finding aids, which archivists develop
to gain physical and intellectual control of their collections, as well as to inform
patrons about relevant research resources. The Auraria Archives does not have a
template for finding aids; however, the Archives website does contain completed
ones. In reviewing several of the finding aids, the container list sections typically
include the date range of the material in the folder, the folder title, and the box and
folder number, in that order, with no additional information. However, by including
details of the contents of each folder, my spreadsheet will enable archives staff to
find material in a collection that they have not personally processed. This additional
level of data will also enable patrons to determine whether this collection will
provide the information that they are seeking.
Processing the collection revealed that the creator of the collection had filed
most of the papers into six general subjects or series: Auraria Higher Education
Center (AHEC), Golda Meir House, Promotion and Events, Media, Historic
Structures, and History. The first four subject groupings provided a reasonably
accurate indication of the folder contents. However, the files identified as being in

the last two categories, Historic Structures and History, were more problematic, in
that I did not feel that those headings accurately identified the material within the
folders. For example, the contents of the files labeled Historic Structures focused
more on historic preservation and renovation. The files grouped under History were
even more difficult to summarize, as the contents typically were either campus
history or historic preservation. The boxes also contained some files not
specifically assigned to any subject, but the contents dictated in which category the
creator probably had filed them.
Utilizing the sort feature of the spreadsheet, I grouped the folders by series,
and then alphabetically within the series. I printed the results and gave a copy to
Ms. Evetts. Upon review of the draft container list, she felt that the material would
better serve researchers if divided into two, separate but related, collections. She
also requested that the structure of the container list for each of the new collections
be a basic box and folder list, rather than a grouping of the material by series.
Therefore, I re-sorted the container list by box and folder number, although at this
point I had not yet actually numbered the folders.
Ms. Evetts determined the title of the two collections. The original
collection received the title of Auraria Higher Education Center Office of the
Executive Vice President for Administration Collection, while the second
collection retained the title of the Golda Meir House Collection. I pulled all of
the folders identified as being associated with the Golda Meir House to create that

collection and then shifted the remaining files in order to minimize the number of
boxes housing the AHEC files. After determining the final folder order within each
collection, I numbered the file folders in each box and then labeled the outside of
the boxes. By using the spreadsheet to create the container list, I minimized the
amount of time spent physically handling each of the folders. I also used the
spreadsheet to develop the preservation recommendations contained in Chapter 2
and create the container lists for the finding aids in Chapters 3 and 4.

The majority of collections in archives or manuscript repositories are paper-
based, which means that they are slowly deteriorating. Paper, as Gregory Hunter,
author of Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives, states, contains the
seeds of its own destruction; the very production of paper introduces elements,
particularly sources of acid, which lead to physical deterioration. The deterioration
is a natural and ongoing process, which we cannot prevent. Environmental factors
such as temperature and humidity, pollutants, and light, as well as mishandling also
affect the rate of deterioration. Therefore, one of the problems archivists face is to
balance their mission of extending the useful life of the collections in their care as
long as possible within the constraints imposed upon them and the limited
resources available.
These two collections contain a variety of formats, each with different
preservation requirements. While recognizing that the Archives and Special
Collections Department does not have unlimited resources and that the staff may
determine that the individual items do not warrant the additional processing, I am
presenting prioritized recommendations for selected material within the two

High Priority
There are six flexible magnetic disks, commonly referred as to 3.5 inch
floppies, in the Golda Meir House Collection. Identified as containing files
associated with the Golda Meir House Museum, there are, however, no identifiable
paper copies of those files in the collection. It is still relatively easy to find
computers that can open these digital files, so that one can appraise their
informational value. The potential is there as the dates, 1997 to 1999, represent the
early development of the Museum. By not accessing the files, the computer disks
will eventually become objects representing twentieth-century technology, but will
have no evidentiary value.
This recommendation requires staff time in order to find a computer to
access and appraise the files. If determined to have enduring value, the most cost-
effective next step is to print the files and add them to the appropriate file folder in
the collection. Digital preservation of the files is another alternative, and would be
part of an ongoing digital preservation program of the Archives and Special
Collections Department.
Medium Priority
Both collections contain various formats of photographic media that
document Auraria Campus events as well the growth of the Campus. Factors that
affect the image stability of any format are heat, humidity, light, air pollutants, and
mishandling. Received in a variety of non-archival boxes, the collections are now

in acid-free record storage cartons. While the boxes provide an essential protective
barrier, some of the items retain the original, and potentially harmful, housing, i.e.
vinyl binders and/or deteriorating sleeves.
I do not believe the existing sleeves meet the criteria of the photographic
activity test (PAT), as determined by the International Organization for
Standardization. As described in Photographs: Archival Care and Management,
the PAT predicts the interaction that may take place over time between .. .
photographs and the materials used to house or display them.2 The Image
Permanence Institute, an academic research laboratory, provides recommendations
for photographic enclosures:
Requirements for enclosure materials are that they are chemically
stable, have the appropriate dimensions, and are strong enough to
protect the enclosed items. Polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene,
and polystyrene plastics are considered safe .... Polyvinyl plastics
and cellophane are not recommended, because they are not stable
and may become brittle over time.3
The quality of the sleeves currently housing the slides and other photographic
material is unknown. As many of them are exhibiting deterioration, they may be
made of polyvinyl plastic and therefore detrimental to long-term preservation.
2 Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Diane Vogt-OConnor with Helena Zinkham, Brett Camell and Kit
Peterson, Photographs: Archival Care and Management (Chicago: Society of American Archivists,
2006), 225-226.
3 Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, A Consumer Guide to Traditional
and Digital Print Stability, 6. sub/consumerguide.pdf

This recommendation requires the purchase of enclosures that pass the PAT
as well the staff time to rehouse the originals. In addition, there are a large number
of formats, including photographs, negatives, copy negatives, contact sheets, and
slides that are loose within the folders and would benefit from being placed in
approved enclosures. If any rehousing occurs, staff should ensure that they retain
all identification information.
Low Priority
The majority, if not all, of the binders in the AHEC collection are vinyl,
which is detrimental to long-term storage. In addition, a significant proportion of
the items in both collections are newspaper articles. Newsprint paper is highly
acidic and becomes brittle over time. The compiler either taped or glued the articles
to the pages. Tape, as it ages, looses its adhesive quality while leaving permanent
stains. While the contents are newspaper articles and therefore available elsewhere,
the binders constitute part of the collection and document the history of the Golda
Meir House and AHEC.
This recommendation involves several levels of preservation that can occur
independently or in combination, all of which would involve staff time and
additional expense. The least expensive, both in terms of staff time and money,
would be to remove the contents from the each binder and wrap the pages in acid-
free paper and secure the package with cotton twill tape. Another level would be to
place each page in a mylar sleeve, although this would significantly increase the

volume of each binder, with a resulting increase in staff processing time and
expense. In addition to removing the binders, staff could perform an intermediate
step, which would be to reformat the pages before rehousing the contents. One
method of reformating would be via preservation photocopying, which would be
less expensive. Alternatively, staff could reformat the material by either
microfilming or digitizing the contents. However, this would probably be
prohibitively expensive. The staff would determine the preferred method of
rehousing and/or reformatting.

The Golda Meir House Collection
Collection Number MSS-55
Linear Feet: 1.42
Number of Containers: 2
Additional Items: 4 oversized exhibit panels
The Archives and Special Collections Department at the Auraria Library
received the Golda Meir House Collection from the Auraria Higher Education
Centers Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration in July 2007.
The Golda Meir House Collection originally formed one series within a larger
collection of records received from the Office of the Executive Vice President for
Administration. Annette Gray, University of Colorado Denver student assistant,
processed the collection under the direction of Rosemary Evetts, Head of Archives
and Special Collections, during the Spring and Summer Semesters of 2008. The
Archives and Special Collections Department anticipates periodic future transfers
of material from the Office of the Executive Vice President.

The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Auraria Library
holds the property rights to this collection. Photocopies may be made for purposes
of scholarly research.
The Golda Meir House Collection
Box # / Item #
Archives and Special Collections Department
Auraria Library
Denver, Colorado
Historical Sketch
Golda Meir, bom Goldie Mabovitch (Mabowehz) on May 3, 1898 in Kiev,
Russia, immigrated to the United States in 1906 with her mother and two sisters.
They joined Meirs father, Moshe Mabovitch, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he
had been working since his arrival three years earlier. Meir did well in elementary
school and began attending Milwaukees North Division High School. She hoped
to continue her education by going on to college after high school because she
wanted to become a teacher. At the time, teachers had to be unmarried, so her
parents, especially her mother, objected to her plans. They felt that she should
marry and, to that end, they selected an older man as her husband. Rebelling at this
decision, Meir decided that she could no longer remain at home.

Her older sister Sheyna (Shana) had stayed in Denver after her release from
the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, where she had received treatment
for tuberculosis. Sheyna invited Meir to come and live with her. Leaving home in
February of 1913, at the age of fourteen, Meir moved in with Sheyna, her husband
Shamai (known as Sam) Komgold and their two-year-old daughter Judith. The
Komgolds lived in a 600-foot duplex at 1606 Julian Street, which was just off West
Colfax in the old Jewish neighborhood of Little Israel.4
Although the home was small, it often served as a meeting place for young
people who came to talk and drink tea. Meir recalled being
fascinated by the people who used to drop into their home and sit
around talking till late at night. I found the endless discussions about
politics much more interesting than any of my lessons. Sheynass
small apartment had become a kind of center in Denver for the
Jewish immigrants from Russia who had come out west for
treatment at Denvers famous Jewish Hospital for Consumptives ...
[T]hey all were passionately and vitally concerned with the major
issues of the day. They talked, argued and even quarreled for hours
about what was happening in the world and what ought to happen.5
Meir noted the importance those discussions had on her future when she wrote, to
the extent that my own future convictions were shaped and given form, and ideas
4 Thomas J. Noel, Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts: A Pictorial Guide (Niwot, CO:
University Press of Colorado, 1996), xvi.
5 Golda Meir, My Life (New York: G. P. Putnams Sons, 1975), 45-46.

were discarded or accepted by me while I was growing, those talk-filled nights in
Denver played a considerable role.6
Meir began attending Denvers North High School (February 1913 to June
1914) and worked evenings in her brother-in-laws dry-cleaning establishment. She
also began leading a more active social life, which included dating her future
husband Morris Meyerson (Myerson). However, tension developed between Meir
and the Komgolds. Their strictness, especially from Sheyna, eventually led to a
confrontation between the two sisters. The small house was no longer big enough
for a willful teenager and a strong-willed woman.7
Leaving the Komgold home meant Meir had to find another place to stay,
as well as quitting school in order to find a full-time job to support herself. She
remained on her own for approximately a year before a letter from her father
recalled her home. Leaving Denver in 1915, she moved back in with her parents
and returned to North Division High School where she graduated in 1916. She
married Morris in 1917 and they moved to Palestine (modern-day Israel) in 1921,
accompanied by others including her sister Sheyna and niece Judith. Politically
active, Meir helped establish the State of Israel and held several positions before
she served as Israels fourth Prime Minister from 1969 to 1974.
6 Meir, My Life, 48.
7 Martin, Golda Meir, 47.

Within days of Meirs death in 1978, Polly Wilson Kemp wrote Golda in
Denver for the Denver Post, in which she recounted Goldas life in Denver where
she lived at 1606 Julian Street with her sister and family, and attended North High
School. However, attention did not begin to focus on the building for another three
years. In July of 1981, Jean May, a Sloans Lake Citizens Association member who
was conducting research for the associations annual cookbook, found that the
home where the former Prime Minister once lived was facing imminent
destruction. Following her discovery, she immediately started a spur-of-the-
moment campaign to save the dilapidated dwelling.8 Concerned citizens organized
the Committee to Save Goldas House and began raising funds to save the building,
although those responsibilities eventually passed to the Golda Meir Memorial
In all, the building moved three times from its original location on Julian
Street. The first move occurred April 18, 1982, when it was relocated to Habitat
Park on South Santa Fe Drive where the Audubon Society planned to use it as
office space and a nature museum. That use never materialized and the building
continued to deteriorate. It suffered fire damage in 1984, and the Rocky Mountain
News reported vandalism shortly after the next move, on July 13, 1985, to 1236
West Louisiana Avenue. The article also stated that, The Golda Meir Memorial
8 Jim Kirksey, Hold It Golda Lived There, Denver Post, July 28, 1981.

Association plans to spend about $150,000 to restore the house. Esther Cohen,
association president, said the house will be a community meeting place and
museum with items related to Meir.9 Esther Cohen and her husband Mel, in
conjunction with other concerned citizens, worked hard to raise awareness of the
significance of the building as well as funds for preservation and development.
The building faced demolition again in 1987, at which time the Board of
Directors of the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) became interested in the
building. The Board commissioned a study to research moving the house to the
Auraria Campus, proposed extending the Ninth Street Historic Park to include the
building, and finally voted to acquire the Golda Meir House. The non-profit
Auraria Foundation agreed to work together with the Golda Meir Memorial
Association to raise the funds, estimated at the time to be $160,000, to finance the
relocation, renovation and landscaping of the building. The buildings move to its
final location on Auraria Campus, between the St. Cajetan Rectory and the Ninth
Street Historic Park, occurred on September 25, 1988.
The first phase of renovation work on the building, constructing a new
foundation and basement along with landscaping the site, ended in 1990. The
Auraria Foundation received $95,410 from the State Historical Fund in 1995 to
fund restoration work on the interior. Work included the removal of fire, vandal,
9 Swastikas painted on Golda Meirs home, Rocky Mountain News, July 1985.

and storm damaged material, conducting a paint analysis of remaining finishes,
work on the floors and walls, laying carpeting and linoleum, installing cabinets, and
installing security, heating, plumbing and electrical systems. In 1995, the Golda
Meir House received its Denver Historic Landmark Preservation Committee
designation, based upon being the only known home of Golda Meir remaining in
the United States. In 1996, the Foundation received an additional $5,000 mini-grant
for museum lighting fixtures, period kitchen cabinets and period plumbing fixtures.
The dedication of the Golda Meir House Museum and Conference Center took
place on July 28, 1997, during that years Colorado Day celebration.
The former home of the Komgolds currently houses the Museum, with
period rooms and an exhibit documenting Golda Meirs life. The other half of the
duplex functions as a small conference room. The Auraria Higher Education Center
manages both the Museum and the conference center. The Metropolitan State
College of Denver (MSCD) operates the Golda Meir Center for Political
Leadership, a program of the Political Science Department, from the basement of
the building. MSCD describes the Center as a nonpartisan educational project
whose purpose is to expand public understanding of the important role of
leadership at all levels of political and civic life, from community affairs to
transnational relations.10 The Center hosts speakers, conducts educational
10 Metropolitan State College of Denver, The Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership.

programming and sponsors symposia, all of which explore aspects of leadership.
Scope and Content
The Golda Meir House Collection consists of documents and photographic
material dated 1978 to 2000, with the bulk falling between 1987 and 1999. The
Golda Meir House Collection documents the movements of the Golda Meir House,
community efforts to save the building from demolition, and the acquisition of the
building by the Auraria Foundation, with the subsequent relocation to the Auraria
Campus. It is useful for documenting the historic preservation efforts and adaptive
reuse of the building, as evidenced by its transformation from a residence to a
museum, conference center and program facility.
Materials in this collection include brochures, catalogs, contact lists,
flexible magnetic disks, correspondence, exhibit panels, financial records, floor
plans, flyers, grants, negatives, photographs, press releases, programs, publications,
reports, resumes, and slides. There are also four oversized exhibit panels.
The processing involved replacing the original folders and boxes with acid-
free folders and boxes, retaining the original folder headings wherever possible.
The processing also included photocopying one oversized item from Folder 18 in
Box 1, unfolding folded materials and removing rusty paper clips.

Container List
Box 1
Box Folder
Artwork: "Golda" Bronze by Charles Sherman 1-1
artist catalog, newspaper article, photographs of unveiling of
bronze, unidentified photographs
Artwork: Roy Purcell Etching 1-2
artist Roy Purcell donation of etching, biography, program,
Brochure 1-3
The Golda Meir House
Clinton, Hillary Rodham May 22, 1996 Visit 1-4
programs "Colorado Listens to Kids: A Conversation with First
Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton," "An Introduction to the Golda
Meir House and the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership,"
correspondence, planning, promotion, faxes
Clinton, Hillary Rodham May 22, 1996 Visit Photographs 1-5
one photograph is labeled Official White House Photo,
Governor Romer and Hillary Clinton
Colorado Day Golda Meir House Opening 1-6
articles, promotion, Meir House Dedication, Golda Meir House
Museum opening, planning, correspondence

Colorado Day Golda Meir House Opening
promotion, planning, articles, photos, museum catalogs,
fundraising contacts, guest list, history
1988 Contributions Auraria Foundation 1-8
Golda Meir Project Account
1988 Contributions Relocation and Restoration 1-9
lists of contributors, monies received, pledges
1988-1992 Contributions Relocation and Restoration 1-10
contributors to Golda Meir House, correspondence
1996-1997 Contributions Restoration 1-11
includes invoice for basement remodel
1995- 1997 Correspondence Auraria Foundation 1-12
prospect list, donations, payment for restoration work
1996- 1997 Correspondence Donations 1-13
correspondence concerning donors and amounts
1988 Correspondence Relocation 1-14
donations for relocation, grants, tours
1998 Correspondence Reprint Permission Agreement 1-15
to appear in Pioneers, Peddlers and Tsadikim: The Story of the
Jews in Colorado
1997 Council of American Jewish Museums 1-16

conference packet
1995 Fibers Resource Guide 1-17
book Fibers Resource Guide
1978-1999 Golda Meir and the Golda Meir House, National 1-18
Jewish Hospital
small exhibit about Golda Meir in Denver and the house,
newspaper articles about Golda Meir and the house, copy of
article about National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives
1999 Golda Meir Awards Presentation and Luncheon 1-19
newspaper article honoring Arlene Hirschfeld
2000 Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership 1-20
announcement of establishment, magazine article
1983-1996 Golda Meir House 1-21
brochures, budget, newspaper articles, press releases concerning
movement and restoration of house, portion of landmark
1994-1997 Golda Meir House Grant Prospects 1 -22
potential grants for restoration of Golda Meir House
1988-1994 Golda Meir House SHF Grant #95-01-62 (Phase 1) 1-23
copy of grant, scope of work, letters of support
1995 Golda Meir House SHF Grant #95-01-62 (Phase I) 1-24

April 7 contract (original and copy), April 14 Restoration of the
Golda Meir House with project scope of work
1995-1996 Golda Meir House SHF Grant #95-01-62 (Phase I) 1-25
restoration of house, grant manual, payment info, status reports
1995-1997 Golda Meir House SHF Grant #96-MI-052 (Phase II) 1 -26
original Notice of Approval, payment info, status reports, mini-
1988 Golda Meir House Day 1 -27
proclamations from Mayor Pena and Governor Romer, letter to
Yaacov Schatz from Max [Heller?]
1997-1999 Golda Meir House Museum files on disks 1 -28
six disks containing Golda Meir Museum files, at least one is
1985-1988 Historical Information 1-29
proposals for use of house, fundraising, info on moving house to
2000 House Renovation/Access Proposals 1-30
two options floor plans/elevations for proposed
renovations/ADA access
1998 Magazine "American Way" 1-31
article about Golda Meir House on page 26

1995-1996 MSCD Golda Meir House Basement
renovation of basement including Project Cost Opinion and
1998-1999 Bench Dedication 1-33
program, price, press release, resumes
1996 Budget 1-34
summary and detailed, with notes
1994-1997 Business Plan and Restoration 1-35
proposal for business plan, budget, restoration proposal, floor
1996-1997 Copyright and Forms 1-36
correspondence from attorney, samples of forms
1987-1997 Development 1-37
report on acquisition of building, draft mission statement and
collection policy for museum, contact lists
1989-1997 Development 1-38
correspondence and notes re development of Museum and
not dated Exhibit Development - text (draft) 1-39
Extra Golda text
1998-1999 Exhibit Information 1-40

exhibit development, Meir merchandise
2000 Exhibit Opening 1-41
invitation list, flyer, invoice
1998-1999 Exhibit Preparation 1-42
list of contacts and things to do
1994-1997 Exhibits and Furniture 1-43
exhibit development, purchase of furniture,
1999 Furniture and Dress Forms 1-44
fixture and display catalogs
1998 Furniture Catalogs 1-45
1988-1997 Grant and Donations 1-46
requests for monetary donations for museum and restoration,
contact lists, donated items
1996 Inventory 1-47
from Cheryl Donaldson to Mary Ferrell
1997-2000 Invoices 1-48
invoices for fittings and exhibit material
Box 2
not dated Meir and Roosevelt Correspondence 2-1
reproduced from holdings at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

1998-1999 Museum Committee
1993-1998 mission statement, meeting minutes, "An Introduction to the Golda Meir House and the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership Publications 2-3 booklet Women of Valor: A Guide to Celebrating Jewish Women's History, newsletter entitled Council of American Jewish Museums, listing of galleries
1995-1996 Resumes 2-4 Carla Patterson, Gail Bell, Francine Haber, Inez Pharo (Golda Meir House Museum curator) Lisa Stanley
1995-1996 Consultant Cheryl Donaldson 2-5 correspondence, budget for Golda Meir House Museum, business plan, Donaldson resume, request for proposal
1996-1998 Newspaper Clippings 2-6 articles mentioning the Golda Meir House, includes slides of exterior and interior
1981-1990 Newspaper Clippings and Program 2-7 fundraising, moving, restoration, program for A Tribute to Quality Education in Denver: A Brunch Honoring North Side

High School Classmates Golda Meir (1899-1978)and Carl L.
not dated
ca. 1988
Ginn, Denver Public Schools, Ret. 1965
Paper "The Golda Meir House at Auraria" 2-8
paper written by Rosemary Fetter, master and copies
Paper Golda Meir: Gifted Youth, Formidable World Leader 2-9
title as written on paper "Gola Meir: Gifted Youth, Formidable
Worldleader", written by Christa Mahoney
Papers Student Papers 2-10
papers written for Introduction to Public History class
Photographs of Golda Meir and Moving the House 2-11
also some shots of restoration work, contains copy negatives,
negatives, contact sheets, prints, slides, many credited to Bill
Sagstetter (worked for Denver Post)
Report Ninth Street Historic Park, Phase II: 2-12
Preservation and Education, A Tribute to the History of Denver
and Auraria and a Gift to Posterity
produced by Auraria Higher Education Center and The Auraria
Foundation, includes draft copy with notes and final version
Report The Extension of Ninth Street Park: The 2-13
Golda Meir House on Auraria Campus, An International

ca. 1987
not dated
produced by Auraria Higher Education Center and The Auraria
Report The Golda Meir House on 9th Street Historic Park: 2-14
History, Prospects and Opportunities
draft includes appendices and drawings
Report on the Acquisition of the Golda Meir House 2-15
includes portion of Civil Action: Golda Meir Memorial
Association and The Committee to Save Golda's Home vs. City
and County of Denver Building Inspection Department
Restoration 2-16
bill for code review of interior remodel, Auraria Report (Oct
1995) with article "Golda Meir House Interior Restoration
Restoration Funding 2-17
progress report, fundraising correspondence, paper "Strategy and
Grant Proposal" by Francine Haber
Site Plans 2-18
site plan one page has notes
Web Page Resources Golda Meir 2-19
prints from web sites biographical information on Golda Meir,
Golda Meir House, Golda Meir Center

ca. 1989 Perspective Conference Center
One Framed Architectural Drawing of Proposal for Conference
Room, prepared by Ronnberg Associates, Inc., Long Hoeft
Architects, Beth Brooks-Roger Tuttle University of Colorado
ca. 1989 Three Panels Untitled oversized
three exhibit panels depicting Golda Meir, the house moves,
renovation and restoration of house on campus, tape residue on
reverse indicates original order of panels left panel contains
Long Hoeft plans, middle panel contains Meir information, right
panel contains the moves of the building

The Auraria Higher Education Center Office of the Executive Vice President for
Administration Collection
Collection Number: To Be Determined
Linear Feet: 6
Number of Containers: 6
The Archives and Special Collections Department at the Auraria Library
received this collection from the Auraria Higher Education Centers Office of the
Executive Vice President for Administration in July 2007. The original transfer
also included material which Rosemary Evetts, Head of Archives and Special
Collections, determined to be of sufficient importance to stand alone as the Golda
Meir House Collection, MSS 55. Annette Gray, University of Colorado Denver
graduate student assistant, processed the Auraria Higher Education Center Office
of the Executive Vice President for Administration Collection under the direction
of Rosemary Evetts during the Spring and Summer Semesters of 2008. The

Archives and Special Collections Department anticipates periodic future transfers
of material from the Office of the Executive Vice President..
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Auraria Library
hold the property rights to this collection. Photocopies may be made for purposes
of scholarly research.
The Auraria Higher Education Center Office of the Executive Vice
President for Administration Collection
Box # / Item #
Archives and Special Collections Department
Auraria Library
Denver, Colorado
Historical Sketch
The Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado occupies a unique position in
higher education in that it is a consortium of three institutions, which control their
own academic programming while sharing facilities and support services. These
institutions are the Community College of Denver (CCD), Metropolitan State
College of Denver (MSCD) and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD), each
with its own identity and targeted segment of students. CCD is a community
college providing students with classes that transfer to a baccalaureate degree as
well as vocational course work for students entering the job market or for upgrading

the skills of those already employed. MSCD (formerly Metropolitan State College)
is a four-year baccalaureate school. UCD is a comprehensive undergraduate and
graduate research university, with baccalaureate, masters, and a limited number of
doctoral programs.
The metropolitan Denver area lacked sufficient public institutions to
provide higher education for the steadily increasing urban population. The
University of Colorado, through its Department of Correspondence and Extension,
had been offering credit and non-credit classes to students since 1912. Student
enrollment increased each year at the Denver Extension Center, especially
following World War II and the Korean War, although the Boulder residency
requirement was often a hardship for students with families who lived and worked
in Denver. According to Frank Abbott, circumstances improved in 1962. As he
noted, in his history of the Auraria Higher Education Center:
After some fifty years of instruction administered through the
Extension Division, in 1962 the Regents had, de facto, created a new
university in Denver with the authorization of no other state
authority whatsoever, by extending degree-granting authority,
removing a requirement for a period of residence at Boulder, and
making the Center part of the Universitys core academic structure
under the Dean of Facilities.11
Meanwhile, Colorado legislators, concerned with the shortage of higher education
facilities and determined to begin strategic planning, established the Legislative
uFrank C. Abbott, The Auraria Higher Education Center: How It Came To Be (Denver, CO:
Auraria Higher Education Center, 1999), 23-24.

Committee on Education Beyond High School (LCEBHS) in 1958. In 1962, the
LCEBHS, together with the Joint Budget Committee, created the Task Group on
Post High School Education, and one of the task forces recommendations was the
establishment of a new four-year college, Metropolitan State College (MSC).
The passage of House Bill 349 in 1963 authorized MSC, and it began
offering classes in 1965 in rented facilities in downtown Denver. That same year
House Bill 1170 created the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE),
which proposed the creation of a state community college system. Authorized in
1967, the first of the three Denver metro area campuses of the Community College
of Denver opened in 1968. That same year also saw the presentation of a Feasibility
Study, which recommended a higher education complex that would share
Auraria, one of the sites previously proposed as a permanent location for
MSC, became an affordable location when the Department of Housing and Urban
Development declared Auraria to be an urban renewal area in 1969. This
designation meant that federal funds were available if the City of Denver could
finance one-third of the costs associated with clearing the land and relocating the
residents and businesses. Denver voters passed a bond issue to fund $6 million and
the Federal Urban Renewal Agency authorized a $12 million grant. The Colorado
legislature passed Senate Bill 67 in 1970, which authorized purchasing the land and
starting the planning process. A year later, the CCHE

determined that Auraria would be the site of not only MSC, but of
newly formed (1967) Community College of Denver (CCD) and the
University of Colorado at Denver (UCD). These three institutions
formed the Auraria Higher Education Center.12
Realizing that a governing board would be necessary, Governor John Love
signed an Executive Order in 1971, which created an Auraria Board of Directors.
This first Board consisted of three governor-appointed community members, the
chief executives of the three institutions, and a member from the governing boards
of each of the institutions. The Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) received
statutory recognition with the 1974 passage of House Bill 1163 authorizing the
establishment of the Auraria Higher Education Center, and providing for the
creation of its Board of Directors, and defining the powers, duties, and
responsibilities of such.13 At that time, the composition of the Board of Directors
changed from a nine-member board to seven members. Meanwhile, the
groundbreaking ceremony had already taken place on October 4, 1973. The first
CCD students started classes in January of 1976, and MSC students started in
January of 1977.
Originally planned to accommodate 13,000 full time equivalent (FTE)
students, enrollment on the Auraria Campus quickly surpassed that number.
12 Philip Milstein, The Auraria Higher Education Center (Ph.D. diss., University of Colorado at
Denver, 1990), 22.
13 Milstein, The Auraria Higher Education Center, Appendix III.

According to an Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration
Spring enrollments in 1977 exceeded everyones expectations with a
combined student headcount of 26,107. By fall, enrollments had
risen to 26,709 which translated to 16,345 FTE students on a
campus built to house a maximum of 15,000 FTE.14
Buildings included the South Classroom, West Classroom, Central Classroom,
Arts, Technology, Science, the Auraria Library, the Physical Education Building
and the Student Union (currently the Plaza Building). Later construction of the
North Classroom and the King Center provided additional classroom space,
although space allocation remained one of the major issues.
While the Auraria Campus has proven to be a cost-effective method of
providing higher education for its metropolitan-area students, management of the
campus is complex and requires collaboration among a variety of entities. The three
schools each have their own governing body and the responsibility for academic
objectives and programs. Those governing bodies are the State Board for
Community Colleges and Occupational Education, the Board of Trustees of the
Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Board of Regents of the University
of Colorado. The AHEC Board of Directors, with eleven members following
reorganization in 1989, is the governing board for the Auraria Campus and
14 Rosemary Fetter, Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Higher Education: A Brief History of
Auraria (Denver, CO: Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration at the Auraria
Higher Education Center, 1997), 27.

manages the joint programs and services. The Executive Vice President for
Administration (EVPA), who serves at the pleasure of the AHEC Board, is the
chief executive officer and manages the day-to-day operations. The EVPA is
responsible for planning, budgeting, and managing the Auraria Campus and for
administration of a wide range of centralized support services on behalf of the
constituent institutions and the ... students who attend classes on the campus.15
The services include such areas as security, parking and transportation, capital
construction, event services, classroom scheduling, media services, the student
union, the bookstore, business and accounting, purchasing, and human resources.
Scope and Content
The Auraria Higher Education Center Executive Vice President for
Administration Collection consists of documents and photographic material dated
1955 to 1999, with the bulk falling between 1974 and 1999. The Collection
documents the establishment of the Auraria Higher Education Center and the
development of the administrative structure established to manage the joint
facilities, as well as the controversies between the various entities and resolution of
governance issues. It documents the growth of the Campus, including the
construction of various campus buildings. The collection also contains information
on the various historic structures on campus, including the Ninth Street Historic
15 Auraria Higher Education Center, Office of the Executive Vice President,

Park and the Tivoli. It documents the controversy over the proposed AMC theater
Materials in this collection include binders containing newspaper articles,
brochures, catalogs, certificates, contracts, contact lists, correspondence, floor
plans, flyers, grants, a map, negatives, photographs, press releases, programs,
publications, reports, resumes, and slides.
The processing involved replacing the original folders and boxes with acid-
free folders and boxes, retaining the original folder headings wherever possible.
This step also included unfolding folded materials and removing rusty paper clips.
The processing also included removing material from this collection, relating to
Colorado History Group Day, and adding it to a collection from Dr. Thomas Noel.

Container List
Box 1
Box Folder
Binder AHEC Notes and A uraria Quarterly Report 1 -1
burgundy binder containing originals, arranged chronologically
Binder Newspaper Clippings subject Auraria campus 1-2
blue binder containing articles (originals) one article per page
and dated
Binder Newspaper Clippings subject Auraria campus 1-3
blue binder containing articles (primarily originals, but some
photocopies) one article per page and dated, contains list of
articles for contents of several binders (1973-1977) including
date, newspaper, reporter, subject; rear pocket contains
"Contemporary" section of Sunday Denver Post 2/19/1978 and
Murphy Review Fall 1977 Murphy Engineering Inc. designed
the Library Center
Binder Newspaper Clippings subject Auraria campus 1 -4
black binder containing articles (primarily originals, but some
photocopies) one article per page and dated, contains list of
articles and includes article title, subject, publication, date, page
number, binder contains loose pages in the rear that are not
included on list, no articles from 1976

Box 2
1974-1976 Binder All buildings under construction and aerials 2-1
blue binder containing slides in sleeves, two index tabs
identifying Building 64 and Building 43, individual slides
labeled with construction phase or building number and date,
campus aerials, binder includes photocopy of handwritten
chronology of construction, buildings include 11 (Science) 28,
29, 30 (Library), 40 (Student Union) 41, 42, 43, 63 (Child Care),
64 (Child Development), HPER, St. Francis
1979 Binder Newspaper Clippings - subject Auraria campus 2-2
blue binder containing articles (primarily originals but some
photocopies) one article per page and dated
1982-1987 Binder Newspaper Clippings - subject Auraria campus 2-3
blue binder containing articles (primarily originals but some
photocopies) one article per page and dated, contains complete
listing of contents including title, subject, publication, date, and
page number
1988-1989 Binder Newspaper Clippings - subject Auraria campus 2-4

Box 3
pink binder (incorrectly labeled as 1981-1989) containing
articles (primarily originals but some photocopies) one article
per page and dated, index tabs identify month and year
Binder Newspaper Clippings subject Auraria campus 2-5
blue binder containing articles (photocopies) arranged
chronologically, index tabs identify month and year
Binder Campus Events Slide File 1 3-1
blue binder containing slides in sleeves contents arranged by
topic and labeled as follows # 31 Parade of Lights '81, #32 9th
Street Holiday, #33 9th Street Amphitheatre Dedication, #34
Tivoli Climb 5/83 (also includes 1971 interior and 1976 aerial of
Tivoli), #35 Circus and Symphony (1980-1984), #36 Staff
Appreciation Breakfast '83 and Employee of the Year '84, #37
Week of the Young Child
Binder Campus Events Slide File 2 3-2
blue binder containing slides in sleeves contents arranged by
topic and labeled as follows #38 World Friendship Festival
1982 & 1983, #39 St. Francis Interfaith Center Christmas Party

not dated
1973- 1997
1974- 1979
1982, Old Fashioned Mother's Day on Historic 9th Street Park
1984, Conference Services Staff, Auraria Trolley 1984
Auraria campus photographs 3-3
two photographs, B&W of campus from CCD to St. Elizabeth's
(Michael Gamer photographer), color aerial photograph before
the construction of the King Center and Administration building
Community College of Denver History 3-4
includes list of presidents
Community College of Denver Colloquy (newspaper) 3-5
Community College of Denver Newsletters 3-6
"Inside C. C. D. Auraria"
Community College of Denver 3-7
includes philosophy, mission and role, Report to the Community
Metropolitan State College History 3-8
includes role and mission, 1980 reorganization plan, clubs and
organizations, list of presidents
Metropolitan State College Newspaper Clippings 3-9
includes copy of "Metro State: Denver's Invisible College" from
Empire Magazine 2/2/1969
Metropolitan State College Map, Alumni Newsletter 3-10

not dated
Metropolitan State College of Denver - 3-11
Metropolitan Magazine, Metro Scope
Metropolitan Magazine Summer and Winter 1986, Spring
1987; Metro Scope: Prominent coverage of Metro State in the
news media, 12/23/1996
University of Colorado at Denver History 3-12
includes photocopy of Denver Public Library photograph of
Tramway Building bam, list of chancellors 1974-1977, 1997
University of Colorado at Denver Newspaper Clippings 3-13
primarily from campus newspapers Fourth Estate, Auraria
Times and Auraria Voice
University of Colorado at Denver Brochure - 3-14
"CU: Succeed Silver Program
program is a component of the Accelerated Baccalaureate
Degree option for high school students
University of Colorado at Denver Briefs of 3-15
includes announcement of newsletter
History of AHEC 3-16
includes meeting minutes, presentation to Rotary Club, building
history, "A Short History of Auraria and the Auraria Higher

1970 Education Center" (1992), Pioneering Diverse Education on a Tri-Institutional Campus (1991) Report "Final Report on the Governance and 3-17 Administration of the Auraria Higher Education Center" submitted by Dr. Chester M. Alter
ca. 1980s Report untitled (draft) 3-18 prepared by Robert Kronewitter, Majid Mofidi, & Elizabeth Cole, State of Colorado Auraria Higher Education Center development of Auraria campus and analysis of surrounding communities
1977 Map [untitled] 3-19 streets adjacent to Auraria campus, prepared by Department of Public Works, City and County of Denver, encompasses Larimer Street to Curtis Street and Speer Street to 13th Street
ca. 1984 Booklet "Auraria Library 1982-1984" 3-20
1978 U.S. Flag certificate 3-21 identifies a flag as having flown over U.S. Capitol (no flag)
1971-1988 Scripts for Auraria Higher Education Center 3-22 Audio-Visual Presentations proposal prepared by Photo-Synthesis, Inc., scripts for slide show and video

1976-1991 AHEC Statistics
includes transparencies, apparently compiled for various
1973-1984 Organization, Background & Goals, 3-24
Role & Mission Statement
includes "Outline of Statements Regarding the Organization of
Higher Education in Colorado" presented to the Committee on
Higher Education
1978-1991 Newspaper Clippings on Auraria campus/AHEC 3-25
includes article In Colorado Monthly Magazine entitled "The
Auraria Higher Education Center: Something for Everybody"
1977 "Walking Tour of AHEC" 3-26
1975-1991 Press Releases 3-27
written by Fredye Wright Works (1975-1976) and Rosemary
Fetter (1987-1991)
Box 4
1976 Proclamation Dedicating the Auraria Higher 4-1
Education Center
1978 Article 70 Auraria Higher Education Center 4-2

Report "Report on Organizational Relationships" 4-3
prepared by the Board of Directors of AHEC
Duties and Responsibilities of AHEC Board of Directors 4-4
copies of Colorado Revised Statues of 1973, Title 23, Article 70
Report "A Study of the Management of the Auraria 4-5
Higher Education Center (AHEC)
by Franklin Patterson & Associates for The Colorado
Commission on Higher Education
Report A Response to Changes at Auraria: Memorandum 4-6
of Agreement: After AHEC: A Plan for Managing Auraria More
submitted by The State Colleges in Colorado 11/23/1988
Patterson Report: Analysis and Recommendation 4-7
correspondence and copies of Resolution
Draft Auraria Plan, CCHE Governance 4-8
recommendation on governance of new urban university
Report "Report of the State Auditor: Performance 4-9
Follow-up Audit Auraria Higher Education Center"
contains results of performance audit follow-up of a 1983 State
Auditor's Office Special Study of the Auraria Higher Education
Center and presents recommendations

1989 House Bill No. 1156 4-10
changes the composition of the Auraria Board of Directors
1989 Report "The Auraria Campus: A Special Status Report" 4-11
prepared by Board of Directors, Auraria Higher Education
Center for incoming board members
1992 Report "Cost Study" 4-12
prepared by Cost Study Committee, February 1992
ca. 1995 Chronology of Auraria Governance Issues 4-13
includes AHEC Beginnings: Origins of the Auraria Higher
Education Center and Auraria Higher Education Center:
Chronology of Major Events in Auraria Development
1995 AHEC Notes 4-14
January 1995 issue containing article "Auraria Governance -
Learning from the Past"
1997 Meeting Agenda Auraria Board of Directors 4-15
two copies, notes on each
1997 Meeting Agenda Campus Planning and Design Committee 4-16
ca. 1996 Draft The Auraria Campus Police and Security Division 4-17
draft written by Susan Kyes, magazine The Colorado Law
Enforcement Officer
not dated Facilities and Management 4-18

1998 overview of responsibilities of AHEC staff, Facilities and Management brochure "What We Can Do for You" Draft Section of Spring 1999 Schedule of Courses 4-19 includes Rosemary Fetter changes
1997 Art Agreement between Gretchen Occhionero and AHEC 4-20 concerning rights to Occhionero art entitled "Auraria, Your Partner in Higher Education," Agreement of Terms (original and copy), two brochures
1996-1997 AHEC Brochures 4-21 Off-Campus Housing Referral Services, Small Business Opportunities
1987-1994 Architectural History 4-22 primarily construction of North Classroom, Auraria Awards and Publications List
1993 St. Cajetan's Church SHF Grants (Phase 1) 4-23 original and two copies SHF grant application prepared by JoAnn Soker
1992-1995 St. Cajetan's Church SHF Grants (Phase 2) 4-24 application, correspondence, newspaper articles re applying for SHF grants
1994 Denver Tramway Company Building 4-25

correspondence concerning notice of Denver Landmark hearing
1980 Roederer's Bakery, 1022 Larimer Street 4-26 paper written by Katherene Boe for HIST 370
1982, 1998 Churches 4-27 untitled paper no author, magazine and newspaper articles, publication "The Churches of Auraria" written by Jason Krupar
1973-1978 St. Cajetan's Church Multicultural Use Issue 4-28 history of St. Cajetan's Church, reports, correspondence concerning community and multicultural use of facility
1969-1986 Emmanuel Gallery 4-29 photographs, landmark nomination, newspaper articles, Wolfgang Pogzeba catalogs and postcards
1955-1965 St. Leo's 4-30 newspaper articles
1976 Ninth Street Historic Park Artifacts 4-31 includes list of artifacts found on Ninth Street, sample board for interior of unidentified building
1995 Press Release JoAnn Soker 4-32 "Auraria Executive Vice President for Administration Resigns"
1995 Tivoli AMC Expansion 4-33

1991-1994 proposed expansion of AMC theater in Tivoli, chronology and facts versus rumors, memos, analysis of MSCD decision to reject Tivoli AMC Expansion Media 4-34 newspaper articles, press release, AHEC Notes
1995 Tivoli AMC Expansion Media 4-35 newspaper articles
1965-1991 Tivoli Multicultural Heritage 4-36 class paper "Swiss Society in Early Denver" (1989), information packet for Transportation Vehicles Inc. (ca. 1982), program published for the Centennial Celebration 10/9 to 10/10/1965, booklet entitled Centennial Journal for Denver Tumverein 1865- 1965, AHEC Notes (June/July 1991) with article "The Tumverein and the Tivoli"
1970 Institutional History 4-37 selected pages from unnamed Planning Workshop conducted 1970 to determine nature and scope of AHEC
1993 Organizational History 4-38 RMAIR Presentation, AIR Presentation development of AHEC
ca. 1970 campus Report "Tivoli Brewery: A Feasibility Study" 4-39

study completed by More, Combs and Burch, a Denver-based
architectural, engineering and planning firm
1970-1976 Tivoli Planning 4-40 Tivoli landmark application, Tivoli brochures, press releases with photograph, floor plans, newspaper articles, report "Tivoli Brewery Study : A Report on the Feasibility of Retaining the Tivoli Brewery as a Component of the Auraria Higher Education Center prepared by The ABR Partnership, Architects
1979-1980 Tivoli Planning 4-41 report "Primary Research Project Tivoli Brewery," press releases, brochure
1991-1994 Tivoli Planning 4-42 newspaper articles, report "Tivoli Project," floor plans, AHEC Notes
1974 Ninth Street Historic Park Restoration 4-43 reports on nine houses within Ninth Street Historic Park (photocopies)
1979 Ninth Street Historic Park Owner information 4-44 owners and residents of houses in Ninth Street Historic Park
1977 Guidelines and Regulations 4-45 guidelines and regulations for historic restoration

not dated Photograph captions
captions for historic photographs (no photos)
1977-1980 Resident Information 4-47
Walking Tour of Ninth Street Historic Park, biographical
information about residents primarily Knight family, The Green
Thumb which includes article "Self-guided Tour in 9th Street
1982 Ninth Street Historic Park Directories 4-48
listing residents from 1924-1973
1976-1980 Correspondence Ninth Street Historic Park 4-49
topics include interior finishes, furniture, landscaping
Box 5
1973-1986 Correspondence Campus 5-1
topics include art, vandalism, moving
1976-1983 Correspondence Ninth Street Historic Park 5-2
topics include landscaping, signage, lighting
1972 Correspondence Ninth Street Historic Park 5-3
establishment of park
1973,1975 Correspondence Contracts 5-4

contracts between Colorado Department of Higher Education
and Historic Denver concerning Ninth Street Park properties
1977, 1984
1971, 1976
1977, 1982
Correspondence Ninth Street Historic Park 5-5
primarily between AHEC and Historic Denver, landscaping,
lighting, restoration, grant and extension
Correspondence Air Rights 5-6
transfer of air rights
Correspondence AHEC Campus 5-7
State of the Campus, incorporation of Auraria Times
Donors and Grants 5-8
report" The Ninth Street Historic Park: An Urban Conservation
Project," list of donors for landscape and exterior, grant status
National Register Nomination 5-9
instructions, completed nomination, Historic District ordinance
Newspapers Historic Preservation 5-10
part of National Register Nomination for Tramway Building
(AHEC), primarily Historic Denver News, relating to Ninth
Street Park and historic preservation,
Tour of Ninth Street Historic Park 5-11
Directory of Ninth Street Historic Park 1977 edition listing
500 residents and 1982 edition listing 770 residents, photocopy

of "Self-Guided Tour in 9th Street Gardens" from The Green
1984,1996 Historic Preservation Information 5-12 press releases, list of SHF projects
1985-1999 Tivoli 5-13 booklet "The Tivoli: Bavaria in the Rockies" (1985), walking tour, brochures of Tivoli, newspaper articles
not dated St. Cajetan's Church 5-14 photographs and copy negatives several of the photos by Michael Gamer used in "The Churches of Auraria," paper "St. Cajetan's Church" researched by Pat Brock
1977-1993 St. Cajetan's Church Renovation Information 5-15 report "Preliminary Design Review for St. Cajetan's Church," proposals, grants, budget, correspondence, floor plan
1973-1992 St. Cajetan's Church History and Articles 5-16 newspaper articles, untitled paper, portion of National Register nomination
1975 Contracts and Agreements 5-17 contract for restoration of Grossman Store, amendments to contracts
1998-1999 World Friendship Festival 5-18

planning, press releases, flyers
1998 Auraria Shares 5-19 press releases, flyers, planning, poster, programs
1997 Auraria Shares 5-20 program, press releases, planning, list of volunteer agencies, correspondence
1995 Auraria Shares 5-21 planning
1994 Auraria Shares 5-22 press release, memo
1993 Auraria Shares 5-23 article
1992 Auraria Shares 5-24 program, flyer, article
1998-1999 Administrative Building Groundbreaking 5-25 press releases, invitation (postcard), Auraria Quarterly Report Spring 1999, articles, planning, photographs
1996-1997 Web Page 5-26 examples of web sites, prints of AHEC pages
1997-1998 Campus Closure 98-99 5-27 policy, press releases, forms

Emergency Campus Closure 1996
1995-1999 policy and guidelines, press releases, planning Press Releases 5-29 press releases, articles
1996 Mailing Lists 5-30 includes Tivoli Master List
1978-1994 Mailing Lists 5-31 student enrollment statistics, notification of Tramway Building Listing on National Register
1995 Catering 5-32 menus from commercial caterers
1999 Ninth Street Historic Park Renovation 5-33 correspondence, faxes, status report
1986 Report "1015 Ninth Street, Ninth Street Historic Park, 5-34 Denver, Colorado: Historical Survey and Interior Research" prepared by Janice E. Geiler & Marsha Kinsman-Lehman (in binder)
1998 Performing Arts Center Case Study 5-35 draft and final report "Where Creative Minds Touch Many," brochure draft "Auraria Academic & Performing Arts Center:

An Investment Guaranteed to Perform," "Case Statement:
Academic and Performing Arts Center:
1998 Photography Information 5-36
camera operating manuals, invoices
1998-1999 [Auraria campus ephemera] 5-37
brochures, Auraria Facts, Auraria Historic Walking Tour, list
of student organizations, academic calendar (found loose in box)
1999 A1 Gore's Visit Summer 1999 5-38
photographs, Auraria Quarterly Report, press release,
biography, articles, report "The Emerging Digital Economy"
1995 Student Interns 5-39
1999 Ninth Street Historic Park Restoration 5-40
contact list, request for comments on work
1999 EcoPass 5-41
memorandum concerning non-implementation of program
1999 [Auraria Performing Arts Center Cultivation Event] 5-42
(original folder title Fundraising Event Mirenda) timeline,
contact person Carol Mirenda, mailing lists
1995-1998 Contracts and Other Legal Material 5-43

Pete Simon resume, letter of complaint to Ed Cies concerning
duplication of slides, "First Amendment to Contract" with
Michael Gamer Photographer
1995 Art Work North Classroom Photography Collection 5-44
(original title of folder Art Work) inventories of campus art -
North Classroom Photography Collection, copy of article
not dated Auraria Web Site Links 5-45
list of campus links
1998-1999 Phone Directory Updates 5-46
updates to phone directory, "Release and Agreement No
Monetary Compensation" for Rosemary Fetter
Box 6
1999 Child Care Grant Application 6-1
Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation Modified Common Grant
1998 Press Releases 6-2
press releases of campus events
1998-1999 Community Relations: Mailing Lists and Campus Schedules 6-3

not dated
campus schedule for 1999-2002; mailing lists for: AHEC Boards
of Directors, House Committee Members, House and Senate
Auraria Events Calendar 6-4
list of distribution locations, timeline, procedures
Ninth Street Historic Park SHF Grant 6-5
EVPA Policy Review Update, Project number 99-P1-002
restoration contract with Colorado Historical Society, project
information, articles, SHF Grants Manual
TranSystems Parking Study 6-6
report "Auraria Higher Education Center Transportation &
Parking Plan," map, article
AHEC Senior Staff 6-7
meeting schedule, list of senior staff
International Visitor Program 6-8
agendas, biographic information
Parking Information 6-9
parking lot improvements, proposed repairs, memos, articles,
Administrative Building Groundbreaking 6-10
press release

Plaza Building Grand Opening 6-11
proposal and Grand Opening program
North Classroom Dedication 6-12
floor plans, correspondence, contacts, photographs, brochure
North Classroom Dedication 6-13
contact list
Tivoli Grand Opening 6-14
proposals, programs, history, articles, information about
Hammond's Candy, magazine College Services Administration
with article Tivoli: A Crossroads for Campus and Community
World Friendship Festival 6-15
press release
World Friendship Festival 6-16
planning, promotion, proclamation, proposal for funding
World Friendship Festival 6-17
report, promotion, planning, sister cities, diversity initiatives
proposal, proclamation
World Friendship Festival 6-18
planning, promotion
World Youth Day 6-19
photograph, articles, planning, promotion, event

1986-1994 Farewell Parties 6-20 primarily Jerome Wartgow and JoAnn Soker, planning, articles, photographs
1986-1994 Farewell Parties 6-21 contact sheets and lots of photographs [some identified]
1996-1997 Project Green Lights 6-22 photographs, energy conservation, Auraria Award for Project Green Lights, promotion, reports, articles
1997 Auraria's 20th Anniversary 6-23 photographs and negatives, planning, promotion, history, articles, brochure, guest list, correspondence, exhibit case & giveaway catalogs, booklet "Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Higher Education: A Brief History of Auraria" by Rosemary Fetter
1996 Reception: Auraria Foundation Art Department 6-24 planning, invitations, correspondence, faxes, meeting minutes, annual report, brochures
1993-1994 Light Rail Promotion 6-25 brochures, articles, planning, press releases, promotion, RTD report "LRT Supporter Promotional Opportunities for Light Rail Transit Grand Opening October 7, 1994"

Abbott, Frank C. The Auraria Higher Education System: How It Came To Be.
Denver, CO: Auraria Higher Education Center, 1999.
Allen, Frederick S., Mark S. Foster, Ernest Andrade, Jr., Philip I. Mitterling and H.
Lee Scamehom. The University of Colorado, 1876-1976: A Centennial
Publication of the University of Colorado. New York: Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich, Inc., 1976.
Archives and Special Collections Department, Auraria Library. Mission of the
Archives and Special Collections Department. 1 .html#Mission
Eitemiller, David. Historic Tours for Automobile, Bicycle, Omnibus or Walking:
Denver. New York: Dover Publications, 1977.
Fetter, Rosemary. Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Higher Education: A Brief
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