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March 30, 2010

Question:

Hi! I just wanted to say I've enjoyed the articles that outline CSU history a decade at a time. I am wondering if anyone has thought about putting them all together in a little book or pamphlet. I bet many people would want a copy.

Cam’s response:

Your compliment has me doing the happy-hoof dance! I’m so glad our campus community enjoys learning about CSU’s history, especially during Founders Day, our celebration of 140 years of CSU that happened on Feb. 11.

This information-by-the-decade project was based on Jim Hansen’s book, Democracy’s University, which covers the history of CSU from 1970 to 2003. A wealth of detail also is found in Dr. Hansen's first volume, Democracy's College in the Centennial State, an incisive narrative of the founding of our favorite institution from its days as Colorado Agricultural College (and a tiny claim shanty!) to the CSU we know today.

(Photo above: planting seeds on campus around 1920)

These are just snippets of CSU history. Although there are no plans to publish this in ink-on-paper form, you can find Dr. Hansen’s book in Morgan Library, or you can read more extensive details of CSU history here.

Dr. Cam the Ram
Professor of CSU Spirit