Reel CSU Stories
A series looking back at CSU’s 150 years, through the lens
stories by Jeff Dodge
A 1919 football game. The Old Main Fire. Any Warhol’s visit to Fort Collins. The 1997 flood. Take a look back at the stories being covered by film producer Frank Boring and audiovisual presentation specialist Bryan Rayburn, who are going through CSU’s film archives to compile a documentary about the University’s first 150 years.
When documentary film producer Frank Boring took on the task of telling the history of CSU through video in honor of the University’s 150th birthday, he knew he’d have to start before the beginning, with the first people who inhabited the area that is now Fort Collins. read more
In the 1950s, when Colorado State University filmed its football games, promotional spots about various aspects of the University were added to the middle of some of the films, as a halftime break from the action. read more