The history of CSU … for a limited time only

Historic photo of students in the library

Students in the library of Colorado Agricultural College. Photo courtesy University Archives and Special Collections.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Colorado State University, Morgan Library is partnering with the CSU Bookstore to offer an exclusive three-volume set – signed by the authors – tracing the evolution of the state’s land-grant institution.

These acclaimed books, written by CSU Department of History Professor Emeritus James E. Hansen II, presents the only comprehensive history of the university: Democracy’s College in the Centennial State: A History of Colorado State University (published in 1977) and Democracy’s University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (published in 2007), tell the story of the University from its origins as Colorado Agricultural College through the Digital Age. Both of these works are now out of print and available only through this special offer.

To complete the story, CSU’s Sense of Place: A Campus History of Colorado’s Land-Grant University, published last year, presents a guided tour in photos and maps of the University’s growth and expansion during the past 150 years.

Hansen served as University Historian and established the University Archives in 1975. He was the sole author of Democracy’s College and Democracy’s University, and collaborated with archivist Linda Meyer and historian Gordon Hazard on CSU’s Sense of Place.

While supplies last, purchase the complete set at the CSU Bookstore for the special price of $150 for all three volumes. Sale proceeds benefit Morgan Library.