Colorado College Special Collections maintains collections of rare books, special editions, manuscripts, and published and archival material on Colorado, Colorado Springs, and Colorado College. We support CC’s thematic minor in book studies, collecting materials showing the history and future of the written word in material form.
The image in our header shows some of the books in our Early Colorado College Library collection. Some of these books were part of the CC library before 1882, when the entire library sat on shelf or two in a room in Cutler Hall. All of these books were later shelved in Coburn Library, built in 1894. They are now in Colorado College Special Collections and give us a small glimpse of what students might have borrowed over a hundred years ago.