About Us

Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library

Founded in 2009 and situated in downtown Denver, the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library (CC&W) advances understanding of Rocky Mountain history. Signature projects enrich educational experiences for students on the Auraria Higher Education Center campus. Students selected as Kenneth King Foundation Fellows and interns work with faculty supervisors to build unique digital research collections, review Colorado publications, and produce mini-documentaries. Active partnerships with Denver Public Library and History Colorado ensure coordinated efforts to further public history scholarship on Colorado and the West.

 

 

 


Mary Somerville

Mary Somerville, MLS, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Colorado & the West
University Librarian, University of Colorado Denver
Library Director, Auraria Library
mary.somerville@ucdenver.edu
Website: people.auraria.edu/mary-m-somerville

 

Tom Noel

Tom Noel, MLS, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Colorado & the West
Professor of History Co-Director Director of Public History & Historic Preservation, Colorado Studies, University of Colorado Denver
tom.noel@ucdenver.edu
Website: drcolorado.auraria.edu