In honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Colorado State University, Morgan Library is partnering with the CSU Bookstore to offer the Colorado State University Trilogy by James Hansen, 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.
The trilogy includes:
- Democracy's College, Published in 1977
- Democracy's University, Published in 2007
- CSU's Sense of Place, Published in 2018
This rare opportunity is a great gift for alumni, graduates, and history aficionados.