Luce Foundation Awards PLHC $225,000 Grant for “Telling Untold Stories” Project

We are very excited to share that the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the PLHC a $225,000 grant for our “Telling Untold Stories” project. Through this project, the PLHC plans to identify two under-served communities that have a public lands story to tell, assist the communities in sharing their story, and give them a platform […]

NEH awards CSU $350,000 grant for Colorado Encyclopedia

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $350,000 grant to the Colorado Encyclopedia! We can’t wait to continue our partnership with the encyclopedia. This partnership provides Coloradoans with new stories about our beloved Centennial State. Read more about this initiative on CSU’s SOURCE. The NEH grant represents the next phase is a […]

Strong Praise for Rosser and Sanders’ “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams”

Michael J. Hightower, independent historian and blogger, recently offered strong praise for Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders’ book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams in his review in the Western Historical Quarterly. He concludes, “Industry professionals and students alike will find this book to be a useful guide to […]

Thank the bankers? Co-author of “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West” explains

Mike Rosser (CSU ’64) and Diane Sanders (CSU ’14) co-wrote the recently published book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams (University Press of Colorado 2017).  The book began as a PLHC research project and highlights the role of finance and mortgage bankers in creating the Colorado we know today. Rosser recently […]

Scotts Bluff National Monument Research Road Trip

Following the Overland Trails This summer, the PLHC was working to wrap up a project for Scotts Bluff National Monument. Researcher and recent graduate, Poppie Gullett, has shared a bit about the project and her experience completing archival research during a summer road trip to Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, and Legacy of […]

PLHC in the news for completion of project on Japanese American Internment during WWII in New Mexico

The Public Lands History Center’s research on Japanese-American internment camps in New Mexico was featured in a SOURCE article. Led by Dr. Sarah Payne, the project interprets this time in American history and documents the personal experiences of those who lived through it. History team finishes documenting N.M. Japanese-American confinement camps