Faculty Director Jared Orsi Published in The Conversation

Last Week, PLHC Faculty Director Dr. Jared Orsi published an article in the Conversation discussing Quitobaquito, an oasis in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  With a rich historical and ecological past, Quitobaquito will be impacted by the Trump Administration’s planned border wall.  Head over to our blog to read the full article, or view the […]

Research Collaboration with Colorado Parks and Wildlife Featured on State of Research Podcast

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently launched podcast showcasing research initiatives at Colorado State University. For the inaugural episode, State of Research host, Ty Betts, chose to highlight the Public Lands History Center’s ongoing research partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Now in its second year, the collaboration brings graduate student researchers […]

PLHC Intern Hailey Doucette on Her Day Shadowing an NPS Cultural Resource Program Manager

The following is written by Hailey Doucette, an intern at the PLHC during the fall ’19 semester: On October 2, 2019 I had the opportunity to shadow Rocky Mountain National Park’s Cultural Resource Program Manager, Kelly Dick, and a seasonal employee in cultural resources, Emilio Santiago.  The day was spent in the field at Lake […]

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 story to tell, conduct research to help these communities claim a voice, and incorporate them into our […]

NEH awards CSU $350,000 grant for Colorado Encyclopedia

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

History Career Day

“What are you going to do with that?” is a question many parents and relatives ask potential history majors. In recent years, the assumption that a degree in history results in underemployment or low- paid work has led to a drastic decline in the number of bachelor degrees awarded in history. Another common assumption among […]

Watch the American West Program Featuring Dr. Emily Moore

At the Spring 2019 American West Program, Dr. Emily Moore discussed her book, Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks. Following her presentation, PLHC faculty member Dr. Ruth Alexander moderated audience questions in a oral history-like Q and A session. The Spring 2019 American West Program featuring Dr. Emily Moore Posted by Public […]

Strong Praise in a Review for “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams” By E. Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders

A review written by Michael J. Hightower, independent historian and blogger, for the Western Historical Quarterly on Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams offers positive feedback. The review concludes that, “Industry professionals and students alike will find this book to be a useful guide to the myriad ways […]