What happened to Confederate money after the Civil War?

May 3, 2021
Man with pile of confederate money black and white

When the Confederate army surrendered in April 1865, graybacks lost any remaining value they might have had.

Harriet Tubman: Biden revives plan to put a Black woman of faith on the $20 bill

January 25, 2021
Portrait of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy and eventually an abolitionist. Her belief in God helped her remain fearless.

Collaboration with Poudre School District

November 20, 2020
Poudre School District teachers and history department faculty gathered for professional development training

By Kurt Knierim “This is some of the best professional development I have ever attended,” said a participant in the third installment of a collaboration between the CSU Department of History and social studies teachers throughout Poudre School District. With the demise of the federal Teaching American History grants in 2011, there was a void […]

A Letter from the “Gaffers”

November 20, 2020
Gaffers meeting at a local Fort Collins restaurant

By Ken Rock with contributions by Jim Hansen, Dave McComb, Loren Crabtree, and fellow Gaffers We who later became known as “the Gaffers,” were once young historians but have made the transition from active faculty to Professors Emeriti.  Our numbers have included David McComb, Art Worrall, Bill Griswold, Wayne Clegern, Dan Tyler, Jim Jordan, John […]

Department of History News – Fall 2020

November 20, 2020

The Department of History is keeping busy during these challenging times. There are many accomplishments and updates to share and celebrate among our students, faculty, and staff. Faculty and Staff News Ann Little was awarded one of three Howard H. Peckham Fellowships by the Clements Library, University of Michigan and co-edited the Fall 2019 issue […]

CSU students provide Windsor with historical chronicle of churches, factory

November 20, 2020

A group of CSU graduate students recently gained professional experience in the art of going back in time by performing a historical analysis of churches and a sugar-beet factory in the town of Windsor. Adam Thomas, an instructor in the Department of History who had previously done a historical analysis of downtown Windsor, turned to […]

History Colorado announces new State Historian’s Council

July 29, 2020

DENVER, Colo. (July 16, 2018) ━ Today, History Colorado announced the formation of its first State Historian’s Council in its 139-year history in Colorado. The State Historian’s Council will be led by noted historian and author Dr. Tom Noel, who will be joined on the council by respected historians from across the state. The new council will include […]

Retired professor reaches out to help CLA students

July 29, 2020

Dan Tyler was happy to help in 2012 when former CSU President Tony Frank asked if he could assist students closing in on graduation who were struggling financially. The result was the Gateway to Graduation Scholarship, which has helped dozens of students in the College of Liberal Arts reach the finish line and earn degrees. Tyler, […]

New COVID-19 health protocols piloted in three CSU summer classes

July 23, 2020
Students entering

Three summer courses are providing a glimpse of the new normal at Colorado State University, at least for the fall, as faculty and students return to campus with new health protocols prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retired professor reaches out to help CLA students

July 17, 2020
Dan Tyler square

Dan Tyler, retired professor of history, is using his good fortune to help students in the College of Liberal Arts make ends meet during the pandemic.