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There are only two living witnesses to the earliest days of the university’s history, and our great loss is they cannot speak.
Charged with preserving and promoting CU history, the CU Heritage Center is located on the third floor of Old Main. Director Kay Oltmans (MComm ex’75) has been the primary caretaker of everything from a moon rock to the stuffed head of Ralphie I. As she approaches retirement, she shared some university secrets with Coloradan editor Tori Peglar (MJour’00).
The Old Main bell joined a cacophony of bells tolling 150 times on Feb. 10, 2009, in celebration of Boulder’s sesquicentennial anniversary. For decades the Old Main bell rang between class periods and for home football victories. After a wild night of celebratory ringing following a win over the Colorado School of Mines in 1926, the bell cracked. As a