The study funded in part by a State Historical Fund grant from the Colorado Historical Society is assessing the structural integrity and preservation objectives for Main Hall (formerly Cragmor Sanatorium Main Building and Cragmor Hall, formerly Cragmor Manor) and to perform an archaeological survey of the 470 acres of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The project and its preservation objectives are available in traditional print form and via the web page (//cragmor.uccs.edu/). All information and archival material is being made available to the Colorado Springs pioneer Museum the Colorado History section of the Pikes Peak Regional Library and the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The project is co-directed by Missye Bonds and Tom Ostenberg. The archaeological research is supervised by Chief Archaeologist Dr. Tom Wynn and site archaeologist Bill Arbogast. Information on the progress of the building assessment and the archaeological survey is available un the "Main Hall Project" area of the web page.
The Cragmor Project is developing a Curriculum for Historical Preservation with emphasis in Architecture and Archaeology. The published curriculum will be available at no charge through June 1999. The curriculum is designed to support the web page activities. The University is also engaging in an ongoing oral history program to support the Cragmor Project. Anyone wishing to participate in the oral history program should contact the Cragmor team member responsible for oral history (see Main Hall Project site).
The project is anticipating the development of important historical documents and literature during the grant year. Topics under development are 'The Architecture of Thomas MacLaren', 'Southern Colorado Architecture' and a variety of topics on Plains Indian Pre-History relevant to the Cragmor Archaeological site.
The Cragmor Project team will file a Final Project Report with the Colorado Historical Society State Fund in late Spring 1999. All members of the project team may be reached by e-mail at the Project team location under the 'Main Hall Project'.