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Coleman University records

Identifier: CBI 269

Content Description

Please note that there are no student records or transcripts included within the collection. Alumni seeking transcripts should visit for more information.

Records include those Coleman University donated following the closure of the school. Includes paper, AV, and electronic records; ephemera and realia. Bulk of material is related to accreditation process, annual planning, and advertising/marketing functions.


  • Majority of material found within circa 1950-2018

Historical Note

Coleman University was a private, non-profit institution, centered in Information Technology education located in San Diego, California. The school was founded in 1963 by Coleman Furr and his wife, Lois, who saw an opportunity to train students (especially veterans from local military installations) in electronic data processing. The school eventually expanded its offerings. But it remained a college until 2008, when it began the transition to university status.

Coleman had a technology-based curriculum with undergraduate, graduate, and distance education academic programs. Previously accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Coleman University was a candidate for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university closed in August 2018 due to financial troubles and a lost bid for regional accredidation.


5 Cubic Feet (Contains paper records, realia, audio visual material, other ephemera. )

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455