Genealogy: Colorado, Library and society resource list

Colorado, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:State-wide Resources

  1. University Archives and Collections
  2. Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  3. Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  4. Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  5. Digital Library Collections
  6. Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (5)

  1. Colorado Genealogical Society:
  2. Colorado Historical Society:
  3. Colorado State Archives:
  4. Family History:
  5. Colorado State Library:

University Archives and Collections (15)

  1. Adams State College:
  2. Colorado School of Mines:
  3. Colorado State University:
  4. Colorado State University – Pueblo:
  5. Naropa University:
  6. Regis University:
  7. United States Air Force Academy: of Faculty#SPECCOLL
  8. University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center:
  9. University of Colorado, Boulder. American Music Research Center:
  10. University of Colorado, Boulder. Archives:
  11. University of Colorado, Boulder. Special Collections:
  12. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs:
  13. University of Denver:
  14. University of Northern Colorado:
  15. Western State College of Colorado:

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (13)

  1. Arvada–Jefferson County Public Library:
  2. Auraria–Auraria Library:
  3. Boulder–Boulder Public Library, Carnegie Branch Library for Local History:
  4. Boulder–Boulder Public Library:
  5. Boulder–Pikes Peak Library District:
  6. Cañon City–Cañon City Public Library:
  7. Denver–Denver Public Library, Western History/Genealogy Department:
  8. Denver–Denver Public Library. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library:
  9. Denver–Denver Public Library. Western History Department. Photography Collection:
  10. Denver–Denver Public Library. Western History Department:
  11. Fort Collins–Fort Collins Public Library:
  12. Golden–Jefferson County. Archives & Records Management:
  13. Lakewood–Jefferson County Public Library:

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (3)

  1. Aspen Historical Society:
  2. Bessemer Historical Society:
  3. Colorado Historical Society:

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. Colorado Virtual Library:

This site is sponsored by the Colorado State Library and the Colorado library community. It offers the citizens of Colorado access to the information resources of the libraries in the state of Colorado.

Digital Collections (9)

  1. Colorado Digitization Program:
  2. Colorado Digital Collections Colorado Virtual Library:
  3. Heritage Colorado: Digital Treasures of the West:
  4. Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection:
  5. Colorado Main Streets:
  6. Colorado Virtual Library:
  7. Western Trails:
  8. Collaborative Digitization Program:
  9. Colorado Digitization Project: