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Digital Collections

These digital collections provide online access to images, documents, audio and video about the history and development of Colorado.


Collection Host Description

Colorado Session Laws Digital Collection
University of Colorado-Boulder, William A. Wise Law Library Laws enacted by the General Assembly of Colorado, 1861-1992.
Colorado State Publications Library: a collection of born digital publications from Colorado state agencies.
Colorado State Publications Library Digital Repository

Colorado State Library and the Colorado Department of Education

A collection of digital publications from Colorado state agencies.

Denver Public Library Digital Collection
Denver Public Library Historic photographs, illustrations, and maps from Colorado and the American West.

Colorado Historic Newspapers
Colorado State Library Searchable database of 194,000 pages from around 200 Colorado newspapers, 1859-1923.
Open access to online collections from six major Colorado universities and University of Wyoming. Documents and topics vary widely.
Mountain Scholar
Multiple Open access to online collections from six major Colorado universities and University of Wyoming. Documents and topics vary widely. Open-source internet archive with millions of historic documents, videos, photos, films, and audio. Link automatically generates results of a search for "Colorado."

History Colorado Online Collection
History Colorado Searchable database of photos, artifacts, documents, and art from Colorado's past.

Western Waters Digital Library
Multiple Provides access to a wide range of significant resources on water in the Western United States, including Colorado. Includes  water literature, legal transcripts, maps, reports, personal papers, water project records, photographs, audio recordings, and videos. 


Collection Host Description Region

Pikes Peak Library District Digital Collections
Pikes Peak Library District Searchable database of resources on the Pikes Peak region. Pikes Peak

Digital Collections, Center of Southwestern Studies
Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College Includes more than 12,000 historic images of the American Southwest. Southwest Colorado

970West Digital Collection
Mesa County Libraries Contains thousands of photos, videos, and artwork related to life in Western Colorado. Western Slope


Collection Host Description County

Boulder County Latino Oral History Collection
University of Colorado-Boulder A collection of interviews with Boulder County Latinos, c. 1900-2013. Topics include discrimination, employment, Los Seis de Boulder, and Latino culture in Colorado. Boulder County

Maria Rogers Oral History Program
Boulder Public Library A collection of audio and video interviews with residents of Boulder and Boulder County. Boulder County

JeffCo Stories
Jefferson County Public Library A collection of oral histories, transcripts, and photographs of Jefferson County, Colorado. Jefferson County

Colorado Mountain History Collection
Lake County Public Library Includes historic photographs, documents, maps, video and audio recordings, and other items related to Leadville and Lake County. Lake County

Colorado State University Digital Collections
Colorado State University Sets of resources on Colorado State University and Fort Collins/Northern Colorado. Topics include sugar beet industry, Germans from Russia, photographs, CSU history, maps, agriculture, water history, feminism, and jazz. Larimer County

Northwest Colorado Oral Histories
Museum of Northwest Colorado Oral histories of Moffat County residents. Topics include ranching, auto industry, development of Craig, mining, schools, farming, and hunting. Moffat County

Pueblo Legacy Oral Histories
Pueblo County Community Library District More than 1,600 hours of oral histories of the Pueblo area, recorded from the 1970s-1990s. Pueblo

Weld County Images Collection
High Plains Library District Historic photos from Weld County and the Colorado High Plains. Weld County


Collection Host Description City

Archive Aspen
Aspen Historical Society Includes sets of historic photos, oral histories, historic directories and other records, and historic newspapers. Aspen

Fort Collins History Connection
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Includes online exhibits and resources related to the history of the Fort Collins area. Fort Collins

Longmont Museum Online Collection
Longmont Museum Contains historic photos of the Longmont area dating to 1871. Longmont

Steelworks Center of the West Online Collections
Steelworks Center of the West Includes historic images and other resources from the Colorado Fuel & Iron steel plant and related topics on Pueblo, CO. Pueblo