Colorado History and Resources

Library Resources

Denver Public Library Digital Collections Find some great old pictures of Denver and Colorado from the collections of the Western History/Genealogy Department for your report.

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card.

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Denver Post Search the full-text of the Denver Post from 1989 to present.

Rocky Mountain News Search the full text of the Rocky Mountain News from 1989 to 2009.

State History and Facts

Quick Guide to Colorado State Government Statistical Information Various agencies of Colorado state government provide statistical data and related information on a large variety of topics. The web links included in this brief list will lead to additional resources.

Colorado State Archives, Symbols & Emblems The official state list of Colorado symbols, emblems, flags and their meanings.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 160+ newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.

History of the State Capitol

Colorado Histories from the Colorado Virtual Library

Biographies of Notable Coloradans

Colorful Coloradans Biographies Biographies of important Coloradans featuring digitized sources from the Western History collection to provide young researchers with high quality, primary source material for their history projects. Ideal for 4th grade and up.

From History Colorado

From the Colorado Virtual Library

From the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame