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Colorado Collection

This collection consists of more than 12,000 items, many of them rare or unique. It includes printed material on the history, biography, literature, art, and geology of Colorado, particularly of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. It also contains selected Colorado periodicals and a wide variety of maps, photographs, microforms, and ephemeral material such as pamphlets, tourist brochures, bumper stickers, and clippings. Most of these materials have records in the online catalog.

Colorado Springs, 1874

Indexes for Colorado materials:

Colorado Room Photo Files
The Colorado Room Photo Files (CRPF) contain unique photographs, photographic prints, postcards, and other images of Colorado-related subjects.

Colorado diaries
Many of the diaries in Special Collections relate to Colorado Springs or Colorado.

Colorado ephemera
Menus, programs and playbills, tourist brochures, bumper stickers, zines.
Colorado newspapers
See the Pikes Peak Library District's Pikes Peak Newsfinder for free access to historical articles from the Colorado Springs Gazette. Here at CC, we have a near-complete run of bound volumes of the Gazette for 1873 to 1976, plus some issues of other area newspapers.

Colorado Springs Black History materials
Black newspapers in Colorado Springs, along with manuscript and audio materials, some of them digitized.

Cobos Collection
Information on the Rubén Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican Folklore, a sound archive containing over 2000 pieces of music, poetry, stories, and more.

Colorado Prospector subject index
The Colorado Prospector is a 20th century periodical compiling pre-1900 articles from Colorado newspapers. Each issue focuses on a different subject.

Digitized collections at other institutions:

Pikes Peak Library District digital collections

Denver Public Library digital collections

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