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Colorado Collection

This collection consists of more than 10,000 items, many of them 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. Books, periodicals, and some printed ephemera are cataloged in the Tutt Library 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 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.

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.

Digital collections:

Century Chest
Colorado Springs Area Early Views
Colorado Menus Collection
United States Japanese-American Relocation Center, Granada, Colorado - Camp Amache
Sand Creek Papers, 1861-1864
George H. Stone Collection of Colorado geological features and views
Cobos Collection

Digital collections at other institutions:

Pikes Peak Library District Photograph Archives
City of Colorado Springs: Historic Preservation in Colorado Springs
Photography Collection, Denver Public Library
Colorado postcards from the Colorado State Archives
Lisa Lister's Library Guide with links to many more primary sources on the West and Southwest

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