- Selected Finding Aids
Richard G. Beidleman Papers, 1950-1990,
Parts 1-2, Ms 0272 and 0402
Richard G. Beidleman was a professor of biology at Colorado College,
1957-1988. His interests included biology, zoology, the environment,
and Colorado Springs / Pikes Peak Region issues.
William A. Bell Papers, Parts 1 and
2, Ms 0257 and 0306
Wm. A. Bell was associated with the founding of Colorado Springs,
Manitou Springs, Durango, and the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.
Rosemae Wells Campbell Papers, 1950-1990, Ms 0341
Rosemae Wells Campbell was a librarian at Colorado College and the author of several books.
Mary A. Chenoweth Collection, 1919-2005, Parts 1-3, Ms 0368, 0369, and 0369A
Mary Chenoweth taught art at Colorado College from 1953 to 1983. A prolific artist, she was proficient in many art media, including sculpture; woodcarving and woodcut; silkscreen; watercolor and oil painting; pen and ink drawings; etchings; collage; and her unique hand-made postcards.
Colorado Springs Century Chest Collection,
1901, Ms 0349
Letters, photographs, and other materials from the
citizens of Colorado Springs in 1901.
Lillian de la Torre Papers, Ms 0346
Personal and professional correspondence, biographical materials, photographs, family history, scrapbooks, manuscripts, research materials, many on Tobias Smollett, articles written in collaboration with Lewis M. Knapp, book reviews and re-prints of articles by Colorado Springs resident, mystery writer, and playwright Lillian de la Torre; some personal and professional papers and materials belonging to George S. McCue.
Thomas Nelson Haskell Papers, 1835-1906,
Thomas Nelson Haskell represented the Congregational Church in the
establishment of Colorado College. The collection contains material
related to this period of his life as well as a variety of business
and personal matters. Transcriptions of some of the family letters are
Archer Butler Hulbert Papers,
1915-1974, Parts 1 and 2, Ms 0130 and 0163
Archer Butler Hulbert was a historian, author, lecturer and professor
at Colorado College.
Helen Hunt Jackson Papers, 1828-1886,
Parts 1-6, Ms 0020, 0156, 0315, 0348, 0351, 0353
Helen Hunt Jackson was a writer and Native American rights advocate
who lived and wrote in the late 1800s here in Colorado Springs.
William S. Jackson Papers, Parts
1-4, Ms 0235, 0241, 0284, 0365
William S. Jackson served as secretary and treasurer of the Denver
& Rio Grande Railway in the late 1800s. He was also a banker and a trustee
of Colorado College. Jackson was married to Helen Hunt Jackson and some
of her papers are in this collection.
James Hutchison Kerr Papers, 1882-1919,
Kerr was a Colorado College educator in chemistry, biology and mining
and metallurgy in the late 1800s. His journals and scrapbooks of clippings,
photographs, correspondence, brochures and writings document the settlement
days of the Pikes Peak region.
Mabel Barbee Lee Papers, 1946‑1967, Ms 0021
Mabel Barbee Lee was the Dean of Women at Colorado College from 1922 to 1929. This collection contains the manuscript of her book Cripple Creek Days (Doubleday, 1958) and more.
Inez Johnson Lewis Papers, 1899‑1959, Ms 0231
Lewis was educator and Superintendent of Schools in El Paso County, Colorado 1915-1928 and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1930-1948.
Robert M. Ormes Papers, 1923-1978,
Parts 1-4, Mf 0061, 0314, 0216, 0026
Robert M. Ormes wrote several books on Colorado and Colorado railroads.
Elsie M. Palmer Letters, 1934-1950,
Mf 0298 and Ms 0335
Elsie M. Palmer was the eldest daughter of William Jackson Palmer,
a founder of Colorado Springs and the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.
J. Juan Reid Papers, 1908-1981, Ms
Between 1928 and 1975, J. Juan Reid was a student, coach, teacher,
Dean of Men, and Director of Alumni Affairs at Colorado College. He
also wrote a history of CC, Colorado College: The First Century, 1874-1974,
published in 1979.
Sand Creek Papers, 1861-1864,
In 1864, General Chivington attacked and massacred members of a Cheyenne
village in south-eastern Colorado near Sand Creek. This site includes
Mary Snow Sinton Papers, 1878-1955,
Mary Snow Sinton moved from New York to Colorado Springs in 1881.
Her family owned the Sinton Dairy Farm.
Letters to Philip B. Stewart, 1901-1908,
Correspondence between President Theodore Roosevelt and Colorado businessman
and politician Philip B. Stewart.
Bert Stiles Papers, Ms 0095
Bert Stiles was a writer and a Colorado College graduate who died
on a bombing mission during WWII.
Marianne Stoller Papers, 1970-1995, Ms 0331
Stoller taught in Anthropology at Colorado College from 1969-1998. Materials
having to do with Native American and Hispanic cultures in the Southwestern U.S., including field notes, road maps, brochures, clippings, research materials.
Alice Bemis Taylor Collection of
Autographs of the British Poets, 1599-1897, Ms 0145
About 300 manuscripts and letters of British
and a few American poets.
United States Japanese Relocation
Center Papers/Records, 1942-1946, Ms 0221, Ms 0295, Ms 0011, Ms 0299
Four collections of materials from and about this Relocation Center
for Japanese-Americans during World War II. The Relocation Center, located
in southeastern Colorado, was named after the nearby town of Granada.
It was also given the name Amache, Colorado. The camp officially opened
on August 27, 1942. At its peak it held approximately 7,600 evacuees.
Of these, about two-thirds were U.S. citizens.
Edmond C. Van Diest Papers, 1878-1950,
E.C. van Diest (1865 - 1951) was friend and consulting and construction
engineer to General Palmer (father of Colorado Springs). When Palmer
died, van Diest was asked to remain as consulting engineer to Colorado
Springs. Among his accomplishments are Monument Valley Park, Glen Eyrie,
and the bronze statue of General Palmer at the intersection of Platte
and Nevada. He was also a trustee for Colorado College. The collection
includes: papers, letters, reports, pamphlets, ledgers and journals,
deeds, stocks, publications, addresses, bound copy books and maps and
Ann H. Zwinger Papers, 1971-2004, Ms 0323
Manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, illustrations, photographs, slides, field notes, note cards, articles, reviews, and maps documenting the career of Ann Haymond Zwinger, noted author and naturalist.