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Tutt Library, Colorado College
1021 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Gutenberg Bible leaf

Rare Books and Special Editions: about 6,000 items, including about two dozen examples of early printed books, the Alfred R. Justice Chess Collection, the Charles Dickens Collection, a small but growing collection of artists' books, and about 160 individual, original leaves from manuscript and printed books dating from the 10th to the 20th century.

Manuscript Collections: more than 350 collections of personal papers, records, photographs, correspondence, diaries, and other unique materials originally belonging to a particular person or organization, usually connected to Colorado College or Colorado Springs, including the Helen Hunt Jackson Papers and the Colorado Springs Century Chest Collection.

Materials for Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona

 Colorado College Zine Collection    
Samples from the CC zine collection

Ephemera Collections: Colorado Springs playbills and programs, Pikes Peak area tourist brochures, bumper stickers, Colorado restaurant and event menus, the Colorado College Zine Collection, and other printed materials.

Colorado Collection: about 12,000 books, periodicals, photographs, papers, and oral history materials focusing on the American West, especially Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, including the Cobos Collection.

Colorado Springs, 1874

Cutler Hall 1878
Colorado College in its entirety ca. 1880

Colorado College Collection: about 2,000 books by Colorado College faculty and alumni, a complete collection of Colorado College publications, photographs, and information files, and the college archives.

Special Collections and Colorado Digitization Project online exhibitions and digital collections:

Colorado College
Historical tour of the Colorado College campus

Presidents of Colorado College

Colorado Springs
Century Chest
Colorado Springs Area Early Views (CDP)

Colorado Menus Collection
United States Japanese Relocation Center Papers (CDP)
Sand Creek Papers
George H. Stone Collection of Colorado Views (CDP)

World War I Posters
Donald Jackson Collection of Original Leaves
Alice Bemis Taylor Collection of Autographs

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