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Explore Colorado’s past through the archives, artifacts, and photographs of the History Colorado Collection.

The Stephen H. Hart Research Center provides access to the History Colorado Collection as well as research and reproduction services.  Please visit the History Colorado website for more information. Research Center staff are happy to help with virtual assistance at cosearch@state.co.us or by telephone 303-866-2305

The Research Center is open for in-person appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Saturdays from 10am-3pm.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment. Appointments must be arranged at least 3 business days prior to date of intended visit.

Since its founding, History Colorado has been collecting and preserving Colorado history.  Among the most significant holdings in the permanent collection are the Colorado newspapers. With statewide reach and statewide representation, History Colorado’s newspapers include publications from each of the state’s 64 counties, preserving the extraordinary history of ordinary people and capturing history in the making.

History Colorado has been digitizing historic Colorado newspapers through the National Digital Newspaper Program since 2016. Nearly 200,000 pages of Colorado newspapers have been digitized--with much more to come--and are available on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database, a massive resource which contains over 17 million pages of historic US newspapers from the 18th century up to the 1960s, free and publicly accessible.

Here you’ll find a complete list of newspapers that have been digitized not only for Chronicling America, but also for the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC). History Colorado works closely with the Colorado State Library, providing access to titles in our microfilm to CHNC. This collection is freely accessible online and is a tremendous research tool for scholars, genealogists, students, and history enthusiasts alike. CHNC currently includes more than 1.9 million digitized pages, representing more than 475 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2019.

In addition to links to the newspaper titles in both CHNC and Chronicling America, many titles here have a downloadable informational essay that brings the title to life through its publication history. Within any given issue, local newspapers give us a snapshot of life within a community. Take a walk through history as it happened as you explore History Colorado’s newspaper collection.

Found 48 record(s)
Item SelectionAvailable ActionsImageObject NameTitleObject ID
The Labor Enquirer.jpg
MicrofilmThe Labor enquirerSER.3676
Colorado Statesman.jpg
MicrofilmColorado statesmanSER.3679
Franklins Paper The Statesman.jpg
MicrofilmThe statesmanSER.3680
Fremont County Record.jpg
MicrofilmThe Fremont County recordSER.3736
Canon City Record.jpg
MicrofilmCanon City recordSER.3738
The Lamar Register.jpg
MicrofilmThe Lamar registerSER.3778
Crystal River Current.jpg
MicrofilmCrystal River currentSER.3802
Delta Independent.jpg
MicrofilmThe Delta independentSER.3807
Marble Booster.jpg
MicrofilmThe Marble boosterSER.3817
Marble Times and Crystal Silver Lance.jpg
MicrofilmThe Marble times and Crystal silver lanceSER.3818
Elk Mountain Pilot.jpg
MicrofilmThe Elk Mountain pilotSER.3830
Daily Sentinel.jpg
MicrofilmThe daily sentinelSER.3845
Delta Chief.jpg
MicrofilmDelta chiefSER.3849
Pueblo Chieftain.jpg
MicrofilmPueblo chieftainSER.3863
Keota News.jpg
MicrofilmThe Keota newsSER.3908
Raymer Enterprise.jpg
MicrofilmThe Raymer enterpriseSER.3910
MicrofilmGreeley tribuneSER.3951
Springfield Herald.jpg
MicrofilmThe Springfield heraldSER.3973
Democrat-Herald.jpg
MicrofilmThe Democrat-herald ; Democrat-herald, Springfield, Colo.SER.3974
Eastern Colorado Times.jpg
MicrofilmEastern Colorado timesSER.4066
Cheyenne Record.jpg
MicrofilmCheyenne recordSER.4067
Cheyenne Wells Record.jpg
MicrofilmCheyenne Wells recordSER.4068
Idaho Springs Siftings.jpg
MicrofilmIdaho Springs siftingsSER.4074
Idaho Springs Siftings-News.jpg
MicrofilmThe Idaho Springs siftings-newsSER.4075
The La Jara Chronicle.jpg
MicrofilmThe La Jara chronicleSER.4083
El Democrata.jpg
MicrofilmEl democrata del condado de CostillaSER.4087
Ordway New Era.jpg
MicrofilmThe Ordway new eraSER.4092
meeker herald.jpg
MicrofilmThe Meeker heraldSER.4119
Newspaper.jpg
MicrofilmThe newspaperSER.4144
Paonia Newspaper.jpg
MicrofilmThe Paonia newspaperSER.4145
Paonia Progressive and Paonia Newspaper.jpg
MicrofilmThe Paonia progressive and the Paonia newspaperSER.4146
Phillips County Herald.jpg
MicrofilmPhillips County heraldSER.4182
Rocky Ford Enterprise.jpg
MicrofilmRocky Ford enterpriseSER.4232
Western Recorder.jpg
MicrofilmThe western recorderSER.4250
The Elbert County Tribune.jpg
MicrofilmThe Elbert County tribuneSER.4251
Elbert County Tribune and Elbert County Banner.jpg
MicrofilmElbert County tribune and Elbert County bannerSER.4252
Silver Lance.jpg
MicrofilmThe silver lanceSER.4328
The Chronicle-News.jpg
MicrofilmChronicle-News, The (Trinidad, Colo.) ; Chronicle newsSER.4368
Gilpin Observer.jpg
MicrofilmThe Gilpin observerSER.4383
The Indicator.jpg
MicrofilmThe indicatorSER.4491
Denver Labor Bulletin.jpg
MicrofilmDenver labor bulletinSER.4499
United Labor Bulletin.jpg
MicrofilmUnited labor bulletinSER.4698
Denver Star.jpg
MicrofilmThe Denver starSER.4710
Bessemer Indicator.jpg
MicrofilmThe Bessemer indicatorSER.4713
Denver Jewish News.jpg
MicrofilmThe Denver Jewish newsSER.4722
Jewish Outlook.jpg
MicrofilmThe Jewish outlookSER.4723
New Era.jpg
MicrofilmThe new eraSER.4745
North Park Union.jpg
MicrofilmNorth Park unionSER.4781
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