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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. Starting in August, 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. 

History in the Making: Collecting the Colorado COVID-19 Experience

History Colorado and the Colorado Media Project have teamed up to collect firsthand accounts of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Coloradans. Documented experiences will help future generations understand the impact of COVID-19 in Colorado. Launched on March 25, 2020 under the title History in the Making, the goals of this project include working with diverse communities across the Centennial State to ensure the historical record includes many voices, including those from underrepresented populations.  

Designed to strengthen and build relationships, the project aims to give back in a variety of ways including sharing the items collected via initiatives such as this one; being an outlet for individuals to express their feelings and experiences in this unprecedented time; and serving as a resource for communities in need by providing food, supplies and handmade COVID-19 masks as a gesture of hope for recipients.  

Items collected as part of History in the Making include, journals, audio recordings, surveys, photographs, videos, and artifacts.  A select number of items from the History in the Making collecting COVID-19 project are presented here.  More will be added as the collection grows.

History in the Making is ongoing as of May 2020.  You can share your story by visiting: https://www.historycolorado.org/covid-19.  For questions, including how to acquire copies or use rights, please contact us at photos@state.co.us

Found 28 record(s)
Item SelectionAvailable ActionsImageObject NameTitleObject ID
SPH.COVID.001 Jillian Allison 4.1.20 Mutiny Information Cafe (2).jpg
photograph, setSet of Broadway Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.4
SPH.COVID.0023 Mark Nelson Mayan Theater sign 4.14.2020.jpg
photograph, setSet of Broadway Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.6
photograph, surveyMarissa Page photographs of COVID-19 stay-at-home order2020.31.14
photograph, surveyFace mask making and working2020.31.21
SPH.COVID.0005 South Suburban Parks and Rec trail sign-April_1_2020-James .jpg
photographEnjoy Our Trails Safely ; South Suburban Parks & Recreation Department trail sign2020.31.22
SPH.COVID.0007 Ballmer Peak Distillery-April_1_2020-James.jpg
photographYou Don't Have To Go Home But You Can't Stay Here ; Ballmer Peak Distillery sign2020.31.23
SPH.COVID.0019 Mark Nelson Wash Park Methodist Church sign 4.14.2020JPG.jpg
photograph, setSet of Washington Park United Methodist Church Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.24
SPH.COVID.0022 Mark Nelson Sweet Denver sign 4.14.2020.jpg
photographPhotograph of Denver Sweet Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.25
SPH.COVID.0051 Marissa Volpe.jpg
photograph, setSet of North Denver Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.26
SPH.COVID.0081 Jason Hansen.jpg
photographPhotograph of Empty Shelves Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.27
photograph, setHealthcare Hero (mural) ; Set of Denver Mural Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.28
photographThank you sign for healthcare workers2020.31.29
SPH.COVID.0006 2020 Campaign sign-Hwy9-Fremont County-March_27_2020-James.jpg
photographKeep America Great ; Pro-Trump 2020 campaign sign2020.31.30
SPH.COVID.0090 Kronwall 04302020.jpg
photograph, setSet of Denver Protest Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.31
photographDowntown Denver after the stay at home order2020.31.32
SPH.COVID.0018.A King Soopers Arvada .jpg
photograph, setSet of Arvada Grocery Store Photographs Taken During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.33
SPH.COVID.0008.1 Facebook screen shot Jeff Lillo post 3.19.2020.jpg
photograph, document, setSet of Facebook Screenshot and Letter Collected During the COVID-19 Pandemic2020.31.34
photograph, setCastle Rock cafe posted signs2020.31.35
photograph, setFauci's Warning to America ; U.S. Senate hearing on coronavirus outbreak2020.31.36
photograph, setColorado Governor Jared Polis briefs U.S. President Donald Trump2020.31.37
photographSafer at Home ; Centennial road sign2020.31.38
Blow and Brush.jpg
photographEagle, CO during the COVID-19 statewide lock down2020.31.42
photographTaryn LaNae Galow photographs of COVID-19 stay at home order2020.31.43
photographHeather Hernandez on Palm Sunday during quarantine2020.31.44
photographPhysical distancing at Crested Butte2020.31.45
photographLight up star on Gould family barn2020.31.46
photographDeborah Quintana photographs of Denver International Airport and Mother's Day2020.31.47
photograph'Please Stay Away' neighborhood concert2020.31.66
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