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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.

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 8 record(s)
Item SelectionAvailable ActionsImageObject NameTitleObject ID
Videorecording"Country Roads" with player piano by Kenzie Sitterud2020.31.7
Sound RecordingChild sings a song he wrote2020.31.8
VideorecordingCovid Social "D" Song2020.31.9
VideorecordingMadison D. M. Castle sings new lyrics to a familiar tune2020.31.10
VideorecordingFamily's daily video journal2020.31.11
VideorecordingDisinfecting services by SteamMaster personnel2020.31.12
Sound RecordingChild sings a song she wrote2020.31.13
VideorecordingHope, Relief and Gratitude: What the COVID-19 Vaccines Mean to Our Team ; Frontline workers receive first COVID-19 vaccinations at Children's Hospital Colorado2021.35.9
Argus v4.4.0.17 - History Colorado. LucideaCore ARGUS.net