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Newspaper Microfilm Goes Back to History Colorado

Film arriving in 2010 - the process is being reversed.

The extensive newspaper microfilm collection that has been on loan to the Denver Public Library since April of 2010 is no longer available.

The many thousands of reels in dozens of cabinets were returned to History Colorado and will become available there after January 11, 2012 by setting up an appointment. The library staff email address is cosearch@state.co.us or they can be contaced by phone at 303-447-8679.

 

Our New Digital Collections Site is Now Live

Our New Digital Collections Site is Now Live

It isn't just history anymore - it is America's quintessential region and culture right at your fingertips!

 

Colorado's Ghosts

Stanley Hotel in Estes Park by Louis McClure

Explore Colorado’s ghosts, ghouls and mysteries with some great scary stories.

 

Autumn is here, and the cool weather, yellow leaves, and shorter days have me in the mood for scary stories.  You don’t have to look far for some great ghostly tales.

Talk about history!

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Western History & Genealogy has a wealth of oral histories on cassette.  Get your headphones on!

 

Microfilm scanners are here!

Microfilm scanners are here!

 We have new microform readers!  Let’s get digital.

Big news: the Western History & Genealogy department is now home to several new microfilm/microfiche scanners.  These machines are great.

Manuscript Monday: Frances Melrose

Manuscript Monday: Frances Melrose
Manuscript Monday: Frances Melrose

Frances Melrose was a writer for the Rocky Mountain News for over 57 years, and amassed quite a collection of articles, notes, and other memorabilia. Read more about Melrose and her collection (WH 995) in this week’s Manuscript Monday.

Frances Melrose began her career in journalism in the 6th grade as editor for her school newspaper.

19th Century Images of the American West

19th Century Images of the American West
19th Century Images of the American West
19th Century Images of the American West

This fascinating three-part series will explore the prints and maps of trans-Mississippi America from 1800 to 1900 with special guest Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

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Jerks in Colorado History

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History cover

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Phyllis Perry at Schlessman on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. 

Phyllis J. Perry has written over 70 books for adults and young people.

New Microfilm Readers are here!

New Microfilm Readers are here!

Our new state of the art microfilm/microfiche readers are available for your use! 

These new Canon microfilm/microfiche scanner/readers are state of the art and will make research and finding information on film much easier.

Tom Noel, “Dr. Colorado” honored with the Denver Public Library’s Eleanor Gehres Award

Tom Noel, “Dr. Colorado” honored with the Denver Public Library’s Eleanor Gehres Award

Known as “Dr. Colorado,” Noel has written or co-written over 40 books about Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.

On September 14, the Denver Public Library will recognize Tom as the 12th recipient of the Eleanor Gehres Award, which was established in 2000 in honor of Ms.