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Formerly known as America's Newspapers.

Full-text of the Denver Post, the Denver Rocky Mountain News and hundreds of newspapers nationwide. Denver coverage from June 1989. Other papers' coverage varies.

Available in library or with library card

School census data from 1920-1964, listing students, date of birth, residence, dates attended, and parent / guardian.

Data Tables (PDF)

Complete data in one spreadsheet is also available as a text CSV file. To download, right-click on the link and save file, then load as a CSV into your favorite spreadsheet application.

A comprehensive genealogical resource repository for family history research with more than 1 billion searchable names from America and beyond.

Available only in the Central Denver Public Library.

Index to life insurance files of insured and beneficiaries 1901 to 1907. American Woodmen’s Life was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1901 as a Fraternal Benefit Society established to provide life insurance for the “un-insurable” Black Community. The register shows in chronological order the name of the insured, “camp and state” of residence, age, name of beneficiary or beneficiaries, and their relationship to the insured. States covered in this first ledger include Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington, D.C. This register represents the first of 40 ledgers. The company went out of business in 1993.

Search the full-text of more recent issues of the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News (from 1992 to 2009), the Boulder Daily Camera, the Fort Collins Coloradoan and selected other papers available to library cardholders outside the Library. 

Available in library or with library card

Images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, immigration lists and over 9,000 more databases. 

In library only

Index of Arapahoe County Coroner reports, including death and inquest dates.

Finding Aids provide detailed information on papers and materials in the archives collections. The Library's archives include material on the American West, particularly Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region; on the twentieth-century environmental conservation movement in the United States; and on the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division of World War II. In addition, the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library archives provide important documents regarding the integral role and history of the African Americans in the Rocky Mountain West. 

This document contains a transcription of a history and Auraria neighborhood description, presumably written by William N. Byers. It was first published in January and February 1860 editions of the Rocky Mountain News Weekly.