This collection consists of more than 10,000 items, many of them
unique. It includes printed material on the history, biography,
literature, art, and geology of Colorado, particularly of Colorado
Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. It also contains selected Colorado
periodicals and a wide variety of maps, photographs, microforms,
and ephemeral material such as pamphlets, tourist brochures, bumper
stickers, and clippings. Books, periodicals, and some printed ephemera
are cataloged in the Tutt
Library Online Catalog.
Colorado Springs, 1874
- Indexes for Colorado materials:
- Colorado Room Information Files
- The Colorado Room Information Files (CRIF) contain clippings and
other hard-to-catalog material on Colorado-related subjects.
- Colorado Room Photo Files
- The Colorado Room Photo Files (CRPF) contain unique photographs,
photographic prints, postcards, and other images of Colorado-related
- Colorado diaries
- Many of the diaries in Special Collections relate to Colorado Springs
- Colorado ephemera
- Menus, programs and playbills, tourist brochures, bumper stickers, zines.
- Colorado newspapers
- We have a near-complete run of bound volumes of the Colorado Springs
Gazette for 1873 to 1976, plus some issues of other area newspapers.
For more information about accessing the Gazette, see this
information page. Additionally, a number of Colorado newspapers
have been digitized by the Colorado
- Colorado Prospector subject
- The Colorado Prospector is a 20th century periodical compiling
pre-1900 articles from Colorado newspapers. Each issue focuses on
a different subject.
- Links to general information on Colorado geography, recreation,
organizations, history, and more.
- Cobos Collection
- Information on the Rubén Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican
Folklore, a sound archive containing over 2000 pieces of music, poetry,
stories, and more.
Colorado Springs Area Early
Colorado Menus Collection
United States Japanese-American
Relocation Center, Granada, Colorado - Camp Amache
Creek Papers, 1861-1864
George H. Stone Collection
of Colorado geological features and views
Digital collections at other institutions:
Peak Library District Photograph Archives
City of Colorado Springs: Historic
Preservation in Colorado Springs
Photography Collection, Denver
postcards from the Colorado State Archives
Lisa Lister's Library Guide with links to many more primary sources on the West and Southwest