Stephen H. Hart Library
The library is closed until 2012. Our collections will be unavailable to researchers until the library reopens in the new History Colorado in 2012.
The Society's collection of books, manuscripts, and photographs
brings the rich documentary legacy of Colorado's past to researchers
here at home and around the world. Our newspaper collection alone--the
largest in Colorado--has been instrumental in helping genealogists
find their ancestors' birth, marriage, and death records; architectural
historians to identify early buildings; lawyers to prepare legal
cases; and novelists to discover new story ideas. The library's
highly qualified staff have assisted students, historians, reporters,
and movie producers with questions ranging from the colors of the
Colorado state flag to the fine points of early territorial maps.
The documentary holdings of the Stephen H. Hart Library--most
of them available on request to library visitors--include books,
maps, architectural drawings, private and business correspondence,
family albums, photographic prints, magazines and newspapers, and
a wealth of other historical resources. While the documents themselves
cannot be accessed online, the library's catalog,
other indexes, and services (for
a small research fee) may allow online researchers to locate the
right document, collection, or historical fact.