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Abby Kernochan Research Files, Ghost Town Club Records
(1.5 c.f.)
Abby Kernochan was a founding member of the Gost Town Club. The Abby Kernochan Research Files, an addition to the Ghost Town Club Records, consists of 1.5 cubic feet of index card research files. Folders are arranged alphabetically. Also included are two papers - (1) Major Henry McAllister paper read at Pioneers of El Paso County meeting, September 10, 1908 and (2) Paper by Kernochan for Colonial Dames titled "Colorado Ghost Towns, Here and There," March 18, 1949.
undated
CU 39.163

 

Acacia Hotel, Records
(.25 linear ft.)
Legal documents and book of minutes of Acacia Building and Investment Company, Acacia Hotel Corporation, and Acacia Auto Corporation.
1919-1955
MSS 0059
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AdAmAn Club, Collection
(.8 cubic ft.)
Organizational histories, select correspondence, ephemera, newsletters, scrapbooks and photographs from the AdAmAn Club, a Colorado Springs-based mountaineering club founded in 1922 by five men who hiked to the summit of Pikes Peak on December 31st to welcome the New Year. Each year one official member is added to the club and every New Year’s Eve club members and invited guests climb to the summit of Pikes Peak and set off fireworks at midnight. Scrapbooks include newspaper clippings and photographs from early AdAmAn hikes.
1922-1989
CA 35
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Alexander Industries, Records
(4 cubic ft.)
Records of the Alexander Film Company, Alexander Aircraft Company, and Alexander Industries. The collection contains the correspondence of J. Don Alexander from 1921 to 1945, the bulk of the material falling between 1921 and 1932. Also included within the collection are photographs, magazine articles, clippings, scrapbooks and miscellaneous papers covering a period from 1904 to 1976, and publications and promotional materials related to the Alexander business endeavors during a period from the 1920s to the 1950s.
1904-1976
MSS 0056
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All Souls Unitarian Church, Records
(17 cubic ft.)
Records of the All Souls Unitarian Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado, including minute books, correspondence, financial records and blueprints, as well as manuscript sermons by Rev. Hurley Begun, minister for All Souls from 1923 to 1960. Other materials include newspaper clippings of church members and church activities, printed membership directories and lists, church newsletters and programs and printed sermons of several All Souls ministers. Materials in this collection cover dates from 1890-1990, with the bulk of the material from 1958-1970.
1890-1990
MSS 0058
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Altrusa Club of Colorado Springs
(4 c.f.)
This collection consists of the records of the Altrusa Club of Colorado Springs. The records date from 1932-1991, but the bulk of the materials come from the 1960s-1980s.
1932-1991
CA 107
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Alvin Bundy Letter
(1 letter)
Letter written by convicted murderer Alvin Bundy while in jail. Letter is addressed to Lowell Fuller and is dated March 28, 1949. Bundy was interrogated by “Dad” Bruce and his murder of Jimmy Fox made national news.
March 28, 1949
MSS 0417 SC

 

American Veteran Interviews
(1 DVD)
1 DVD of oral history interviews with local veterans conducted by Jordan Humphries in completion of the Eagle Scout Service Project. Interviewees: (1) Russell Stott, (2) George Mintz, (3) Glenn Werner.
November 14, 2015
MSS 0449

 

American War Mothers, Colorado Springs Chapter Records
(1 Folder)
Photocopies of American War Mothers, Colorado Springs Chapter Records. Material includes meeting minutes, clippings, an application, and photographs. Original documents have been donated to the Denver Public Library.
September 1921-November 1923
MSS 0428 SC

 

Andrew Marshall Papers
(6 c.f.)
Andrew Marshall served as mayor of Colorado Springs from 1973-1975. The Andrew Marshall Papers range from 1947-1991 and include Correspondence, Business Material, Printed Material, Scrapbooks, Awards & Recognitions, and Photographs.
1973-1975
MSS 0460
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Andy Adams
(1 v. (348 leaves))
"The Outlet," Manuscript, typescript.
1905
CU 1

 

Ann Zwinger Colored Pencil
(1 item)
One colored pencil drawing of a chrysanthemum was drawn by Ann Zwinger.
Undated
MSS 0273
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Charles Ansbacher, Papers
(21 c.f.)
Notes, correspondence, programs, plans, files, etc., relating to the Colorado Springs Symphony and Ansbacher's role in the Colorado Springs community, such as Citizen's Goals, Public Education Coalition, El Paso County Auditorium, etc., and the White House Fellows and World Affairs Council.
1922-1997 [1966-1997]
MSS 0308
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Antlers Hotel Scrapbook
(3 cubic feet)
Scrapbook containing clippings, photographs and ephemera all related to the Antlers Hotel.
MSS 0255
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Appraisal of Value of Commercial Retail Property
(1 folder)
An Appraisal of Value of Commercial Real Property. West one-half of Block 61. City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
1971
MSS 0447 SC

 

Dave Argenta,
see EPHEMERA - NOTECARDS

 

Association for Childhood Education International – Pikes Peak Branch
(.5 cubic ft.)
Scrapbook of clippings, correspondence, flyers, and yearbooks of the local branch of an international organization interested in the education and development of children. Local members included teachers and administrators from Colorado Springs schools and others interested in the betterment of children’s education
1956-1973
MSS 0107
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Austin Bluffs Garden Club Records
(1.5 c.f.)
Scrapbooks, meeting minutes, and publications document the history of the Austin Bluffs Garden Club in Colorado Springs from 1972 to 1987.
1972-1987
MSS 0346
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B

Charles and Virginia Baldwin, Papers
(8 c.f.)
The Baldwin Family Papers documents Charles and Virginia Baldwin’s life in Colorado Springs from 1908 to 1926, and their national and international connections, through manuscript files, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, and genealogical material.
1853-1955
MSS 0263
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Banning-Lewis Ranches, Records
(23.8 cubic ft.)
Personal papers of Ruth Banning Lewis and her husband, Raymond Lewis, and business records from their cattle ranching operation, the Banning-Lewis Ranches. Correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks and clippings, photographs and subject files, largely concerning the Lewis’ raising of registered Hereford cattle, comprise the bulk of this collection. Also included are a small number of materials concerning Raymond’s second wife, Carla Dines Lewis, as well as plans, staring in the 1980s, for the development of the ranch property.
1884-2001
MSS 0098
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Ruth Banning Lewis
See LEWIS, RUTH BANNING

 

Landell Bartlett
(1 linear ft.)
Scrapbook, memorabilia (school report cards, greeting cards, programs, notes, etc.)
Ca. 1912-1916
MSS 0236
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Elsie Bassett
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "A Brief History of Carroll Lakes." History of the property, including property owners, near Woodland Park, Colorado. Includes photocopied map. 1976 and undated
MSS 0078 SC

 

[William A. Bell]
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Mr. R. F. Weitbrec’s Contribution.” Brief early history of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway.
1922?
MSS 0144 SC

 

Bethel Hospital - Women's Board
(1 linear ft.)
Minutes, reports, histories etc. of Bethel Hospital, School of Nursing
Ca. 1903-1942
MSS 0222
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Beulah C. Biron, Theater Programs Scrapbook
(.25 linear ft.)
Scrapbook of programs from various Colorado Springs theaters and other theater events
1889-1912
MSS 0066
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Alexander Blackburn
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “The Frank Waters Park: Words for the Dedication, Saturday, April 27.” Typescript of a speech given by Alexander Blackburn at the dedication of Frank Waters Park in Colorado Springs
1991
MSS 0147 SC

 

Black History Scrapbooks
(2.25 c.f.)
The Black History Scrapbooks date from 1899-ca.1920s and consist of four scrapbooks. These scrapbooks are comprised of newspaper clippings and poetry regarding African American-related topics in Colorado as well as other parts of the United States.
1899-ca.1920s
MSS 0387
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Blair Athol Mining Company, Stock Ledger
(.25 linear ft.)
1 stock ledger, including receipts 1906-07; stock certificate receipts 1914, 2 canceled stock certificates and unsold certificates (blanks).
see MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS

 

Blanchard Collection
see LEGAL PAPERS

 

Board of County Commissioners of El Paso County, Colorado Territory, Meeting Minutes
(1 folder)
5 pages of meeting minutes from the Board of County Commissioners January 6, 1862-February 16, 1863
MSS 0113 SC

 

Board of Trade of Pueblo County, Scrapbooks
(1 linear ft.)
Two scrapbooks primarily containing newspaper clippings concerning business, including trade, manufacturing, and agriculture in Pueblo County, Colorado. Also included are the Board’s Articles of Association and Bylaws.
1874-1892
MSS 0062

 

Bookmarks
(.25 linear ft.)
Old and modern bookmarks, divided into four subject categories: Bookstores, Informational, Library/Book-related, Miscellaneous
See EPHEMERA

 

Leo Williams Bortree
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Leo Williams Bortree: An Autobiography, 1883-1962.” Autobiographical information about Colorado Springs physician Leo Williams Bortree, including his memories of Grace Episcopal Church and Colorado College, an outline of his personal and professional activities in the community, and his experiences as a commissioned physician in Denver during WWI.
1962
MSS 0143 SC

 

"A History of Boulder Park," manuscript
(2 pages)
"A History of Boulder Park," written by John A. Cunningham.
2015
MSS 0438 SC

 

The Brian Neher Quartet, Report
(1 folder)
Report about the Brian Neher Quartet, a jazz group, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Symphony, and funded by a CETA Cultural Project Grant.
1978
MSS 0231 SC

 

Nawana Britenriker
(1 folder)
Thesis: "Sail On, Sail On." Biography of Inez Johnson Lewis, El Paso County Superintendent of Schools (1909-) and (-1928) and Colorado State Superintendent of Schools (1931-1946.)
1988
MSS 0079 SC

 

Broadmoor Garden Club, Records
(10 cubic ft.)
Meeting minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks
ca. 1935-2001
MSS 0191
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Gerald Broce's Research Files concerning Eastern El Paso County
(1 c.f.)
Name inventories and an index to Evergreen Cemetery compile Gerald Broce’s research files concerning individuals from Eastern El Paso County.
undated
MSS 0343
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Robert L. Brown Papers
(15 c.f.)
Research files, photographs, negatives, scrapbooks, and maps document Robert L. Brown's interest in Colorado history, specifically hiking and ghost towns.
1859-2003
MSS 0310
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Irvin B. "Dad" Bruce
(2.7 cubic ft.)
Papers, primarily in scrapbooks, compiled by Irvin B. “Dad” Bruce, Colorado Springs resident and long-time officer, including chief of police, with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, photos, and other materials relating to criminal investigations in which Bruce was involved. Also included is information about his business dealings, conferences and conventions, and various congratulatory and/or well-wishes from local and national personages. A photo album contains pictures from the International Chief of Police Convention in Colorado Springs in 1950.
1919-1960
MSS 0159
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Lorraine Virginia Buckman, Papers
(.25 linear ft.)
Thesis and background research on Japanese internment camps in Colorado and Wyoming in WWII
Ca. 1943-1947
MSS 0253

 

Buffalo Soldiers Community Memorial Records
(.5 c.f.)
The Buffalo Soldiers Community Memorial Records range from 2014-2016 and include Organizational Records, Photographs, and Media.
2014-2016
MSS 0466
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Peggy Bulkley
(1 linear ft.)
Photocopy of manuscript of history of Fountain Valley and families of the region.
1973-1974
MSS 0233
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Sylvester M. Buzzard
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Memories of Sylvester M. Buzzard.” Typescript, probably of papers presented before annual gatherings of the Pioneer Association, by Sylvester M. Buzzard, an El Paso County resident who arrived in the Pikes Peak region in 1862. Buzzard recounts events from 1862-1868, including his memories of arriving in the Pikes Peak region, farming in the region, a trek through Salt Lake City on the way to Montana gold mines, and the 1868 attack by Indians on residents of El Paso County.
Undated
MSS 0155 SC

 

C

Lazard Cahn, Papers
(1.6 cubic ft.)
Personal papers of Lazard Cahn, expert in mineralogy and crystallography and resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The collection consists primarily of correspondence concerning minerals, including letters between Cahn and Charles Palache who named the mineral cahnite after Lazard Cahn. Also included are inventories of Cahn’s mineral collections and an article written by Cahn and published in German in 1919.
1865-1960
MSS 0070
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Douglas Calvert
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “James F. Burns: A Company Man with a Union Card.” A study of the pro-union attitudes developed by James Burns during his life and involvement with the Portland Mine and Mill.
1997
MSS 0080 SC

 

YMCA Camp Shady Brook Records
(.3 cubic feet)
The YMCA Camp Shady Brook Records date from 1958-1998 and consist of organizational records and printed material.
1958-1998
MSS 0410
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Albert E. Carlton - William K. Gillett, Correspondence
(.8 cubic ft.)
Correspondence consisting primarily of letters, memos, and telegrams between Albert E. Carlton of the Colorado Trading and Transfer Company and William K. Gillett of the Midland Terminal Railway Company largely concerning railway and trading company business in what is now Teller and El Paso Counties, Colorado. Items date from December, 1896 to May 1916, with the bulk of the correspondence occurring between 1896 and 1902.
1896-1916
MSS 0166
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Annie Carter
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “These Granite Hills: The Story of Man’s Interrelationship With the Rugged, Isolated Mountain Environment of Mueller State Park.” Narrative history of Mueller State Park and its immediate environs assembled as background in anticipation of an interpretive program at the Park.
Undated
MSS 0081 SC

 

Casualty Lists – El Paso County, Colorado
(.25 linear ft.)
Notebook with newspaper obits and casualty lists (including MIA, KIA and POW) of WWII soldiers from El Paso County, Colorado.
Ca. 1941-1945
MSS 0223
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Cemetery Advisory Board
(.25 linear ft.)
Photos, clippings, minutes, etc. from the South End Improvement Society, relating to city cemeteries.
Ca. 1975-1976
MSS 0224
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Archie Chadbourne
(1 linear ft.)
Scrapbook, magazine articles by Archie Chadbourne
Ca. 1913-1931
MSS 0221
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Chapman-Whitney Residence
Blueprints, design specifications and a notebook of decorating samples for residence at 1700 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs.
Ca. 1929-1945
Unprocessed

 

Charles E. Thomas Notebooks
(.4 c.f.)
Notebooks with addresses, statements, lectures, talks, and memoirs.
1912-1942
CU 16

 

Charles E. Thomas Notebook
(1 folder)
Notebook of photogrpahs and floor plans.
ca. 1920s
CU 16.1

 

Colorado Springs Child Guidance Center Records
(3 Folders)
Monthly board minutes of the Colorado Springs Child Guidance Center. Statistics and operating funds are also included throughout the minutes.
September 30, 1957 - November 19, 1964
MSS 0424 SC

 

Chinook Bookshop, Inc., Records
(3 c.f.)
This collection documents the history of the Chinook Bookshop, Inc. Materials include policy manuals, clippings, photographs, correspondence, newsletters, and memorabilia. The collection is not comprehensive and includes only a sampling of business records.
1958-2004
MSS 0243
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Citizens Project
(33 c.f.)
Citizens Project was established in 1992 by Amy Divine and Doug Triggs with the goal of promoting inclusion and respect for diversity. The collection contains 27.2 cubic feet of organizational records, subject files, newsletters, and photographs dating from 1983-2011, with the bulk of material covering 1991-2007.
1983-2012 [1991-2009]
MSS 0307
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City of Colorado Springs. Department of Public Utilities. Water Division Tapping Records

 

City of Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board
(.5 c.f.)
The City of Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board Collections contains information on locations in Colorado Springs that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1985-2007
MSS 0340
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City Planning
See Historic Preservation Board

 

Clara Louise Strecker
(1 Folder)
"Photographs," manuscript. Accompanied by a letter. Scrapbook of Clara's visit to Colorado Springs at the home of Miss Beulah Whaite. Includes newspaper clippings.
1904
CU 15

 

Cliff House, Records
(78 c.f.)
Day books, guest registers, correspondence, journals, etc.
1872-1950
MSS 0298
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Clinton H. Woodruff
(1 Folder)
Certificate of Appreciation
Undated
MSS 0248

 

Clothing/Fashions
see EPHEMERA – Historic Clothing Patterns

 

Clarence Coil Records
(2.26 c.f.)
The Clarence Coil records date from 1950-1977 [1950-1969] and consist of professional papers and printed material.
1950-1977 [1950-1969]
MSS 0391
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Collier – Ramage Collection
(6 cubic ft.)
Genealogical material, letterbooks and photographs related to the Joseph M. Collier and William W. Ramage families
Ca. 1891-1970
Unprocessed – Inventory available

 

Colorado Springs Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
(1 linear ft.)
Correspondence, testimony, ledger book, etc. re black history: civil rights, legal cases and NAACP business
1918-1959
MSS 0256

 

Colorado Amateur Sports Corporation
See COLORADO SPRINGS SPORTS CORPORATION

 

Colorado Council of Adult Education, Records
(.25 linear ft.)
By-laws, minutes, reports, memos, membership lists (very sketchy)
Ca. 1953-1972
Unprocessed

 

Colorado Electric Power Company
(.6 cubic feet)
This collection is comprised of two Colorado Electric Power Company Lettpress books with typed copies of letters sent to vendors and customers. The books range in date from 1900-1910.
1900-1910
MSS 0434
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Colorado Map, Abstract, & Title Company
(.226 c.f.)
A bound ledger of correspondence and legal documents regarding abstracts of title in the Pikes Peak region. This collection dates 1947-1948.
1947-1948
MSS 0459

 

Colorado Mountian Club
see PIKES PEAK GROUP, COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB

 

Colorado Mountain Reclamation Foundation Records
(.6 c.f.)
The Colorado Mountain Reclamation Foundation Records consist of a scrapbook, annual reports, reclamation plans, and various business and financial materials concerning the foundation’s goal of improving the aesthetics of three quarry sites that had been left scarred by decades of mining known as the “scars on the mountain.”
1956-2008
MSS 0356
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Colorado Public Expenditure Council Records
(1 c.f.)
The Colorado Public Expenditure Council Records date from 1966-1985 and include Special Reports, Research Briefs, Newsletters, Comments, Taxpayer Reports, and Miscellaneous material.
1966-1985
MSS 0455
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Colorado Schools Collection
(.45 cubic feet)
The Colorado Schools Collection dates from 1875-1995. The material in this artificial collection covers El Paso, Fremont, Gunnison, Montezuma, and Teller Counties and includes correspondence, school census reports, commencement programs, and diplomas.
1875-1995
MSS 0443
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Colorado Springs Airport
(.25 linear ft.)
Correspondence, specifications, estimates, etc. re construction of airport.
1927-1944 (bulk 1940-1941)
MSS 0226
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Colorado Springs and Additions, Plat Maps and Index
(2.5 linear ft.)
Early plat maps of Colorado Springs. Some are very fragile and/or damaged. Index is in a bound volume.
Ca. 1873-1913
MSS 0306
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Colorado Springs Centennial Celebration, Collection
(.4 cubic ft.)
Material relating to the Centennial Celebration of Colorado Springs held in 1972. The majority of the collection is made up of ephemera, including programs, schedules of events, certificates and invitations. In addition, there are copies of a production, "The Century Force," which was put on at Penrose Stadium, and copies of a special supplement to Empire Magazine about the Colorado Springs centennial.
1972
MSS 0181
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Colorado Springs Company, Records
(9.5 linear ft.)
Twenty-five bound volumes of records including minute books, deed books, stock certificate books, journals, and ledgers of the Colorado Springs Company and affiliated organizations such as the Antlers Hotel Company and the National Land and Improvement Company. The bulk of these records date from the 1870s to the 1950s and document the founding of Colorado Springs, Colorado, including information about land sales and the establishment of businesses in the town.
1866-1977
MSS 0073
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Colorado Springs - El Paso County (Colo.). Civil Defense Agency. Community Shelter Plan Records.
(4 folders)
Records, primarily press releases and other publicity, related to the dissemination of a Community Shelter Plan for Colorado Springs and El Paso County in 1968. The Community Shelter Plan was intended as a comprehensive compilation of information to be used by area residents in the event of a nuclear attack including what to do, where to go, and how to prepare shelters at home.
1968
MSS 0145 SC

 

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Records
(14.75 linear ft.)
Misc. correspondence, records, rosters, newsletters, membership, exhibitions, etc., re mineralogy
Ca. 1954-1985
MSS 0036
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Colorado Springs Pride Center Records
(4 c.f.)
The Colorado Springs Pride Center was one of the oldest LGBT community centers in the United States. The collection dates from 1987-2012 and includes Organizational Records, Printed Material, Scrapbooks, Media, and Photographs.
1987-2012
MSS 0461
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Colorado Springs Public Forums
(43 Items)
The Colorado Springs Public Forums provided "a demonstration in adult civic education sponsored by the Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior." Discussions focused on various themes.
1936
MSS 0352

 

Colorado Springs Rodeo Association, Records
(25 cubic ft.)
Use of this collection restricted. Records produced by the Colorado Springs Rodeo Association and its business entity, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Association, during the organization, promotion and production of the annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Included are correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, financial information, scrapbooks, programs, photographs, audio and videotapes, sound recordings, ephemera and artwork. The bulk of the materials in this collection date from 1949 to 1989.
1921-2000
MSS 0053

 

Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
(129 linear ft.)
Records, reports, PR material, etc.
Ca. 1978-1991
Unprocessed - Inventory available

 

Colorado Springs Symphony Guild, Records
(.8 cubic ft.)
Records, primarily concerning annual fundraisers, for the Colorado Springs Symphony Guild, a women's organization involved in educational activities and fund-raising events supporting the Symphony.
1964-1984
MSS 0180
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Colorado Springs Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians
(1.5 c.f.)
Minutes, financial documentation, yearbooks, and photos document the history of the Colorado Springs Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians from 1963 to 2008.
1963-2008
MSS 0345
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Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Effort
(1 linear ft.)
Abstracts of titles for buildings in downtown Colorado Springs.
Ca. 1872-1971
MSS 0220
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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, Packet
(1 folder)
Packet of information from the 25th anniversary of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council (1979-2004).
2004
MSS 0228 SC

 

Colorado Title and Trust Company, Account Ledger
(1.5 linear ft.)
Account ledger
Ca. 1927-1930
Original order

 

Richard S. Harwood
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "J. Arthur Connell." Life of J. Arthur Connell, president of the Colorado Title and Trust Company from 1902-1933. 15 pages, includes pictures.
2011
MSS 0365

 

Construction Specifications Institute - Pikes Peak Chapter
(5 c.f.)
The Construction Specifications Institute – Pikes Peak Chapter Records date from 1965-1997 and consist of business and financial records, conference and trade show material, journals, newsletters, and photographs.
1965-1997
MSS 0383
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William R. Conte, Papers
(1.13 cubic feet)
The William R. Conte Papers date from 1890-1982 [1908-1982] and consist of Writings, Overlook Properties, Subject Files, and Printed Material.
1890-1982 [1908-1982]
MSS 0029
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Jay Cook
(1 Folder)
Pikes Peak Panorama - Music
July 4, 1959
MSS 0146

 

Susan Coolidge
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Helen Hunt Jackson." Biographical sketch of author Helen Hunt Jackson, published as an introduction in the 1900 Little, Brown, and Co. two volume Monterey edition of Ramona.
1900?
MSS 0122 SC

 

A. E. Cooper Records
(.4 c.f.)
The A.E. Cooper records date from 1880-1937 [1928-1937] and consist of correspondence, financial records and photographs. All material pertains to the building of a log cabin in Woodland Park, Colorado.
1880-1937 [1928-1937]
MSS 0381
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Elizabeth Cowles Partridge Records
(.2 c.f.)
Elizabeth Cowles Partridge was best known for climbing all 52 Colorado mountain peaks. Item one: Booklet titled "Alpine Beginner" undated, written by Cowles. Item two: Binder titled "First Swiss Climbs, August 1933/Colorado-Wyoming-Canada, 1934-1935." This book contains flight training and flight plan information. This was probably written by Elizabeth's husband, Gen. Earle Everard Partridge, a pilot.
ca. 1933-34
MSS 0401

 

Colorado State University Extension in El Paso County Records
(4.7 c.f.)
The Colorado State University Extension in El Paso County Records date from 1912-1994 and include reports and scrapbooks.
1912-1994
MSS 0435
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Daughters of the American Revolution - Kinnikinnik Chapter, Scrapbooks
(13 cubic ft.)
Scrapbooks of the Kinnikinnik Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a national patriotic women’s organization whose members can trace their ancestors to Patriots in the American Revolution. The Kinnikinnik Chapter was established in Colorado Springs in 1914.
1914-1999 (ongoing)
MSS 0152
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Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Mero L. Tanner Tent No. 4, Records
(14 cubic ft.)
This collection consists primarily of membership records for the Colorado Springs Tent of the national patriotic women’s organization, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Membership records include the name of the member, age, address, place of birth, name of sponsor, and date of initiation. Also included is the name of father or grandfather who served in the Civil War, his rank, unit, enlistment and discharge dates, and G.A.R. post number.
1916-1972
MSS 0140
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Edith K. Davis
(1 folder)
Manuscript: Frederick Hill Meserve. Short biographical narrative about Meserve written by his granddaughter. Also, transcribed letters written by Meserve to his family in 1888, during the time he worked at the Signal Station on top of Pikes Peak and on his return home to New York the following summer.
1985?
MSS 0082 SC

 

Georgia (Mrs. Stanley V.) Davis, Correspondence
(3 folders)
Letters written by Georgia (Mrs. Stanley V.) Davis of Cheyenne Mountain to Mrs. James K. Doughty of Lamar, Colorado, describing her daily activities
1938-1944
MSS 0134 SC

 

Sam Deal
see ROY GLASIER scrapbooks

 

Della Gandy Scrapbook
(1 inch)
Scrapbook of local resident Della Gandy.
1890-1894
MSS 0261
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Dellenbaugh Family Collection
(.45 cubic feet)
The Dellenbaugh Family Collection dates from 1900-1945 and consists of correspondence, family papers, and photographs.
1900-1945
MSS 0014
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Delta Kappa Gamma - Omega State - Eta Chapter, Records
(6 cubic ft.)
Records of the Colorado Springs, Colorado area chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an international honor society for women in education. The collection includes the organization’s charter, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, financial records, necrologies, scrapbooks and publications. Also included are biographical and autobiographical typescripts about women educators in Colorado, many of which were submitted for use in the Omega State (Colorado) publications Up the Hemline and Torchbearers.
1938-ongoing
MSS 0054
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Annie S. and Louis N. Depeyre, Papers
(.4 cubic ft.)
Papers of Colorado Springs, Colorado, residents Annie S. and Louis N. Depeyre. Louis Depeyre was a physician and founder of the Colorado Springs Electropathic Institute. A very small number of materials in this collection relate to the Institute, including a document establishing the business and a few financial records. The bulk of the papers contain information about investments made by the Depeyres, personal financial documents, and legal papers including wills.
1892-1937
MSS 0182
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Donald J. Sherman
(1 Folder)
"Aviation's Spin Doctor."
Undated
MSS 0349

 

Dorothy Price Shaw
(1 Folder)
Manuscript, "The Physical Factors of the State of Colorado and their Influence Upon the Exploration and Settlement of the State." Typescript. Folded map in pocket inside back cover.
CU 2

 

Dorothy Rehm
(1 folder)
"The Negro in Colorado Springs," manuscript.
1929
CU 24

 

Douglas R. McKay
(1 folder)
"Chasing the Cure at Nordrach Ranch: A History of Colorado's First Sanatorium of the Open Air," manuscript.
undated
CU 23

 

Downtown Colorado Springs, Inc. Urban Design Group, Records
(3 folders)
Meeting minutes and reports from the Urban Design Group committee of Downtown Colorado Springs, Inc. The goal of the committee was to evaluate, establish and promote a focus on new and existing opportunities for urban design creativity and achievement in Colorado Springs. The committee was established in early 1986 and met through early 1987.
1986-1987
MSS 0149 SC

 

Dr. Gerald B. Webb
(1 Folder)
Diary
MSS 0294

 

Susan T. Dunbar Scrapbook
(1 Scrapbook)
The scrapbook provides newspaper clippings written by Susan T. Dunbar from 1882 to 1890 that appeared in the Boston Transcript and other newspapers.
1882-1890
MSS 0351

 

Fannie Mae Duncan
(241 leaves)
Manuscript: "Everybody Welcome: A Memoir of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club" by Fannie Mae Duncan with Kathleen F. Esmiol
2005
MSS 0322

 

E

El Paso County Building Permits
(20 c.f.)
Building permits, tapping permits, and moving and wrecking permits document the history of residential and commercial property in El Paso County from 1878 to 1974.
1878-1974
MSS 0299
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Ellen T. Brinley Guild, Records
(2.4 cubic ft.)
Records, including correspondence, meeting minutes, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of a Colorado Springs based charitable organization. The Ellen T. Brinley Guild was founded in 1932 for the purpose of assisting needy families in El Paso County. Early projects included clothing drives, Christmas stockings, aid to the blind, and supplementing school lunches. Through the years the Guild’s service area expanded to include other counties in Colorado as well as parts of Kansas and New Mexico. After World War II, Guild members assisted with war relief efforts by sending clothing, money and other supplies to needy families in European countries. The Guild also participated in the establishment of a juvenile detention home in Colorado Springs. The Brinley Guild was disbanded by its members in June of 1982
1932-1981
MSS 0071
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Elmer W. Peterson
(2 folders)
Accounts ledger of Allen and Peterson, 1903-1913; Accounts ledger of Elmer Peterson, 1914-1942
1903-1942
CU 18

 

El Paso County Bar Association, Records
(20.2 c.f.)
The El Paso County Bar Association Records date from 1884-1997 [1980-1996]. The records consist of administrative documents, research subject files, book production, printed material, media, and photographs. The majority of the records relate to the research and production of the book Before the Bar: A History of the El Paso County Bar Association, 1902-1995, created by the El Paso County Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Biography and History, which was published in 1996.
1884-1997 [1980-1996]
MSS 0399
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El Paso County Building Inspector, Stub Book
(1 item)
Book of stubs for “Permit to Move Building” (El Paso County, Colo.) Permits date from December 3, 1907 to March 20, 1911 and name building owner, contractor, kind of building, number of rooms, original location and final destination. Also includes fee collected and time allowed for moving structure.
1907-1911
MSS 0112 SC

 

El Paso County Health Department
(1 Folder)
Ephemera and book of laws.
1947-1993
MSS 0287

 

El Paso County Historical & Genealogical Records
(1 c.f.)
This artificial collection ranges from 1893-1983 [1965-1983] and consists of genealogical and historical information regarding El Paso County, Colorado. Material includes death indexes, a school district survey, a county history, and property information.
1893-1983 [1965-1983]
MSS 0464
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El Paso County. Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Homestead Claim Notices
(.2 cubic ft.)
Two daily journals of newspaper clippings of legal notices from the Land Office at Pueblo, Colorado. Notices indicate individual settlers’ “intention to make final proof on land” before the El Paso County Clerk on a future date. Clippings are affixed in the journal on the date when final proof was to be made and include the name of the homesteader, legal description of property, and names of witnesses
1892 and 1894
MSS 0063

 

El Paso County. Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Tax Schedules
(26 linear ft.)
Tax schedules (inventories of "real and personal property"), for Colorado Springs, arranged chronologically by year, and within each year, alphabetically by name of taxpayer.
1872-1886
MSS 0184

 

El Paso County Superintendent of Schools, Records
(20 cubic ft.)
Records in this collection relate to the El Paso County Superintendent's Office and date from 1880 until the office was abolished in 1975. Included are the superintendent's Annual Report. to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (l907-1959), the superintendent's Record Books (1880-1963), teachers records (1890-1958), redistricting records (1895-1957), financial records (1950-1975), school board members records (1933-1975), tapes of school meetings (1965-1969), records of the El Paso County Teachers Association (1927-1974), and maps. These records reflect the superintendent's activities connected with the supervision of the school districts and teachers, redistricting and boundary changes, the keeping of records, and reports to the state superintendent.
1880-1975
MSS 0057
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El Paso County Surveyor, Notebooks
(.5 linear ft.)
10 notebooks of surveying notes, mostly Manitou Springs. Mostly in pencil and faded. These have been microfilmed. Call number: 526.9 S9633
Ca. 1893-1941
MSS 303
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Emory John Brady Hospital, Records
(3.2 cubic ft.)
Collection of clippings, brochures, photographs, papers and ephemera documenting some of the history of the Brady family and the Emory John Brady Hospital of Colorado Springs. The hospital was founded as the Colorado Springs Psychopathic Hospital by Dr. E. John Brady in 1923 and was renamed in honor of Dr. Brady following his death in 1943. The bulk of the material in this collection dates from the 1960s to 1981 and includes information about E. John Brady, his son E. James Brady, the psychiatric hospital and its programs and facilities.
Ca. 1937-1981
MSS 0030
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Empire State Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Ledger
(.8 cubic ft.)
Ledger book of expenses and memoranda from the Empire State Consolidated Gold Mining Company of Cripple Creek, Colorado
1901-1906
MSS 0061

 

Kenneth Englert, Papers
(2 cubic ft.)
Correspondence, research files, and ephemera created by or collected by Colorado Springs, Colorado, resident Kenneth Englert. Englert was interested in and wrote about the history of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. He was a member of the Denver Posse of the Westerners, the Ghost Town Club, and the Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and many of the files in this collection reflect his activity in these organizations.
1851-1990 (Bulk 1944-1979)
MSS 0110
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Lorene and Kenneth Englert
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "What 'Little Lunnon' Would Like to Remember or Forget." Narrative of selected events in early Colorado City and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
MSS 0083 SC

 

English-Speaking Union
(.8 c.f.)
The English-Speaking Union Records, 1955-1987 [1974-1987], consists of material from the Colorado Springs Branch, Denver Branch, and National Headquarters. Material in this collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, by-laws, treasurer’s reports, and two VHS tapes.
1955-1987 [1974-1987]
MSS 0369
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Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, Colorado Springs Records
(2.5 c.f.)
The Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, Colorado Springs Records date 1983-1996 and cover the Galley Road Dump Site, Black Forest Drums, Polk Street Drums, High Quality Circuits, Rocky Mountain Custom Chrome, and Chipita Pit.
1983-1996
MSS 0473
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Ephemera
(73.5 linear ft.)
Handouts, press releases and flyers relating to events and organizations in the region; calendars, menus, misc. pins, buttons, business cards, etc.
Inventory available

 

Eric Swab
(2 Folders)
Manuscript: "Pikes Peak Pumps," by Eric Swab. Collection also includes a map of water systems for the Summit of Pikes Peak.
2016
MSS 0475 SC

 

Exchange National Bank Collection
(5 c.f.)
Annual reports, financial documentation, legal documentation, biographical information, building files, printed material, photographs, and artifacts document the history of the Exchange National Bank in Colorado Springs from 1888 to 1998.
1888-1988
MSS 0334
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F

Fountain's Fairview Cemetery Records
(3 folders)
A resurvey of Fairview Cemetery and its records. Includes photographs of headstones, maps, and obituaries and notes on individuals, when available. Assembled by Pamela Owens and Kelly Hansen.
2012
MSS 0389

 

Leland Feitz
(.25 linear ft.)
Ephemera, clippings, etc. relating to his activities and Little London Press
Ca. 1970-1995
MSS 0032

 

Field Bohart
(1 folder)
"The Rains Came or Whiskey is Just Like Water - Too Much Of It Is Bad for One," manuscript.
1965
CU 25

 

Judy Finley Collection
(10 c.f.)
This collection consists of materials collected by Judy Finley when she was an active member of the various Colorado Springs parks and planning committees and boards. Materials include city budgets, meeting minutes, reports, clippings, maps, memoranda, and correspondence.
1960-ongoing
MSS 0241
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First National Bank of Cripple Creek
(87 c.f. (222 boxes))
Correspondence, financial documentation, legal documentation, reports, minutes, and assorted documentation from 1893 to 1966 highlight the financial workings of the First National Bank of Cripple Creek and Albert Eugene Carlton’s influence in mining companies and other business ventures in the city of Cripple Creek, Colorado, and throughout the United States.
1893-1966 [1900-1928]
MSS 0301
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First Congregational Church, Cripple Creek, Records
(.4 cubic ft.)
Two volumes of Board of Trustee meeting minutes (1899-1910), two financial ledger books (1989-1901) and a bound volume containing a one page membership list [1900?]-1902 from the First Congregational Church of Gillett, which later merged with the First Congregational Church of Cripple Creek. Also included is a folder of miscellaneous bills and forms and several undated, handwritten letters.
1898-1912
MSS 0163

 

Nicholas Fontecchio, Papers
(.2 cubic ft.)
Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets and newspapers concerning labor activities in general and the Steel Workers and United Mine Workers Unions in particular. Nicholas Fontecchio was an international representative of the United Mine Workers of America and a District Director of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. He was born in Italy in 1887 and died in Colorado Springs in 1965.
1936-1967
MSS 0183
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Albert Lloyd Forde Reocrds
(.85 c.f.)
The Albert Lloyd Forde records date from 1887-1955 and consist of personal documents and photographs.
1887-1955
MSS 0388
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Fortnightly Club, Records
(1.5 c.f.)
The Fortnightly Study Club Records date from 1904-1989 [1944-1989] and consist of club histories, a dues notebook, minute books, car banners, and two scrapbooks.
1904-1989 [1944-1989]
MSS 0366
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Fountain Valley Fine Arts Association
(1.5 linear ft.)
Scrapbooks (mostly clippings); slides re activities of Association
Ca. 1977-82
Unprocessed

 

Fred S. Russell
(1 Folder)
"Recollections of Colorado Springs," manuscript.
CU 12

 

William French
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Drug Store Cowboy.” Author’s recollections of downtown Colorado Springs around 1936. Includes brief descriptions of drug stores and other downtown business establishments and the names of people who worked at them.
1990
MSS 0116 SC

 

Len Froisland Collection on General William Jackson Palmer
(.5 c.f.)
Len Froisland, Glen Eyrie Historian, compiled two books of material relating to General William Jackson Palmer from 1861 to 2004.
1861-2004
MSS 0339
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Fryingpan-Arkansas Project Records
(1 Folder)
Information bulletin by the U.S. Department of the Interior; brochure and clippings
1966-1967
MSS 0289

 

G

Donald C. Gaby
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "A Sketch of the Life of Richard Ashby" Biographical information about the author’s great-grandfather, Richard Ashby, a furniture maker, undertaker, and jeweler in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ashby moved from Colorado Springs to Miami, Florida in 1902.
1988
MSS 0114 SC

 

Harry R. Galbraith, Clipping Books
(1 linear ft.)
Four clipping books of articles written by Harry Galbraith and published in local (Colorado Springs), regional and national newspapers. Included is a letter detailing the Towner School bus tragedy in 1931.
1931-1938
MSS 0065

 

Garden of the Gods Manuscript
(1 Folder)
"Garden of the Gods," a brief typewritten history.
Undated
MSS 0288

 

Gardiner Family Papers
(2 cubic feet)
The Gardiner Family Papers date from 1878-1970 and consist of correspondence, subject files, diaries, and photographs.
1878-1970
MSS 0409
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John W. Garrett
(1 folder)
Manuscript: " Rabbit Hunting" Author’s description of rabbit hunting, including memories of his most recent rabbit hunt.
1885
MSS 0115 SC

 

Audrey M. Gatlin, Weather Scrapbooks
(.4 cubic ft.)
Notebooks of weather-related clippings from Colorado Springs' newspapers, as well as a list of precipitation readings taken by Mrs. Gatlin.
1972-2003
MSS 0186

 

Colorado Springs Gazette September 11 Newspaper Collection
(.7 c.f.)
The Colorado Springs Gazette September 11 Newspaper Collection is dated September-October 2001 and includes eight newspapers.
2001
MSS 0468
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Richard and Mary Ann Gehling
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Historic Names in the Garden of the Gods.” Names of individuals found on the major rocks in the Garden: North and South Gateway, White Rock, Grey Rock, Sleeping Indian, and Sentinel Rock, along with information about those people when known.
undated
MSS 0084 SC

 

Richard and Mary Ann Gehling
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Platte River Itinerary, 1860 (Road Ranches and Stage Relay Stations Along the River Road Between Fort Kearney and Denver City).”
Undated
MSS 0086 SC

 

Richard and Mary Ann Gehling
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Signatures in Stone: Traces of the Lawrence Party of Goldseekers in the Garden of the Gods.” History of the Lawrence Party (from Lawrence, Kansas Territory) on their gold seeking trek through Colorado in the late 1850s.
Undated
MSS 0085 SC

 

George White Papers
(13 c.f.)
George White was an award-winning photographer, local historian, and accountant. He was also a charter member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and a member of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado. The George White Papers date from 1897-1999 [1923-1999] and include Business and Photography Material, Personal Material, Correspondence, Diaries and Appointment Books, Printed Material, VHS Taps, and Awards and Recognitions.
1897-1999 [1923-1999]
MSS 0437
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Dr. Gerald B. Webb
(1 Box, oversize)
Scrapbook
1940-1941
MSS 0252

 

Gertrude McCormick
(1 Folder)
Coal King Osgood Left Plush Mansion, Legends Behind."
Undated
MSS 0282

 

Ghost Town Club, Summaries of Activities, 1944-1951
(1 folder)
Summaries of yearly activities of the Ghost Town Club for the years 1944-1951, including membership lists, meeting reports, and a list of papers presented. Summaries were prepared by Raymond G. Colwell, the Club’s secretary.
1950-1951
MSS 0154 SC

 

Mark Gill
(1 folder)
Copy of a letter written in 1912 by Mark B. Gill of Fort Morgan, Colorado to Mrs. D. A. Harvey of Burdette, Colorado concerning the early history of Burdette Springs. In the letter, Gill recalls his acquaintance with William Burdette in the 1870s and describes a battle he witnessed between a wolf and a buffalo.
1912
MSS 0117 SC

 

James Gillett Collection
(.25 c.f.)
Architectural drawings highlight James Gillett's stonemason work in Colorado Springs.
1892-1922
MSS 0311
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James Gillett Collection
(. 25 c.f.)
Architectural drawings highlight James Gillett's stonemason work in Colorado Springs.
1892-1922
MSS 0311
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Gillett, First Congregational Church
see FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, CRIPPLE CREEK

 

Roy Glasier, Scrapbooks
(.8 cubic ft.)
2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings covering the activities of Sam Deal, sheriff of El Paso County from January of 1935 to January of 1947. Clippings cover crimes in the county ranging from auto accidents to murders. Scrapbooks were likely compiled by Deal's deputy sheriff, Roy C. Glasier and almost all articles include reference to either Deal or Glasier.
1935-1947
MSS 0177
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Gold Camp Road Collection
(1 c.f.)
The Gold Camp Road Collection documents the Short Line to Cripple Creek Inc. efforts in the 1990s, to restore a tunnel on Gold Camp Road and make it open to the public.
1990-2005
MSS 0309
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Orvis Grout, Theater Papers
(4.4 cubic ft.)
Papers and photographs documenting the theater directing activities of Orvis Grout in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks of clippings, photos, and programs from the Colorado Springs Civic Theatre dating from Grout’s debut as their first professional director in 1946 to his final play with the group in 1979. Also included are clippings and programs from Grout’s work with the Imperial Players in Cripple Creek, a scrapbook from his plays at the Broadmoor, and materials from other area productions Grout directed.
1946-2001
MSS 0160
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H

H & H Printing Company Records
(35.4 c.f.)
Job files, financial documentation, photographs, orders, layouts, samples, and artifacts document the history of H & H Printing Company operations in Colorado Springs from 1910 to 1986. The majority of the collection includes customer files for local businesses and organizations.
1910-1986
MSS 0295
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Percy Hagerman
(1 folder)
Letter from Percy Hagerman to Colorado Springs Public Library employee Margaretta M. Boas recounting information about his father’s building of the Colorado Midland Railway.
1936
MSS 0158 SC

 

Hamlin Family Records
(2 c.f.)
The Hamlin Family Records, dating from 1893-2011 [1968-2011], cover the histories of the Hamlin family, the Zimmerman family, and Peyton, Colorado. Material includes manuscripts, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and a plat map.
1893-2011 [1968-2011]
MSS 0367
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John T. Hannah Mining Stock Certificate Collection
(1 linear ft.)
Mining stock certificates from gold mines in Victor/Cripple Creek
Ca. 1895-1917
see MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS

 

Harrison School District Multicultural Curriculum Guide
(.226 c.f.)
The Harrison School District Multicultural Curriculum Guide, 1981, was created by the Bilingual Multicultural Education Staff for the purpose of providing "cultural information which reflects the ethnic population of the Harrison School District."
1981
MSS 0457
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Harry W. Hoth Papers
(.84 cubic feet)
Harry W. Hoth was the Mayor of Colorado Springs from 1963-1967, President and owner of KRDO, and President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. His papers date from 1946-2000 and consist of business documents, campaign material, printed material, artifacts, and photographs.
1946-2000
MSS 0426
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Hazel Hindmarsh Papers
(1.5 c.f.)
The Hazel Hindmarsh Papers date from 1925-1979 and consist of correspondence, legal documents, creative works, printed material, and photographs.
1908-1979 [1925-1979]
MSS 0404
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Heidi Vazquez Guy Records
(.35 cubic feet)
The Heidi Vazquez Guy Records date from 1976-1995 [bulk: 1995] and include biographical files and VHS oral history tapes on Hispanic senior citizens in the Pikes Peak region. Guy created this project as part of the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
1976-1995 [1995]
MSS 0408
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Helen Hunt Jackson letter to Alice Stewart
(1 Folder)
1885
MSS 0281

 

Larry and Dorothy Heller Films
(1 item)
One DVD describes four films: Car Rally/Road Race; "How to Fry an Egg"; Yawn Valley (Heller's white MGTD); Palmer Park (Yuca Flats)[Donated by the Ruskin Family]
circa 1950
MSS 0347

 

Herbert I. Reid Financial Records
(.25 c.f.)
Financial papers, including income tax returns, deeds, estate papers, receipts and checks, pertaining to Herbert I. Reid. Also included are two sets of papers regarding the Eudora Mining and Milling Co. and the Ideal Gold Mining and Milling Co. It is unclear whether or not these papers relate in any way to Herbert I. Reid, but they have been included in the collection because they were received with Mr. Reid's papers. The collection also includes census records for the Reid family that were printed out by the donor.
1886-1945
MSS 0219
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Herbert M. Sommers
(1 Folder)
"My Recollections of a Youngster's Life in Pioneer Colorado Springs, 1896-1094" manuscript
1966
CU 5

 

Herbert M. Sommers
(1 Folder)
"The History of the Big Burn," manuscript
undated
CU 5.1

 

Mary Haines Herriott, Correspondence
(1 folder)
Transcription of a letter from Mary Haines Herriott to Mrs. L. G. McKinley in which the author shares memories of Colorado Springs and of studying at Colorado College in 1889. Also included is a letter from Mrs. McKinley to Louise Kampf, Colorado College librarian, giving background information about Mrs. Herriott.
1957
MSS 0135 SC

 

Hertha Boughan
(1 Folder)
Biography
September 6, 2005
MSS 0251

 

Historical and Architectural Survey of Downtown Colorado Springs
(.5 c.f. )
Photocopies of records from a survey of buildings and locations in downtown Colorado Springs. Records include information about the historical and architectural significance of each site. The research was conducted from 2003-2004 by R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons as part of the Colorado Springs Downtown Historic Survey project and survey results were compiled on the inventory forms that make up this collection. Survey results were also included in the publication Historical and Architectural Survey of Downtown Colorado Springs, 2003-04, Survey Report (City of Colorado Springs, 2004).
2003-2004
MSS 0230

 

Historical Essay Contest
(1 Folder)
Historical essays written by schoolchildren in Colorado. Essays include: "The Government of the Town of Kit Carson," "District Three Hundred," and "The Wild Horse Post Office."
1976
MSS 0277

 

Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Records
(4.1 cubic ft.)
Records of the Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region, an organization founded in 1950 to stimulate interest in, preserve, and promote publication about the region’s history. The Society’s business records (1949-1976) include annual reports, correspondence, and information about their involvement in activities such as programs, study trips and the preservation of the region’s historical sites. Four scrapbooks (1950-1971) compiled by the Society contain newspaper clippings concerning the history of the Pikes Peak Region.
1949-1976
MSS 0097
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Helen Anderson
(.1 c,f, (6 Folders))
Historic Homes of Colorado Springs and Vicinity
2006
MSS 0275

 

Historic Houses and Buildings Artificial Collection
(5 items)
Five manuscripts in this collection discuss the history of various homes in Colorado Springs, including construction, ownership and financial information.
Undated
MSS 0275
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Historic Sites and Structures, El Paso County, Colorado, Inventory Files
(.6 cubic ft.)
Photocopies of State Inventory Forms, sometimes accompanied by clippings or other background information, completed during a 1976 survey, sponsored by the El Paso County Land Use Department, of potentially historic sites and structures within El Paso County, Colorado. The inventory forms generally include site name, address, owner, physical description, and information about its significance. The final product of this survey was Elaine Freed and David Barber’s book Historic Sites and Structures, El Paso County, Colorado, but the research files contain information not available in the publication. An index to the forms is available.
1976
CA 8
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Historic Survey of Wolfe & White's Resubdivision of Block 242
(.226 c.f.)
This collection consists of a survey examining four residential properties, one industrial property, and a retaining wall along Shooks Run, to determine their historical significance. The survey was conducted in 2014 and includes a survey report, architectural inventory forms, linear component forms, management data forms, and photographs.
2014
MSS 0480
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A Thirty-Year History of the Ghost Town Club
(1 Folder)
Transcription of November 22, 1974, Ghost Town Club meeting. The topic for the evening was an open discussion of the previous thirty years of the club. Donated by Ed & Nancy Bathke.
November 22, 1974
CU 39.164

 

Carey Holbrook
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Fabulous Skaguay" Short essay covering the history of the Skagway hydroelectric plant in Teller County, Colorado
Undated
MSS 0119 SC

 

Irving Howbert, Papers
(2.7 cubic ft.)
Papers relating to the business and personal matters of Irving Howbert, prominent Colorado Springs area resident, businessman, and author. The bulk of the materials in this collection date from 1894 to 1918 and give a brief overview of the business and political affairs of Colorado in general and Colorado Springs in particular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
1848-1941
MSS 0168
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Dayton Lummis
(1 Folder)
"How Cripple Creek, Colorado, Got Its Name," 6-page manuscript about the naming of Cripple Creek. Chapter from book titled Dust Devils: Journeys in the Vanishing American West by same author.
2007
MSS 0269
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Hunt Family Papers
(16.4 c.f.)
This collection includes 16.4 cubic feet of correspondence, creative works, research files, subject files, financial documentation, diaries, lectures, publications, scrapbooks, ephemera, photographs, clippings, media and artifacts. These papers, from 1860 to 1994 in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, document the lives of Sylvia Inez Whitaker Hunt, a writer; her husband Nelson Vincent Hunt, a carpenter and enterpreneur; and her father-in-law Luther Milton Hunt, a grain dealer and teacher from 1860 to 1994 in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.
1860-1994
MSS 0271
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Elizabeth Hylbom and Verda Lawrie Music Ephemera
(1.5 c.f.)
Music-related clippings, event programs, and newsletters collected by local Colorado Springs music teachers, Elizabeth Hamlin Hylbom and Verda Bell McCleary Lawrie. Hylbom and Lawrie collected the materials while living in New York City and Colorado Springs over the period from 1925-1991.
1921-1991
MSS 0218
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I

Imperial Hotel / Imperial Players
(23 linear ft.)
Scripts, scrapbooks, costume sketches and samples, posters, programs, music and videos, etc. from the Melodrama at the Imperial Hotel, Cripple Creek
1948-1993
MSS 0047
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In Memoriam: Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.), Pamphlet
(1 folder)
Hand-written and hand-drawn pamphlet recounting the life and death of Helen Maria (Fiske) Hunt Jackson (1831-1885). Text, title and some drawings are the same as Frank S. Thayers’ 1886 publication by the same name.
undated
MSS 0148 SC

 

International Tesla Society
(.4 cubic ft.)
Records, including bylaws, meeting minutes and newsletters, of the International Tesla Society, a Colorado Springs based organization whose purpose included increasing awareness of Nikola Tesla and his inventions, the presentation of Tesla symposiums, and the maintenance of the Tesla museum. The International Tesla Society declared bankruptcy in 1999.
1984-1990
MSS 0137
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Interstate 25 Greenway Advisory Records
(.4 l.f.)
Correspondence, minutes, and reports document the expansion of Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs.
1987-1992
MSS 0302
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Iron Fences Records

 

Iron Fences Records
(.45 cubic feet)
Research conducted by Elaine Freed on 19th century iron fences dating 1897-1980 [1961-1980.]
1897-1980 [1961-1980]
MSS 0316
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J

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Where There's a Will - There Is a Way," manuscript. Short biographical sketch of Rich Gossage, baseball player.
1975
CU 22

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Motion Picture Advertising by the Alexander Film Company," manuscript.
undated
CU 22.5

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"The Alexander Film Company: A New Beginning with the Largest Film Ad Company in the World," manuscript.
undated
CU 22.6

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Louisville, Colorado, and 'The Big Band,'" manuscript.
undated
CU 22.2

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Eaglerocks," manuscript.
undated
CU 22.4

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Colorado Springs 'City League,'" manuscript.
undated
CU 22.1

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Coal Mines I Worked In," manuscript.
undated
CU 22.7

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Colorado Springs, Colo.," manuscript.
undated
CU 22.8

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Sioux Indian Dance to the 'Shrine of the Sun,'" manuscript.
undated
CU 22.9

 

Jack A. Dandrea
(1 folder)
"Rio Grande's Railroad Relic of the Past," manuscript.
1973
CU 22.3

 

William S. Jackson Speech Delivered at the Colorado College; r.e. General Palmer
(1 Folder)
William S. Jackson speech delivered at Colorado College regarding General Palmer.
1936
MSS 0142

 

James John Hagerman Papers
(.1 c.f.)
Transcripts
CU 11

 

Colorado Springs Jewish History Project
(1 cubic foot)
The Colorado Springs Jewish History Project records date from 1920-2013 [2010-2013] and consist of oral history interviews, photographs, and a documentary film.
1920-2013
MSS 0419
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Jim Kane
(1 folder)
Judson Moss Bemis, manuscript.
undated
CU 26

 

John Lipsey
(.24 c.f. (9 folders))
"Gunnison," manuscript. Includes four newspaper clippings.
CU 9.1

 

John Lipsey
(.26 c.f. (12 folders))
"The Lives of James John Hagerman," manuscript.
1968
CU 9

 

Jones Alley Fine Press
(2 linear ft.)
Hand printed sheets and volumes; 4 oversize single sheets; 3 volumes of poetry
1995

 

Asa T. Jones
(1 linear ft.)
Bookmarks (including fabric, paper, leather, etc.) see EPHEMERA – BOOKMARKS

 

Journeys Literary Magazine Collection
(1 Folder)
Seven issues of Journeys Magazine from 1992-1993.
1992-1993
MSS 0452 SC

 

Juan A. del Regato, M.D.
(40 leaves)
Juan A. del Regato, M.D. (1909-1999) discusses his personal and professional memories in this transcript, including growing up in Cuba, his medical training in France, and his achievements at the Penrose Cancer Hospital.
1984
MSS 0270
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Juanita Breckenridge Paper
(2.5 c.f.)
The Juanita Breckenridge Papers date from 1912-1984 [1953-1984] and include research files and printed material.
1912-1984 [1953-1984]
MSS 0456
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Julie Villiers Lewis McMillan Penrose Notebooks
(3 folders)
Linen inventory notebooks
1930-1940
CU 17

 

Julie Villiers Lewis McMillan Penrose Letters
(1 folder)
Letters
1942, 1966, undated
CU 17.1

 

Junior League of Colorado Springs Records
(16 c.f.)
The Junior League of Colorado Springs Records documents the programs created and/or maintined by the women's organization from 1924 to 2007 through 16 cubic feet of case files, annual reports, minutes, yearbooks, publications, financial documentation, legal documentation, scrapbooks, ephemera, clippings, electronic media, and artifacts. Programs of the Junior League of Colorado Springs started with the Nutrition Camp in 1924 and continued throughout the 21st century to focus on children, women, teens, adults, elderly and those with disabilities, appealing to a wide segment of the Colorado Springs community.
1925-2007
MSS 0272
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K

Virgil Kellogg
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “The G-R-R-E-E-A-A-T Yankee Bull Fight” Essay about events surrounding the bull fight in Gillett, Colorado in 1895.
Undated
MSS 0120 SC

 

KKTV Television, Fort Carson Transcript
(1 folder)
“Fort Carson 25th Anniversary.” Transcript of a television report covering the history of Fort Carson
1969
MSS 0074 SC

 

Dorothy Josephine Krause, Scrapbook
(.5 cubic ft.)
Scrapbook compiled by Colorado Springs resident Dorothy Krause documenting her activities during four years at Vassar College. Scrapbook includes programs, invitations, clippings, and ephemera.
1913-1917
MSS 0176

 

KVOR Radio, Program Transcripts
(.2 cubic ft.)
Book of transcripts from the KVOR radio program “Words and Music With David Wells” featuring ‘favorite melodies’ and ‘down-to-earth philosophy.” Programs, which were written by Elizabeth Schafer, often emphasized the individual’s role in promoting freedom, democracy and universal peace.
1945-1947
MSS 0068

 

L

Ladies Guild Society of Green Mountain Falls, Records
(2 folders)
Photocopies of meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports from the ladies society of the Church of the Wildwood in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.
1923-25 and 1934-1936
MSS 0067 SC

 

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Kit Carson Circle No. 9, Records
(3.6 cubic ft.)
Records, primarily scrapbooks and membership related materials, for Kit Carson Circle No. 9 of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Colorado Springs chapter of the national women’s patriotic organization. Also included is some membership information for Denver Circle No. 1 and proceedings from some of the Colorado and Wyoming Department annual conferences.
1894-1988
MSS 0136
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Land / Real Estate Records
(1.5 linear ft.)
Artificial collection of land/real estate documents
Ca. 1897-19??
Inventory available

 

League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Records
(30 cubic ft.)
Records of the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, a non-partisan organization established, as part of the National League of Women Voters, to ‘promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.’ Materials in this collection document the activities of the Colorado Springs area League from its inception in 1938 through the 1990’s and include correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, subject (research) files, newsletters, publications, scrapbooks, ephemera and audio and video tapes.
1908-1999
MSS 0052
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Tom Leech
(2 linear ft.)
Handmade papers
1995

 

Legal Papers
(.23 cubic feet)
An artificial collection of legal documents including correspondence, stock certificates, receipts, naturalization papers, and miscellaneous documents. This collection dates from 1865-1913.
1865-1913
Inventory available
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Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
"Cripple Creek: A Quick History of the World's Greatest Gold Camp," manuscript.
1967
CU 6

 

Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
"Myers Avenue: A Quick History of Cripple Creek's Red-Light District," manuscript.
1966
CU 6.1

 

Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
"A Quick History of Creede, Colorado Boom Town," manuscript.
1969
CU 6.2

 

Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
"A Quick History of Platoro, Colorado, Mining Camp and Resort," manuscript.
1969
CU 6.3

 

Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
"Cripple Creek Railroads: A Quick History of the Great Gold Camp's Railroads," manuscript.
1968
CU 6.4

 

Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
Colorado Trolleys: A Quick History of the Mountain State's Streecar Lines," manuscript.
1971
CU 6.5

 

Leland Feitz
(1 Folder)
"The Antlers: A Quick History of Colorado Springs' Historic Hotel," manuscript.
1972
CU 6.6

 

Leonard K. Smith
(1 Folder)
"Trails of Empire," typescript
CU 3.1

 

Leonard K. Smith
(1 Folder)
Manuscript, "On the Old Frontier: Fragments of Forgotten History."
CU 3

 

Ruth Banning Lewis, Papers
(2.2 cubic ft.)
Personal papers of Ruth Banning Lewis, including schoolwork, professional correspondence, clippings, and political (largely anti-liberal and anti-Communist) mailings and publications. Among her many civic activities, Ruth Banning Lewis served on the Colorado Springs’ District Eleven Board of Education from 1923-1935, was on the Colorado Springs City Council from 1943-1949, and was an organizer of the Volunteer Nurse’s Aide Corps, and portions of this collection reflect her participation and interests in those organizations.
[1906]-1953
MSS 0109
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Liane Shupp
(1 Folder)
"The History of Stratton Park," manuscript.
CU 14

 

Grace Strong Lightfoot, Correspondence
(1 folder)
Correspondence to Grace Strong Lightfoot from family members, including Charles F. Strong of Lawrence, Kansas and Grace’s husband, W. J. Lightfoot, who was U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor and wrote from Cripple Creek, Colorado from 1892-1896.
1878-1911
MSS 0131 SC

 

John Lipsey
(.5 linear ft.)
Files of research, articles, photographs, etc
1890-1966
MSS 0304
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John Lipsey
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Mansion of a Magnate: Glen Eyrie, Home of Gen. William J. Palmer”
[1956?]
MSS 0075 SC

 

Nancy Loe
(1 cubic foot)
Manuscript and photo control logs for the book Life in the Altitudes: An Illustrated History of Colorado Springs by Nancy Loe, former head of the Local History & Genealogy department for the Pikes Peak Library District.
1981-1982
MSS 0431
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Colorado Springs Parks Collection - Lunar Park
(1 folder)
1 folder on Lunar Park in Colorado Springs, CO. Collection includes 1-page history of the park created by Merell Folsom in 2017, 1 photocopied map from 1906, and 1 newspaper clipping from 1905.
1905-1906, 2017
MSS 0484 SC

 

M

Thomas MacLaren
See GORDON SWEET

 

Marshall Sprague
(.226 c.f. (5 Folders))
"Newport in the Rockies," manuscript.
1961
CU 4

 

Mary Strawbridge Letters
(1 Folder)
MSS 0280

 

Maud Standwood
(1 Folder)
"The Wild Flowers of Colorado," Typed.
1894
MSS 0282

 

? McBroom
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “When Dad Bruce Stubbed His Toe.” Former Sheriff of Arapahoe County recalls his introduction to Irwin B. “Dad” Bruce (who would become Chief of Police of Colorado Springs) during a case in 1913.
undated
MSS 0105 SC

 

Ruby Lisenby McDermid
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Colorado City in 1913” Author’s recollections of Colorado City in 1913, and especially her memories of the Colorado City Library and some of its employees.
1963
MSS 0087 SC

 

Jessie C. Meloy Paperrs
(2 Folders)
Folder 1: Social Survey of Alamosa County, CO, 1929; Folder 2: A Brief Description and Historical Study of Certain Regions in Colorado, undated.
1929, undated

 

Menus
see EPHEMERA-MENUS

 

Mesa Verde Scrapbook
(.4 c.f.)
Mesa Verde National Park Scrapbook, 1949. Includes correspondence, photographs, itineraries, and pamphlets.
1949
MSS 0445

 

Helen Lindahl Michelson
(1 folder)
Author’s memories, in the form of a letter to the church, from over eighty years with the First Evangelical Free Church of Colorado Springs, including recollections of ministers, members, and the author’s own family.
1995
MSS 0121 SC

 

Dorothy Mierow
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Crystola." Author’s recollections, including memories of living in Crystola, Colorado, the Ute Pass Flood of 1929, and working in Nepal.
undated
MSS 0088 SC

 

Jean Miller
(.5 c.f.)
Compositions, biographical material, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and audio recordings document the life of composer, Jean Miller, in Colorado Springs.
1946-1972
MSS 0300
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Minerva Alumnae Association of Colorado College, Card of Appreciation
(1 folder)
Bound card expressing appreciation to architect Charles E. Thomas for the donation of the design and plans for the Minerva Club House. Card includes photograph of club house and signatures of the Alumnae.
Undated
MSS 0179 SC

 

Mines & Mining Documents, Collection
(2.75 linear ft.)
Misc mining documents, including mine reports, stock certificates, stock ledgers, deeds, correspondence, etc. from various mines in Colorado. This includes several individual collections (such as the Hanna collection of stock certificates) as well as individual items.
Ca. 1872-1928
MSS 0260

 

Mohl Family Papers
(7.6 c.f.)
The Mohl Family Papers date from 1905-1997 [1932-1997] and consist of correspondence, business and financial records, personal files, translated material, and printed material.
1905-1997 [1932-1997]
MSS 0415
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Martha Monroe-Burgess
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.” Author’s recollections of living at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in 1949, when she was nine years old, including memories of a fire on Cheyenne Mountain.
MSS 0095 SC

 

Monument Valley Park Records
(1.8 cubic feet)
The Monument Valley Park Records date from the 1880s-2006 [2004-2006] and consist of reports, clippings, and park inventories.
1800s-2006
MSS 0421
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Mountain States Inspection Bureau Fire Insurance Rates Collection
(.3 cubic feet)
The Mountain States Inspection Bureau Fire Insurance Rates Collection dates from 1925-1975 and consists of 13 fire insurance rates booklets.
1925-1975
MSS 0407
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Archie L. Musick Print
(1 item)
A pen and ink matted print by Archie L. Musick of a man pushing a stone up Pikes Peak.
undated
MSS 0458
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N

Naomi Elaine Kennis Papers
(1.5 cubic feet)
The Naomi Elaine Kennis papers date from 1928-1975 and consist of correspondence, school documents, personal files, printed material, and photographs.
1928-1975
MSS 0423
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Newspapers (Original and Facsimile)
see EPHEMERA – NEWSPAPERS

 

Ruth Mary Noble, Correspondence
(1 folder )
Photocopies of letters written by Ruth Mary Noble from Tracy and Divide, Colorado, to her family in Cripple Creek in 1904. Letters describe Noble’s move to Tracy and her experience teaching school in Divide.
1904
MSS 0132 SC

 

NORAD Combat Operations Center Records
(5 folders)
The NORAD Combat Operations Center (COC) Records are dated 1961 and contain correspondence, a pamphlet, a briefing script, and a progress chart on the construction of the COC.
1961
MSS 0481
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O

Old North End Neighborhood Plaque Applicaton Records
(1.6 c.f. )
The Old North End Neighborhood Plaque Application Records date from 1873-2013. To obtain a plaque, home owners conduct research on their homes and submit an application. ONEN Plaque Application Records consists of this research and includes photographs, copies of deeds, and narratives of significant home owners.
1873-2013
MSS 0403
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Organization of Westside Neighbors Records
(4 folders)
The Organization of Westside Neighbors records date from 1978-1980 and consist of articles of incorporation, correspondence, meeting minutes, and miscellaneous materials.
1978-1980
Original order
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Robert M. Ormes, Galley Proofs
(.4 cubic ft.)
Galley proofs for Ormes’ Guide to Colorado Mountains (7th edition)
1979
MSS 0069

 

Charles Sumner Orton, Papers
(1 cubic ft.)
Manuscript materials, photographs, and artifacts comprise the Charles Sumner Orton Papers, which highlight his travels outside the United States and his retirement in Colorado Springs.
1864-1950
MSS 0335
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Osgood Family, Papers
(2.75 linear ft.)
Family papers of William and Ida Steele Osgood and their family; includes correspondence, photographs, genealogies of Osgood and related families, and financial records.
Ca. 1878-1944
MSS 0238
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Calvin P. Otto Cripple Creek Mining District Collection
(. 25 c.f. (226 items))
This .25 c.f. artificial collection of cancelled checks, certificates of deposit, and check registers documents the history of banking and business in the Cripple Creek Mining District from 1890 to 1943.
1890-1943
MSS 0313
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Overlook Mutual Water Company, Records
(2 linear ft.)
Papers, legal documents, maps, correspondence, stock certificates and financial records of the Overlook Colony on Cheyenne Mountain
1918-1996
MSS 0297
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P

General William Jackson Palmer Correspondence
(5 linear inches)
Five linear inches of handwritten correspondence documents the competitive railroad business in Colorado through the discussion of financial dealings, agreements, and negotiations from 1865-1877 through the personalities of General William Jackson Palmer, President of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; Thomas Nickerson, President of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Co; D. C. Dodge, Vice-President of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; and others.
1875-1877
MSS 0265
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Park County Mining Documents
(.25 linear ft.)
Deeds, receipts, correspondence, etc. relating to mining claims owned by Thomas R. Ware and Albert S. Haynes in Montgomery Consolidated Mining District, Alma, Park County
Ca. 1872-1880
see MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS

 

Gordon and Sophia Parker, Papers
(.4 cubic ft.)
Papers concerning the membership and involvement of Colorado Springs residents Gordon and Sophia Parker in William Dudley Pelley’s national organization, the Silver Shirts. The collection contains correspondence between Gordon Parker and Pelley’s Galahad College, as well as pamphlets, flyers, mailings and other materials sent by Pelley relating to his religious teachings and his anti-government, anti-Semitic ideology.
1932-1938
MSS 0141
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Partnership for Community Design, Records
(3 folders)
Records, including meeting minutes and an initial survey, of a group established in 1987 as a broad-based partnership of organizations and individuals whose purpose was to improve the appearance, livability, and economic health of the Colorado Springs area through the development of long-range urban design goals and strategies and immediate design projects.
1987-1988
MSS 0150 SC

 

Elizabeth Cowles Partridge
see COWLES, ELIZABETH

 

Past as Prologue
(2.5 c.f.)
The Past as Prologue in Colorado Springs Records date from 1910-1982 [1979-1982] and consist of business records, printed material, questionnaires, and photographs.
1910-1982 [1979-1982]
MSS 0372
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Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose Geologic Notebook
(.5 c.f.)
Geologic Notebook
1887-1890
CU 13.2

 

Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose Personal Notebook
(5 folders)
Folder 1: Work notes, 1925; Folder 2: Address book, undated; Folder 3: Anecdotes, undated; Folder 4: Geological terms, definitions, undated; Folder 5: Wine book, undated
1925, undated
CU 13.1

 

Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose Papers
(4 folders)
Folder 1: "Jug-Day in Cushman, Arkansas," undated; Folder 2: Geological papers, undated; Folder 3: "Boise Penrose," typscript, undated; Folder 4: Letter,undated.
Undated
CU 13

 

Spencer Penrose Memorabilia
(.16 cubic feet)
The Spencer Penrose Memorabilia dates from 1916 to 1939 and consists of a bottle from the Spencer Penrose Cellar, two medals, a leather folder, and a luggage tag.
1916-1939
MSS 0414
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Penrose-St. Francis Hospital Collection
(21.4 cubic ft.)
The Penrose-St. Francis Hospital Collection is comprised of 21.4 cubic feet of material documenting both Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs from 1887 to 2001. The Penrose Hospital records reference Glockner Sanatorium, Glockner-Penrose Hospital, Penrose Hospital, Penrose Cancer Hospital, Penrose Community Hospital, Elizabeth Seton Inn, Margery Reed Building, Sacred Heart Chapel, Webb Memorial Library, construction, admissions, nursing programs, physicians, employees and the Sisters of the Charity. The St. Francis records primarily reflect financial and legal documentation regarding charitable gifts from individual’s estate assets and construction files.
1887-2001
MSS 0290
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Jill Peterson
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Solving the Mystery of the Colorado Brown Stain." Short history of the study of the cause of ‘mottled enamel’ or ‘brown stain’ on the teeth of people in certain parts of the country, including those from the Colorado Springs area. Eventually the cause was determined to be an excess of fluoride in the water supplies.
[1994?]
MSS 0089 SC

 

Colorado City Petitions, Additions, and Rights of Way Records
(.45 c.f.)
The Colorado City Petitions, Additions, and Rights of Way Records are dated 1897-1917.
1897-1917
MSS 0470
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Nathan C. Pickard, Patent Application Papers
(2 folders)
Correspondence, patent application and diagrams for Colorado Springs resident Nathan C. Pickard’s Automatic Unloading Devices for Vehicles intended to be used to unload loose material such as coal, sand, gravel and grain by means of power obtained from a truck engine rather than by hand.
1929-1930
MSS 0156 SC

 

Pike National Forest
(2.8 cubic ft.)
Manuscripts, maps, notes, articles etc. re Pike National Forest and activities in and around it Most items are microfilmed (2 reels)
CA 106
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Zebulon Pike, Collection
(1 linear ft.)
13 manuscript letters from Zebulon Pike, mostly orders, bills or receipts, with signatures
1812-13
MSS 0245

 

Zebulon Montgomery Pike, 5th
(1 folder)
12 pages of poetry and prose by Zebulon Montgomery Pike V and Leslie Anne Pike
[1973?]
MSS 0164 SC

 

Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
(2. c.f.)
Case files, distributor packets, programs, posters, and videos document the Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival in Colorado Springs, beginning in 2000. The festival "strives to build greater community and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender alliances through film education, awareness, and celebration."
2000-2008
MSS 0342
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Pikes Peak Adult Education Records
(.2 c.f.)
Records from various local adult education groups. Several names are used including, Pikes Peak Adult Education Association, Pikes Peak Adult Education Council, Adult Education Council, Consortium for Coordinating Education for Adults in the Pikes Peak Region, and Adult Education Council of Colorado Springs.
1948-1976
MSS 0255
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Pikes Peak Camera Club
(4.2 cubic ft.)
Records, including meeting minutes, competition results, newsletters, and yearbooks of the Pikes Peak Camera Club, an organization established in 1930 to ‘aid and benefit, by mutual cooperation, those interested in photography.’ In addition to regular workshops and meetings, the Club holds monthly photograph competitions for its members and an annual Salon, a competition open to all amateur and professional photographers in the region.
1930-1991
MSS 0138
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Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.
(4.8 cubic ft.)
This collection consists primarily of original records of daily precipitation measurements - commonly referred to as ‘Raincheck’ - for the Pikes Peak region from 1967 through 2002. Most recordings were made by volunteer observers for the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. There is no data available for 1972 and 1973. Annual summary sheets are included for the years 1976 through 1999. Also included is a 1983 summary of fifty years worth of weather records recorded at the Broadmoor Golf Courses.
1967-ongoing
CA 7
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Pikes Peak Cog Railroad Centennial
(.5 linear ft.)
Ephemera from the Centennial
1991
MSS 0234
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Pikes Peak Family Counseling and Mental Health Center, Records
(4 cubic ft.)
This collection contains material from the Pikes Peak Family Counseling and Mental Health Center and, more specifically, from its two parent organizations, Associated Charities and the Colorado Springs Child Guidance Clinic. Early records include casebooks, correspondence, meeting minutes and annual reports. Later material consists largely of news clippings and board records.
1886-1992
MSS 0178
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Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, Records
(1 cubic ft.)
Records of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, an organization established in 1980 to promote an interest in genealogy among residents of the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado through programs and classes, meetings, publications, cooperation with the genealogy section of the Pikes Peak Library District, and documentation of members’ family trees. Records include annual reports, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and newsletters.
1980-ongoing
MSS 0055
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Pikes Peak Group, Colorado Mountain Club
(5.9 cubic ft.)
Records of the Pikes Peak Group of the Colorado Mountain Club comprise materials from 1923-2001, and provide information of the groups' activities in the Pikes Peak region. The materials include meeting minutes, membership lists, financial reports, correspondence and club activity reports. Formed as part of the statewide Colorado Mountain Club in 1919, the group is involved in wildflower exhibits, conservation issues such as reducing recreational impact on the land, scheduled hiking, and many outdoor activities throughout the seasons. The bulk of this collection dates from 1931-1975.
1923-2001
MSS 0100
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Newsletters of the Pikes Peak Region
(4 c.f.)
Artificial collection of Pikes Peak Region newsletters dating 1976-2008.
1976-2008
MSS 0472
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Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
See COLORADO SPRINGS RODEO ASSOCIATION

 

John Felter
(.25 c.f. (6 folders))
"The Pikes Peak People: The Story of America's Most Popular Mountain," manuscript.
1966
CU 8

 

Pikes Peak Republican Women's Roundtable, Scrapbooks
(2 cubic ft.)
Scrapbooks compiled by the Pikes Peak Republican Women's Roundtable, a women's organization established in 1958 and affiliated with the Colorado Federation of Republican Women. The organization's objectives include promoting the purposes of the Republican party and encouraging an informed electorate. Scrapbooks in this collection document the activities of the Roundtable and include clippings, photographs, annual reports and copies of their newsletter, the Trunkline. Scrapbooks from 1985-1989 include clippings about local Republican women candidates and office holders
1958-ongoing
MSS 0172
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Pikes Peak Seniors, Records
(4 linear ft.)
Scrapbooks, photos, manuscripts, etc.
1953-1987
MSS 0239
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El Paso County Pioneers' Assocation Records
(6.8 c.f.)
The El Paso County Pioneers' Association Records date from 1896-2013. The records consist of business and financial documents, events and projects, printed material, and media.
1896-2013
MSS 0420
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Plat Maps
see COLORADO SPRINGS PLAT MAPS

 

Plays
see WESTERN PLAYS

 

Professional Women’s Club Conference Scrapbook
see WEST CENTRAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Public Works Administration
(9.6 cubic feet)
The National Industrial Recovery Act created the Public Works Administration in the federal government on June 16, 1933 as an effort to stabilize employment and increase purchasing power during the Great Depression. Colorado Springs benefited from this program with financial support for various projects in the city. Projects included: Bijou Street bridge and viaduct, Uintah Street and Mesa Road bridges over Monument Creek, a new sewage plant, street improvements, rerouting Pikes Peak Auto Highway, Boulder Street bridge, a new fire station, Catamount Dam construction, north slope water development, and a pipeline at Manitou Springs hydro plant. Case files, correspondence, negatives, file cards, and blueprints comprise this collection of 9.6 cubic feet concerning Colorado Springs involvement in the Public Works Administration. Case files of the projects may include legal notices, correspondence, financial documentation, legal documentation, assessments, specifications, reports, and cost estimates from 1910 to 1959. Some items are not necessarily associated with the Public Works Administration Program.
1910-1959 [1923-1949]
MSS 0296
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Pueblo County Board of Trade
See BOARD OF TRADE OF PUEBLO COUNTY

 

Q

No records are available beginning with the letter Q

R

Ration Books
see EPHEMERA

 

D. A. Hufford
(1 Folder)
"The Real Ramona of Helen Hung Jackson's Famous Novel," Typed.
1900
MSS 0278

 

Rodger D. Reddish
(1 folder)
Manuscripts: "The Aviation History of the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport and Peterson Air Force Base" (pts. 1 and 2) Brief history of the municipal airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Undated
MSS 0130 SC

 

Rhoda Davis Wilcox
(1 Folder)
"The Man on the Iron Horse," manuscript.
1959
CU 7

 

Judith Rice-Jones Collection
(1 c.f.)
The Judith Rice-Jones Collection contains documentation concerning preservation, horticulture, and community involvement in Colorado Springs.
1956-2011
MSS 0348
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Conrad Richter, Correspondence
(1 cubic ft.)
Correspondence from Pulitzer Prize winning author Conrad Richter to Colorado Springs resident John Cameron Gardner, Jr. Topics include Richter’s novels, time spent in California and New Mexico, writing in general, the stock market, health, religion, and Richter's family. John Gardner and Conrad Richter likely met when they both lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the late 1920s. Conrad Richter died in 1968 and letters in the collection from the 1970s were written by Richter's daughter.
1934-1972
MSS 0188
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Ida Wheaton Riddle Correspondence
(.2 c.f.)
Correspondence from Ida Wheaton Riddle to her family Correspondence from Ida Wheaton Riddle to her family dating from 1894-1899.
1894-1899
MSS 0376
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Robert Martin Papers
(.45 c.f.)
Robert Martin was employed by the City of Colorado Springs and served as the City Engineer. This collection dates 1969-1972 and contains proposals, plans, and correspondence for areas around Colorado Springs including Keller Park, Memorial Park, and the Colorado Springs Airport.
1969-1972
MSS 0471
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Susie Roberts
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Glass Works of Colorado City.” Brief history of the Glass Works, a glass bottle making plant in Colorado City, Colorado between 1889 and 1899.
1968
MSS 0090 SC

 

Idabelle Sullivan Robinson
(1 folder)
Manuscript: “Memories of My Grandmother.” Recollections by Idabelle Sullivan Robinson about her grandmother’s life and family events primarily in Ramah, Colorado in the early 1900s. There is also a very brief mention of Cripple Creek and Elkton, Colorado.
1983
MSS 0077 SC

 

Rosemae Wells Campbell Papers
(1.6 cubic feet)
Rosemae Wells Campbell was a long-time resident of Colorado Springs. She worked at Colorado College as a teacher and librarian and also wrote numerous books. The Rosemae Wells Campbell Papers date from 1904-1991 [1921-1991] and consist of Personal Documents, Professional and Librarianship Documents, Gyroscopes and Tops, and Printed Material.
1904-1991 [1921-1991]
MSS 0429
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Rose Nichol Mine
(.05 linear ft.)
Paybooks, April 16-May 15, 1934 see MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS

 

S

Saturday Knights Hiking Club
(1 Folder)
Papers, reports, newsletters, and published copies of "Knights of the Mountain Trails."
1972-2003

 

Save Outdoor Sculpture (SOS)
(1 linear ft.)
Files on outdoor sculpture in the Pikes Peak region; includes information on sculptor, dates, photos, etc.
1993
MSS 0235
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Alice Scott
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Florissant – Then and Now." Brief history of Florissant, Colorado.
1987
MSS 0091 SC

 

Reynold Seibel Papers
(25 c.f.)
25 c.f. of survey files, case files, maps, field notebooks and publications comprise the Reynold Seibel Papers from 1886 to 1993, documenting survey work in El Paso County, Park County, and Teller County.
1886-1993
MSS 0317
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Centennial Sertoma Club Records
(4.7 c.f.)
The Centennial Sertoma Club records date from 1959-2000 [1959-1994] and consist of organizational records, newsletters, artifacts and ephemera, and photographs.
1959-2000 [1959-1994]
MSS 0390
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Lloyd and Dorothy Shaw Papers
(1.5 c.f.)
The Lloyd and Dorothy Shaw Papers date from 1912-1996 and consist of Personal Material, Music, and a Scrapbook.
1912-1996
MSS 0467
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Ruth Shaw, Papers
(l.5 linear ft.)
Correspondence, floorplans and memorabilia from various buildings in Colorado Springs, relating mostly to historic preservation
MSS 0250

 

George Sherman, Papers
(.25 linear ft.)
Family papers and correspondence
Ca. 1885-1920s
Arrangement completed, inventory available

 

Leila F. Shields, Diaries
(.5 linear ft.)
Diaries of Colorado Springs resident Leila F. Shields, consisting of short daily records of events and weather
1899-1946
MSS 0064

 

Roger Shreeve
(1 folder)
Senior Thesis: “’None So Deaf As Those Who Will Not Hear:’ The History of the First Ten Years of the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, 1874-1884”
1995
MSS 0092 SC

 

Sidford Hamp Letters
(1 Folder)
"Letters of Sidford F. Hamp Since He Left England on the Eight of May 1872," Typed.
May 9- November 10, 1872
MSS 0276

 

Simonds & Wainwright
(.05 linear ft.)
Reports of real estate 1899-1900
in MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS

 

Coalition for Single Parents Day Records
(.45 c.f.)
The Coalition for Single Parents Day Records date from 1985-2014 and consist of correspondence, business and government documents, and printed material.
1985-2014
MSS 0425
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Sinton Family, Papers
(.05 linear ft.)
Family papers including originals and facsimiles of correspondence, diaries and genealogies of family emigrating from Ireland in 1818 and ending up in Colorado in 1880s.
1818-1988
MSS 0104
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Eric Swab
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "History of the Skelton Mountain Ranch." Includes information about the guests of the ranch, the Skeltons, the Sudholts, foundation plans, and a vicinity map. 52 pages.
2011
MSS 0363

 

El Paso County Department of Social Services
(1 Folder)
"Historial Background of Public Welfare in Colorado" by Blanche E. Caldwell; "The County Department of Public Welfare: An Introduction for County Board Members."
December 10, 1947
MSS 0279

 

Sons of the American Revolution - Colorado Society - Pikes Peak Chapter, Records
(1.8 cubic ft.)
Records, including bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, and membership lists of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, a men’s patriotic organization, and its predecessor, the Colorado Springs Chapter. Records date from 1908-1915 and 1988-2012.
1908-1915; 1988-ongoing,finding aid available
MSS 0108
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SpABA, Records
(.5 c.f.)
Meeting minutes and newsletters from SpABA (Springs Area Beautiful Association), an organization to promote and preserve the natural and man-made beauty of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
1963-1999
MSS 0151 SC
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Spirit of Palmer Festival Records
(1.7 c.f.)
The Spirit of Palmer Festival Records date from 1984-1986 and consist of business records, printed material, artifacts, and photographs.
1984-1986
MSS 0371
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Spotlight Publications
(3.5 c.f.)
Case files, photos, printer’s paste-ups, and one publication highlight businesses and institutions in Colorado Springs in the early 1980s through the publication of the First Catalogue: Colorado Springs and The Pikes Peak Region: The Selective Guide to Good Living.
1980-1984
MSS 0312
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Marshall Sprague, Papers
(31 cubic ft.)
Personal papers of Colorado historian and author Marshall Sprague. The bulk of this collection dates from the 1930s to the 1980s and includes diaries, research files, writings and autobiographical audiotapes. Correspondence in this collection primarily consists of letters between Sprague and his editors, people commenting on his writings, and other Colorado history authors, though there is also some personal correspondence. The materials in this collection largely document Sprague’s professional career as a writer, though his hobbies such as chess, bird watching, and playing jazz piano are readily apparent, as is his obvious affection for his wife, Edna Jane.
1925-1994
MSS 0050
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Lucien Bertrand Squier, Correspondence
(1 folder )
Photocopy of a letter written by Lucien Bertrand Squier to J. Charles O’Brien in which the author describes arriving in Colorado Springs, his general impression of the area, and attitude toward mining investments.
1895
MSS 0133 SC

 

Merell Folsom
(1 Folder)
Manuscript: "Stage Coach Route from Colorado City to Denver in the 1860s."
2016
MSS 0469 SC

 

Lillian M. Starrett, Woman's Christian Temperance Union Collection
(.4 cubic ft.)
Pamphlets, flyers, clippings and other published materials related to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
1898-1940
MSS 0167
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Helen Stephenson, Diaries
(1 folder)
Journal kept by 17 year old Helen F. Stephenson while camping with her family in North Cheyenne Canyon near Colorado Springs in the summer of 1905. Transcribed by Stephenson’s daughter, Ida Robertson Miles.
1905 (transcription: 1997)
MSS 0076 SC

 

Wayne Steward
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "South Park, Colorado, 1919" Author’s recollections of working for the Epperson Family on a ranch in South Park, Colorado in 1919.
Undated
MSS 0123 SC

 

Stewart Brothers First Receipt
(1 Folder)
Framed receipt
February 2, 1924
MSS 0247

 

Clarence Stewart, Army Camp Story Scrapbook
(.4 cubic ft.)
Scrapbook of Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph clippings compiled by Clarence Stewart. Includes press releases of 8th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Public Information Office.
1941-1942
MSS 0187

 

Pikes Peak Stock Car Racing Association
(.226 c.f.)
The Pikes Peak Stock Car Racing Association Records date from 1967-1975 and include rules and regulations, a mini-stock pamphlet, and Pikes Peak Speedway programs.
1967-1975
MSS 0454
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Stock Certificates
(.25 linear ft.)
1 envelope of miscellaneous stock certificates donated by H.G. Lunt
Ca. 1896-1913
see MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS

 

H. Chase Stone, Papers
(13 cubic ft.)
Records produced by, collected by or relating to Henry Chase Stone, a prominent businessman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a veteran of World Wars I and II. Included in this collection are correspondence, photographs, awards, clippings and other materials documenting portions of Stone’s life and activities. The bulk of this collection dates from 1917, when Stone enlisted in the U. S. Navy, to 1946, when he resigned his commission as head of the Recruitment and Manning Organization of the War Shipping Administration.
1900-1967
MSS 0051
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Winfield Scott Stratton Legal Records
(.5 c.f. )
The Winfield Scott Stratton Legal Records date from 1901-1915 and consist of legal material including his last will and testament, and claims to his estate. All documents in this collection are photocopies from the Colorado State Archive.
1901-1915
MSS 0382
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Milton Strong Papers
(.54 cubic feet)
Milton Strong was a nationally known construction engineer. He assisted in the construction of the Broadmoor Hotel, Mount Manitou Incline, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, among many other projects. The Milton Strong Papers date from 1882-1978 [1885-1954] and consist of Business Material, Personal Material, Correspondence, Printed Material, and Artifacts.
1882-1978 [1882-1954]
MSS 0042
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Pikes Peak Summit House and Glen Cove Inn Ledger
(1 Folder)
1913-1919
MSS 0246

 

Sunrise Services: Easter in the Garden of the Gods, Scrapbook
(.5 cubic ft.)
Scrapbook of clippings and photographs documenting Easter Sunrise Services at the Garden of the Gods from 1943-1954.
undated
MSS 0060

 

Susan G. Komen Colorado South Affiliate Records
(3.2 c.f.)
The Susan G. Komen Colorado South Affiliate Records date from 1940-2012 [1995-2012] and include Race for the Cure material, Miscellaneous material, Scrapbooks, and VHS Tapes.
1940-2012 [1995-2012]
MSS 0440
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Gordon Sweet
(2.5 linear ft.)
Drawings, plans and study prints, including works by Thomas MacLaren
Ca. 1892-1920
Original Order. Inventory available

 

T

Tamara M. Teale, Ph. D.
(2 Folders)
Manuscript: "The Reverend Kingsley's Daughter and the Railway Engineers: Contrasting Views of the Pike's Peak Region 1871-1872." Presented as a Literary Walk in the Woods at Cheyenne Mountain State Park on September 17, 2016, on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of the birth of Gen. William J. Palmer. Collection also includes a September 12, 2016, newspaper clipping and a promotional flyer for the event.
2016
MSS 0476 SC

 

Archie L. Tautfest, Jr.
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "The General's Story" Critical analysis of “The General’s Story,” an account, first published in 1867 in The Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, of certain events involving William Jackson Palmer during the Civil War.
1983
MSS 0124 SC

 

Tax Reports of Early Stockmen
(1 folder)
Summary of taxes paid for property and livestock owned by ranchers in the Pikes Peak region in the 1870s and 1880s. List includes name of stockmen, legal description of property, and type and number of livestock owned. The source for this information and the compiler are unknown.
Undated
MSS 0157 SC

 

Tax Schedules, El Paso County
See EL PASO COUNTY, OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER
MSS 0184

 

Lida Taylor
(1 folder)
Reminiscences of a preacher’s daughter, including moving from Kansas to the Pikes Peak region of Colorado by covered wagon in the 1890s, typhoid fever in the family, and living and travelling throughout Colorado.
1976
MSS 0125 SC

 

Teacher’s Register, Tracy School (Teller County)
(1 folder)
1916-1917
See EDUCATION / SCHOOLS

 

Teller County Index to Lands
(.6 c.f.)
Bound volume
Ca. 1875-1906
MSS 0377

 

Teresina Bent Scheurich
(1 Folder)
"The Story of Gov. Bent's Massacre as Told by His Daughter Teressina Bent Scheurich Who Was a Witness."
Undated
MSS 0286

 

Tesla Book Company Collection
(4.5 cubic ft.)
Photocopies of newspaper articles, correspondence, and book excerpts written from 1886-1985 about Nikola Tesla and his experiments, as well as a comprehensive index to publications from around the world written in which Tesla or his work was mentioned.
1886-1985
MSS 0111
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Nikola Tesla
(1 folder)
Autograph and stamp
MSS 0249SC

 

Lowell Thomas, Letter
(1 folder)
Letter from journalist Lowell Thomas to a Miss Stewart.
1976
MSS 0227 SC

 

Trail Users Council of Colorado
(.2 cubic ft.)
Bylaws, correspondence flyers and newsletters for the Adams County based Trail Users Council of Colorado, a non-profit corporation whose goal was to ‘provide a medium through which all types of recreational trail users can work together for adequate maintenance and extension of trail systems and to provide a channel of communication among all trail users.’ The organization was founded in 1973.
1971-1974
MSS 0139
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A Trip to Colorado in 1878
(1 Manuscript)
A Trip to Colorado in 1878 written by S. A. Gardner of Peoria, Illinois, from the Peoria Evening Call, discusses Manitou Springs.
July 27, 1878
MSS 0350

 

Jill R. Trout
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Communities of Yesterday" History of the area to the north of Colorado Springs now owned by the United States Air Force Academy, including information about communities, ranches and individuals.
1988
MSS 0126 SC

 

Josephine Tutt Mills Scrapbooks
(1.2 cubic feet)
The Josephine Tutt Mills Scrapbooks consist of seven scrapbooks dating from ca. 1920s-1930s. The majority of the scrapbooks consist of clippings regarding horse shows and races.
Ca. 1920s-1930s
MSS 0413
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U

Elizabeth Uhlig
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Starkville, A Colorado Coal Community." History of the coal mining town and its people.
1985
MSS 0093 SC

 

United States. Office of Price Administration. War Price and Rationing Board No. 4. El Paso County, Colorado.
(1.9 cubic ft.)
Correspondence, meeting minutes, enforcement reports, and business files from the El Paso County, Colorado, office of the War Price and Rationing Board. The bulk of the material concerns the enforcement of rationing, and especially violations involving automobiles, in El Paso County during World War II.
1942-1946
CA 12
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Urban League of Pikes Peak Region
(2 cubic feet)
The Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region Records date from 1948-1976 and consist of newspaper clippings, business documents, a scrapbook, and photographs.
1948-1976 [1965-1976]
MSS 0364
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V

Heidi Vazquez Guy
(.75 linear ft.)
2 videos (video histories of Hispanic seniors of the Pikes Peak Region) with 1 notebook of background information
ca. 1996
Original order

 

Vera Gang Scott letter
(1 Folder)
February 15, 2001
MSS 0242

 

Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc., Department of Colorado, Pikes Peak Barracks 911
(.2 c.f.)
The Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc., Department of Colorado, Pikes Peak Barracks 911 Records date from 1970-1982 and include a history of the Barracks, newspaper clippings, membership lists, meeting minutes, and correspondence.
1970-1982
MSS 0368
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Visiting Nurse Association of the Pikes Peak Region
(3.2 cubic ft.)
Records, primarily reports to the board and monthly meeting minutes, of the Visiting Nurse Association of the Pikes Peak Region, a health care oriented organization established in 1907 and in operation until 1986. Interested in all aspects of nursing and health care, the Association was instrumental in establishing and/or maintaining many public health programs in Colorado Springs and El Paso County such as clinics for the needy, dental clinics, child welfare clinics, school nursing, community health education, and professional home health care. Materials in this collection provide good insight into health and the evolution of health care in the Pikes Peak region through much of the 1900s.
1909-1995
MSS 0118
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Vollmer Motor Co.
(.2 cubic ft.)
Business records, including correspondence and product orders, from Vollmer Brothers, a Colorado Springs based Ford automobile dealer and distributor of Fordson Tractors and other agricultural equipment doing business in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. The dealership was founded in 1913 by brothers Cornelius (Neil) J. and Paul F. Vollmer and remained in business until its sale to Doenges Motor company in 1945.
1918-1920
MSS 0169
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W

Winthrop S. David
(1 Folder)
"The Interesting Life of W.S. Davis"
Undated
MSS 0283

 

Zelle Wade, Coronado Entrada Scrapbook
(.4 cubic ft.)
Scrapbook of clippings, press releases and a few photos about the July, 1940 production of the Coronado Entrada in Colorado Springs. The staged recreation of the 400th anniversary of Coronado expedition through what is now the southwestern part of the United States was held in Penrose Stadium and included hundreds of local residents as cast members. Zelle Wade was the publicity director for KVOR Radio and for the local Coronado Entrada and likely compiled the scrapbook.
1940
MSS 0185

 

Nellie V. Walker, Papers
(.25 linear ft.)
Newspaper clippings, contracts, ephemera relating to her sculpture in Colorado Springs
Ca. 1905-1970
MSS 0211
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Thomas R. Ware
(.25 linear ft.)
Mining claims, certificates, receipts, correspondence, etc., relating to mines in the Montgomery Consolidated Mining District, Alma, Park County,
Ca. 1872-1880
see MINES & MINING DOCUMENTS / PARK COUNTY

 

Edward R. Warren
(1 folder)
Manuscript: [History of the Colorado Audubon Society] Brief early history of the Colorado Audubon Society, founded in March of 1913. Includes names of officers and board members and information about Society activities.
1915
MSS 0171 SC

 

Edward R. Warren, Papers
(.2 cubic ft.)
Notes made by Edward R. Warren during his observation of beavers and other mammals in Colorado and especially in El Paso County. The collection includes photographs of beaver dams and evidence of beaver activity along Monument Creek in El Paso County, Colorado. Also included is a census of big game and fur-bearing mammals in Colorado counties in the 1930s. Edward Warren was a nationally known naturalist and the author of several books about Colorado wildlife.
[1911?] - 1939
MSS 0170
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Weeks Family Interview Transcript
(1 folder)
Edited transcript of interviews conducted with Ila Weeks Burcham and Mary Weeks Marshall in 1984. The women were interviewed by family members about their recollections of growing up in Colorado City from 1905-1911 and include memories of the Weeks and the Jacob Schmidt families of Colorado City, Colorado as well as other people in their neighborhood.
[1984]
MSS 0165 SC

 

Weinstein Honeymoon Collection
(.226 c.f.)
The Weinstein Honeymoon Collection is dated 1939 and includes hotel receipts, stationary, brochures, photographs, and event schedules from the Colorado honeymoon of Dr. Irving and Lily Weinstein.
1939
MSS 0450
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West Central Regional Conference of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Scrapbook,
(1 folder)
Scrapbook of clippings, conference program, and songs from the First Regional Conference of the West Central Regional Conference of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs which met in Manitou Springs, Colorado in June of 1930.
1930
MSS 0096 SC

 

Western Art Digest
(5 c.f.)
Correspondence, biographical files, layouts and dummies, etc. from Artists of the Rockies and the Golden West and Western Art Digest
1974-1987
MSS 0012
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Western Plays Collection
(2 Folders)
Two plays: A signed copy of “An Evening with Henry McAllister,” September 15, 1980, by Jerry Brown and “My Wife Shall Be A Lady,” undated.
unknown, September 15, 1980
MSS 0400

 

Westside Intensive Survey
(.2 c.f.)
Photocopies of records from a survey of buildings and locations in the Westside neighborhood of Colorado Springs. Records include information about the historical and architectural significance of each site. The research was conducted from 1980-1981 by Deborah Edge Abele as part of the Colorado Springs Cultural Resource Survey and survey results were compiled on the inventory forms that make up this collection. Survey results were also included in the publication The Westside: An Introduction To Its History and Architecture (City of Colorado Springs, 1983)
1981
CA 14
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Whickerbll Gifts Records
(.45 c.f.)
John Eastham opened Whickerbill Gifts in 1957. The store sold gifts including glassware, pottery, stoneware, and china. The Whickerbill Gifts Records date from 1937-2013 [1961-2013] and contain business and financial records, advertising, clippings, and miscellaneous material.
1937-2013 [1961-2013]
MSS 0477
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Rhoda Davis Wilcox Papers
(12 c.f.)
Research files, correspondence, community files, personal files, photographs, and scrapbooks document local author, Rhoda Davis Wilcox’s interest in Colorado Springs history and community involvement from 1871 to 2000.
1871-2000
MSS 0214
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William C. Henderson
(1 folder)
"Parting the Curtain," manuscript. Outline of a speech given by the author on the history of Colorado City.
undated
CU 28

 

William Jackson Palmer
(1 Folder)
Letter, holograph, signed, without envelope.
1905
CU 10

 

William M. Calvert Records
(.2 cubic feet)
William Marksheffel Calvert was a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs and a 4th district judge. The William M. Calvert Records date from 1961-1972.
1961-1972
MSS 0427
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Lester L. Williams
(1 folder)
Manuscript, "Dr. Henry Chorley Watt" Brief biographical essay about Henry Chorley Watt, a Colorado Springs physician who became William Jackson Palmer’s personal doctor and later married Palmer’s daughter, Marjory.
Undated
MSS 0127 SC

 

Lester L. Williams
(1 folder )
Manuscript: "William H. Bancroft" Brief biographical essay about William H. Bancroft, Colorado Springs resident and well-known artist.
Undated
MSS 0128 SC

 

William Thomas Odum
(1 folder)
"A Little Rouge for Queen Anne," manuscript. The reconstruction of the Bemis house, now Hearthstone Inn.
undated
CU 27

 

Julia Ryan Wills
(1 folder)
Manuscript: Alice Bemis Taylor. Biographical information about the Colorado Springs philanthropist.
1995
MSS 0094 SC

 

Carlos U. Womack Genealogy Records
(5.8 c.f.)
The Carlos U. Womack Genealogy Records date from 1978-1998and consist of correspondence and genealogy files.
1978-1998
MSS0375
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union
See LILLIAN M. STARRETT

 

Women Emerging Records
(.5 c.f.)
The Women Emerging records consist of correspondence, attendance questionnaires, directories, publicity, pamphlets, and workshop material. The records range in date from 1980-1982.
1980-1982
MSS 0370
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Modern Woodmen of America Records
(1 Folder)
Members atmitted to MWA Tuberculosis Sanatorium dated 1923-1938; "To Enter 'San' as Patient," by John E. Swanter, Superintent, January 1928; "Happenings at Sanatorium," by John E. Swanger, Superintendent dated January 1929
1923-1938

 

Myron Wood, Photo Auction Records
(.8 cubic feet)
The Myron Wood Photo Auction was held September 21, 1991, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The auction was presented by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and all profits were donated to the Local History department of the Pikes Peak Library District (now called Special Collections). Approximately 150 original signed prints were offered with bids starting at $50. The collection dates from 1974-1992 [1991] and consists of administrative records, artifacts, and slides.
1974-1992 [1991]
MSS 0418
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Works Progress Administration of Colorado, Report
(1 folder)
[Summary of Real Property Survey of Colorado Springs] Report including overview of data gathering method and a general summary of the results of a 1936 real property survey conducted in Colorado Springs by the Works Progress Administration. Among data reported is structure type, date constructed, number of rooms, age and race of persons in dwelling units, plumbing equipment and length of occupancy.
1936-1937
MSS 0153 SC

 

World's Fair Century of Progress Colorado Silver Dollar
(1 item)
1933 World's Fair Century of Progress Colorado 1 oz Type IV Silver Dollar. From the John William Peck Estate.
1933
MSS 0453 SC

 

Colorado Festival of World Theatre
(.7 c.f.)
The Colorado Festival of World Theatre Records date from 2003-2009 and include business documents, programs, flyers, and posters.
2003-2009
MSS 0379
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World War II Casualty Lists
See Casualty Lists, WWII

 

Works Progress Administration of Colorado
(1 Folder)
Real Property Survey of Colorado Springs
1936-1967
MSS 0153

 

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No records are available beginning with the letter X

Y

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, Records
(47 cubic ft.)
Records of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, including correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, newsletters, brochures, scrapbooks, blueprints, audio-visual material and ephemera. Materials in this collection document the history of the local organization and its activities from the 1890s to the 1990s and include records from the YWCA, Pikes Peak Y, and Y/USO.
1886-1992
MSS 0072
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Margaret Yoder
(1 folder)
Manuscript: "Homesteading with Menno Yoder, Greeley County, Kansas, 1886-1887" Transcript of daily journal entries and cash account book entries of a settler in Greeley County, Kansas in 1886-1887.
1988.
MSS 0129 SC

 

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Pikes Peak / Zebulon Pike Research Records
(1 c.f.)
The Pikes Peak / Zebulon Pike Research Records are dated 1807-2016 and contain research files created by James McChristal. Topics covered include Pikes Peak, Zebulon Pike, and Spanish Exploration.
1807-2016
MSS 0465
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Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area Records
(3.5 c.f.)
Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area was established in 1949 with the purpose of advancing the status of women and serving the community. Business and financial documents, events, printed material, awards, scrapbooks, and photographs comprise the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area Records, 1949-2006 [1974-2006].
1949-2010 [1974-2006]
MSS 0344
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