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Other Local Resources

We are fortunate to have access to a wealth of other historical resources around our region and the State of Colorado. We have compiled some of these here to help visitors in their research activities.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 2 million digitized pages, representing more than 553 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2020. Due to copyright restrictions, the CHNC does not always include newspapers published after 1924, but the CHNC can digitize beyond 1924 if publisher permission can be secured. And best of all, the CHNC can be browsed and searched for free!

Idarado Houses Preservation Project

The Idarado Houses were originally built for miners and their families in the now-abandoned ghost town of Eureka, Colorado, northeast of present day Silverton. In 1948, ten of the forty houses were hauled one at a time over a dirt-road on Red Mountain Pass to the Treasury Tunnel complex of the Idarado Mining Company, where they were utilized for offices, an infirmary and miners housing until the Idarado shut down mining operations in 1978. This project seeks to preserves these buildings for future generations.

How to Access The Archives

The Research Center can be visited by appointment only. Call 970-325-4576 to schedule an appointment. All those interested in conducting research in our archives or museum must read and adhere to our Research Policy Statement click below to access the policy.

Research Services

We are pleased to offer research services. Our experts take on research projects for a fee, these fees help us maintain the archives and museum, and are an important source of revenue for the Society. Your can request research services and get information about fees by access the information and form linked below.

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