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Ouray Historical Society Library

Paper Archive

The Paper Archives at the Research Center contain thousands of items: a variety of materials donated by families, businesses, and government agencies. The history of Ouray County is documented by family memorabilia, maps, rare newspapers, manuscripts, archival books, biographies, government, and school records. Each donated article is accessed by an individual number, entered into a database, and stored in an acid-free file or box for preservation. In addition to the conservation of fragile artifacts, the mission and responsibility of this section of the Research Center is to make historical information available for educational and personal research. By preserving the past, society secures wisdom for the future.


Ouray County Historical Society Paper Archivist, Glenda Moore, has a B.A. and M.A. in English and an additional M.A. in Library Science and worked as a teacher of English history, and reading and also served as a technical manager for computers in a high school. Previously she was employed by Northrup Space Laboratory as a technical editor.

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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