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Boulder City and County Records

Identifier: COU:165

Scope and Contents

Includes Water Licenses (1897-1914), Water and Sewer Charges (1897-1914), City Cash Books (1893-1914), Burial Permits and Dog Licenses (1879-1895), Police and Justice Court Dockets (1882-1926), departmental records and other material.


  • Creation: 1879 - 1926

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Boulder is the eleventh most populous city in the state of Colorado. It is the seat of Boulder County and the home to the University of Colorado Boulder, founded in 1877. The City and County of Boulder are located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Range and feature the Flatirons rock formation. Historically the home of Native American tribes, including the Southern Arapaho, Utes, Cheyennes, Comanches, and Sioux, Boulder was first settled by non-native peoples in 1858 during the Colorado Gold Rush. Officially part of the Nebraska Territory, Boulder became part of the Colorado Territory in 1861 upon that territory’s creation by the United States Congress. The city of Boulder was first incorporated in 1871.


9 linear feet

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Official records of the City and County of Boulder on permanent loan from the Boulder Pioneer Museum.


Collection is split into two series, Ledgers and Boulder Records. Ledgers are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically. The Boulder Records series was kept in the original order.

Edited and reformatted; Jeffrey Wermer, December 2012; uploaded by Jennifer Sanchez to Archives Space 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States