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Survey of Colorado's more notable courthouses and the counties where they are located. Included is historical information about the formation of each county, including dates and selection of their names, and courthouse photographs.
The Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway built the third railroad into Cripple Creek in 1901. It was nicknamed the "Short Line." After many ownership changes and financial problems, the roadbed was sold in 1922 and was converted into a scenic toll road. The collection contains correspondence, record books, time tables, field notebooks, and detailed route maps of the Railway and of related companies.
The Board of Immigration was organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1870. Its purpose was to promote the settlement and development of Colorado. It was succeeded by the State Board of Immigration and State Bureau of Immigration and Statistics. Together they circulated innumerable pamphlets and brochures in Europe and the United States. The collection contains some of these publications describing Colorado for potential settlers.
The Colorado State Federation of Labor was organized in 1896 to coordinate the efforts of the state's labor unions. Its industrial union emphasis prevented it from affiliating with the AFL until 1905. When the AFL combined with the CIO in 1955, the State Federation merged with the Colorado Industrial Union Council to form the Colorado Labor Council (# 1139).
The Colorado State Grange was organized in the 1870s as an educational and social organization for farmers.
Collection contains manuscript copies of five articles and one 500 page study by William May on the founding of Colorado's beet sugar industry at Grand Junction in 1899. Included are published copies of his articles from "Colorado West Sunday Magazine" of the Grand Junction Sentinel, September and November 1975.
Autobiographical letters by four of Colorado's territorial delegates to Congress: Hiram P. Bennet, Allen A. Bradford, George Chilcott and John Evans.
Pioneers and miners brought theater to Colorado during its first decades of settlement. The Colorado Theater Collection is a composite collection of programs, season announcements, invitations, tickets and publicity information from Colorado theaters. Programs for vaudeville, opera, plays and individual performances are also included. The programs in the collection range in date from 1879 to 1979.
The national Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) is an organization that was created in 1967 to provide for the rights of all veterans in the United States. The Colorado branch of the VVAW existed from at least the middle of 1971-May 1972. The Colorado Vietnam Veterans Against the War Collection contains editions of the Colorado organization’s monthly newsletter of the group, Hoa Binh (peace), published between December 1971-May 1972.
This collection contains information about the Temperance movement in Boulder and Colorado from the founding of the Boulder WCTU in 1881 to 1985. Efforts are being made to keep the records current. Included in the collection are the minute and treasurer’s books, the guest books for Rest Cottage, and numerous books, newspapers, and pamphlets about temperance and the WCTU.
The CWPC formed on the national, state and local level to organize the political power of women. This collection contains papers from 1973-1983 for the Colorado State Caucus primarily but also includes some local and national caucus material. Boulder and Colorado Springs had the largest local caucuses. Additional reference material about women’s activities in Colorado between 1973 and 1983 is also included.
The Columbine Mine Incident took place on November 21, 1927, during the mine workers’ attempt to picket the working conditions and wages of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company. Unidentified members of the newly-instated Colorado State Police shot into a crowd of some two to six hundred picketers, killing six and wounding twenty.
Case files in Spanish documenting killings, extrajudicial executions, disappearances, torture, and other human rights abuses in El Salvador 1974-1992.
The Conference on World Affairs is a one week event at the University of Colorado at which journalists, scholars, writers, musicians, government officials, and international figures meet to discuss world, national, local and personal affairs. The materials in the collection (1948-1998) include programs, audio tapes, video tapes, photographs, papers, and one oversize scrapbook.
The Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) Reports contain copies of professional reports and internal correspondence.
Conrad McBride was a long-term CU Boulder Political Science professor and an expert on the American presidency and natural resource management. The McBride Collection consists of textbooks, bound reports, and congressional records spanning the years 1930-1993.
Two local companies organized to divert waters of Fall River, for Gilpin County miners, merged to form the Consolidated Ditch Co. on July 21, 1859. Charter with 30 years exclusive rights was obtained from Jefferson Territorial Government and the canal was completed July 19, 1860. Paid for itself in the first year. New York syndicate later gained control. The collection contains minutes and Board of Directors, Stock Records and journal and ledger.
Reports to stockholders on the Company's interests in the Black Wonder Gold and Silver Mining Co. and the West End Mill, both in Lake City, Colorado. Also various blank forms of the brokerage company.
This collection consists of official publications issued by the sponsoring organizations. This bicycle race, which was run over mountainous highways as well as urban environs, was begun by Celestial Seasons, a Boulder, Colorado, maker and distributor of herbal teas, in the 1970's. Formerly known as the Red Zinger, the race later was sponsored by the Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, and expanded to become the Coors International Bicycle Classic.