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Further Research Resources

Free Online Research Resources

Here are some free resources which can be used for further research.

Colorado Historic Newspapers

An online newspaper repository run by the Colorado State Library, with newspapers from around the state published from 1859 to 2022

Genealogy, African American & Western History Resources at the Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library provides genealogy resources and archives located at the Western History Archive in the Central Branch and the archive located at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

The National Archives

Established in 1934, the National Archives contain everything from the U.S founding documents to veteran’s service records and more

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Run by the Library of Congress with access to U.S. historic newspapers from 1789 to 1924

National Academies Press

Provides free access to the publications of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The Library of Congress

Established in 1800, the Library of Congress has a collection including recordings, maps, books and more.

Smithsonian Institution Archives

With museums covering everything from the African American history to Asian art, the Smithsonian’s archive allows researchers to access items related to people, events, and exhibits.

Further Research Resources