Teaching with Primary Sources

Metropolitan State University of Denver, a state-funded school, is participating in a program of the Library of Congress entitled Teaching with Primary Sources.  The program helps reach out to educators through workshops, events, and online materials to help them bring primary sources into the classroom to enrich students’ experience of history.  To learn more, visit the TPS @ MSU Denver website.

Our library offers students and teachers access to thousands of primary sources, many of which have been digitized.  Examples of primary sources that can be found in our library include governors’ speeches; house and senate journals dating back to territorial Colorado; historical reports of state agencies; proceedings from the development of the Colorado Constitution; memoirs of Coloradans; annual and biennial reports; and a myriad other resources that give a look at what was going on in Colorado state government during all eras of our state’s history.  Visit our page on the Internet Archive to view hundreds of historical documents from our collection, which can supplement the teaching of our state’s history with items and images of long ago.