What were the popular books on Colorado, and by Colorado authors, half a century ago? Find out by viewing the Colorado Booklist that was issued by the State Historical Society. The list gives titles and brief summaries of fiction and non-fiction books for adults, young adults, and children, as well as Colorado-themed magazines. The list is an excellent resource to use if you are trying to recall the name of a Colorado-themed book that you read as a child, or to get a sense of Colorado culture in the 1960s. The list may also be of interest to book collectors and book sellers. Some of the books on the list are still important reference books for today’s local historians; others have been all but forgotten.
A few of the non-fiction books and magazines listed, such as the Colorado Yearbook, Colorado Magazine, and Colorado Outdoors, are available for checkout from our library. Others may be available at your local public library or through interlibrary loan. Search our library’s online catalog or contact us for research help.