Now through November 30, you can vote for Colorado’s Most Significant Artifacts. This is the second annual campaign by Colorado Collections Connection (formerly Colorado Connecting to Collections, and of which the Colorado State Library is a part) that seeks to bring awareness to the unique treasures held in Colorado’s libraries, museums, and archives. The artifacts are nominated by their owning institutions; this year, artifacts and documents come from a wide range of institutions including Colorado State Archives, Denver Public Library, Steelworks Center of the West, Pueblo City-County Library, History Colorado, and small museums around the state including Montrose, Gold Hill, Littleton, Estes Park, and others. The nominated items include those telling the story of Amache relocation camp; the 1955 United Airlines crash over Longmont; the Cheyenne tribe; Colorado’s participation in the Civil War; mining history; and more. Anyone can participate — vote for your favorite item today!
For information on last year’s (2013/14) inaugural contest, read the final report available from our library, or check out the winners here. For more about Colorado Collections Connection, visit their website.
Colorado State Archives’ collection of mugshots of Colorado
inmates dating back to 1871 is among the artifacts competing
in Colorado’s Most Significant Artifacts.