Transcribing Women’s Suffrage in Colorado

Many libraries, archives and museums are supported by a volunteer workforce.  During this time of social distancing many of these volunteers are looking for ways to continue to support the institutions they love.  Digital volunteering is one way to do this while social distancing. History Colorado is excited to share a project that people can […]

Help CHNC while Social Distancing and Win a Prize!

Do you find yourself suddenly looking for something to do to pass the time?  Maybe you’re looking for a momentary mental break. Or maybe you would like to learn a new skill while brushing up on your knowledge of Colorado history.  Consider becoming a Journeyman Editor and correcting text in the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection […]

Lucky Us! Temporary Newspaper Digitization Discount is Back

As part of a promotional effort, one of the digitization partners working with the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)  is offering a limited time price reduction on the processing of TIF images to create the  OCR and METS/ALTO output needed for inclusion in the CHNC database, and we are passing […]

Get to Know CSL: Samantha Hager on Colorado State Publications

From March through June of 2018, the Colorado State Library’s #GetToKnowCSL social media campaign ran to give a little insight about the people of our organization. Almost 20 of our staff were briefly profiled in that campaign. Now, #GetToKnowCSL is back, but this time we’re digging a little deeper. In a series of interviews, we are […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: The Art of Eugene George Standingbear

This guest post was written by Bethany Williams, Collections Access Coordinator, History Colorado.  Content from “Between Two Worlds: The Life and Art of Eugene Standingbear”, Colorado Heritage, Sept/Oct 2014, by Alisa DiGiacomo, Director of Curatorial Services History Colorado is pleased to share the incredible artwork of Eugene George Standingbear (1906-1980) via the Plains to Peaks […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Clear Creek County Digital Collection

For a lot of Coloradans, Clear Creek County is a place that you spend a lot of time while you are on your way somewhere else. Tucked into the valley that I-70 weaves through just west of the Denver Metro area, the towns of Clear Creek are familiar because we’ve whooshed (if we’re lucky) by […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Early Denver Dental School Featured in Medical History Collection

This guest post was written by Paul Andrews, Collection Development Technician, The Strauss Health Sciences Library. The Strauss Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently shared a collection of medical lecture tickets with the Digital Public Library of America, or DPLA. Of particular interest, is a University of Denver Dental […]

Our Historic Story Keeps Growing…..

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) recently grew to over 260,000 historic items now available for searching in the national platform – the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  This growth is due, in large part, to our new partners the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), the Louisville Historical Museum and the Ignacio […]

New Wyoming Collections added to the Digital Public Library of America

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) recently added new historic Colorado and Wyoming collections to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The PPC, the Colorado-Wyoming service hub of the DPLA, shared over 43,000 new items, bringing the total items available from Colorado and Wyoming institutions to 224,715.  With these new additions the Collective added […]

Topics in History: Intersectionality in Colorado: Women’s Rights are Human Rights

As we continue to celebrate women’s history month here in Colorado and across the world, it is vitally important that we remember that no victory is ever won alone and that the greatest steps taken toward freedom and equality are those taken toward freedom and equality for all. While Colorado history has no shortage of […]

Caroline Nichols Churchill: Activist, Suffragist, Author

When: 1833-1926 Where: Born in Canada, but accomplished most of her work in Denver, Colorado Why Important: Activist, Suffragist, Author, Editor Biography Caroline M. Nichols was born in 1833 in Ontario, Canada to American parents who encouraged her to pursue her love of reading and education. By age thirteen, Nichols had left school to become […]

Black History is Colorado History

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is more than just an online catalog for Colorado’s Historic news publications. It is an open educational resource and preservation tool that offers access to the stories and events that have shaped Colorado and the nation. Furthermore, the range of publications offered allows readers a glimpse into life in Colorado […]

New Colorado and Wyoming Collections Join the DPLA

The Plains to Peaks Collective – a partnership of the Colorado State Library and the Wyoming State Library – is excited to announce that our partners have recently shared new historic collections with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The DPLA allows one-stop-searching of many of the rich cultural heritage items found in the […]

CHNC Welcomes the Westminster Journal with help of SIPA & New Content Support Program!

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is proud to welcome Westminster’s first local news publication, The Westminster Journal, to our online catalog in our continued effort to expand access to Colorado’s rich newspaper history! Thanks to the Westminster Public Library, CHNC users can now browse over 850 issues of the Westminster Journal, ranging from its first […]

CLIR: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Grant Available.

Council on Library and Information Resources: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), is intended to help digitize and provide access to collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions. The program supports projects that make digitized […]

Topics in History: The Lake County War

The Lake County War, as it has become known, was not actually a war at all in the traditional sense.  Instead, it is the term used to describe the time period in what was once Lake County (now Chaffee County) from 1874-1881, during which law and order broke down and vigilante “justice” reigned. For nearly […]

New Year, New Newspaper Support Program

CHNC New Content Support Program The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce that the 2019 program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC is now open for applications.  The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations across […]

SIPA is Here to Help

The SIPA (Statewide Internet Portal Authority) recently opened applications for its 2019 Micro-Grant program.   The program is designed for state and local governments, special districts and public education in Colorado to put more information and services online.  Grant funding is available for hardware, professional services, innovation, digitizationproject planning and broadband.  Example projects include, digitization and […]

Colorado’s Cultural Newspaper History

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection has once again grown by thousands of pages thanks to some very special new additions! We at the CHNC are proud to welcome more than 10 new foreign language titles to our online catalogue as we constantly strive to grow our knowledge of Colorado’s rich, cultural history.  Whether it’s reading […]

Topics in History: Colorado’s Homegrown History

As Thanksgiving approaches, there’s a chance you may be swapping recipes with friends, recreating an old family dish, or doing some googling for fresh ideas. Luckily for us Coloradans, our Rocky Mountain home has more than a few favorite foods that are as uniquely intertwined with our history as they are with our daily diets. […]