CHNC News: More Historic News from Bent County!

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, the Las Animas – Bent County Library District and the John W. Rawlings Heritage Center, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection now includes 1082 issues of the Las Animas Leader, from 1873 to 1912.  The Library District and the Heritage Center partnered together to add 998 issues of […]

CHNC News! School is in Session

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is going back to school.  With the help of the Morgan Library at the Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CHNC recently added the university newspaper the Rocky Mountain Collegian, 1891-1901.  Formerly known as the Colorado Agricultural College, CSU was established in 1870 six years before Colorado Territory became […]

SIPA Helps You Get Information Online

Need a little help getting your historic collections online?  The Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) can help you do that.  Each year SIPA offers a micro-grant program designed for state and local governments, special districts k-12 and public universities in Colorado to put more citizen-facing information and services online. This can mean online access to […]

CHNC News: Would You Work Here?

Many people know that community newspapers provide a wealth of historic information such as birth and wedding announcements, obituaries, general family news, legal notices and social news and gossip to name a few.  Some might even consider historic newspapers the Facebook of the past.  Historic community newspapers are an invaluable tool for local historical research. […]

Louisville Public Library Celebrates Making Local Newspaper Available Online Through CHNC

It’s very rewarding to preserve your local history and provide access to it for your community, and we love it when CSL can help make this happen.  On October 12th, the Louisville Public Library celebrated a major win within their community – the digitization of  more than 66 years of the Louisville Times newspaper – […]

CSL Share & Learn: Greeley

In 2017-18, consultants from the State Library are traveling to several regions of the state for CSL Share & Learn, an event that combines professional development with time to share with colleagues. This free event is perfect for anyone working in libraries and cultural heritage organizations. The next CSL Share & Learn will be at […]

CHNC’s International Footprint Just Got Larger

Back in December of 2016, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection was added to the resources available via Elephind.com, an international search engine aggregating the collections of more than 2,700 historic newspaper collections from around the world.  Elephind.com brings together many of the world’s online historic newspapers into one free search engine enabling users to simultaneously search […]

CHNC News! Historic African American Newspapers Now Available

In a few short years CHNC has grown tremendously and made some exciting changes.  We have a new and improved website, reached 1 million pages and have added many new titles.  We could not have done this without the dedication of our long-term partners and the new partners we have made. It’s always exciting to […]

Upping your Engagement – Getting More From the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Colorado has an interesting and colorful history. Whether you are interested in our mining past, railroad development and growth, livestock activity, agriculture, historic tourism, or tumultuous politics, we have lived it all and recorded it in our newspapers. From the issues that affect us on a national and international level, to the information about the […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 29, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Reading and Writing Fort Collins Book Festival, Writings and Riffs, produced by Poudre River Public Library District […]

Colorado State Library at CALCON17

The Colorado Association of Libraries Conference (CALCON) is an annual opportunity to meet, learn, and connect with library professionals from around our region. This year’s conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Loveland, October 12-14. Staff from the Colorado State Library will be at CALCON17 to present sessions (see the schedule […]

CHNC Reaches Millionth Page Milestone

Growth of Database Causes Great Excitement.  New Titles Added – More Counties Represented. DENVER COLORADO.  August 13, 2017 — Although careful planning and hard work have brought them to this place, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) Team rejoiced as they added the one millionth digitized page of historic Colorado newspaper content to their free […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 1, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Please note: There will not be a Friday Grab Bag next week; it will return on September 15. Now let’s open this week’s Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ […]

Friday Grab Bag, August 25, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Programs for Homebound Patrons Jefferson County Public Library’s Call-In Program brings events to patrons who can’t attend […]

CHNC News: New Titles and New Partners

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection recently added four new titles; the Brush Lariat, the Morgan County Republican, the Louisville Times and the Whitehorn News. These four new titles, added by a longtime CHNC partner and two new partners, join 205 titles of historic Colorado newspapers. CHNC has worked with the Salida Regional Library for a […]

Friday Grab Bag, August 18, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Solar Eclipse 2017 The Great American Eclipse will happen this Monday, August 21. Libraries are celebrating in […]

CSL Share & Learn: Durango

The Colorado State Library is coming to an area near you! In 2017-18, consultants from the State Library will be traveling to several regions of the state for an event we’re calling CSL Share & Learn, which combines professional development with time to share with colleagues. This event is perfect for anyone working in libraries, […]

Wyoming Workshop for the Digital Public Library of America

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) is the new Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The DPLA website is a portal that allows visitors to discover and then go directly to the digital collections in your home institution. https://dp.la.  It’s hoped that every institution in Colorado and Wyoming has the […]

Friday Grab Bag, June 23, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries. News from the Colorado State Library is at the bottom. Let’s open the Grab Bag! Lyons Regional Library invites adults to recreate Lyons history using LEGO. As a tie-in with the summer reading theme, Build a […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Students Capture Routt County History

Recently the Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Tread of Pioneers Museum, both located in Steamboat Springs, partnered together to make an important local history collection, Three Wire Winter, available online to anyone anywhere.  Three Wire Winter was a magazine that captured and published oral histories of Routt County citizens. The publication was the team […]