Resources for Teaching Colorado History

If you’re a teacher and Colorado history is among your subjects this school year, the State of Colorado and our library have numerous resources that can help you and your students. The State Publications Library is a treasure-trove of primary source material. From the original state constitution to publications that examine life in Colorado in […]

DU’s Weekly Peanut and The Hesperus Student Newspapers Join the CHNC!

As our list of university newspapers continues to grow, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is pleased to welcome some very special additions to our online catalog. The Weekly Peanut and The Hesperus, the University of Denver’s first and second (respectively) student newspapers are now available at ColoradoHistoricNewspapers.org and they are even more unique and interesting […]

Topics in History: The Coffee Myth and the Power of Advertising

In today’s health obsessed culture of fit watches and online trainers, it seems that most Americans should have a pretty solid grasp on what is and is not good for them. However, with the constant inundation of “new studies” and “fitness breakthroughs,” it can be tough to tell what is really new information and what […]

Hey Teachers – Amazing Primary Sources and Source Sets Available Online

Want to capture the attention and imagination of your students, and get them involved in history in an immersive way – explore incorporating primary sources into your curriculum.  Primary sources are the voices of the past. They are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under […]

CHNC Welcomes School of Mines Oredigger

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is thrilled to welcome the Colorado School of Mines student newspaper, The Oredigger, to our collection. Nearly a century after its establishment, The Oredigger’s addition to the CHNC represents a big step toward our goal of making Colorado university newspapers an integral part of our online archive. Students and non-student […]

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 […]

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 […]

Topics in History: 1918 1919 Influenza Pandemic in Colorado

This topic in history and the related online primary sources are brought to you by the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a free online resource of primary sources and a service of the Colorado State Library. In 1918 and 1919 influenza and its complications accounted for about a half million deaths nationally.  In Colorado, between September 1918 […]

Topics in History: Halloween

Halloween This topic in history and the related online primary sources are brought to you by the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a free online resource of primary sources. For many, Halloween marks the changing of seasons and is the beginning of the holiday season.  It is a time of celebration and of course candy.  The origins […]

Topics in History: Presidential Election of 1872

This topic in history and the related online primary sources are brought to you by the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a free online resource of primary sources. Presidential Election of 1872 Presidential elections are often filled with interesting candidates and sometimes party conflicts.  The presidential election of 1872 was no different.  This election included numerous presidential […]