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MSS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS
Records of non-governmental entities

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

Abstracts of Title

 Series
Identifier: Series-149
Content Description This collection consists of real estate abstracts for various properties in Jefferson County, Colorado. An abstract of title is a summary of the various activities affecting ownership of a parcel of land. It contains the original grant and all subsequent conveyances and encumbrances affecting the property and a certification by the abstractor that the history is complete and accurate. Collection contains abstracts of title to the properties listed. All abstracts were received from private...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1866-1959

Accretion to Morrison History Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2022-002
Dates: 1880-1905; Publication: 1932-1938; Publication: 1942; Publication: 1965

Adam C. Shock Papers, 1883-1884, 1898

 Collection — Small collection box 3, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-176
Scope and Contents

Election certificates, obituary, and photocopies of his portrait and photo of the family farm at 32nd and McIntyre.

Dates: 1883-1884; 1898

Aerial Photographs

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2010-014
Dates: 1930-1934

Aerial Photographs

 Unprocessed Material — Carton 1
Identifier: 2017-005
Dates: 1963

Aerial Photographs, Diapositives and Contact Prints

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2001-003
Dates: 1970-1992

Archives Postcard Collection, circa 1907-1970

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-166
Scope and Contents A collection of postcards gathered from numerous accessions into one box by the Archives. All are numbered with their original accession number identifying donor and related collection.Images represent Denver Mountain Parks: The Lariat Loop, Lookout Mountain and Buffalo Bill’s Grave, and Park of the Red Rocks; Mt. Evans; Tiny Town; Bear Creek Canon; Clear Creek Canon; Denver City buildings; Lutheran Sanatorium; the Colorado School of Mines emblem above Golden; Jefferson County...
Dates: Publication: circa 1907-1970

Ashley Legg Manuscript: Rural Education in America: The 20th Century Shift Away from One-Room Schoolhouses to Modernized Public Education in Conifer, Colorado, 2015

 Item — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 6
Identifier: Series-211
Abstract From the introduction: From one-room schoolhouses to developed public schools, rural education in America has seen a dramatic shift over time. School consolidation played a large part in this shift on a national level and was one of the main reasons that America began transitioning away from one-room schoolhouses. This shift can particularly be studied in Conifer, Colorado. The first schools in Conifer appeared in the late 1800s as one-room schoolhouses and were maintained as the only...
Dates: 2015

Atlas of Colorado, 1951-1967

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-144
Scope and Contents "Atlas of Colorado" is a post-bound folder containing general highway maps of each county in Colorado with the exception of Denver County. Prepared by the Department of Highways, State of Colorado, Planning and Research Division in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Public Roads. Original maps dated 1951-1966 with State Highway and County Road System revisions dated 1967. Folder also contains a 1965 Traffic Volume Map of the...
Dates: 1951-1967

Ault Cemetery Association Records, 1902-1993

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-147
Scope and Contents The Ault cemetery lies on South Turkey Creek in Jefferson County, Colorado. It was also known as the Medlen Cemetery, due to its location near the site of the Medlen School and Post Office in South Turkey Creek, the South Turkey Creek Cemetery, and possibly Reed Cemetery. The cemetery contains the remains of approximately 80 people, mostly former residents of Bradford Precinct and vicinity. The Ault Cemetery Association records consist of a name index to burials, the association's...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1902-1993

Bear Creek Toll Road Ledger, 1886-1889

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-207
Scope and Contents

This Bear Creek Wagon Road Company ledger book lists the date, name of traveler, amount charged for toll, and total amount collected per day for passage on the toll road. It is for the period of December 27, 1886 to January 1889 while being operated by Jefferson County. At the back are lists of monthly expenses incurred for 1887.

Dates: 1886-1889

Billie C. Swenson Papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-009
Dates: 1975-1995

Bingo Boyz: Columbine Play Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2017-004
Dates: 2003-2004

Bowker Map Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-007
Dates: 1942-1987

Canyon Courier and High Timber Times Bound Newspapers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-006
Dates: Publication: 1958-2020

Case Family Photographs

 Unprocessed Material — Unprocessed multiple collections box UNP 19
Identifier: 2015-009
Dates: 1938-1950

Charles O. Moore Papers & Moore Family Papers, 1947-1990

 Collection
Identifier: Series-188
Abstract

Personal papers of Charles O. Moore, his wife Virginia and family related to various Jefferson County schools and Mr. Moore’s service to the R-1 school board in Jefferson County; Mrs. Moore’s service as president of the Mile-Hi Council of Girl Scouts; the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 1986; and the family’s trip to Europe in 1961.

Dates: 1947-1990

Clark & Merrill Account Book, 1878-1882

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-215
Scope and Contents Ledger of accounts for Clark and Merrill (Charles F. Clark and Charles Merrill), possibly a store or a lumber mill in Morrison, Colorado. Transactions dated 1878 to 1882. An article in the Golden Weekly Globe of July 13, 1878 states that "Mr. W.S. Smith has sold his store and goods to Messrs. Clark and Merrill. The village loses a good business man; the surrounding country a good postmaster and the lumber men a good buyer... Mr. C.F. Clark expects to be his successor as postmaster." No...
Dates: Existence: Transactions dated 1878-1882

Clear Creek Highway Association Meeting Minutes, 1937

 Item — Small collection box 6, Envelope: 5
Identifier: Series-232
Scope and Contents

Minutes of a meeting of the Clear Creek Highway Association held May 24, 1937. Discussed at the meeting was construction of a new super highway from North Denver to Idaho Springs and Central City, by way of Golden and Clear Creek Canyon. There is also a resolution passed by the North Denver Civic Association in favor of construction of the canyon highway. These documents were originally mailed to Jefferson County's Board of County Commissioners for their information.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1937

Clerk and Recorder, Various Records

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1998-005
Dates: 1862-1972

Coal Creek Women's Club Scrapbooks

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2016-005
Dates: 1952-1983; 1938

Colorado Census, Jefferson County Schedule, 1885

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-101
Scope and Contents

Hand-written, alphabetical listing of persons enumerated in Jefferson County during the first census of the State of Colorado in 1885. Each entry indicates name, race, gender, age, marital status and birthplace of every person living in a household at the time.

Dates: 1885

Colorado Safety Council Accident Reports, 1938-1939

 Item — Small collection box 6, Envelope: 6
Identifier: Series-233
Scope and Contents Reports of automobile accident statistics prepared by George E. Saunders, Colorado Secretary of State and Chairman of the Colorado Safety Council, filed with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's office. Reports list number of fatal accidents with number killed; number of injury accidents with number of persons injured; number of property damage only accidents; and total number of accidents. One report of January 1938 is for Jefferson County only. There are monthly reports for the entire...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1938-1939

Columbine High School Shootings Memorial and Memento Recovery Photographs, 1999

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: Series-131
Scope and Contents Photographs documenting the effort to preserve the flowers, stuffed animals and other materials sent or taken to the memorial site in Clement Park, Littleton, Colorado, dedicated to the victims of the Columbine High School Shootings that took place on April 20, 1999. The color photo prints of the Clement Park Memorial were taken April 29, 1999 by a member of the Jefferson County Historical Commission. The black and white prints and negatives of the Clement Park memorial Site, recovery...
Dates: 1999

Columbine Tragedy Newspaper Clippings

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2011-010
Dates: Publication: 1999

Crown Hill Cemetery Association Plat Book, 1908-1971

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-220
Scope and Contents Large, post-bound volume containing copies of recorded plats for the various sections and blocks of Crown Hill Cemetery located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Includes the original 1908 plat listing Verner Davis as landscape artist and J.C. McAdams as engineer. The Crown Hill Cemetery Association was formed in 1907 by George W. Olinger and five other Denver entrepreneurs. Their plan was to convert the land just west of Wadsworth Ave. into one of the finest cemeteries in the Denver area. They...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1908-1971

Dennis L. Potter Manuscript: The Political Demagogues of Jefferson County, undated

 Item — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-209
Abstract From the introduction: While evidence suggests that a large percentage of Pikes Peakers in 1859 were not interested in self government, others felt otherwise. The historiography of the Jefferson Territorial government, 1859-1862, is characterized by the commitment of a few politicians, such as Robert Williamson Steele, Seymour Waggoner and William Larimer. These men were representative of the minority of Pikes Peak imigrants who sought independence from Kansas in order to encourage local...
Dates: undated

Doris B. Osterwald Papers, 1978-1979

 Collection — Small collection box 6, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-230
Content Description Collection contains draft articles and research material prepared for Jefferson County, Colorado's Outdoor Education Lab, by Doris B. Osterwald, Specialist in Residence, Jefferson County Outdoor Education Lab. The first draft is titled "Teacher's Guide for the Short Geology Trail, Jefferson County Outdoor Education School," written in 1979 to explain geologic features found along the school's short geology trail. The second draft, "Front Range and Windy Peak Geology," was intended as...
Dates: 1978-1979

Doris Hilton Photographs

 Unprocessed Material — Unprocessed multiple collections box UNP 19
Identifier: 2014-010
Dates: circa 1926

Fansher Family Photograph Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2019-002
Dates: 1949-1985