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MSS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS
Records of non-governmental entities

Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:

Festival of the West, Inc. Records, 1975-2004

 Collection
Identifier: Series-186
Abstract Records documenting the annual Festival of the West celebration. The Festival of the West began as a project of the Jefferson County Historical Commission for the Centennial-Bicentennial celebration of July 3-4, 1976. It was ranked among the top 20 national bicentennial events. The event was so popular that the Board of County Commissioners asked the Historical Commission to continue it and it grew into one of the biggest 4th of July festivals in the Denver metropolitan area. Held at the...
Dates: 1975-2004

Flags

 Unprocessed Material — Object 1-2
Identifier: 1998-012
Dates: 1976

George W. Parfet, Jr. Papers, 1937-1940

 Collection — Small collection box 1, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-127
Abstract

Working papers of George W. Parfet, Jr. regarding issues before the Jefferson County Board of County Commisioners.

Dates: 1937-1940

Golden City and Arapahoe Ditch Company Minutes (1876-1879); Mary J. Hyatt Account Book (1890-1893)

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-206
Scope and Contents Small book containing meeting minutes of the Golden City and Arapahoe Ditch Company (later the Farmers' High Line Canal) from April 10, 1876 to September 15, 1879, recorded by Secretary A.L. Hyatt. Meetings were held at the brick school house at Ralston Creek. Book also contains the by-laws of the company and some accounting notes. In addition, the book seems to have served as an account book of Mary J. Hyatt, who owned a considerable amount of property, with lists of properties for sale;...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1876-1879; 1890-1893

Golden Landmarks Association Map Collection, 1874-1976

 Collection
Identifier: Series-240
Scope and Contents

Collection of miscellaneous historical maps including county planning maps, highway and transportation maps showing traffic-congested areas in Denver, range maps, township maps, zoning maps, U.S.G.S. maps and others. There are photocopies of many in addition to the original. See collection organization list for individual map titles.

Dates: 1874-1976

Golden-Littleton Irrigation District Files, 1908-1915

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Series-205
Scope and Contents

Collection contains petition for organization; meeting minutes of the Board of County Commissioners regarding organization; election notices and results; bonds and oaths of directors; petitions for land exclusion; and dissolution papers.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1908-1915

Initiating a Granger, 1877

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-213-A
Scope and Contents Victorian-era drawing room play, also called an exhibition and parlor drama. Drawing room plays were developed during the Victorian period in the U.K. and were designed for entertaining guests in the drawing room of one's home. They include instructions for simple costumes and props as well as stage directions. Initiating a Granger, a farce, takes place in a student's room in an agricultural college where two freshmen are to be initiated into a grange organized by the...
Dates: Publication: 1877

Jason Marmor Manuscript: Pet Memorial Park: A Forgotten Cemetery in Rural Jefferson County, Colorado, 2016

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 8
Identifier: Series-223
Abstract From the introduction: Driving along Indiana Street in rural Jefferson County, Colorado, south of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, a knoll a short distance north of State Highway 72, you may notice a rectangular plot of ground enclosed by a low galvanized chain link perimeter fence with nothing in it but grasses and one isolated pinyon pine tree. But if you were to take a closer look, you might notice some small stone monuments nearly buried in the grass, and wonder what they...
Dates: 2016

Jean Theobald Wide Acres History Research Files, 1990-2004

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Series-212
Scope and Contents These files contain Jean Theobald's research on the history of the Wide Acres residential area in Jefferson County, Colorado. The Daniels Welchester Neighborhood Association asked Theobald to do this history in the late 1990s. Wide Acres was developed in the 1920s by W.A.J. Bell as a country living environment for successful businessmen who worked in Denver and could commute there on the Interurban streetcar. Its perimeters were marked with large, stone pillars with green...
Dates: 1997

Jefferson County 4-H Club and Cooperative Extension History Files

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2018-005
Dates: 1975-2009

Jefferson County Abstract Company Maps, 1867-1949

 Collection
Identifier: Series-143
Abstract

Tracings of recorded subdivision plats; surveys by former county surveyors; maps showing road, railroad, or ditch rights of way; and miscellaneous maps created by private engineers or surveyors all compiled and/or collected by the former Jefferson County Abstract Company of Golden, Colorado.

Dates: Existence: 1867-1949

Jefferson County Abstract, Real Estate and Investment Co. Stock Certificate Book, 1891-1939

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-217
Scope and Contents

Book containing stock certificates for shares in the Jefferson County Abstract, Real Estate and Investment Company of Golden, Colorado. The book contains intricately designed certificates and receipts showing number of shares owned, date, certificate number, corporate seal and signatures, and is dated from 1891 to 1939.

Dates: August 1891-July 1939

Jefferson County, Colorado Newspaper Collection, 1876, 1902, 1960-2012

 Collection
Identifier: Series-203
Scope and Contents This collection contains both bound and loose issues of various newspapers. Bound issues of the Golden Transcript (also known previously as Colorado Transcript and Golden Daily Transcript), are dated from October 1960 to June 2012. Miscellaneous bound issues include the Jefferson Herald (Arvada), dated June 11, 1964 to June 7, 1965; the Jefferson City Sentinel (Lakewood), dated January to June 1967 and all of 1969; The Daily Times (Jefferson County), dated October 1993 to August...
Dates: Publication: 1876; Publication: 1902; Publication: 1960-2012

Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Club Scrapbook

 Unprocessed Material — Volume 1
Identifier: 2017-011
Dates: 1966

Jefferson County Manuscript Maps, 1879, 1890

 Series
Identifier: Series-116
Abstract

Base maps showing railroad lines and other routes, platted towns, and topography. Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Cartographer unknown.

Dates: 1879; 1890

Jefferson County Orthophotomap Negatives, circa 1976, 1985

 Series
Identifier: Series-130
Scope and Contents

Photographic negatives of planimetry maps, numbered 1-271, orthorectified aerials covering Jefferson County, Colorado. Envelopes may contain two photos, one unlabeled (circa 1976) and one labeled 1985.

Scale 1" : 800'

Use Orthophoto Map Index. Squares with the red X are the areas that are available.

Dates: circa 1976; 1985

Jefferson County Republican Archives Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-018
Dates: 1885-1992

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Newsclippings and Golden City Directory

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2019-003
Dates: 1976-2002; Publication: 1966

J.J. Trumbull Election Certificate, 1922

 Unprocessed Material — Unprocessed multiple collections box UNP 7, Sheet: 1
Identifier: 2021-037
Dates: 1922

John Hay Memorial Address on the Life and Character of William McKinley, 1903

 Item — Small collection box 1, Envelope: 4
Identifier: Series-193
Scope and Contents

Memorial address on the life and character of William McKinley, President of the United States, by Hon. John Hay. Delivered before the two Houses of Congress February 27, 1902. Appendix: Proceedings in the House of Representatives, February 27, 1902.

Dates: Publication: 1903

Ken Caryl Ranch History File, 1940-1971

 Collection — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 5
Identifier: Series-190
Scope and Contents Ken-Caryl Ranch, Littleton, Colorado, began on Oct. 17, 1914, when John Charles Shaffer purchased 2,660 acres of land southwest of Denver, naming the ranch for his sons, Kent and Carroll. This collection contains historical information gathered on the Ranch by descendants of the original owners. Photocopies only of manuscripts, photographs, and newspaper and newsletter articles about the ranch and its former land owners. Includes "Ken-Caryl Ranch History" by Jo McCormick; "Memories of the...
Dates: 1940-1971

Lakewood Sanitation District, Sanitary Sewer Rules and Regulations, 1944

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 4
Identifier: Series-214
Scope and Contents

Booklet containing the rules and regulations adopted by the Lakewood Sanitation District of Lakewood, Colorado.

Dates: Publication: 1944

Laura Miller Papers (Acc. No. 2014-002)

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-002
Dates: Existence: 1882; Existence: circa 1920-2000

Laura Miller Papers (Acc. No. 2015-013)

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1
Identifier: 2015-013
Dates: Existence: 1970-1990

Lindsay Ranch Reports and Research, 1988-2003

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Series-173
Scope and Contents

Reports and research materials related to the historic Lindsay Ranch located on the former Rocky Flats property in Arvada, Colorado. There was an effort in 2000, supported by County Commissioner Pat Holloway, to determine if the property qualified for National or State Historic Register listing, and if so, to ensure preservation of the ranch after the decommissioning of Rocky Flats. This collection is a compiliation of materials gathered by the archives.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1988-2003

Local Draft Board WWI Inductions, 1918

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: Series-195
Scope and Contents Correspondence and telegrams between the Provost Marshall of Colorado and the Local Board for Jefferson County regarding allotments, calls for volunteers, induction lists, instructions and train schedules for movement of men to various military training camps during World War I. Induction lists include serviceman's name, order and serial numbers, home address, and name of camp entrained to during the war. These lists are not records of the men who registered in Jefferson County for the WWI...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1918

Map of Denver and Surroundings, 1915

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-119
Scope and Contents

Map of the Denver metropolitan areas, abstracted by R.W. Gelder, Civil Engineer, Greeley, Colorado in 1915. Map covers the area in ranges 67-70 west and townships 2-5 south, including areas of Jefferson, Adams and Arapahoe Counties adjoining Denver. Shows ownership of rural land.

Dates: Publication: 1915

Margaret Taylor Chapman Papers, 1999-2015

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-243
Abstract

Documents related to the appointment of Margaret Taylor Chapman to the office of Public Trustee for Jefferson County, Colorado.

Dates: 1999-2007

Mary Helen Crain Partial Manuscript "Evergreen, Colorado," 1969

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 5
Identifier: Series-219
Scope and Contents

Partial, typed manuscript with editing marks for Mary Helen Crain's book on the history of Evergreen, Colorado, and its pioneer families. Contains acknowledgements, foreword, and chapters 1, 2 and 3. Chapter 4 is incomplete and chapters 5-9 are missing, as is the index. This manuscript was published by Pruett Publishing Company, of Boulder, Colorado, in 1969.

Dates: Publication: 1969

Meyer Family Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1-2
Identifier: 2019-011
Dates: Existence: 1905-2007