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MSS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS
Records of non-governmental entities

Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:

Morrison History Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017-002
Dates: circa 1950-2008

Morrison School District (No. 22) Records, 1874-1950 (Bulk 1900-1950)

 Collection
Identifier: Series-178
Abstract The Morrison School records include documents created by the school as part of their activities as an educational institution serving the Morrison community and surrounding area. Records include teacher’s registers, school census records, school reports, correspondence, photographs and various school documents. Also included are documents pertaining to the legal and financial aspects of running a school, such as State of Colorado publications, district secretary’s record books, financial...
Dates: 1874-1950; Majority of material found within 1900-1950

Mountain Area Planning Council Records, 1957-1977 (Bulk 1967-1977)

 Collection
Identifier: Series-187
Scope and Contents Administrative records of the Mountain Area Planning Council, a group of mountain area organizations and individual landowners, active from 1967 to 1977. The function of the Council was to coordinate creative ideas, manpower, and financial resources in order to preserve the scenic and historic beauty of the area. In 1968, the Council learned that the Evergreen area was being considered as a venue for the Nordic events of the 1976 Winter Olympics. This became a major concern of...
Dates: Existence: 1957-1977; Existence: Majority of material found within Bulk 1967-1977

Murphy Mine Daybook No. 2, 1880-1881

 Item — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-218
Scope and Contents

Accounting book for the Murphy Coal Company of Golden, Colorado. Formed in 1872, Murphy Coal Company operated a coal mine on Ralston Creek. The daybook lists each day's mining transactions for later transfer to a ledger. It runs from January 31, 1880 to February 1, 1881.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1880-1881

My Turn Next, before 1874

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-213-C
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. My Turn Next tells the story of Taraxicum Twitters, a village apothecary, just married and extremely timid. It illustrates the difficulties he encounters through marrying...
Dates: Publication: before 1874

Photographic Negatives of People and Places Around Jefferson County

 Unprocessed Material — Box 2
Identifier: 2016-006
Dates: circa 1973-1988

Photographs of Henry Lake and Dam and House at Industrial School for Girls

 Unprocessed Material — Unprocessed multiple collections box UNP 19
Identifier: 2019-001
Dates: undated

Pioneer Child: The Memoirs of Sarah Ann Baker, 1938

 Item — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-181
Scope and Contents

These memoirs, written by Sarah Ann Baker at age 85, document her childhood and her family's overland journey from Illinois to Kansas Territory and then on to Colorado Territory in the 1860s. This unpublished manuscript begins with Baker's first recollection of being lovingly held by her grandfather and continues throughout her childhood until her marriage to Frank Baker at age 19. It was edited and prefaced by her daughter, Helen Baker Reynolds.

Dates: 1938

Pruden and Moore Family Papers, 1891-1985

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Series-175
Scope and Contents Jennie Pruden's daily diaries were kept from 1891 until her death in 1945. She and her husband Charlie came from Iowa and homesteaded 160 acres in Jefferson County near Plainview in the early 1900s. They also owned and operated the Post Office and store on the Plainview stop of the Moffat Line starting in 1909. Her diaries recount daily pioneer life. Background research and photographs included. Transcript of oral history recordings with Charles Moore recorded between 1975 and...
Dates: 1891-1985

Reprint of Act Creating the Office of Public Trustee (HB 48, 1894), 1994

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 11
Identifier: Series-244
Scope and Contents

Reprint of HB 48 that established the office of Public Trustee in each county of the State of Colorado in 1894. This reprint was created by the Colorado Public Trustees' Association in 1994 to commemorate the Centennial of Colorado Public Trustees. Tri-folded and wrapped with a red satin ribbon.

Dates: Publication: 1994

Richard Barkley Manuscript: (Untitled) Golden's Historical Industries, 1992

 Item — Small collection box 3, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-174
Scope and Contents

Hand-written and typed transcript of untitled, unpublished manuscript about Golden's various industries. Primarily the development of the smelting, brick, and paper industries in Golden, and especially the Adolph Coors Brewing Company.

Dates: Existence: 1992

Richard Creswell Manuscript: Forgotten Fifty-Niners, 2008

 Item — Small collection box 2, Envelope: 5
Identifier: Series-171
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of an article about the location of early pioneer Alden Mowry's homestead. The homestead, near Bear Creek in Lakewood, Colorado, became known as the Pennsylvania House, a stage stop on the Bradford Road. Article was published in the 2009 issue of Historically Jeffco magazine.

Dates: Publication: 2009

Robert F. Bond Manuscript: The Land Persists: The History of White Ranch Park, 1989

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-208
Abstract From the introduction: "This is the story of the land that comprises and adjoins White Ranch Open Space Park northwest of Golden, and some of the people who have lived on the land. Most of the people have roots that go back to the very beginnings of Jefferson County. Many of them are immigrants. All are remarkable for their dedication to hard work and for their perseverance in the face of adversity. The land is the main character of this story. In a number of ways, it is unique. Curiously,...
Dates: 1989 March 27; Publication: 1990

Robert F. Clement Papers, 1966-1977

 Collection — Small collection box 2, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-161
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Jefferson County Commissioner Robert F. Clement, Commissioner from 1973-1981. Collection includes correspondence, certificates of election and oath of office. Also included are documents pertaining to the incorporation election of the proposed "Jefferson City" in 1969. Clement was an election commissioner for the election and also ran for the office of Alderman. This folder includes lists of election commissioners, election judges and precinct workers; vote tallies;...
Dates: 1966-1977

Stephen G. Engle Thesis: Historic Rockland Cemetery and Upper Mount Vernon Canyon, 2014

 Item — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-184
Scope and Contents

This research project is about historic Rockland Cemetery, and the historic and cultural connection that the interred of this cemetery have to the development of Upper Mount Vernon Canyon, Colorado.

Contains biographical information for: Jacob Blum, Katherine Lee Craig, Elsie Cherry Lee Darling, Abraham Hartzell, William J. McCoy, Nancy J. McCoy, John McCoy, Lucian Hunter Ralston, and Lucian McKee Ralston.

Dates: 2014

Table Mountain Animal Center Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Records

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1-6
Identifier: 2021-004
Dates: Record Keeping: 1994-2010

Terrain Database - Air Photo Analysis: Martin Marietta ALV Test Site, 1985-1986

 Collection
Identifier: Series-169
Abstract Report created by the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories in support of their task producing a high-resolution, high-accuracy, experimental digital terrain data base to be used with an inertial navigation system for an Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV). The report provides a pictorial and descriptive introduction to the terrain characteristics of the ALV test site at the Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin’s predecessor) facility in Jefferson County, Colorado. Jefferson County’s Mapping...
Dates: 1985-1986

Territorial Legislative Bills, 1868

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 10
Identifier: Series-226
Scope and Contents Two legislative bills enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory. A Bill for an act entitled "An act to encourage the destruction of wolves" allowed for payment of a premium of one dollar for every wolf killed. A Bill for "An act to provide for the collection of the Territorial Revenue in certain counties and for other purposes" allowed for the appointment of an assessor and collector to assess and collect revenue in those counties who had failed to contribute...
Dates: Publication: 1868

The Equine Impact: The Economic Power of the Horse Community, by Polly Hearn and Peggy Hunnicutt, 1991

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 9
Identifier: Series-224
Abstract From the report: In 1991, the Jefferson County Horsemen's Association determined that there was a need for its members to have access to information which, even if less than encompassing, would provide some guidelines to businesses and regional planners when addressing issues tied to equestrian interests. Consequently, the information contained in this survey serves a two-fold purpose. First, because equestrian interests vary so widely, it attempts to define the activities horse owners have...
Dates: Publication: 1991

The Mischievous Nigger, 1898

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 3
Identifier: Series-213-B
Scope and Contents Please note: While we are aware that the creator's use of the word in the title is offensive by today's standards, the Archives does not censor language used in previous eras. Please keep its historical context in mind.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...
Dates: Publication: 1898

The Plantation: Geophysical Characterization of a Possible Homestead, 2001

 Item — Small collection box 5, Envelope: 1
Identifier: Series-210
Abstract From the introduction (edited): Jefferson County Open Space recently purchased land at the edge of Gilpin County, a small section of which holds evidence that the area may have been the site of an old homestead. The site contains several structures that are visible above ground. The most prominent structure appears to be an old fireplace. On the west side of the fireplace is a small enclosed structure made entirely of rock slabs. About 20 meters away, on the other side of the fireplace is a...
Dates: 2001

Thomas Sullard Manuscript: Public Education in Lakewood, Colorado at Wadsworth Blvd. & 10th Ave., 2012

 Item — Small collection box 2, Envelope: 4
Identifier: Series-170
Abstract

Unpublished manuscript about the history of public school buildings in Lakewood, Colorado with emphasis on those located at 10th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd.

Dates: 2012 May

Tiny Town Home Movie, circa 1931

 Item — Small collection box 3, Envelope: 5
Identifier: Series-197
Scope and Contents

Home movie film of the J.W. Bancker family from Summit, New Jersey, visiting Tiny Town and surrounding area about 1931. Mr. Bancker was the Mayor of Summit from 1936-40 and also a VP with Western Electric. The film shows scenes of cars driving on a dirt canyon road along a rushing creek, possibly Turkey Creek Canyon, then the family at Tiny Town, then looking out from Lookout Mountain. Film has been digitized.

Dates: circa 1931

W-470 Highway Authority Records

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-002
Dates: Record Keeping: 1986-1992

Warm Hearts Warm Babies Hand-Crocheted Flag

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-011
Dates: circa 1976

Wild Rose Grange Account Book (Photocopy)

 Unprocessed Material — Unprocessed multiple collections box UNP 19
Identifier: 2021-015
Dates: Record Keeping: 1943-1956

William J. Howlett Manuscript: Recollections of my Life and Reflections on Times and Events During it, 1933

 Item — Small collection box 2, Envelope: 6
Identifier: Series-172
Scope and Contents Unpublished manuscript about the life of William J. Howlett, a priest and writer. He describes his childhood in New York and Michigan, recounts his family's wagon journey to Denver along the Platte River in 1865, and his student days in the Seminary. Returning to Colorado, he embarked on mission and parish work under Bishop Joseph Machebeuf, whose biography he later published. This work provides glimpses of the growth of the Colorado Church in the last quarter of the 19th century. Note:...
Dates: 1933

Willits Farm Map, 1899 (Photocopy)

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-118
Scope and Contents Cadastral map showing land ownership around the Denver Metropolitan area. The map encompasses an area from east to west of 30 miles, and 32 miles from north to south, centered on the city of Denver. It includes the western 18 miles of Arapahoe County, Townships 1 to 5 South, Ranges 66 to 68 West; and the northern 24 miles of Jefferson County, as far west as Golden, including Townships 2 to 5 South, Range 69 and most of 70 West. The southeastern corner of Boulder County is included, and very...
Dates: Publication: 1899

Willits Map of Golden, 1878

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series-148
Scope and Contents

Map of Golden compiled from official records by W.C. Willits in 1878. "Original Town" and additions are shown. Churches, schools, businesses and some residences are indicated on face of map as well as street names, blocks and lots, railroads and ditches. Ownership of some land bordering town also shown. Advertisements of local business and professional people are shown on sides and top of map.

Dates: Publication: 1878