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Jefferson County, Colorado Newspaper Collection, 1876, 1902, 1958-2020

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. Bound issues of the Canyon Courier are dated from 1958 to June 2020. Bound issues of the High Timber Times are dated July 1998 to June 1998.

Miscellaneous bound issues include the Jefferson Herald (Arvada), dated June 11, 1964 to June 7, 1965; The Daily Times (Jefferson County), dated October 1993 to August 1994; the Jefferson County Transcript (Jefferson County), dated January 1995 to August 1999; and the South Jefferson Sentinel, dated January 1983 to December 1986 and September 1991 to October 1993.

Also included are individual issues of the Jefferson/Lakewood Sentinel, dated February 8, February 22 and March 7, 1968, January 2, 1969, April 6, 1972, June 30 and July 6, 1994, and July 21 and 27, 1994; The Outlook, a combined newspaper covering Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater and Arvada, dated 1965 to 1974; and the Weekly Register Call from Central City, Gilpin County, dated May 19, 1972 to December 17, 1976.

Collection also contains two issues of Cervi's Rocky Mountain Journal, dated January 31, 1968 and March 6, 1968; one copy of the Jefferson County Graphic (Morrison) dated November 8, 1902; one copy of the Colorado Transcript dated Saturday, September 30, 1876; and reproduction copies of The Rocky Mountain News (April 23, 1859), Rocky Mountain Herald (May 5, 1860), Crede Chronicle (March 22, 1892), and the Solid Musdoon (Ouray)(September 5, 1879).


  • Publication: 1876
  • Publication: 1902
  • Publication: 1960-2012
  • Publication: 1983-1986, 1991-1993
  • Publication: 1958-2020
  • Publication: 1978-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


108.74 Cubic Feet (415 Bound Volumes, 15 Flat Boxes, 2 Oversized Folders)

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Chronologically within newspaper title

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Golden Transcript Newspaper Collection, including bound issues and some loose issues, was donated to the Archives by Colorado Community Media in 2017. The Jefferson County Graphic newspaper published in Morrison dated November 8, 1902 was donated to the Archives by Arlene Munyon in 2000. No Deed of Gift or documentation found. The replica newspapers were found in the archives with no documentation.

Existence and Location of Originals

The earlier bound issues of the Golden Transcript are held by the Golden History Museum and Park in Golden, Colorado.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm of local newspapers is held by History Colorado. Digital versions are in the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection available online at

Related Materials

Series 120: 1952 Courthouse Cornerstone Time Capsule and Contents. Includes eight area newspapers from July and August 1952.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States