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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 1994; and the Jefferson County Transcript (Jefferson County), dated January 1995 to August 1999.

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; 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), dated September 5, 1879.

Dates

  • Publication: 1876
  • Publication: 1902
  • Publication: 1960-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

50.42 Cubic Feet (160 Bound Volumes, 15 Flat Boxes, 2 Oversized Folders)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

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 https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/

Related Materials

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

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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