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1st Judicial District Judges' Photographs & Biographies, 1857-2016

 Collection
Identifier: Series-202
Abstract

Photographs and biographical information for county and district court judges documenting the history of the 1st Judicial District, Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, Colorado. Collection also includes a selection of court rule pamphlets.

Dates: 1857-2016

1952 Courthouse Cornerstone Time Capsule and Contents, 1877-2000 (Bulk 1952)

 Collection
Identifier: Series-120
Scope and Contents The collection contains the actual time capsule box and contents from the 1952 Jefferson County courthouse cornerstone in Golden. Box one contains the small copper box, measuring 8” wide by 12” long by 8” high. Three hand-written notes were taped to the bottom: "Frank Stanbro: The Greatest Deputy County Treasurer to Date. A Democrat. Aug. 2, 1952"; "Ruth K. Beville: The best South Carolina Democrat in Colorado. Position: Clerk for the most competent Treasurer Jefferson County ever had!!!!";...
Dates: 1877-2000; Majority of material found within 1952

Abstract of Land Entries, 1863-1915

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-140
Scope and Contents Abstract of land entries for lands held in Jefferson County, Colorado with a few entries for Park and Douglas Counties. Land entries are the transactions that transfer public lands from the United States to private ownership. Arranged by section, township and range. Lists number of acres, name of entryman, date of proof, and any remarks or notes. Notes document mineral land, state land, patents, state patents, and at least one cemetery. While it is not known when this book was created or how...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1863-1915

Abstracts of Assessment, 1869-2019

 Collection
Identifier: Series-103
Scope and Contents Abstracts of the yearly assessment of the county as compiled by the Jefferson County, Colorado Assessor. Early abstracts list number and valuation of acres of land and improvements; town and city lots; animals; musical instruments; clocks, watches and jewelry; carriages and vehicles; and other personal property for the total valuation of the county. Also included are valuations placed on miles of railroad, telegraph and telephone lines, and other property by the Colorado Tax Commission. The...
Dates: 1869-2015

Abstracts of Election Results, 1877-1984

 Series
Identifier: Series-108
Scope and Contents

Abstracts of election results list the number of votes received by each candidate and ballot issue in each election precinct in the county. Includes some primary and all general elections for the time period.

Dates: 1877-1984

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

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

Agricultural Statistics, 1874-1899

 Collection
Identifier: Series-102
Scope and Contents

In accordance with an act of Colorado's Fourth General Assembly in 1883 to collect and publish agricultural and other statistics, crop data was collected during the months of May and June each year by the Jefferson County Assessor. The county's totals were then compiled and reported to the State of Colorado by the County Clerk.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1874-1899

Archives Map Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Series-146
Scope and Contents

A collection of maps, plats and drawings received from various sources and gathered by the Archives into one collection.

Dates: 1906-1975

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

Arvada Hackberry Tree Collection, 1936-1937

 Collection — Small Collection Box: 6, Envelope: 4
Identifier: Series-231
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents and photographs gathered and assembled from various sources by the Archives regarding the tree on Hackberry Hill that was ultimately cut down due to the straightening of Wadsworth Blvd. north of Arvada in 1937. There are letters written to the Board of County Commissioners by citizens protesting destruction of the tree as well as resolutions and other correspondence by the Peace Pipe Chapter of the DAR; the Colorado State Forestry Association; the Woman's...
Dates: Event: 1936-1937

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

Assessment Rolls and Tax Lists, 1866-1948

 Series
Identifier: Series-100
Scope and Contents Assessment rolls and tax lists generally indicate a property owner's name, legal description of land or town lot owned, assessed value of the land, assessed value of improvements on the land (but no indication of what the improvements were), total tax assessed and the amount of taxes apportioned to state, county, town and school district. Books for later years list tax levy and revenue information.The assessment rolls dated 1871-1893 show the number and assessed value of personal...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1866-1948

Assessor's Index Books, 1910-1987

 Series
Identifier: Series-182
Abstract

A tract index summarizing real property transactions and referencing the book and page numbers where the documents were recorded.

Dates: Record Keeping: Approximately 1910-1987

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

Board of Adjustment Lakewood Case Files, 1941-1989

 Series
Identifier: Series-139
Scope and Contents

Case files for property annexed by Lakewood. List of cases with property owner name and address of property available.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1941-1989

Board of County Commissioners Indexes to Road Actions, 1862-1941

 Series
Identifier: Series-141
Abstract

Indexes to road-related actions heard and/or acted upon by the Board of County Commissioners, with book and page number referencing Commission Minutes or the Road Record book where the action was discussed.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1862-1941

Board of County Commissioners Minutes and Resolutions, 1862-2011

 Series
Identifier: Series-183
Scope and Contents Records of the proceedings of the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners. These minutes and resolutions document all business brought before the governing body of the county. Minutes are recorded by the County Clerk, who serves as the Clerk to the Board, and include summaries of topics discussed during meetings as well as resolutions adopted. They are arranged chronologically in five sub-series:Sub-Series I, Index Books, 1899-1976, contains indexes to bound volumes F...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1862-2011

Board of County Commissioners Newspaper Clipping Files, 1975-1994

 Series — Drawer: 1, Reel: 1-23
Identifier: Series-110
Scope and Contents

Articles clipped from county and Denver metro area newspapers about the county commissioners, events and issues that occurred in Jefferson County, or current issues that effected Jefferson County. Subjects include: gravel pit, Historical Commission, I-470, Rocky Flats, Airport, Transportation, Water, Metro Co-op, Health Care, and any mentions of the commissioners themselves.

Dates: Publication: 1975-1994

Boettcher Mansion (Lookout Mountain) Architectural Drawings, 1917

 Series
Identifier: Series-241
Scope and Contents In 1917, Mr. Charles Boettcher commissioned Denver architects Fisher and Fisher to design and build a secluded retreat atop Lookout Mountain for use as a summer home and hunting lodge. Originally called "Lorraine Lodge," the 110 acre property remained in the family until 1972 when it was donated to Jefferson County. These ten original matted and framed architectural drawings created by Fisher and Fisher were displayed in the mansion after it became county property up until 2020. The first...
Dates: 1917

Bounty Register A, 1879-1914

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-225
Scope and Contents Book containing the Jefferson County Treasurer's recording of bounties paid on undesirable animals. Includes the number of scalps paid for, day and date of payment, and name of person receiving payment. Mostly coyote but includes a bear and a wolf. In 1889 the Seventh General Assembly of the State of Colorado passed an act to provide for the destruction of wolves, coyotes, bears and mountain lions within the state. A premium of $1 was paid for each wolf or coyote killed; and $10 for each...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1879, 1889-1914

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

Citizen Petitions, 1868-1961 (Bulk 1868-1939)

 Series
Identifier: Series-234
Scope and Contents Small collection of petitions appealing to the Board of County Commissioners with respect to particular causes. Petitions were filed with the Clerk and Recorder and contain the names and addresses (or city of residence) of concerned citizens. Early petitions include establishing or changing voting precincts and declaring certain areas "Anti-Saloon Territory" while later petitions encourage or protest the granting of liquor licenses as well as other important issues. Collection does not...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1868-1961; Majority of material found within 1868-1939

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

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 Investigation Records, April 20, 1999

 Collection
Identifier: Series-121
Abstract

Police reports, interviews and witness statements of victims, students, teachers and others, and set of 23 CD/DVDs containing digitized copies of all investigative files, documents, recordings, images and drawings released to the public in connection with the investigation of the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.

Dates: Event: April 20, 1999

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