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Jefferson County (Colo.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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

Archives, Digital Maps

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-041
Dates: Surveyed: 1868; Surveyed: 1945; Surveyed: 1895 May 30; Surveyed: 1937; Surveyed: 1899

BCC Groundbreaking Shovels

 Unprocessed Material — Object 1-3
Identifier: 2012-003
Dates: Usage: 1964; Usage: 2011

Billie C. Swenson Papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-009
Dates: 1975-1995

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

Book of Town Plats, 1867-1882

 Series — Volume 1
Identifier: Series-244
Scope and Contents Book of original plats of towns and additions in Jefferson County, Colorado Territory, as filed with the County's Clerk and Recorder. Collection contains plats of: Kinney's Addition to Golden City (1867); Barber's Addition to Golden City (1867); Johnson Addition to Golden City (1868): Bush and Fisher Addition to Golden City (1870); Smith's New Survey of Golden City (1869); Mt. Vernon Town Site (1867); Arvada Town Site (1870); Welch Addition to Golden (1871); Golden City (1868);...
Dates: Recorded: 1867-1882

Canyon Courier and High Timber Times Bound Newspapers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-006
Dates: Publication: 1958-2020

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

Dennis L. Potter Manuscript: The Political Demagogues of Jefferson County, undated

 Item — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-209
Abstract From the introduction: While evidence suggests that a large percentage of Pikes Peakers in 1859 were not interested in self government, others felt otherwise. The historiography of the Jefferson Territorial government, 1859-1862, is characterized by the commitment of a few politicians, such as Robert Williamson Steele, Seymour Waggoner and William Larimer. These men were representative of the minority of Pikes Peak imigrants who sought independence from Kansas in order to encourage local...
Dates: undated

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

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 Flag

 Unprocessed Material — Box 3
Identifier: 2017-013
Dates: 2017

Jefferson County Historical Commission Historically Jeffco Newsletters

 Unprocessed Material — Volume 1
Identifier: 2015-007
Dates: 1978-1983

Jefferson County School District Census Lists, 1894-1949

 Series
Identifier: Series-167
Abstract

School census lists for the following Jefferson County, Colorado, Public School districts: District 1 (Golden), District 13 (Rockland), District 18 (Pine/Estabrook), District 23 (Lothrop), and District 48 (Daniels).

Dates: Record Keeping: 1894-1949

Jefferson County Sesquicentennial Activities Photographs

 Unprocessed Material — Box 2
Identifier: 2015-010
Dates: 2009-2011

Jefferson County Sesquicentennial Celebration and Time Capsule Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2012-012
Dates: Event: 2011

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

Lookout Mountain Park Realty and Investment Co: Platting of Lookout Mountain Park, 1915

 Item — Roll 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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

Dates: Publication: 1915

Meyer Family Collection

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

Miscellaneous Financial and BCC Records

 Unprocessed Material — Box 1-2
Identifier: 2022-007
Dates: 1869-1936

Miscellaneous Jefferson County Record Books

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-004
Dates: 1873-1966

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

Public Affairs Electronic Records

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-008
Dates: 1999-2006

Public Information Office, Miscellaneous Photos

 Unprocessed Material — Unprocessed multiple collections box UNP 10
Identifier: 2015-018
Dates: Unknown

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

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

RTD W Line Ribbon-Cutting Scissors

 Unprocessed Material — Object 1
Identifier: 2018-001
Dates: Usage: April 2013

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

Wild Rose Grange Account Book (Photocopy)

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