Colorado Historical Society

Address: Stephen H. Hart Library
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (303) 866-2305 Fax: (303) 866-5739

Contact: Stan Oliner, Curator Books and Manuscripts


Internet address:

Hours: Tue-Sat: 10 am - 4:30 pm; closed Sun and Mon.

Wheelchair Access: yes


The museum has been a state government agency since 1879.

Information about holdings

Manuscripts: 16 collections

Organizational records: yes

Printed material: yes

Clippings/vertical files: yes

Objects/ephemera: hundreds, including posters and banners

Film/Video/Sound: Denver TV newsfilms, 1958 - present

Photographs: yes

Microfilm: gay and lesbian newspapers

Other holdings/notes: Oral history cassettes
Time periods/geographical regions documented:

Colorado, 1958 to the present.
Significant People/organizations/subjects documented:

Evans v. Romer (US Supreme Court, 1996), 1990 - present; Metropolitan Church of the Rockies; and AIDS in Colorado, 1981 - present. There is an extensive periodical collection on microfilm, several manuscript collections, and oral history interviews on file; see guide and card catalog for holdings.

Collecting interests

Any material related to Evans v. Romer [Amendment 2 challenge] or to Colorado; any material related to current holdings.

Use requirements

Any person can use the collection's materials on-site.

Indices, finding aids, collection descriptions

Records in OCLC.