Local Public Library


The Carnegie Branch Library for Local History archive collects and preserves our community’s memory for future generations of researchers. Written, visual and audible materials created by and about Boulder-area residents are housed in our documents room, and are available to the public and scholars for research. Collections documenting early geographic, cultural and social regions of Boulder County include:

  • documents
  • historic Boulder and Boulder County newspapers in microfilm ranging from 1869-present as well as the Boulder Daily Camera archives organized by last name and subject.

Genealogy Resources

  • obituary indexes (1859-1925 and 1960-present).
  • mortuary and burial records
  • histories and directories for various Boulder churches.

This collection is in the process of being cataloged and is searchable online.

Obituaries can be requested through our Ask A Local History Librarian Service. Please read our research policies before filling out the form.

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