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Special Collections and Museum Services

Please Note:The Library Elf service will be discontinued in Jan. 2019

The Special Collections and Museum Services Department of the Pueblo City County Library District has been collecting and preserving materials of local historical interest since the late 1800s.

Housed on the third floor of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Library at 100 East Abriendo Avenue, in Pueblo, Colorado, the department provides reference materials and online information resources to assist with historical research.

The Western Research Room houses a specialized noncirculating collection of rare materials related to the history of Colorado, the Rocky Mountains West, and Northern New Mexico, with an emphasis on Pueblo and the Arkansas River Valley.

These resources include:

Regional History and Genealogy Resources

Historic Colorado Newspapers on Microfim

Archival Collections (Link to Archives Finding Aid)

Pueblo City Directories

Microfilm Collection

Local history Clipping Files (link to index) not yet available

Pueblo Yearbooks

Oral histories

Western History and Genealogy books and periodicals (Link to catalog perhaps)

Hispanic Genealogy Collection

Civil War Reference Collection


Circulating collection of popular history books

Obituary Index

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collections

Ancestry Library Edition: available on computers within the Rawlings Library

Historic Pueblo Photos online


Other genealogy resources


Rocky Mountain Online Archive

For more information contactthe Special Collections Dept: