ArchiveIt! Initiative

A community project relying on the submission of webpages for preservation. The intent is to collect and access our cultural heritage on the web. Submit a site here.


The Local History and Genealogy Department has been collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials of local historical interest since the late 1800s.

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

This department houses a specialized non-circulating 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.
The department also offers a circulating collection on the history and culture of the American Southwest, Southern Colorado, and Colorado, and books on genealogy research.
Need help getting started? Call 719-562-5626.

Call 719-562-5600 to speak with our Genealogy librarian or see our resources here.

  • Archival Collections
  • Pueblo City Directories
  • Local History Clipping Files
  • Pueblo Yearbooks
  • Oral histories
  • Hispanic Genealogy Collection
  • Civil War Reference Collection
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Collections

Researching your family tree? View or request obituary information here.

The Digital Memory Lab is a space for free do-it-yourself digitization. It is located on the third floor of the Rawlings Library. See more details here.