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Special Collections and Museum Services

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.

There is a small collection of 300 books that can be checked out about history west of the Mississippi and genealogy guides. 

These resources include:

Regional History and Genealogy Resources
Historic Colorado Newspapers on Microfim
Archival Collections
Pueblo City Directories
Microfilm Collection
Local History Clipping Files: Biography, Colorado, Pueblo
Pueblo Yearbooks
Oral histories
Western History and Genealogy books and periodicals
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 contact the Special Collections Dept: