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Posts Categorized: Carnegie Library for Local History

Documenting the Pandemic

Boulder Theater marquee reading "Stay Healthy Boulder"

COVID-19 Community Stories Now Available Online In December 2022, Carnegie staff created a digital questionnaire that went out to the Boulder County community to solicit stories about life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this project are now archived and available on the Carnegie Library for Local History website. While the questionnaire window has […]

Collections at Carnegie

image from Edwin Tangen Collection at Carnegie Library for Local History

The Edwin Tangen collection features over 1,400 images Exploring the past can be like time traveling through your own backyard– especially when you browse the collections at Carnegie Library for Local History. A recent article shed light on the Edwin Tangen Collection a huge compilation of what Boulder looked like 100 years ago.

Carnegie Library for Local History Collection Policy

En Español The Carnegie Library archive collects, preserves, and provides valuable historical resources, intended to be protected in perpetuity about the history of Boulder County with an emphasis on the city of Boulder. Their care and preservation for the use of present and future generations is the principal responsibility of the Carnegie Library for Local […]

Planning a Visit to the Carnegie Library for Local History

Hours and Parking   See the location page.  Please note, on street parking is limited.  Nearby options include a public parking lot at 11th and Spruce St., and the Spruce Parking Garage at 11th St. and Spruce St. Class or Group Visits   A minimum of two weeks in advance of the date you would like to visit, please […]

Maria Rogers Oral History Program

The Program The Carnegie Library for Local History began collecting oral histories in 1976. In the early 1980s, the program was led by Maria Rogers, a volunteer manager. After the death of Maria, and her family worked with the Boulder Library Foundation (BLF) to endow the program and fund a coordinator position. With this endowment, […]

Carnegie Library for Local History Website

Photo from Carnegie local history website

A whole new visual experience of Boulder’s past. The new website features a wide variety of high-quality photos and maps, that you can zoom in on to see stunning details, as well as a collection of oral history interviews on video and streaming audio. Check out staff favorite photos, new acquisitions, and help us identify […]

Local History and Genealogy Research

Carnegie Library for Local History is open by appointment only.  Appointments can be scheduled online. Basic research and scanning services may be requested by email, [email protected]. Carnegie Library for Local History The Carnegie Library for Local History archive collects and preserves our community’s memory for future generations of researchers. Very few public libraries have collections […]

Volunteering at the Carnegie Library

We are always looking for volunteers! Volunteers make meaningful contributions to the operations of the library, help to expand and enhance library services, strengthen ties to the community and build public awareness of the diverse services provided by Carnegie Branch Library. On-going Opportunities Photograph scanner Collection arrangement Photocopying and clerical assistance Oral History interviewer Oral […]

Research Policies

Carnegie Library for Local History Research Policy and Fees Visiting the Carnegie Library is encouraged to make the most of your research. The images available in the online catalog are only a fraction of the resources available at Carnegie.   The Carnegie staff will assist you with identifying and locating the available genealogical and archival resources.  If […]