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Local History Archive, Fort Collins Public Library, Charlene Tresner, c.1978
Local History Archive
Fort Collins Public Library
Charlene Tresner, c.1978

A Guide to the Vertical Files

The Archive contains hundreds of files on a wide variety of local topics, events, places, and people. These files have been assembled over a long period of time and are continually expanded by Archive staff and volunteers.

The Subject Files are handy packets of information containing newspaper clippings, student papers, government reports, and more. They are a great place to start researching local topics. The Biographical Files contain clippings and reports on individuals and families from Fort Collins history. Some files include family histories created by researchers and donated to the Archive. The Ephemera Files are organized by subject and surnames and include fragile primary source materials like calling cards, original advertising, pamphlets, receipts, and building abstracts. The contents of some of these files have been scanned and are available for viewing online, but the majority of the vertical files are only available for research by visiting the archive.

The Photograph Files are organized into both Fort Collins and Larimer County subjects and places. They contain collections of photographic prints, most of which have been scanned and are searchable online.

All Vertical Files | Biographical | Ephemera | Photographs | Subject

Scanned Vertical Files

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