Oral histories formed the nucleus of the early Archive. In the early 1970s, local historian Charlene Tresner established a Fort Collins oral history project to collect the memories of people residing in Fort Collins and Larimer County. Over time, others in the community have captured interviews that explore a variety of topics including the sugar beet industry, ranching, and historical businesses.
The Archive at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has hundreds oral histories in the collection; over 300 interviews have verbatim transcripts with one copy on hand for research at the Archive and another copy available for check out at the Old Town Library.
Preserving the history of Fort Collins, Colorado & the Cache la Poudre region