September 16, 2021

Today in History: Colorado

Last Updated on August 1, 2021

Today in History–August 1–the Library of Congress features Colorado, which entered the Union this day in 1876, becoming the thirty-eighth state known as the Centennial State. Visit the Today in History section to learn about the state’s history and culture, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.

Colorado stories from America’s Library

Colorado primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Colorado maps

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Colorado

Colorado images

Colorado films

Colorado historical newspapers

Topics in Chronicling America – Colorado Coalfield War (1913-1915)

Colorado books & articles

Colorado correspondence, legislative documents, oral history transcripts & other texts

Colorado oral histories & songs (audio recordings)

Colorado legislation

Colorado Guide to Law Online

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