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    Arvada Historical Society External Link Icon

    McIlvoy House
    7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO 80002
    Telephone: 303-431-1261
    Available Materials:
    Photographs, documents, books, and newspapers focusing on the history of Arvada 

    Colorado Railroad Museum  View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites.

    17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80403
    Telephone: 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263
    Available Materials:
    Manuscripts, photographs, maps, books, and artifacts focusing on railroads in Colorado and the West 

    Colorado State Archives View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites.

    1313 Sherman St., Room 1B20, Denver, CO 80203
    Telephone: 303-866-2358
    Available Materials:
    1st Judicial District (Jefferson and Gilpin Counties) court records
    Legislative records concerning the creation of counties and early territorial records
    State and federal census records 

    Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Department View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites.

    10 West 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
    Telephone: 720-865-1821
    Available Materials:
    Manuscripts, maps, books, photographs on Colorado history, including many items relating to Jefferson County
    Newspapers on microfilm: many titles published in Colorado 

    Golden History Center View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites. 

    923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
    Telephone: 303-278-3557
    Available Materials:
    Extensive photograph and artifact collections and some manuscripts focusing on the history of Golden 

    Hiwan Homestead Museum  View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites 

    4208 S. Timbervale Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439
    Telephone: 720-497-7650
    Available Materials:
    Houses the manuscript and extensive photograph collections of the Jefferson County Historical Society with a special emphasis on the mountain areas of the county and local history information files 

    Jefferson County Public Library View exit disclaimer policy for links to 3rd party websites

    Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002
    Telephone: 303-235-JCPL (5275)
    Newspapers on microfilm: 
        Arvada Citizen, 1966-1970 
        Arvada Enterprise, 1903-1970 
        Arvada Citizen-Sentinel, 1970-1979 
        Arvada Sentinel, 1979-current 
        Arvada Sun, 1911-1919

    Edgewater Library, 5843 W. 25th Ave., Edgewater, CO 80214
    Telephone: 303-235-JCPL (5275)
     
    Newspapers on microfilm:
        Edgewater Tribune, 1981-current

    Evergreen Library, 5000 Hwy. 73, Evergreen, CO 80439
    Telephone: 303-235-JCPL (5275)
     
    Newspapers on microfilm:
        Canyon Courier, 1958-current

    Golden Library, 1019 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
    Telephone: 303-235-JCPL (5275) 
     
    Newspapers on microfilm: 
        Golden Globe, 1873-1917
        Golden Outlook,1956-1959
        Golden Transcript (formerly Colorado Transcript), 1866-current
        Western Mountaineer,1859-1860

    Lakewood Library, 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215
    Telephone: 303-235-JCPL (5275)
    Newspapers on microfilm:
        Jefferson County Republican, 1919-1945 (with gaps)
        Jefferson Record, 1956-1969
        Jefferson Sentinel, 1953-current
        Wheat Ridge Sentinel, 1981-1994
    1885 Colorado census on microfilm
    Local History and Genealogy Collection (books and periodicals)

    Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada, CO 80005
    Telephone: 303-235-JCPL (5275)
    Newspapers on microfilm:
        Arvada Sentinel, 1993-current
    Houses the Library's small manuscript and photograph collection
    Houses the Library's Colorado Collection of books about Colorado history 
    Microfiche of two early Jefferson County maps

    Lakewood Heritage Center External Link Icon

    801 Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO 80226
    Telephone: 303-987-7850
    Available Materials:
    Manuscript, photograph, and artifact collections focusing on the history of Lakewood. 

    National Archives-Rocky Mountain Region  View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites

    17101 Huron St., Broomfield, CO 80023
    Telephone: 303-604-4700
    Available Materials:
    Bureau of Land Management records of early federal land surveys, including Jefferson County
    U.S. District Court records, including Jefferson County
    Federal census records for Colorado, 1860-1920
    Records of the Denver Ordnance Plant (now the Denver Federal Center)
    Records of federal agencies in Colorado, including those in Jefferson County 

    Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites 

    History Colorado Center
    1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
    Telephone: 303-866-2305
    Available Materials:
    Manuscripts, maps, books, photographs, and oral history tapes on Colorado history, including many items relating to Jefferson County
    Newspapers on microfilm (most titles published in Colorado) 

    U.S. Geological Survey Library View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites

    Box 25046, MS 914
    Denver Federal Center, Building 20
    Denver, CO 80225-0046
    Telephone: 303-236-1005
    Available Materials:
    Earth science research materials--field notes, maps, aerial photographs, etc., including investigations in Jefferson County
    Extensive collection of photographs from geological survey activities conducted throughout the United States, including Jefferson County 

    Wheat Ridge Historical Society External Link Icon

    P.O. Box 1833
    4610 Robb St.
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80034
    Telephone: 303-421-9111 or 303-467-0023
    Available Materials:
    Small manuscript, photograph, and artifact collections focusing on the history of Wheat Ridge