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Resources for Colorado Newspapers
Libraries and Archives
The Western History Department of the Denver Public Libraryand the Colorado Historical Society have the most complete collections of Colorado newspapers. Both repositories have indexes to newspaper obituaries. The availability of newspapers is also described in Donald E. Oehlerts, Guide to Colorado Newspapers, 1859-1963 (Denver, Colorado: Bibliographical Center for Research, 1964; Family History Library book 978.8 B3o; film 1000145 item 4).
The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.
Digital Issues Online
Through a joint effort of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historical Society, and generous donors in Colorado, newspapers published in the State from 1859 to 1923 have been digitized and are available online. The result is the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Colorado newspapers (mostly Colorado Springs and Greeley) online. This database is sometimes free at libraries. It may be under the name Access NewspaperArchive.
GenealogyBank.com has a large collection of Colorado newspapers. The database can be searched free of charge. Access to the actual obituary requires a subscription.