Research

The resources of the Ute Pass Historical Society are available to the public for historical research. This includes our library, archives, and photograph collection. You are welcome to do your own research, or one of our volunteers can help you look for answers to your history questions. Our resources are not yet available online, so you will need to visit our office during our regular office hours or schedule an appointment. We also take historical research requests by email at uphs@peakinter.net or by telephone at 719-686-7512.

Library:

The UPHS Library includes books on local history, Colorado history, western regional history, and western railroads. These books must be used on site, but you are welcome to make photocopies. We do not charge a copy fee, but donations are greatly appreciated. Additional books are available next door at the Woodland Park Library, in the Colorado Room on the top floor. Books on area history are also for sale in our gift shop.

Park Pavillion in Woodland Park

Park Pavilion in Woodland Park

Archives:

The UPHS archives include unpublished documents relevant to our local history, as well as a collection of local newspapers. These documents are available for your use, with the help of one of our volunteers.

 

Photographs:

UPHS has a collection of more than 4,000 historical photographs of local communities including, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls, Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant, and Cripple Creek, from the late 1800s through the 1980s. The images in our collection are available for public use unless they are copies of images owned or copyrighted by another party. You may purchase reprints for private display, commercial display, or publication. Please contact our office for a current list of our fees. We also welcome the use of our images for historical research and education.

Other Sources:

Below are other sources of historical information in our area that may be useful to you.

Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-385-5990

Colorado State Historical Society
1300 Broadway
Denver CO 80203-5600
303-866-3681

Cripple Creek District Museum
5th and Bennett
P.O. Box 1210
Cripple Creek CO 80813
719-689-2634

Cripple Creek Heritage Center
P.O. Box 430
9283 S. Highway 67
Cripple Creek CO 80813
877-858-4653

Denver Public Library – Western History and Genealogy
Central Library, Level 5
10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver CO 80204
720-865-1821

Hornbek Homestead at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
P.O. Box 185
Florissant CO 80816
719-748-3253

Manitou Springs Historical Society at Miramont Castle
9 Capitol Hill Ave.
Manitou Springs CO 80829
719-685-1011

Manitou Springs Heritage Center
517 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs CO 80829
719-685-1454

Old Colorado City Historical Society and Museum
1 S. 24th St.
Colorado Springs CO 80904
719-636-1225

Park County Local History Archives
P.O. Box 99
Fairplay CO 80440
719-836-4153

Palmer Lake Historical Society and Lucretia Vaile Museum
P.O. Box 662
66 Lower Glenway
Palmer Lake CO 80133
719-559-0837 (Leave a message)

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-531-6333

Pikes Peak Historical Society
P.O. Box 823
Florissant CO 80816
719-748-8259

Teller County Clerk and Recorders Office
Teller County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1010
101 W. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek CO 80813
719-689-2951

Victor Lowell Thomas Museum
P.O. Box 238
Victor CO 80860
719-689-5509

Woodland Park Public Library
218 E. Midland Ave.
P.O. Box 336
Woodland Park CO 80866
719-687-9281