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Myron Wood Photographs

A prolific photographer of the Southwest from the late 1940s through the late 1980s, Myron Wood is perhaps best known for his work in New Mexico with the Native Americans of Taos Pueblo, with the Catholic Penitente brotherhoods of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, and for his celebrated photographs of artist Georgia O’Keeffe …

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Myron Wood Photographs

Maps

Historical maps depicting Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, Colorado and the West.

Maps

Pikes Peak Region Oral Histories

The Pikes Peak Region Oral Histories collection contains audio interviews with long-term residents of the mountains and plains region of central Colorado, providing unique, first-hand accounts of the life, culture and historic events of the area. These voices from the past, recorded from the 1960s to the present, bring the history of the …

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Pikes Peak Region Oral Histories

Pikes Peak Region Historical Films

Pikes Peak Library District Special Collections houses a diverse collection of professional and amateur motion picture films made in the Pikes Peak area. The Pikes Peak region has been the backdrop for filmmaking since the Edison Manufacturing Company produced short actualities here in 1897. The rugged beauty of the area inspired both …

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Pikes Peak Region Historical Films

Colorado Springs City Directories

Special Collections at the Pikes Peak Library District houses city directories for Colorado Springs published from 1879 to the present. The directories were published, roughly, every other year until 1900, when they began to be published annually. The Colorado Springs city directories also include listings for surrounding communities, …

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Colorado Springs City Directories

About the collections



PPLD Digital Collections feature historic photographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, audio oral histories, films and more that highlight the history of the Pikes Peak area. The materials come from the Special Collections of the Pikes Peak Library District, housed in the 1905 Carnegie Library in downtown Colorado Springs. The Digital Collections are created to provide access to unique and valuable research materials that illuminate the history of the Pikes Peak region.
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