National Archives at Denver

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National Archives at Denver
National Archives at Denver in Broomfield, Colorado.

Contact Information[edit | edit source]



National Archives at Denver
17101 Huron Street
Broomfield, CO 80023

Telephone:[2]  303-604-4740, or 303-407-5740
Fax:  303-407-5709

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[2]

Take I-25 North to Exit 229 (Lafayette/Brighton), go up the ramp. Turn left at the stop light, cross over the interstate and turn right at the first opportunity (Huron Street, approximately 1/8 mile from the interstate). We are the blue and white building to the northwest. The road narrows right after you cross I-25, and then there is a Right Turn only lane; this is Huron St. and where you need to turn. There is no sign that points to our facility. If you go past Children's Hospital, you have gone too far.

  • Public Transportation: Call Regional Transportation District, 303-299-6000, for route and schedule.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Serves Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.[3] Includes Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Air Force Acadamy, Bureau of Indian Affiars, National Park Service, naturalizations for CO, MT, NM, UT,[4] U.S. Food Administration, Denver Mint, Internal Revenue Service, Forest Service,[5] federal censuses 1790-1930 and selected indexes, Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, military service through the Spanish American War, World War I draft registrations for CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, military pension and bounty land, Utah polygamy trials,[6] court records of appeals, bankruptcy, criminal and civil cases in CO, MT, NM, ND, SD, UT, WY, and other states,[7] U.S. diplomacy, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Native American-Government relations, westward expansion, and World War II,[8] tours, genealogy workshops, and presentations.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Rocky Mountain Region staff.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Denver, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Gallup, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers.
  • Yellowstone National Park Archives records of major park projects, concessionaires, donated manuscripts, personal papers, hundreds films and oral history recordings.

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. "Archives Division Contact Information" in The National Archives" at (30 November 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Contact Us" in The National Archives at (accessed 30 November 2010).
  3. "Rocky Mountain Region" in National Archives at Denver at (accessed 14 December 2010).
  4. "Our Archival Holdings" in National Archives at Denver at (accessed 14 December 2010).
  5. "Frequently Requested Archival Holdings" in National Archives at Denver at (accessed 14 December 2010).
  6. "Family History/Genealogy Research" in National Archives at Denver at (accessed 14 December 2010).
  7. "Court Records" in National Archives at Denver at (accessed 14 December 2010).
  8. "Services for the Public" in National Archives at Denver at (accessed 14 December 2010).