National Archives at Denver

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

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  denver.archives@nara.gov

Address:[2]

Regional Archives
Building 48
Denver Federal Center
Lakewood, Colorado

Microfilm Research
Building 46
Denver Federal Center
Lakewood, Colorado

Telephone:[2]  303-407-5751, or 303-407-5740
Fax:  303-407-5709

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[2]

  • By Car from Downtown Denver: Take Broadway south to Eighth Avenue; Eighth west to Kalamath Street; Kalamath south to U.S. Highway 6 (West Sixth Avenue); U.S. Highway 6 west about 5 miles to Kipling Street. The facility is at West Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street. Go south on Kipling 1/2 mile to Gate 1 of the Denver Federal Center. A photo ID (driver's license) is required to enter.
Once you are at the Denver Federal Records Center, the Archives are located at Fifth and North Street.
Take Main Street to Fifth
Go north on Fifth to just before North Avenue
Visitor parking areas are northwest and east of Building 48.
  • Denver Federal Center Map
  • Public Transportation: Call Regional Transportation District, 303-299-6000, for route and schedule.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

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

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 Northeast Region staff.

Guides

  • Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.
  • Federal Records Guide Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. Alphabetical index to the Federal Records Guide. Record Groups by topic clusters in the Federal Records Guide.
  • Bankruptcy and Court Records Research for the National Archives Great Lakes Region.
  • Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988) (FHL Collection 977 A3sz) WorldCat entry. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.

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Sources

  1. "Archives Division Contact Information" in The National Archives" at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/archives.html (30 November 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Contact Us" in The National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/ (accessed 30 November 2010).
  3. "Rocky Mountain Region" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ (accessed 14 December 2010).
  4. "Our Archival Holdings" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/holdings/ (accessed 14 December 2010).
  5. "Frequently Requested Archival Holdings" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/popular-records.html (accessed 14 December 2010).
  6. "Family History/Genealogy Research" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/genealogy.html (accessed 14 December 2010).
  7. "Court Records" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/court-records.html (accessed 14 December 2010).
  8. "Services for the Public" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/ (accessed 14 December 2010).