National Archives at Denver

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

Contact Information



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.


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.


Alternate Repositories

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, Mormon records.

Neighboring Collections


  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).