A finding aid is a document that assists researchers in navigating a large archival collection. It usually provides a biography of the individual who created the collection, a chronology, a brief overview of the material, and a folder-by-folder list of contents. Finding aids for distinct collections will be added to this site as they become available.
Virginia and Gilbert McClurg Collection: Documents relating to the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association and the preservation of the Anasazi ruins in Southwestern Colorado (approximately 17 pages)
Elsie Queen Nicholson Collection: Personal papers and correspondence relating to Colorado Springs’ founder W.J. Palmer, the donor’s grandfather (approximately 11 pages)
Charles C. Pauly Collection: Personal papers, business and financial materials, family records, ephemera.
Dorothy Heller Collection: Scrapbooks, photographs, ephemera.
Edith Bixby Love Collection: Personal Correspondence, printed material.
L. E. Ellinwood Collection: Topical Files, slides, audio materials, books, newspapers.
Knutson Bowers Collection: Photographs, theatre programs, ephemera.
Lois Crouch Collection: Manuscripts, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs.
Nellie Burget Miller Collection: Personal Papers, correspondence, ephemera.
Tim Nicholson Collection: Books, photographs, correspondence, ephemera.
Areba Jackson Collection: Correspondence, publications, artwork, certificates.
An inventory contains information about the types of material in a collection and the subject matter to which it relates. It is less detailed than a finding aid. The following are inventories of collections held by SCLH.
Charles Damrow Collection: Certificates, cheques, prints, photographs.
Dean and Peg Edwards Collection: Sheet music, photographs, books.
Elizabeth Shafer Collection: School papers, correspondence, photographs.
Frederick Boothroyd Collection: Correspondence, photographs, programs.
Iles Family Collection: Correspondence, photographs, manuscript.
Mathews Collection: Correspondence, photographs, ephemera.
Montgomery-Mansfield Collection: Correspondence, photographs, ephemera.
Pope Collection: Negatives, photographs, books.
Time Capsule Collection: Books, photographs, scrapbooks.
Vera Gang Scott Collection: Negatives, photographs, correspondence.
Walton Family Collection: Negatives, photographs, correspondence.
Yearbook Inventory: Yearbooks
Save Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Documents, published materials, images.