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Records of the Douglas County Historical Society

Identifier: C-00006

Scope and Content

The collection includes financial records, minutes, bylaws, dissolution papers, newspaper articles, forms, correspondence, and reference materials created or used by the Douglas County Historical Society during its years of existence: 1969-1992.


  • 1967-1992

Access and Use

This collection is open to researchers. Archives and Local History material is non-circulating and requires staff retrieval. See for hours of operation.

Historical Note

The Douglas County Historical Society formed in 1969 and was the main historical institution in Douglas County, Colorado, during its existence. The Society helped with the publication of the book Our Heritage: the People of Douglas County, and contributed several articles in the newspapers found in the collection. When the Society disbanded in 1992, several of them continued to participate in the county’s historical community through other organizations. The Society’s paper based collections were donated to the Douglas County Libraries and provided the core of the local history collections, which are now under the department named Archives and Local History.


October 2, 1969
DCHS is incorporated
DCHS receives post office boxes from town of Greenland and purchases microfilmed newspapers
William Higman Memorial Fund is established
Our Heritage: The People of Douglas County is published
April 16, 1992
DCHS files Articles of Dissolution


1 Linear Feet (41 folders in 2 manuscript boxes.)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Acquisition Information

Donated to Douglas County Libraries by members of the disbanded Douglas County Historical Society.

Related Materials

In addition to these business records, DCHS donated all of its historical collections to the library at the same time. Books, newspapers, photographs, ephemera, artifacts, and other materials are dispersed throughout the Archives and Local History holdings, usually associated with accession numbers from 1992.

Processing Information

The Douglas County Historical Society Collection was processed January, 2000 by Johanna Harden, Shaun Boyd, William Kirby, and Cecily North.

Guide to the Records of the Douglas County Historical Society, 1967-1992
Under Revision
Shaun Boyd
19 November 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Local History, Douglas County Libraries Repository

Douglas County Libraries
100 S Wilcox St
Castle Rock CO 80104 United States