Colorado: Bibliography and Sources

Colorado Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Robert Will, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director; Emily Kelley, Research Associate and Digital Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer

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Abbott, Carl, “Boom State and Boom City: Stages in Denver’s Growth.” Colorado Magazine 50 (1973): 207–230.

Abbott, Carl. Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1976.

“Annexation Map.” See Denver City Planning Office.

Atlas of Utah. Deon C. Greer, project director. Provo: Weber State College and Brigham Young University Press, 1981.

Ballenger & Richards Thirty-Seventh Annual Denver City Directory for 1909. Denver: Ballenger & Richards, 1909. Ward boundary map was useful.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming, 1540–1888. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, vol. 25. San Francisco, 1890.

Baughman, Robert W. Kansas in Maps. Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1961. This volume reproduces over ninety historic maps of Kansas.

Black, Robert C. Island in the Rockies: The History of Grand County, Colorado, to 1930. Boulder, Col.: Pruett Publishing Co., 1969.

Brown, S. Kent, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard H. Jackson. Historical Atlas of Mormonism. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

Campbell, Rosemae Wells. From Trappers to Tourists: Fremont County, Colorado, 1830–1950. Palmer Lake, Col.: Filter Press, 1972.

“City and County of Denver, Showing Annexed Towns and Lands [Map].” Denver: Record Abstract and Title Insurance Co., 1948. Photocopy from the Colorado Historical Society. Cited as City & County Map.

Colorado. Laws of Colorado, Passed by the Legislative Assembly. Title varies. Denver, 1876 –. The session laws of the state of Colorado. Cited as Colo. Laws.

Colorado Supreme Court. Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado. 1864–. Cited as Colo. Rpts.

Colorado Territory. General Laws, Joint Resolutions, Memorials, and Private Acts, Passed at the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Title varies. Denver, 1861­–1876. The session laws of Colorado Territory. Cited as Colo. Terr. Laws.

Crofutt, George A. Crofutt’s Grip-Sack Guide of Colorado: A Complete Encyclopedia of the State. Omaha, Neb., 1881. Includes Nell’s New Topographical and Township Map Prepared Expressly for Crofutt’s Grip-Sack Guide of Colorado (1881).

Dempsey, Paul S. Airport Planning and Development: A Global Survey. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 1999.

Denver City Planning Office. “Annexation Map [of Denver, 1864–1973].” c. 1974. Photocopy from the Colorado Historical Society. Cited as Annexation Map.

Dubester, Henry J. State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken after the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States. 1948. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, 1969. The standard guide for its subject.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Ford, Royal E. History of Scott County, Missouri. Oak Ridge, Mo.: Royal E. Ford, 1939.

Fritz, Percy Stanley. Colorado: The Centennial State. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1941.

Gill, Helen G. “Establishment of Counties in Kansas.” Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society 8 (1903–1904): 449–472.

“Governor Denver’s Administration.” Kansas State Historical Society, Transactions 5 (1889–1896): 464–561.

Gowans, Fred. R., and Eugene E. Campbell. Fort Bridger, Island in the Wilderness. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.

Hall, Frank. History of the State of Colorado. 4 vols. Chicago: Blakely Printing Co., 1889–1895.

Historical Records Survey, Colorado. Conejos County (Conejos). Inventory of the County Archives of Colorado, no. 11. Denver: Colorado Historical Records Survey, 1938. Cited as HRS Colo., Conejos.

Historical Records Survey, Colorado. Costilla County (San Luis). Inventory of the County Archives of Colorado, no. 12. Denver: Colorado Historical Records Survey, 1938.

History of Colorado. Vols. 1–3 edited by James H. Baker and LeRoy R. Hafen. Prepared under the Supervison of the State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado. Denver: Linderman Co., Inc., 1927.

History of the City of Denver, Arapahoe County and Colorado. Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1880.

Hornbein, Marjorie A. “Denver’s Struggle for Home Rule.” Colorado Magazine 48 (1971): 337–354.

James, Franklin J., and Christopher B. Gerboth. “Camp Divided: Annexation Battles, the Poundstone Amendment, and Their Impact on Metropolitan Denver, 1941–1988.” Colorado History No. 5 (2001): 129–174.

Jefferson Territory. Provisional Laws and Joint Resolutions Passed at the First and Called Sessions of the General Assembly of Jefferson Territory, Held at Denver City, J.T., November and December, 1859, and January, 1860. Omaha, Neb., 1860. Cited as Jefferson Terr. Laws.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

“Kansas Counties,” Kansas State Historical Society, 20 October 2004, Useful overview on the history and development of Kansas counties, including extinct counties. Includes many helpful links.

Kansas Territory. Statutes of the Territory of Kansas. Shawnee Mission [et al.], 1855–1861. Title varies. The session laws of Kansas Territory. Cited as Kans. Terr. Laws.

King, Clyde Lyndon. History of the Government of Denver with Special Reference to Its Relations with Public Service Corporations. Denver: Fisher Book Co., 1911.

Larson, Andrew Karl. I Was Called to Dixie, the Virgin River Basin: Unique Experiences in Mormon Pioneering. St. George, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1961.

Leonard, Stephen J., and Thomas J. Noel. Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis. Niwot, Col.: University Press of Colorado, 1990.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

Missouri. Laws of Missouri. St. Louis, 1820–. Cited as Mo. Laws.

New Handbook of Texas. 6 vols. Ron Tyler et al., eds. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996.

New Mexico Territory. Laws of the Territory of New Mexico. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, 1848–1909. Title varies. The session laws for the territory of New Mexico. Cited as N.M. Terr. Laws.

Noel, Thomas J., Paul F. Mahoney, and Richard E. Stevens. Historical Atlas of Colorado. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.

Pacific Reporter. 1883–. A compilation of reports of state supreme court decisions in thirteen western states.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Complied by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gap in MacDonald’s 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Rabenhorst, Thomas D., and Carville V. Earle, eds. Historical U.S. County Outline Map Collection, 1840–1980. Baltimore: Department of Geography, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), 1984. A portfolio of redrawn federal maps; no supporting text or documentation.

Record Abstract and Title Insurance Co. City and County of Denver Showing Annexed Towns and Lands. Map. Denver, [c. 1948]. Colorado Historical Society. Cited as Record Abstract and Title.

Republic of Texas. Laws of the Republic of Texas. Houston [et al.], 1838–1845. Title varies. Session laws of the Republic of Texas. Cited as Texas Repub. Laws.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. Land Office Business: Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789–1837. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Royce, Charles C., comp. "Indian Land Cessions in the United States." Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1896–1897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature: United States and Canada. 3d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987.

Smiley, Jerome C, ed. History of Denver, with Outlines of the Earlier History of the Rocky Mountain Country. Denver: The Denver Times, Times-Sun Publishing Co., 1901.

Socolofsky, Homer E., and Huber Self. Historical Atlas of Kansas. 2d ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.

Stewart, Lowell O. Public Land Survey: History, Instructions, Methods. 1935. Reprint. Minneapolis: Meyers Printing Co., 1976.

Stone, Wilbur Fisk, ed. History of Colorado. 2 vols. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1918.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973–1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 1–26 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 27–28 edited by John P. Bloom. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934–1975. Cited as Terr. Papers U.S.

Texas. Laws of the State of Texas. Austin [et al.], 1846–. Title varies. The session laws of the state of Texas. Cited as Texas Laws.

Texas Repub. Laws. See Republic of Texas.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. An atlas of well-designed county outline maps for each state, accompanied by a bibliography and an explanation of methodology.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 1789–1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845–1874. Vols. 18–. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875–. Cited as U.S. Stat.

United States Geological Survey. Colorado Quadrangle Maps. 1930–2000. A large number of Colorado Quad maps (primarily 7.5 minute series) were consulted.

Utah Territory. Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. Title varies. Salt Lake City, 1852–1894. Cited as Utah Terr. Laws.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

West’s Colorado Revised Statutes Annotated. Eagan, Minn.: Thomson West, 2002 and 2005 supplement. The most current official collection of Colorado statutes in force, as of 2005. Title 30 (Government-County) contains county boundary descriptions.

Wynar, Bohdan S., ed., and Roberta J. Depp, asst. ed. Colorado Bibliography. Littleton, Col.: Libraries Unlimited, 1980.

Wynkoop, Edward E. “Edward Wanshear Wynkoop.” Kansas State Historical Society, Collections 13 (1913–1914): 71–79.