Center of Southwest Studies

Links to Southwest digital image access sites
beyond the Center of Southwest Studies


The Old Fort Lewis campus near Hesperus, Colorado: a web site designed by Beth LaShell of the Biology and Agriculture Department at Fort Lewis College "to walk you into the 20th century at 6318 acres on the La Plata River which served as a Military fort, Indian school, High school, Two-year college and currently as the San Juan Basin Research Center."  The site uses digital images of photos at the Center of Southwest Studies.

The "Old Fort".......

The Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) is supported through a National Leadership Grant to the University of Denver Penrose Library from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (a federal grant-making agency in Washington, D.C., which fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning, by supporting museums and libraries) with additional assistance from the Colorado State Library, and the Colorado Regional Library Systems.  To search for digital images at the Center of Southwest Studies and elsewhere, go to Heritage West.


Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department Photo Digitization Project.  "Our on-line database contains a selection of historic photographs from the collections of the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department and the Colorado Historical Society.  These collections, which contain more than one million items, document the history of Colorado and the American West.  Our on-line database contains some 80,000 images and catalog records of Native Americans, pioneers, early railroads, mining, Denver and Colorado towns."

Animas Museum (Durango, Colo.).  Durango Area History: 1880-1930 is a digital exhibit on the topics of mining, ranching, and railroading in the Durango region.  The site highlights important persons and provides a walking tour.
Puzzle House Over 350 high resolution photos of artifacts found at the Puzzle House (southwest Colorado) archaeological site during archaeological investigations conducted by the Fort Lewis College Department of Anthropology's Archaeological Field School, 1992-1995.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (Cortez, Colo.) plans to produce additional electronic site reports and field trips, including photographs and line drawings, excavation and artifact data, and interpretive and educational text.

Crow Canyon's Logo Bowl

The San Luis Valley Museum Association hosts a collaborative website containing over 150 pages of images and information about the history and culture of the Association's 14 member museums, cultural centers, and historical societies in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps™ of Utah through 1922, freely accessible at the website of the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.  (Click here for info about the project.) Home page for the project website

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