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Special Collections: Russell L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive

About the Archive

Telling the story of mining through technology, resources and people 

News -- Mining History Archive open hours are now Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 10-2.

The Russell L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive was established in 1995 through the generous donations of former Mines Board of Trustees member Russell L. Wood and his wife Lyn. The Archive supports research on the history of mining, with emphasis on Colorado and the US West. Our focus:

  • Technology of mining and related industries (mineral processing, blasting, transportation, safety, etc.)
  • Environment, land use
  • Economic and human aspects of the mining industries

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Collections & Collection Guides

The Mining History Archive includes over 150 collections of documents, photographs and other materials. Collection Guides, available for some of our collections, can help you discover more about their unique resources. 

Mine Reports Collections

A0034 Robert D. Hoffman Collection

A0041 L. E. Leroy Photographs Collection

A0046 James Andrew McCormick Collection (Colorado Grand Canyon Mining and Improvement Co. Collection)

A0072 Cement Bill Williams Collection

A0112 Morse Bros. Equipment Catalog Collection

A0128 Gerald E. Sherard Collection -- Mine Accident Index

A0144 Mining & Earth Resource Company Reports

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