Local History Resources

Lula Pulliam Colwell Local History & Genealogy Room

The Loveland Public Library's Lula Pulliam Colwell Local History & Genealogy Room serves the Loveland community in a variety of ways from research on local history items to helping people research their family history.
For more details, please see our statement of purpose.

High School Year Books

High school yearbooks provide interesting source material for names of the graduating class with photographs, activities and student involvement, along with faculty names.
Loveland High School:
·Senioran, 1909
·Redskin, 1926
·Pine Cone, 1922, 1923
·Indian Trails, 1937
·LHS Class of 1939
·Chieftain, beginning with 1940 - present (a few missing volumes)

Mountain View High School:
Summit from 2001- present

Thompson Valley High School:
·Echoes, beginning with 1977 - present (a few missing volumes)
·Video Yearbook- 1994-1995

Index to Ken Jessen's Published Works, 1975-2015

An index of Kenneth Jessen’s articles, spanning 38 years of newspaper journalism. His articles are kept in three-ring binders in the Lula Pulliam Colwell Local History and Genealogy Room in the library.
Within 4,000 entries, are subjects covering local history to ghost towns. The development of industry as well as transportation is included along with Colorado mines, homesteads and town histories.
Of great importance are the stories of 260 local artists and those associated with the art industry.

Local Cemetery Records

·Cemeteries of Larimer County [Reference Collection]
·Volume I: Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Colorado, (1989)
·Volume II: Roselawn and Resthaves Cemeteries (1991)
·Volume III. Greenlawn Cemetery, Berthoud, (1992)
·Volume IV: Lakeside Cemetery, Loveland, Colorado, (1993). First burial in this cemetery was ·Mrs. Matthew Burnett on February 22, 1880; earlier burials were also moved here from other burial grounds.
·Volume V. Loveland Burial Park, Loveland, Colorado, (2001). First burial in this cemetery was Willard Ranson in 1912.
·City of Loveland Burial Park 1702 North Cleveland, Loveland 80538-3840 970-962-2430
Researching your family or finding historical information about the cemeteries has never been easier! You can now click to access the Loveland Burial Park or Lakeside Cemetery digital databases.
Please go through the City's GIS Web Portal

Local History Donations

Please review our donation form when you are considering the Loveland Public Library for local history items.

Oral Histories

The library has several oral histories of Loveland citizens. These have been transcribed and are available to read or listen to.
In 2015, the Library will be focused on gathering oral histories about people's experience in the 2013 flood. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer to be interviewed, do the interviewing, or help with transcribing the interviews
please contact Jay Boyle at 970-962-2588 or

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection

Building Colorado Story by Story: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection is a digital collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps of cities across Colorado. The collection contains 346 maps of 79 principal cities in 52 counties covering the years 1883-1922.

Zethyl Gates Collection

Local historian Zethyl Gates’ materials contain a wealth of information on the history of Loveland & its early settlers, with an emphasis on Mariano Medina, Loveland’s first settler. They include: handwritten notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, pamphlets, photographs, slides & audio cassettes.