Regional History / Genealogy

PPLD Digital Collections

PPLD's Digital Collections features historic photographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, oral histories, films and more that highlight the rich history of the Pikes Peak area. The materials come from the Special Collections of the Pikes Peak Library District, housed in the 1905 Carnegie Library in downtown Colorado Springs.


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ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose and 1905 Carnegie Libraries.