Pierpont, Boreman, Willey and the formation of our proud state during the tumultuous Civil War Years. Mother Jones, Frank Keeney, and the Mine Wars. Walter Ruether and the rise of American Labor Unions. The hard-working men and women who settled these hills long before the declaration of “Montani semper liberi.”

Our history is told through our archival collections. Awareness of and access to and those archives are vital to scholarly research and keeping our proud state’s heritage alive. They increase our state’s sense of identity. They cultivate our understanding of our culture. They tell our stories. The greater awareness and access to these repositories, the richer our  stories and identities become.