Colorado State Archives exists to ensure the preservation of the State’s permanent legal records and information and to promote their use by the citizens of Colorado. They are the legal repository for selected historical and contemporary records and information generated by state and local governments in Colorado.


Colorado State Archives mission is safeguarding the administrative and documentary history of Colorado by managing, collecting, preserving, and providing access to state and local government records.

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State Archives CHRAB Funding Opportunities & Application Banner

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB) has created an
Informational Video  

to guide you through the Application Process

for the funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

CHRAB is pleased to announce this year's funding opportunities from NHPRC for the fiscal year 2022-2023 Regrant session. Six grants of $5,000 will be awarded to eligible applicants around the State of Colorado.

Grant period — July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Submit your completed application by 
June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

To apply — follow the instructions and
fill out the application form here  

Types of projects eligible — click here

CHRAB information and funding opportunities — visit the following websites: 

Questions about applying?
Email CHRAB@state.co.us or call 303-866-5689

Contact information
Click here for the CHRAB Regrant Application Video Resource List




March 25, 2021
As of April 1, 2020, Colorado State Archives will be closed to in-person assistance and the 1313 Sherman building will be locked down. While our building is closed to the public because of COVID-19, we are still open for business for Coloradans.
August 10, 2020
As of August 10, 2020, Colorado State Archives will be closed to unscheduled walk-in in-person assistance and the 1313 Sherman building will be locked down. While our building is closed to the public because of COVID-19, we are still open for business for Coloradans.
March 17, 2020
Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, State Archives will not be accepting walk-in visitors or same-day appointments until further notice. We are asking our customers to make appointments for the Research Center 24 hours in advance. We will continue to process requests, although you may experience a delay in turnaround time.