Historical Resources

Aspen Historical Society operates the largest public archive in the region. This includes a photographic collection featuring nearly 40,000 images, 10,500 archival records, 1,100 books in our specialty library, and over 7,500 artifacts. The public can access more than 20,000 of these items online at archiveaspen.org, with keyword-search functionalities and historical images available for purchase. This includes the Aspen Times archives, Mary Eshbaugh Hayes’ library of images, and more.

For access to our complete collection or for research assistance, book an appointment with the Archives Department at 970.925.3721 x 103 or email archives@aspenhistory.org.

Additional Resources:

Aspen Hall of Fame

Aspen Victorian Architecture

Aspen Modern Architecture

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Records

City of Aspen – Historic Preservation Commission

Legends of Aspen

Pitkin County Maps/GIS