Western History / Genealogy > Overview of Subjects

Overview of Subjects


North American Indian resources in the collection focus on social life and customs, religion, government relations, warfare, military life and tribal history.

Building History and property researchers find a treasure trove of useful resources at the Denver Public Library. See some research materials and take the Building History Research tutorial.

The variety of Peoples and Cultures that built the United States represents every nation on earth. The Department's resources document many of these diverse nationalities.



The Western Railroad Collection includes such items as railroad publicity material, timetables, tickets and photographs. For a selection of our railroad photographs, visit our online gallery: Railroads in the Photography Collection.


Mining History is a strong suit of the Western History / Genealogy Department. The mineral extraction industry is intimately connected to the growth of of the western United States, and the Department's materials cover many of its aspects.




Commerce and Industry are driving forces in the development of the west. Explore their history at the Western History / Genealogy Department.


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