Each issue of the Colorado Magazine is available digitally after its print publication. Our online archive is indexed via the History Colorado Digital Collection and dates back to the very first edition of the Colorado Magazine, printed in 1923.
From bluebird skies to warm-weather traditions, our latest issue seeks to connect you to Colorado’s rich history. Dawn DiPrince discusses how history can power the future. Glenys Echavarri and Holly Norton present an overview of federal Indian boarding schools in Colorado. Raena Vigil chronicles the life and legacy of Eppie Archuleta, a master weaver from the San Luis Valley, while Courtney Ozaki shares stories from her family’s connections to Denver in “The Best Tortillas in Five Points.”
In this issue: A century from now, how will 2020 have gone down in history? Twenty writers share their answer to that question. Some envision a 2120 in which our culture persists in new forms. Others see a darker future, while still others find lessons that our descendants will have used to make a better world.
Meet an eleven-year-old girl from Creede who took up knitting to provide wool socks to soldiers in muddy trenches overseas (and who went on to become a noted children's author). Read about the women of Colorado's southern borderlands, Pueblo's Dr. Richard Corwin, who embraced the theory of eugenics, and much more.
The latest issue of our reinvented Colorado Magazine reinvents the format even further, as we move to a full 48 pages of perspectives on the past and present.
Read how artist David Ocelotl Garcia has reimagined Norman Rockwell using a decidedly different palette. See 11 ways World War II came to the Colorado home front, and take a myth-busting look at immigration to our state in the decades prior to the war. Other writers look at the most corrupt election in Colorado history, Marcus Garvey's connection to Colorado Springs, and more.
The magazine you’ve grown to love as Colorado Heritage has returned to its roots as The Colorado Magazine. In this issue, Chief Creative Officer Jason Hanson explains this change, and Steve Turner introduces this season’s massive public engagement initiative, This Is What Democracy Looks Like. You can also hear from the organizers of Hecho en Colorado and Forty Years on the ‘Fax, our critically acclaimed new exhibitions; read an essay from State Historian’s Council member Nicki Gonzales about the stakes of civil unrest; and join journalist Phil Carson on a journey that was 200 years in the making, among other items.
In this issue, a smart comedy about ordinary people was just the ticket for theatergoers in the wake of World War II. Two Colorado women joined forces to make it happen, garnering a Pulitzer Prize in the process. Read a study in contrasts as the towns of Silverton and Gunnison respond to the so-called Spanish flu of 1918 and '19, thanks to fresh takes from today's historians and the hosts of our Lost Highways podcast. See how Coloradans have organized in times of crisis, and find out how History Colorado is documenting this historic moment for future generations while reaching out in new ways to connect with today's audiences.
In this issue: An 1870 proposal to annex the San Luis Valley into New Mexico called into question just who could claim to be a Coloradan. The debate raged, with ramifications we still feel today. This is the winning essay in our first annual Emerging Historians Award competition. Also in this issue, the 1895 Pocket Kodak let amateur photographers—including two Fort Collins natives—document their everyday lives. And read about the recently acquired John R. Henderson Collection of materials from the career of a notable Mid-Century Modern architect, who was also the first licensed African American architect in Denver.
In this issue: Coloradans have long—in fact always—made posters to share what they care about and inspire others. See signs of the times as featured in the new exhibit What's Your Story? Also, author David N. Shorr recounts a tale of love and loss in the Wild West along the Durango-area trail of Del Lockard and Bronco Lou, where mysteries remain and injustice abounds. And, as State Historian William Wei recounts, most Coloradans oppose discrimination based on sexual orientation, but getting to this point has been complicated. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of Colorado Heritage.
Scans of articles from The Colorado Magazine and Colorado Heritage from 1980-2013 are in the process of being added to this page. They are also available through our Research Center.