Lafayette History & Photos

Local History Resources

The Archives at Lafayette Public Library has a Local History Resources brochure - print it or stop by and pick one up for an overview of our collection and what resources you can find in surrounding communities!

Lafayette Historic Newspapers 

Online - Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 1,200,000 digitized pages, representing more than 250 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado primarily from 1859 to 1923.

At the Library

  • Microfilm, 1901 – 2013
  • Bound newspapers, 1957 – 1963, 1966 -1970, 1976 – 2008
Lafayette City Hall

Historical Photos

Purchase images on CD

High-resolution images can be ordered. Details and photo order form.

  • 1st image @ 600 dpi: $15
  • Each additional image: $10
  • One-time charge for CD: $4
  • Emailed images: no additional charge

More Local History Resources

  1. Lafayette Miners Museum
    Lafayette Miners Museum
    Step into the past - visit this fascinating museum at
    108 Simpson St. in Lafayette, Colorado.

  1. Boulder County Latino History
    Screenshot of Boulder County Latino History Project website
    The Boulder County Latino History Project
    explores the history and involvement of Latinos
    in Boulder County, Colorado.
    Visit the website, hear the stories
  1. Sherlene Searight

    Adult Services Librarian
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