Salida Regional Library

Digital Collections

The Salida Archive contains images, histories, interviews, newspapers, maps, historic building surveys, and much more of Salida, Colorado and the surrounding area.

Local Lore

Free Colorado Historic Newspaper Digitization

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is free to everybody and currently includes over 2 million digitized pages, representing 500 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado.

This FREE online digitization includes Salida’s newspapers the Mountain Mail and the Salida Mail, both digitized through 1931, and also the Salida Record, digitized through 1922.  This newspaper project is made possible by the Salida Library, a generous Tuesday Evening Club donation (which was their parting gift to the library upon disbandment), and a grant from the Statewide Internet Portal Authority.

The Salida Library continues to purchase digitization on a yearly basis which includes newspapers from Gunnison, Saguache, Fremont, Hinsdale, and Denver counties.

Photograph Collections

These collections are updated on a regular basis

Histories, Letters, & Diaries



The Salida Oral History Project preserved the history and heritage of Salida through interviews of long-time residents and other knowledgeable people who lived and worked in the area. These are shared stories of their childhood, schooling, family, church, outings, celebrations, friends, hobbies, and events that still live in their memories.

View historic images of Salida’s buildings by simply clicking on the red markers in a google map. Many of the images contain detailed historical information from the Salida Historic Buildings Survey.

The Marmot Library Network’s

             Digital Archive

A collection of archival images and texts that belong to Salida Regional Library’s consortium member libraries, located throughout the state of Colorado.

Salida Regional Library    |    405 E Street    |   Salida, Colo.  81201   |   719 539-4826

The Salida Regional Library provides digital access to the Salida Archive for educational and research/scholarly (i.e. non-profit) purposes. Images may be downloaded and printed by individuals for personal use, research, or teaching purposes, or other ‘fair use’ as defined by U.S. Copyright Law. This site is the sole property of the Salida Regional Library (unless otherwise noted.)