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  • Thumbnail for William J. Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs
    William J. Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs by Palmer, William Jackson, 1836-1909

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 2, William J. Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs include: 6 b&w photos: “View of Glen Eyrie House from near ‘the Oubliette’” “Dorothy Palmer, second daughter of Wm. J. Palmer of Glen Eyrie” “Marjory Palmer, youngest daughter of Wm. J. Palmer of Glen Eyrie” “Elsie Palmer, eldest daughter of Wm. J. Palmer of Glen Eyrie” “Wm. J. Palmer, Glen Eyrie, Colorado” “Wm. J. Palmer”; 1 6-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, signed by William J. Palmer; 1 envelope containing a copy of the Colorado Springs Gazette, Monday, August 10, 1896, with an article on the founding of Colorado Springs written by Palmer and a copy of the Evening Telegraph, August 6, 1896 with a paper written by Palmer on the founding of Colorado Springs, delivered at the Coliseum on August 3, 1886; 1 envelope marked “Photographs of Parks from Wm. J. Palmer”; 7 b&w photos: “View of Austin Bluffs’ Park from Southwest” “View of Campus ‘Colorado College’ looking West from Nevada Avenue” “General View of West front of Austin Bluffs’ Park, looking South” “Looking West, or down the glen, Austin Bluffs’ Park” “Looking East up Park, Austin Bluffs” “Antlers Park Taken at Southwest corner” “Monument Park Looking south from ‘Wolcott Observatory’ Colorado College.”

  • Thumbnail for Public School System - John Dietrich
    Public School System - John Dietrich by Dietrich, John

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 21, Public School System - John Dietrich include: 1 20-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “To the Residents of Colorado Springs in the year 2001:” signed by John Dietrich, Superintendent of Schools; 8 b&w photos: “W. S. Morris - Member Board of Education,” “Rufus B. Thayer,” “O. E. Collins, Sec’y Board of Education,” “Rev. M. D. Ormes, Member Board of Education,” “George S. Elstun, Member Board of Education,” “O. E. Hemenway, Member Board of Education,” “A. G. Sharp, Treasurer of School District No. 11,” “John Dietrich, Superintendent of Schools”; 1 paperbound booklet “Colorado Springs Public Schools Outline of Studies: Elementary and High Schools 1897-1898”; 1 printed directory of School Board Members, Teachers, Committees and Janitors for 1900-1901; 1 printed card listing Officers and Committees of the Colorado Springs School Board, 1901-1902; 1 clothbound copy of By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Public School System.

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    William A. Platt family by Platt, William Alexander

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 26, William A. Platt family include: 2 b&w photos: “Julia M. Hankinson Platt” “William Alexander Platt”; 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To any descendants of mine who may be alive in 2001, Greeting:” signed by William Alexander Platt.

  • Thumbnail for YWCA of Colorado Springs - Mary Tenney Hatch
    YWCA of Colorado Springs - Mary Tenney Hatch by Hatch, Mary Tenney

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 12, YWCA of Colorado Springs - Mary Tenney Hatch include: 1 3-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the President of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Colorado Springs in the Year 2001:” signed by Mary Tenney Hatch; 1 calling card: “Mrs. Walter M. Hatch”; 1 printed brochure: By-laws of the YWCA; 2 Colorado Springs Gazette articles on the YWCA building and the Annual Meeting Report.

  • Thumbnail for James Pierce and Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes
    James Pierce and Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes by Barnes, Maria Eliza Pierce , Barnes, James Pierce

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms 0349, Fd 6, James Pierce and Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes include: 1 b&w photo: “James Pierce Barnes”; 2 business cards: “J. P. Barnes”; 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated July 31, 1901, addressed “To the citizens of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the year A. D. 2001, Greeting:” signed by James Pierce Barnes; 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1901, addressed “To my dear Grand-daughters Katherine Frost-Barnes and Emily Jane Powell” signed by Maria Eliza Pierce Barnes.

  • Thumbnail for Slang of the day - D. Russ Wood
    Slang of the day - D. Russ Wood by Wood, D. Russ

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 35, Slang of the day - D. Russ Wood include: 1 7-page, typewritten article “The Slang of the Day,” dated August 3, 1901, written by D. Russ Wood.

  • Thumbnail for Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver
    Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver by Toliver, Irene de , Dwinell, Ella , Kyle, Stella

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 47, Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver include: 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, on Woman’s Relief Corps letterhead, describing the organization above, signed by Stella A. Kyle, Dept. Press Correspondent, WRC, Colo. & Wyo.; 1 4-page, handwritten addendum to letter above, giving biographical information on Stella Kyle and listing past presidents, secretaries and treasurers of the regional organization; 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated July 28, 1901, on local Relief Corps letterhead, addressed to the Patriotic and loyal women of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Ella S. L. Dwinell, Past Department President, etc.; 1 3-page addendum to letter above, giving biographical information on Ella Dwinell and listing past and current charter members of Auxiliary No. 4 of the Woman’s Relief Corps; 1 4-page, handwritten list of current membership of Woman’s Relief Corps No. 4, dated July 30, 1901, signed by Irene De Toliver, Corps Treasurer; 1 reprint of b&w photo of Ella Dwinell with printed copies of reports; 1 reprint of b&w photo of H. O. Dodge, Department Commander; 1 business card “Mrs. E. L. C. Dwinell, Agent, Colorado Springs, Colo.” (Mechanics Insurance Co. of Philadelphia); 1 printed newsletter of the Woman’s Relief Corps, dated July 22, 1901;;1 copy of the National Standard, Thursday, July 25, 1901, Denver, Colo.

  • Thumbnail for Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes
    Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes by Ormes, Manly Dayton, 1858-1929

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 41, Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes include: 1 b&w photo: “Manly D. Ormes and daughter, Eleanor Francis”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the ministers residing in Colo. Spgs. in the year 2001; Greeting!” signed by Manly D. Ormes, Founder and Minister of the Second Congregational Church; 1 13-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Pastor and members of the Second Congregational Church in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Manly Ormes; 1 handwritten list of Ormes’ children’s names and dates of birth.

  • Thumbnail for Early Colorado Springs - Irving Howbert
    Early Colorado Springs - Irving Howbert by Howbert, Irving, 1846-1934

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 75, Early Colorado Springs - Irving Howbert include: 1 printed map “Topographical Map of the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Dist. Railway, Colorado”; 1 printed card “Colorado Wild Flowers” containing a pressed columbine flower; 1 printed brochure announcing the opening of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, Monday April 8, 1901; 1 paperbound copy of “The Short Line Blue Book: A Handbook for Travelers,” dated August 1901; 1 printed copy of the “Statement of Condition” of the First National Bank of Colorado Springs; 1 12-page, typewritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, signed by Irving Howbert “Reminiscences connected with early life in Colorado”, by Irving Howbert.”

  • Thumbnail for William Edwin and Ida Wheaton Riddle family
    William Edwin and Ida Wheaton Riddle family by Riddle, William Edwin , Riddle, Ida Wheaton

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 73, William Edwin and Ida Wheaton Riddle family include: 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To My Dear Grand Children,” signed by Ida Wheaton Riddle; 4 b&w photos, “Wm Wheaton Riddle,” “Frank Harwood Riddle,” “W. E. Riddle,” “Ida Wheaton Riddle.”

  • Thumbnail for Physicians - Samuel Edwin Solly, M.D.
    Physicians - Samuel Edwin Solly, M.D. by Solly, Samuel Edwin, 1845-1906

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 70, Physicians - Samuel Edwin Solly, M.D. include: 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Physicians of Colorado Springs in the Year 2000 A. D.” Signed by Samuel Edwin Solly (M. D.).

  • Thumbnail for Henry H. and Elizabeth Latshaw Cooper
    Henry H. and Elizabeth Latshaw Cooper by Cooper, Henry H. , Cooper, Elizabeth Latshaw

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 91, Henry H. and Elizabeth Latshaw Cooper include: 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “To the decendents of H. H. Cooper and Elizabeth Latshaw Cooper,” signed by Henry H. Cooper.

  • Thumbnail for Myra Alline Levi
    Myra Alline Levi by Levi, Myra Alline

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 141, Myra Alline Levi include: 1 envelope addressed “With a loving kiss to my descendant. To my descendant nearest 10 years. That is my age.”; 1 calling card: “Myra Alline Levi”; 3 1-cent coins dated 1882, 1891, 1898.

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    First Baptist Church

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 122, First Baptist Church include: 1 reprinted copy of a sermon by Rev. Dr. Braislin titled “A Quarter Century” from the Colorado Springs Gazette, November 1, 1897; 1 b&w photo of the Pastor of First Baptist Church “Historic Sketch of first Baptist Church; with manual & photograph of Pastor, 1901.”

  • Thumbnail for F. P. Stevens photograph - Interior of telephone exchange
    F. P. Stevens photograph - Interior of telephone exchange by Stevens, F. P.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various building on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001, at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 160 no. 49, F. P. Stevens photograph - Interior of telephone exchange.

  • Thumbnail for Oversize photographs and periodicals
    Oversize photographs and periodicals

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 157, Oversize photographs and periodicals include: 1 photograph from folder #97; 2 photographs from folder #144; Photograph “Officers & Directors of CS & CC DRY; The Last Spike Trip March 23, 1901” (Jim Burns, K.R. Babbit, E.W. Giddings, H.G. Lunt, F.M. Woods, Irving Howbert, William Lennox, W.S. Stratton, A.C. Ridgeway); Photograph “Hook and Ladder Truck Decorated for Flower Carnival in front of the Old City Hall”; Photograph “General View of the City, taken 1888”; Photograph “Electric Cars of the style just introduced into our city”; FACTS Illustrated (Magazine) Vol. III #17 July 27th, 1901 Vol. II #13 January 1, 1901; The Daily Mining Record January 3, 1901 & January 31, 1901; Mining Record January 31, 1901; The Colorado Springs Gazette January 1, 1901; The Colorado Springs Gazette - Century Chest Edition August 5, 1901.

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    X-Rays - Clarence Robert Arnold M.D. by Arnold, Clarence Robert

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 118, X-Rays - Clarence Robert Arnold M.D. include: 1 1-page, typewritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the Members of the El Paso County Medical Society, Greeting!” Signed by Clarence Robert Arnold, Ph. B. M. D.; 6 b&w “radiographs” (x-ray photos).

  • Thumbnail for George N. Marden, Treasurer of Colorado College
    George N. Marden, Treasurer of Colorado College by Marden, George Nathaniel, 1836-1908

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 100, George N. Marden, Treasurer of Colorado College include: 4 printed reports on Colorado College, 3 from the Directors of the American College and Education Society and 1 by George N. Marden, Treasurer of Colorado College; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Treasurer of Colorado College in the Year of Our Lord Two thousand and One” signed by George N. Marden.

  • Thumbnail for Elizabeth Cass Goddard
    Elizabeth Cass Goddard by Goddard, Elizabeth Cass

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 97, Elizabeth Cass Goddard include: 1 handwritten note by Elizabeth Cass Goddard attributing the Century Chest to Louis R. Ehrich; 1 signature “Margaret Driscoll, Mrs. Goddard’s Maid”; 1 oversize b&w photo of the Goddard Residence, N. W. corner of Cascade Ave. and Dale St.

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    J. L. Pendery family by Pendery, John Ludlow

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 148, J. L. Pendery family include: 1 15-page, typewritten document titled “Biography of J. L. Pendery” signed by John Ludlow Pendery, Attorney; 1 b&w photo: “Residence of John L. Pendery, 518 North Nevada, Col. Springs”

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    W. H. W. Boyle by Boyle, W. H. Wray

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 125, W. H. W. Boyle include: 1 b&w photo of W. H. W. Boyle: 1 copy of the article “Twentieth Century Citizenship - Its Opportunity and its Responsibility” by Boyle from Facts magazine “Moral & Religious Conditions in 1901.”

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    Ashby McCreery family by McCreery, Ashby

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 132, Ashby McCreery family include: 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, signed by Ashby McCreery, detailing family information.

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    Colorado Springs Gazette

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 103, Colorado Springs Gazette include: 5 copies of the Colorado Springs Gazette, Monday, August 5, 1901, headlining Century Chest.

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    Calling Cards

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 104, Calling Cards include: 270 printed and handwritten calling cards of people who attended the Century Chest Ceremony in August, 1901, including one hand-written note detailing information on the H. R. Gregg family.

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    Charles E. and Bertha Francis Emery family by Emery, Charles Eklund , Emery, Bertha Francis

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 134, Charles E. and Bertha Francis Emery family include: 1 12-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, signed by Bertha Francis Emery; 1 brief, handwritten note by Charles E. Emery: “These photographs have been hastily gathered together for the “Century Chest’ and do not at all represent the best work now being done.”; 6 b&w photos: “Mabel Emery,” “Arthur Bertel Emery,” “Charles Francis Emery,” “Dorothy Emery,” “Charles E. Emery,” “Bertha Francis Emery”; 3 b&w photos of the interior (2) and exterior of the Emery Photo Studio; 4 b&w photos of the interior (3) and exterior of the Emery Residence, 1420 N. Nevada Ave.