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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
970-879-2214 - Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Lufkin Library Research Center



The Tread of Pioneer Museum maintains an extensive archive collection, part of the Lufkin Library Research Center. Types of information available:

- A user-friendly online photo database containing over 6000 historic regional photographs
- Oral histories, including audio and video- which have been digitized and are available to view/hear at the click of the mouse.
- Subject and biographical files gleaned from information from such media as newspaper clippings, magazine articles and family histories related to Steamboat Springs.
- Cemetery files
- Local and regional maps
- Publications
- Local and regional books
- Event posters
- Pamphlets
- Local Olympian history
- Transcribed journals
- Steamboat Springs High School year books (limited)
- Productions on video
- Original, irreplaceable archives: diaries, letters, marriage certificates, death certificates, high school diplomas, bonds, titles, tickets, etc. (available for research under Curator supervision)

Please call the museum at 970-879-2214 to make an appointment to visit the research center (Monday-Friday, 9-5pm, Sat. 11-5). When you visit the center, our staff will be happy to help you get started with your research. If you are out of town and can not visit the research center, our staff can assist you for a fee of $15 per hour with a $15 minimum.

Special thanks to Don Lufkin and the Lufkin family for funding the remodel of this resource facility and archive and assisting in its ongoing improvements.

Do you have information?
Tells Us Your Story
The museum welcomes your contribution of information and artifacts about the Yampa Valley. Add to or create your local family's file and help keep the museum an imporant resource for future generations. Contact our Curator Katie Adams at 970-879-2214 or kadams@treadofpioneers.org.

Bud Werner Memorial Library

Genealogy Research Resources
Routt County Burial Index: An index of burial sites throughout Routt County, Colorado cemeteries
Routt County History Collection
Bud Werner Library Research Pages
Three Wire Winter Oral History and Magazine Collections
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection Online Database Article | Website

The Founding Family: J.H. Crawford Family
Crawford Family History and Steamboat Springs Founding Information
Crawford Pioneers
Lulita Crawford Pritchett

Town History Publications: City of Steamboat Springs
Historic Context of Routt County
Steamboat Rails to Ski Trails
Downtown Historic Walking Tour Map

Lufkin Library Archives
Alphabetical listing of Subject file titles available in our research center
Alphabetical listing of Biography/people file titles available in our research center
Alphabetical listing of videos, films, and oral history interviews available in our research center
Routt County Cemetery Files in alphabetical order available in our research center*
Select Biographies for Individuals located at Steamboat Springs Cemetery

Finding Aids for Individual Collections

Located in our locked archives, these collections are accessible only through appointment with our curator Katie Adams at 970-879-2214 or kadams@treadofpioneers.org

Burgess, Perry Collection
- Diary of PA Burgess - Index of Diaries.pdf
- Diary of PA Burgess (Volume 1)- condensed.pdf
- Diary of PA Burgess (Volume 2)- condensed.pdf
- Diary of PA Burgess (Volume 3)- condensed.pdf
- Diary of PA Burgess (Volume 4)- condensed.pdf
- Diary of PA Burgess (Volume 5)- condensed.pdf
Burnham, Charles William Collection
Crawford Family Collection
Gossard Family Collection
Gray Family Collection
Maloney Photograph Collection
McIntosh, Robert Collection
Rehder Family Collection
Routt County Clubs and Businesses Collection
Routt County People Collection
Steele, John Collection
Sternberg, Eugene Collection
Vandergrift Film Collection
Werner Family Collection
Whipple, D.W. Collection
Wither Family Collection

Digital Material and Collections
Olympian Biography Project
Steamboat Springs Olympians Stats
Louis Summer Memoir
Routt County Ranch Histories
Routt County Rural Schoolhouses status
Routt County Rural Schoolhouses with Historic Register Listings or potential to be listed
Steamboat Springs High School Yearbooks
Videos/Films/Interviews


Links to other genealogy resources
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Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.