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Colorado Rock Art Association collection

Identifier: PCCLD-MSS-024

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials created or collected by members of the Colorado Rock Art Association (CRAA). Collection materials document Native American rock art sites across southern Colorado, and the activities of CRAA. A large portion of the collection consists of visual materials in the form of photographic prints and slides, rock panel tracings, and to a lesser extent latex molds. Another substantial portion of the collection is comprised of cultural resource surveys of rock art sites across Colorado. Access to these documents are subject to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation requirements for access.


  • 1935 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply to sensitive cultural resource location information. Please contact the Special Collections Department for more information.

Biographical / Historical

The Colorado Rock Art Association began with a 1996 meeting at the home of Peter Faris. The organization was officially founded in 2003 as a chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, with a purpose to encourage integrated scientific study of rock art, advocate for its protection and conservation, and to provide educational opportunities and promote professional, avocational, and public awareness of its importance. In pursuing the study of rock art, the group recorded rock art panels across Colorado, resulting in cultural survey forms, notes, sketches, tracings, photos, and slides. These materials were collected and housed at the Laboratory of Public Archaeology in the Anthropology Department at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado, in May of 2006. On June 1 and 2 of 2015, the archive was transferred to the Pueblo City-County Library District in Pueblo, Colorado.

Contributors to the collection include William "Bill" Buckles, Nancy Buckles, Dell Crandall, Peter Faris, Paul and Judy Foster, Dick Gamewell, Bill Hammond, Lawrence Loendorf, Mike Maselli, Bill McGlone, Gary and Sylvia Moreschini, Terry Murphy, Nancy Robertson, John and Daphne Rudolph, Bill Wagner, and Anne Whitfield.


32.88 Cubic Feet (40 archival boxes ) : Collection contains paper forms for recording rock art panels, correspondence, photographic prints of various sizes, 35mm slides, film negatives, rock art panel tracings on acetate sheets, latex molds, rubbings on paper, bound volumes, periodicals, compact discs, USB flash drives, and audio cassette tapes. Cultural resource survey management data forms and supplements, that were filled out by CRAA members for submission to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. ; 32.88 cubic feet plus an additional 18 linear feet of bound volumes.

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Processing of this collection supported in part by an award from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives Records Administration.

Aaron Ramirez
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Repository Details

Part of the Pueblo City-County Library District Special Collections Repository

100 E Abriendo Ave
Pueblo Colorado 80910-2147 United States