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Colorado State Fair Collection

Identifier: PCCLD-MSS-037

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the activities of the Colorado State Fair, held annually in Pueblo, Colorado. Materials cover entertainers who performed at the Fair, livestock and rodeo events, daily operations, and marketing and communications.


  • 1940 - 2000


41 Linear Feet (82 boxes) : Collection contains newspaper clippings, magazines, press releases, brochures, programs, scrapbooks, photographs, 35 mm slides, correspondence, ephemera, audio cassettes, compact discs.

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The collection is organized into fifteen series:

  • Series I: General Photos
  • Series II: Other Media (slides, cassettes, CDs
  • Series III: Programs/Magazines
  • Series IV: Premium Lists
  • Series V: Livestock & Horse Shows
  • Series VI: Rodeo & Horse Racing
  • Series VII: Ads/Fliers/Newsletters
  • Series VIII: Exhibits
  • Series IX: Documents/Receipts/Invoices
  • Series X: Scrapbooks
  • Series XI: Press Releases
  • Series XII: Non-Fair Items
  • Series XIII: Performers
  • Series XIV: Miscellaneous
  • Series XV: Newspapers & Clippings

Custodial History

Collection materials were collected on-site at the Colorado State Fair grounds in Pueblo, Colorado before being collected and arranged at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Library in 2010.

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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