- Bond Registers
- Moore & Family Papers
- District Record Book
- Morrison School Records
- Public Education in Lakewood
- School Census Lists
- Secretary's Book
- Tax Levies
- Unprocessed Records
Bond Registers, 1872 through 1968
Series Number 115 (8 Volumes)
Lists of financing bonds issued by school districts and registered with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder. Lists give issue date, maturity date, amount of issue, denomination, interest rate, coupon amount, coupons payable date, purpose of issue, interest rate, bond serial number, and date canceled. Book 1 (1924 to 1955) also includes courthouse building bonds and voting machine bonds.
Charles O. Moore & Family Papers, 1947 to 1990
Series Number 188 (One box)
Personal papers of Charles O. Moore, his wife Virginia, and daughter Cherry related to various schools and Mr. Moore’s service to the school board in Jefferson County.
View the Finding Aid (PDF) for complete inventory.
District Record Book, School District 25, Lorraine-Mandalay, 1880 to 1924
Series Number 192 (One envelope)
District secretary's record book for School District Number 25, Lorraine-Mandalay. Contains "Record of District Meetings," dated May 1880 to May 1916, and "Proceedings of the District Board," dated June 1915 to May 1925. Photocopy only. Location of original unknown, donor unknown. Also contains copy of letter dated 1956 from Katherine E. Church, Church Ranch, on the history of the Mandalay School built on land donated by the Church family.
Morrison School Records, District Number 22, 1874 to 1950
Series 178 (8 Boxes)
The Morrison School records include documents created by the school as part of their activities as an educational institution serving the Morrison community and surrounding area. Records include teacher’s registers, school census records, school reports, correspondence, photographs and various school documents. Also included are documents pertaining to the legal and financial aspects of running a school, such as State of Colorado publications, district secretary’s record books, financial records, and county treasurer’s reports. Additionally, some personal correspondence and ephemera of the Rooney family are part of the collection. View Finding Aid (PDF) for complete inventory.
Federal law regarding personal census information about an individual requires that such information not be released until 72 years after it was collected. Therefore, later years of census lists may not yet be available for research.
Public Education in Lakewood, Colorado at Wadsworth Boulevard & 10th Avenue
- By Thomas Sullard (2012)
- Series No. 170 (One envelope)
Unpublished manuscript about the history of public school buildings in Lakewood, Colorado with emphasis on those located at 10th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. On one CD with one color copy printed out.
School Census Lists, 1894 to 1949
Series Number 167 (Five Boxes)
School census lists for District 1 (Golden) 1894 to 1949. Some years missing: 1895 to 1896, 1904 to 1906, 1907 to 1909, 1911 to 1913, 1921 to 1931, 1933 to 1935, 1937 to 1938. District 18 (Pine/Estabrook) encompasses school years 1936 to 1947. District 23 (Lothrop) encompasses 1927 to 1949. The only census list available for District 48 is for school year 1945 to 1946. School census lists record child's name, place of birth, date of birth, school grade last attended, nativity of parents, and residence with the exception of District 1 census lists for the years 1895 to 1919, which only record name, age, and residence. Golden District indexed by Foothills Genealogical Society. Select Finding Aid (PDF) for complete inventory.
Federal law regarding personal census information about an individual requires that such information not be released until 72 years after it was collected. Therefore, later years may not yet be available for research.
Secretary's Book, School District Number 2
- Vasquez Township, 1867-1880
- Series Number 180 (One volume)
Minutes of meetings of the Board of School District Number 2, Vasquez Township, Jefferson County. Vasquez Township was one of ten created by the Board of County Commissioners in 1863. Each township constituted an election precinct. The area from W 72nd south to Colfax and Sheridan west to Indiana was Vasquez township. The first official recording of school business was May 6, 1867 at a meeting of the electors of school district number two, held at the house of Oliver Graves. Simon Cort, Oliver Graves, George L. Graves, L.K. Perrin, W.C. Bradley, J.M. Gilmore, B.F. Wadsworth, L.A. Reno, and H. Wolff present. The purpose was to elect officers for a board.
Those elected were Oliver Graves, president; P.M. Royce, secretary; and L.K. Perrin, treasurer. Subsequent meetings were held to discuss the selection of a site to build a schoolhouse and the authorization to levy and collect a tax to finance the school. The first teacher hired was J.L. Vernon. Photocopy of book and copy of a handwritten transcript by Clara Swadley Kimbrough only. Location of original unknown.
Superintendent of Schools Daily Record, 1949 to 1961
Series Number 112 (One volume)
Daily record of activities of the County Superintendent of Schools, including visits to schools, time spent in the office, and various meetings attended.
Tax Levies, 1872 to 1970
Series Number 189 (Three Boxes)
Mill levy documentation for the various taxing districts in Jefferson County. The Assessor establishes the value of all property for tax purposes and taxing authorities use the assessed value to determine their mill levies. A mill levy is the number of dollars collectible for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. A mill is 1/10 of one cent, or $1 of revenue for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. State taxes were levied by the State Board of Equalization. County taxes are set by the Board of County Commissioners. City and town taxes are set by city and town officials.
Special school district levies were determined by school boards and voters of school districts while the current R-1 School tax is set by the school board. Fire, water and sanitation district taxes are set by their boards of directors. Collection contains state and county orders of tax levy; state auditor’s report of taxes charged to the county; city and town certificates of levy; school district tax levy reports; tax levy resolutions for special districts; and other supporting documents such as budget reports, operating expenses, etc.
Related records see Series 103, Abstracts of Assessment.
Unprocessed School Records, 1873 to 1979
Unprocessed archival collections have not been nicely re-foldered, re-boxed, or labeled, may not be arranged in any discernible order, and do not have finding aids written for them. They are, however, available to researchers unless in rare instances access restrictions have been placed upon them or redaction of sensitive information is required.
Please contact Archivist for details regarding specific series.
Information on this page may change frequently. Titles of actual records may differ slightly and date ranges may be approximate. Advance notice is required to view records.
- Arvada New Schoolhouse (Architectural Drawings), circa 1900
- Daily Record of School Nursing, 1923 to 1924
- Evergreen High School (Architectural Drawings), 1946
- Golden Public Schools: Health Notices, 1933
- Jeffco Public Schools Newsletters, Aug. 1978 & July 1979
- Jefferson County School Districts (Maps), 1904 & 1930
- Jefferson County School Plots (Site Plans), 1965
- Jefferson County Schools and Facilities (Map), 1975
- Lunchroom Report to Board of County Commissioners of Total Receipts and County’s Share, 1954 to 1955
- North Side School, Golden (Blueprints), circa 1912
- Public School Register (List of Teachers), 1899 to 1901
- Resolution (School Board: Dangerous Intersection Colfax & Wadsworth), 1939
- School District Account Ledger Book 1 (Tax Receipts and Disbursements), 1891 to 1909
- School District Account Ledgers, 1910 to 1935
- School Sites and Boundaries: Community Facilities Study, Denver Metropolitan Area (Map), 1964 to 1965
- Sewer System for School District Number 32, Fruitdale (Plans), 1927
- Specifications for Pedestrian Underpass at Montair School, Edgewater, 1934
- Superintendent of Schools Annual Report to Board of County Commissioners, 1873 to 1875
- Treasurer’s Annual Report to Superintendent of Schools of Receipts and Disbursements of School Funds, 1889 to 1940
- Treasurer’s Statement of Receipts and Disbursements from School District Bonds, 1897
- Warrant Register (Register of School Warrants), 1908 to 1948