This website was created by the one of the First-Year Seminars at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this course, we have looked into census data, newspaper stories, genealogical databases, and other readings and documents to learn about immigrants in Colorado a century ago.

The first iteration of the class focused on the 1920 census and on Weld County, Colorado (and a little on the city of Boulder in Boulder County, too), and the second focused on Boulder County and also the census of 1920. The class will run again sometime in the future and add information about other counties and censuses. Over time we hope to have a good resource on Colorado’s immigrant past!

We have received significant help from the CU University Libraries, especially the following people:
Naomi Heiser, Earth Sciences and Map Library
Ilene Raynes, Earth Sciences and Map Library
Philip White, Earth Sciences and Map Library
Alicia Cowart, Open and Digital Scholarship Services

Thanks a million!

Credits Fall 2018:

General editor: Grace Giffin
Tech whiz: Sam Hoswell
Maps: Erik Feieresen, Li Xie
Graphs: Xinshao (Michael) Lai, Benjamin Martinez, Elise Viola, Aymen Alimam
The Making Of: Jesse White
Investigating individuals: Ben Kooiman, Jessica Hoppe

Credits Fall 2019:

Maps: Thomas Peer, Conner Burtner
Data entry and general planning: Amanda Irwin, Blake Bianchini, Chase Kramis, Eric Lam, Mo McDonnell, Derrick Rao, Bella DiNardo
Data cleaning: Amanda Irwin
Graphs and investigations: Surya Manavalan, Tori Desantiago, Nick Garcia, Liliana Garcia, Joey Nolan, Emma Unekis, Nick Vialpando

Instructor and general busybody: Vilja Hulden