The Colorado Encyclopedia serves adults, K-12 students, researchers and educators, businesspeople, tourists, journalists, legislators, and anyone seeking reliable information about Colorado.
Lead partners Colorado Humanities and Colorado State University are working with History Colorado, Center of the American West, Colorado State Library, and the University Press of Colorado to produce the Encyclopedia, which relies on expert contributors and staff to produce and edit entries.
The Encyclopedia also accepts topic suggestions and articles from the public. We are unable to pay public contributors at this time.
A comprehensive and interactive source of reliable information on the state of Colorado, organized around six themes--origins, diversity, community, ecology, political economy, and place. By September 30, 2016, the Colorado Encyclopedia will include 500 entries, approximately 25 percent of which will be available at 4th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade reading levels and include Annotated Resource Sets for educators.
Colorado Encyclopedia is funded in part by:
Educators at all of the state's schools, colleges, and universities now have a vetted online resource for all things Colorado that will grow and improve over time. In addition, by accepting article contributions from the public and collaborating with local writers, museums, historical societies, libraries, and educators, the Colorado Encyclopedia allows Coloradans to tell the story of the Centennial State, instead of leaving that to Wikipedia or the random results of a Google search.
For more information, contact Editorial Assistant Nick Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.