Breckenridge History Archives

About Breckenridge History Archives

Breckenridge History actively collects and preserves original documents and letters, business records, photographic materials, moving images, oral histories, and more that tell the remarkable story of Breckenridge, Colorado and the greater Breckenridge area. Our collections are broadly available to the public in person at the Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Research Room or just a click away in the Digital Archives.
We provide image reproductions from our archival collections for personal research or educational purposes. Images may also be used for commercial or non-profit publications and public display, under certain limited conditions.

The Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Research Room

Passionate about preserving the history of Breckenridge, Dr. Mather made a generous donation in 2014 to help restore and repurpose the town’s 1909 schoolhouse. Today, archives from the Breckenridge area are preserved and cared for in a purpose-built room that bears her name.

If you have questions about Breckenridge History Archives or would like to make an appointment please email us at

How to Request Images

  1. Browse our Digital Archives – be sure to note the Digital ID number found in the record for any images you would like to request.
  2. Review the Image Use Policy – all requests are subject to the applicable donation terms, U.S. Copyright and other laws.
  3. Submit a Digital Object Request and Usage Form – Processing and Use Fees may apply.
  4. Your request will be processed once payment is received – you will receive an invoice once the archivist has reviewed your request.

The Mather Research Room

Hours of Operation
Open for in-person research by appointment only. Please email us to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday – Friday
9am to 5pm 

Closed Saturday – Monday and major US holidays

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library
103 South Harris Street, Room 206
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Want to discover more? Check these additional resources

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The Clerk’s Office can help with local family records like Birth and Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses or Mining Patents and Land Titles. The South Branch of the library is located in the same building as Breckenridge History Archives and is a great resource for general history.
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Denver Public Library is an excellent resource for photos, genealogical research, and broader topics of interest.
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History Colorado is a wealth of information for genealogical research and broader topics of history in Colorado.

Breckenridge History is grateful to the Town of Breckenridge for ongoing support of the archives.