historical films & ORAL HISTORIES

Colorado Springs Beat: The News Photography of Stan Payne

Produced while employed by Pikes Peak Library District, this Heartland Emmy and Bronze Telly winning film tells the story of Gazette Telegraph photographer Stanley Payne and features many of his amazing photographs held in the Pikes Peak Library District’s Regional History and Genealogy collection.

Myths & Mysteries of the Rocky Mountain West: Tall Tales & True of Army Life at the Pikes Peak Summit

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District, in this Bronze Telly winning piece John Stansfield discusses his 2016 Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium topic, Weathering the Weird & Wild: Tall Tales & True of Army Life at the Pikes Peak Summit.

Phantoms in the Archives: Unlocking a Manitou Springs Mystery

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

Photographs of a mysterious red brick mansion in the Pikes Peak Library District archives intrigue Katie and Sandy to investigate the Manitou Springs, Colorado, home know as Redstone Castle.They learn that stage actress Alice Crawford Snow resided in the “haunted house” during the early 1900s, and that she was the sister of Emma Crawford who is said to have been buried on Red Mountain, which overlooks Manitou Springs.

Frozen to Death on Pikes Peak: A Cold Case Investigation

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

PPLD’s Kaitlin Hoke and Katie Rudolph solve the mystery of a photo postcard labeled, “Frozen to Death on Pike’s Peak Aug. 21, 1911.”

Was someone really frozen on the Peak during the middle of the summer? Was the picture-postcard real, or was it a hoax? Kaitlin and Katie analyze the evidence as their investigation takes you through their research to solve the case.

David Philipps: The Lethal Warriors – How One Army Battalion Brought Murder Back to Colorado Springs

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District, in this Heartland Emmy nominated piece Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author David Philipps speaks on his topic for this year’s Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium: Disasters in the Pikes Peak Region.

C.H. Rockey: Love Songs of Middle-Time

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

Hear artist and author C.H. Rockey discuss the artwork and stories in his much-anticipated book Love Songs of Middle-Time: Echoed Through Illuminations of Fables.

This interview is from a 2013 interview with Rockey about his artwork, his book, and his life.

Provocative Persuasions: The Editorial Cartoons of

Chuck Asay

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

Chuck Asay is an editorial cartoonist who worked for both the Colorado Springs Sun and The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also had cartoons appear nationally in syndication.

William Henry Jackson: Pioneer Photographer

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

A mini-biography on the life and work of photographer William Henry Jackson.

Tasting History: Candy Making

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

Heather makes two candy recipes, peanut brittle and popcorn balls from the 1905 book, The Candy Maker’s Manual For the Household. by Cal O. Enos Learn about the author of the Candy Maker’s Manual and the origin of these two treats, while she shows you how to make them.

Join us at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, for the release of a reprint edition on Sat., Nov. 30, between 2 and 4 p.m.

World Arena Oral History Project: Jill Trenary

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

An interview with figure skater Jill Trenary about her memories of the Broadmoor World Arena.

Manitou Springs Flooding Oral History Project: Natalie Johnson

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

Natalie Johnson of the Manitou Art Center discusses the 2013 flooding in Manitou Springs, Colorado, the Manitou community, and disaster and mitigation planning in the city.

Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Price Strobridge: My Time at the Myron Stratton Home

Produced while employed at Pikes Peak Library District.

As a child, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Price Strobridge lived at the Myron Stratton home. In this video, he shares a few stories about what it was like living there beween 1948 and 1954.

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