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Records of the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association

Identifier: AGJL

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association consists of documents dated 1919 to 2003, with the bulk falling from 1960 to 1979. Materials include minutes, by-laws, legal and financial documents, correspondence, and memorabilia. The collection also features printed materials such as flyers, posters and beef brochures.


  • Creation: 1919-2003 (1 record carton, 1 oversize folder)
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960-1979


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, it is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


As an affiliate of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association has represented the needs and interests of cattle and beef producers in Gilpin, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Boulder, Denver, and Broomfield counties for over 87 years. After a preliminary meeting at Black Hawk in 1919, the organization was founded as the Gilpin County Livestock Association the following year. Renamed the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association in 1921, the association and its members have provided home counties for the Colorado Cattlemen's Association as well as for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.


1.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



The Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association, formally established in 1920, was created as part of the national organization and as an affiliate of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, in order to represent local members in government and educate people about the cattle industry. The collection includes by-laws, minutes, legal and financial documents, correspondence, membership lists, printed material, and memorabilia.


The collection consists of seven series in one record carton and one oversize folder:

Series 1: Governance documents, 1919-2003 and undated

Series 2: Legal, 1960-1970

Series 3 Correspondence, 1951-2003 and undated

Series 4: Membership, 1951-2003 and undated

Series 5: Financial documents, 1950-2003 and undated

Series 6: Printed materials, 1964-2003 and undated

Series 7: Memorabilia, 1977 and undated


The Records of the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association was donated to the Colorado Agricultural Archive of the Colorado State University Libraries by the association president, Steve M. Barratt, on November 30, 2007. Additional materials were donated on September 23, 2008.

Related Collections

The Records of Colorado Cooperative Extension, the Records of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, and the Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, all housed at the Colorado Agricultural Archive, also include information on the production and marketing of beef cattle.


Processing was completed in September 2008. Materials were re-housed in acid-free folders, letters were unfolded, and metal paper clips were replaced with plastic clips or paper folders. Acidic documents and newspaper clippings were interleaved with acid-free paper. Duplicate copies of flyers were removed, and posters were moved to an oversized folder. The files, originally arranged by year, were rearranged by series.

Inventory Note

Note: All folder title information supplied by the archivist.

Guide to the Records of the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Tracy Cervantes
Copyright 2008
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA