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Featured Collections

Featured Collections will be updated periodically to reflect CSPM's latest exhibits, research and public programs

Francis W. Cragin Manuscript Collection Helen Hunt Jackson & The Jackson Family Artus and Anne Van Briggle Collection Charles Craig, Renowned Local Artist
Outdoor Sculpture Collection

The Browse button is a great way to learn more about our collection. Each page displays a randomly selected assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Pikes Peak will return records associated with Pikes OR Peak). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Pikes Peak"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching Van Briggle in the Creator field will bring up any records associated with Van Briggle pottery, without having to sift through black & pottery photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.