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Rocky Mountain Fuel Company Records

Identifier: WH963

Scope and Contents

Collections contains contracts, leases, production records, auditor's and treasurer's reports, vouchers, annual reports to stockholders, employee records, labor strike testimony, correspondence, field books, maps and drill hole reports; includes comprehensive index to collection. Microfilm contains Colorado coal mine maps, drill hole data, general coal property maps.


  • 1890-1979
  • Majority of material found within 1910-1949


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Once the second largest coal producer in Colo. Organized in 1894. Incorporated under the laws of Wyo. in 1910 as the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company of Wyoming, the company operated major lignite fields in Boulder and Weld (Colo.) counties and bituminous fields in Fremont, Garfield, Gunnison, Huerfano, Las Animas and Routt counties (Colo.). Initiated a collective agreement with the United Mine Workers of America in 1930. Financial difficulties led to company reorganization in 1945.


70 Boxes (67.75 linear feet)

7 oversize folios

1 tubes

7 microfilm reels (35mm)

22 oversize folders

Language of Materials



Boxes 1-25 contain numbered papers in folders which are keyed to an extensive card index. This index is basically grouped by type of material (authorates, bonds, leases, etc.) A 24 card key to the basic mumbering system is filed at the beginning of the card file. The card index is in Box 69. Some file numbers have more than one file. The card index contains the following headings: Agreements and contracts Abstracts American Geranite and S. Co. Annual Reports Articles of Incorporation Assignments Authorities Bills of Sale Bonds Bonus or Profit Sharing Boulder Law and Order CB(and)Q RR Carbon Fuel abnd Iron Carbon Securities and Investments Company Certificates Claims Colorado Coal Survey Committee Colorado-New Mexico coal operators Collateral Coryell-Vulcan explosion Combinations Court Orders Delaware Secretary of State Discounts Ditch matters Draft explosions Employees coal Equipment Analysis Escrow Federal Coal Mining Company 1st National Bank of Cleveland Floor plans Fox Coal Mining Company Garnishment cases Harriet Coal Mining Company Helwig C.F. treasurer Industrial Commission Insurance data Johnston and Porter Judgements Labelle Coal Company Leases Licenses Mailing Lists Merger plans Mileage Mortgages National Railway Supply Company Options Permits Plans- Specifications Power of Attorney Property Deeds, etc. Receipts Reconstruction Finance Corp. Reports Reports-Special Profit Sharing Rights of Way Roche, Josephine St. Vrain Coal Company Securities Sickman, J.V. Social Security Southwestern Fuel Company Standard Coal and Land Company Stewart Coal and Lime Company Strike matters Subscriptions Suits Tariffs Tax matters Trademarks Trust Deeds U.S. Government Publications Vulcan Mine explosion Unemployment compensation Warwick Coal and Investment Company Water Rigfhts Wills

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jerry Armstrong, 1973.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States