Published: April 3, 2017

If you go
Who: Open to the public
What: "Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900–1980"
When: Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Off Campus, Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
RSVP: Requested

On Thursday, April 13, Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, a Boulder native and retired Boulder Valley School District teacher, and Marjorie K. McIntosh, retired distinguished professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, will present "Latinos of Boulder County, Colorado 1900–1980."

Arroyo-Holmstrom and McIntosh will discuss the Boulder County Latino History Project and the findings of the project at the Boulder Public Library's Canyon Theater, located at 9th Street and Canyon Boulevard.

Arroyo-Holmstrom was a key member of the Advisory Committee of the Boulder County Latino History Project and is involved with the project’s work with K-12 teachers. With vivid personal stories about her grandparents and parents, who illustrate many aspects of Boulder County Latinos’ experiences, she is an in-demand presenter on behalf of the project.

McIntosh, the project’s historian, put together a two-volume set of books describing the lives and contributions of Latinos in Boulder County, shedding light on people who have been largely invisible in local history books and school curricula.

Starting with the arrival of Hispanics from Mexico, New Mexico and southern Colorado between 1900 and 1940, the books trace the experiences of Latinos over the course of four generations. The study draws upon an exceptional collection of 1,600 sources gathered by 10 student interns and 80 community volunteers with the Boulder County Latino History Project in 2013–14. 

A light reception will follow the presentation, and McIntosh's books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

The Boulder Library Foundation, University of Colorado Boulder, the University Libraries and the Boulder Public Library have sponsored the event, held in conjunction with the Conference on World Affairs.

The event is free of charge and open to the public, but please register to attend. For more information, email

The local Latino community’s history was at risk of going untold, so University of Colorado Boulder partnered with the Latino History Project to preserve the valuable history and stories, which are now being taught in K–12 schools across Boulder and St. Vrain valleys. Originally published Nov. 10, 2016.