Hazel E. Johnson Research Center

Searching for information on the history of Greeley, Weld County and northeastern Colorado? The Hazel E. Johnson Research Center, located in the Greeley History Museum’s lower level, is a top regional destination for researchers and genealogists alike. The center features over 100,000 items in its archival collection. Its staff can assist you with specific research questions. 

Hazel E. Johnson Research Center

714 8th Street, Greeley CO 80631



Friday,  12pm–4pm
Monday-Thursday,  Open by Appointment
Closed on major holidays

*Some services incur cost.

Historic Preservation

Looking for information about Historic Preservation in Greeley? Visit the City  of Greeley’s Historic Preservation website.

The Hazel E. Johnson Research Center features an outstanding collection of historical documents and photographs. The center also has oral history interviews and transcriptions, videos, letters, diaries and other resources about pioneer families, businesses and communities in northeastern Colorado. There are maps from the late 1800s to present day, past editions of regional newspapers (on microfilm and in bound volumes), and other special collections that preserve and document our region’s rich history.

Researchers are welcome to contact the staff at the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center to schedule an appointment or inquire about the ability to access specific resources prior to visiting the center. Archival finding aids for those collections that have them are also available upon request.

What to expect when you visit:

  • Pencils, paper and laptops are allowed in the research center.
  • Additional electronic devices may be used at the discretion of staff.
  • Photography has restricted uses, which will be outlined with you by research center staff.
  • The use of personal scanners are not allowed.
  • Latex-free or cotton gloves (provided) must be worn to view certain materials.
  • Bags and coats are not allowed at the research tables and can be stored nearby.
  • Wi-Fi is available in the research center.

For more information, call 970-336-4187 or email us at [email protected].

Weld on the Web

Weld on the Web is a collaboration between the City of Greeley Museums and the High Plains Library District and provides public access to about 2,500 archived images. These images can be used for various projects and queries. Contact the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center to purchase high resolution digital or print copies.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA-30-13-0301-13.

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