The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is delighted to announce its partnership with the Colorado Encyclopedia, a digital encyclopedia to serve as a reliable resource for all those interested in the Centennial State. Visit the Colorado Encyclopedia
Conceived and developed by William Wei, chair of Colorado Humanities’ Board of Directors. With support of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2013 and 2019) and the State Historical Fund (2014), the Colorado Encyclopedia has become the leading online reference work on the Centennial State, with more than 700 main entries on the state’s history and culture.
According to the competitive Alexa Global and National web traffic ranking analysis, Colorado Encyclopedia already ranks nationally with other long-established, similar-sized encyclopedias of under 1,000 entries; it has also achieved a global rank better than some encyclopedias with many more entries.
The Colorado Encyclopedia’s major focus has been education. A quarter of itsentries have been reconfigured for use by 4-12 grade students, with accompanying teacher resource sets and inquiry cards to encourage research on the state’s past.
Colorado Encyclopedia is currently participating in the Colorado Women’s Vote Centennial, a celebration of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (1920), which gave all American women the right to vote.