Adams County Historical Books Restored

Adams County, Colorado – The first phase of restoration for the Adams County Recording Department’s Grantor Grantee books is complete. These tomes date back to 1902, and the first phase included 83 books.

Preservation of the books included rebinding, cleaning, removing tape from pages, mending pages, treating them to avoid fading, and putting them in acid-free page protectors.

“This project brought books that were in very poor condition to looking nearly new,” says Erin Brim, Recording Manager. “The handwritten pages are legible and protected so that our citizens can use them without further damage.”

There are currently more than 1,200 books needing to be restored. The restoration project began in 2018 and will continue over the next five years.

“It’s very exciting that these historical texts will be preserved and protected for years to come,” says Stan Martin, Clerk and Recorder. “The citizens of Adams County who rely on these books will be better served by their new condition.”