The Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2009 Fellowship in Environmental History, Michael Wise, a Ph.D. candidate pursuing a degree in History at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation "examines the cultural and environmental histories of wolf eradication in the Montana-Alberta Borderlands, tracing these events alongside the region's corresponding histories of colonization and modernization." This fellowship is provided through the generosity of Joy R. Hilliard. Past fellowship recipients include Sara Dant, Megan Jones, Barry Muchnick, John Miles, Michael Yochim, William Philpott, Hal Rothman, and Sarah Thomas.
Over the past forty years, the Denver Public Library's Conservation Collection has become a major repository of Environmental History. Manuscript material, books, serials and photographs document critical aspects of the conservation movement in the 20th century United States. Organizations such as The Wilderness Society, The Izaak Walton League of America, The Nature Conservancy, American Rivers, American Farmland Trust and the Student Conservation Association have designated the Denver Public Library as the official repository for their records. The papers of many individuals are also included in the collection, such as Olaus Murie, Ira Gabrielson, Howard Zahniser, Arthur Carhart, Enos Mills, William Vogt, Velma (Wild Horse Annie) Johnston, Charles Lathrop Pack, George Laycock, and Lois Crisler.
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Updated: January 26, 2011