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The Sand Creek Massacre: 148th Anniversary

Camp Weld Council: Including Edward Wynkoop, Black Kettle, and Silas Soule
Sand Creek Massacre Marker

Today marks the 148th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most unfortunate events in Colorado and United States history. On November 29, 1864, 700 troops led by Colonel John M.

W.P.A. Writer's Project - Recording Denver's Ethnic History

WPA Workers Shape Wax Figures at Colorado Museum of Natural History
Colorado Symphony Orchestra WPA Federal Music Project

And the History and Lore of Colorado

You might have known that the early Greeks of Denver established restaurants, but did you know that the Jewish population of Denver in the 1930’s numbered 18,000, and that many Jews lived nea

WHG contributes to flu research

Denver County Hospital

One-stop-shop for the 1918-1919 Inflenza Epidemic

The University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine has recently launched an on-line, primary resource clearinghouse for documents related to the early 20th century flu epidemic in Americ

Tom "Headbanger" Hallewell: A Punk Rock Archive at Your Public Library

Big Takeover. Jack Rabid. New York: December 1982, V. III, Issue IV
Frantix, Denver Concert Flyer, circa 1982
Husker Du, Denver concert flyer, circa 1982
Meat Puppets and The Fluid, Denver concert flyer, circa 1982

Tom “Headbanger” Hallewell was an influential figure in Denver’s early punk scene.

Project Rulison or: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Natural Gas.

Rocky Mountain News, 11 November 1969, P. 1, 6
Denver Post, 16 December 1971, P. 28

From A-Bombs to Fracking in Mining

On September 10, 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), in order to release natural gas deposits locked underground, exploded a 40-kiloton atomic bomb on Colorado’s Western Slope in what i

Community Tuesday: Scanning Manual

1961 Manual High Prom

In preparation for a CYC appearance at Manual's reunion this weekend, we've been digging through boxes of negatives from the early 60's for school photos to share. Today we digitized photos of Manual’s 1961 and 1963 proms. So many good ones! Keep an eye out for the new scans in the Manual Community on CYC.

Manuscript Monday: Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...

Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...
Manuscript Monday:  Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, & Thomas Edison walk into a bar...

...and discuss their favorite childhood books!  Yes, WH/G has lists of favorite children’s books from many notable folks.  What better way to get inspired for Summer of Reading.

In the late 1920’s DPL sent out requests asking people to list their most beloved childhood books.  Who was included in this survey?  Amelia Earhart, Thomas A.

You too can preserve!

You too can preserve!

Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him. You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging?

Do you have family treasures that are in need of some TLC?  Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him?  You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging? 

Come Celebrate Preservation Week! April 25th from 10:30-3pm

Preservation week!

To celebrate Preservation Week, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists and the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department are providing short consultations for your family treasures with conservation experts.*  Archivists at the “Ask an Archivist” table will be able to talk about organizing and storing your family materials at home.

Staff from the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department will be on hand to digitize your artifacts as part of the new Colorado social archive Creating Your Community.