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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.

Volunteer Jan Simmons saluted by 10th Mountain Division

Jan Simmons is flanked by Dennis Hagen and Abyy Hoverstock

Jan Simmons was recognized by the Chairman of the Board of the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation for her work as a volunteer.

 

The letter from Thomas E.

Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes

Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes
Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes

Good day to everyone in the blogosphere.  Manuscript Mondays is back just in time to celebrate Black History Month with the Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers.  Read on!

 

February is Black History Month.

Collection Highlight: Lloyd Rule Papers

Collection Highlight: Lloyd Rule Papers

We receive a lot of fascinating items in the Western History and Genealogy Department. Usually they are in the form of manuscripts, books, journals, and maps, but sometimes they aren't paper at all.

Such as the Bronze Star Medal belonging to Lloyd Rule, a Denver photographer who served in World War II and the Korean War.

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show is happening right now!  Did you know Western History & Genealogy is home to several collections featuring Stock Show material? 

As you read in an earlier WHG blog, the Stock Show is taking place until the 22nd of January.

Occupy 1941

Occupy 1941

The Occupy movement is the hot topic in America today, but did you know that Americans were concerned about the rights of the 99% 70 years ago as well?

One of our keen researchers, Ginny Purvis-Smith, shared with us this snippet from the Bent County Democrat titled "Why Not Limit Profits?" published on October 10, 1941.

Talk about history!

tape player

Western History & Genealogy has a wealth of oral histories on cassette.  Get your headphones on!

 

Fabulous Finds Friday: Ella Sibley-Jewett Memoirs

Fabulous Finds Friday: Ella Sibley-Jewett Memoirs

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

Manuscript Monday: The Bowman/White Family Papers

Bowman-White House, Georgetown

Welcome to 12 September 2011’s Manuscript Monday.  Today we are showcasing the Bowman/White Family Papers. 

The Bowman/White House in Georgetown, Colorado was built by John Henry Bowman and his wife Lavinia Potts Bowman in 1891-1892.

Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco

Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco
Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco
Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco

Hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend.  Welcome to the first Manuscript Monday of September.  This week we will be exploring the Portia Lubchenco collection (WH214).

 

Portia Lubchenco was born Portia McNight in South Carolina in 1887.  It was there she recieved her education in business and teaching.