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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!

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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.

Fabulous Finds Friday: Colorado Federation of Republican Women

Fabulous Finds Friday: Colorado Federation of Republican Women

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

This week's Fabulous Find highlight is the records of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women (WH2091).

The Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) was founded in 1938 and is a sub-chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

Manuscript Monday: Cyrus "Doc" Shores

Manuscript Monday: Cyrus "Doc" Shores
Manuscript Monday: Cyrus "Doc" Shores
Manuscript Monday: Cyrus "Doc" Shores

Salutations!  This week’s Manuscript Monday highlights the collection of a western lawman: Cyrus “Doc” Shores (WH 344).

 

Cyrus “Doc” Wells Shores was named after the doctor who delivered him in 1844 in Hickville, Michigan.

Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette

Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette

Scrapbooking fans unite.  This Manuscript Monday features one of the most interesting scrapbooks in the WHG collection.  Read more about the Evelyn Runnette Papers.

Denver native Evelyn Runnette  was born in 1903.  She was a librarian, outdoorswoman, traveler, and among many other things, an avid scrapbooker.

Fabulous Finds Friday: Emily Howell Warner papers

Fabulous Finds Friday: Emily Howell Warner papers

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday! This week's fabulous find are the papers of pilot Emily Howell Warner (-M2080).

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Emily at her home, where she talked to me about her impressive career in aviation and showed me her numerous honors and awards.