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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.

Manuscript Monday: Eben Smith

Manuscript Monday: Eben Smith
Manuscript Monday: Eben Smith
Manuscript Monday: Eben Smith

Hello blog readers!  We celebrate the first day of August with Eben Smith's manuscript collection.  

Eben Smith, born in 1831 in Pennsylvania, started out in the mining business as a major player in the California gold rush in the 1850’s.

Fabulous Finds Friday: J. Sydney Brown Mercantile Co. records

Fabulous Finds Friday: J. Sydney Brown Mercantile Co. records

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

  

 

Manuscript Monday: Garden Club of Denver

Manuscript Monday: Garden Club of Denver
Manuscript Monday: Garden Club of Denver

It’s hot outside, and summer gardening is in full swing.  This week’s manuscript Monday is all about growth...read on to learn more about the Garden Club of Denver.

 The Garden Club of Denver has been around since 1916, a year when the club’s 23 members paid a membership fee of $1 each.

Fabulous Finds Friday: Patrick Weishapl Architectural Records

Fabulous Finds Friday: Patrick Weishapl Architectural Records

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

This week's Fab Find highlight is the papers of architect Patrick Wesihapl (WH2172).

Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection

Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection
Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection
Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection

Greetings!  This week’s manuscript Monday is all about food, in the form of our Menu Collection (call number C MSS WH1509).  Read on about this great collection, and beware, it may make you hungry...

Western History & Genealogy began avidly collecting menus in 1979 at the encouragement of Sam Arno

What do librarians do when they aren't answering your questions?

Two DPL Librarians in front of historic flag at the Colorado State Archives
DPL librarian and Colorado State Archives staff discuss the archive's holdings.
DPL librarians view the photograph section of the Colorado State Archives.

They ask other archivists and librarians questions!

 

When the Denver Public Libraries were closed earlier this year the staff of the Western History Department took advantage of the closure to head to one of the other nearby repositories of historic