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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

Tours introduce hundreds to the Western History Collection

Behind the scenes tour in the archive section of the Western History/Genealogy Department

There is more to the Denver Public Library than the items that are checked out each year.

One of the unique features of the Denver Public Library is the Western History/Genealogy Collection. It contains tens of thousands of items that do not circulate.

WHG Volunteers feted

Volunteers attend a thank you pot luck hosted by the employees of the Western History/Genealogy Department
WHG Volunteers feted

The staff of the Western History/Genealogy Department thank the 150 volunteers for their contributions throughout the year.

Nearly one third of the volunteers who help support the Denver Public Library work on projects in the Western History/Genealogy Department.

Fabulous Finds Friday: Shumway Family Papers

Fabulous Finds Friday: Shumway Family Papers

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday! This week's Fabulous Find highlight is the Shumway Family Papers (WH2170).

This little collection is made up wholly of correspondence received and sent by Edgar Edmund Shumway covering topics such as financial dealings; family business; stock information; and lumber, coal

Fabulous Finds Friday

Fabulous Finds Friday

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

This week's Fab Find highlight is the records of Front Range: Women in the Visual Arts (WH 2186). Front Range: Women in the Visual Arts was an arts organization founded at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1974 with the purpose of encouraging and promoting art by women to find professional acceptance in a male-dominated art world.

The collection includes incorporation papers, memos, correspondence, press releases, clippings, proposals, photographs, notebooks, and posters.