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Bringing archives to the people! 

A great article/blog post by Kate Theimer, about Participatory Archives, explores how archives can bring user participation to archives.

Manuscript Monday: Clement Yore Papers

Manuscript Monday: Clement Yore Papers
Manuscript Monday: Clement Yore Papers
Manuscript Monday: Clement Yore Papers

During his life writer Clement (Clem) Yore wore many hats.  Read on about this cowboy poet in today’s Manuscript Monday.

Clem Yore, born 1875 in St.

Fabulous Finds Friday

Fabulous Finds Friday

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

I've enjoyed blogging about the newest members of our Archives Collection in the past, and I look forward to continuing that trend with this new weekly post. Check in on Fridays to find out about recent donations.

This week's Fab Find highlight: Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center records, 1898-1996 (WH 1589). The Presbyterian-St. Luke's medical facility began as two separate hospitals: St.

Manuscript Monday: The 23 Club

Manuscript Monday: The 23 Club
Manuscript Monday: The 23 Club
Manuscript Monday: The 23 Club
Manuscript Monday: The 23 Club

 Manuscript Monday is back with...stuffed birds?  Read on about the 23 Club!

The 23 Club, also known as The Crow's Nest, was a men’s s

Manuscript Monday: Symphony Orchestra Figurines

Manuscript Monday: Symphony Orchestra Figurines
Manuscript Monday: Symphony Orchestra Figurines
Manuscript Monday: Symphony Orchestra Figurines
Manuscript Monday: Symphony Orchestra Figurines

Greetings manuscript  friends.  Today’s collection is a very unique one: the Powell orchestra figurines.  

Meet the Denver Miniature Symphony Orchestra, a miniature collection of figurines created by Dr. and Mrs.

Manuscript Monday: Denver's first house?

Manuscript Monday: Denver's first house?
Manuscript Monday: Denver's first house?
Manuscript Monday: Denver's first house?

There are conflicting accounts of who built the first “house” in Denver.  This week’s collection highlights Anselm Holcomb Barker, thought to have built the first permanent house in the city.  What do you think?

 

Anselm Holcomb Barker, born 1822, was an Ohio native.  Early in his life he was a blacksmith, and later became a businessman.

Remember When...?

Photograph of East High Cheerleaders, circa 1920

You still have the popular, the pretty, the athletic, the shy, the weird, the smart, and, let’s face it, the just plain awkward. 

As many of you may know, the Creating Communities project has now began its second phase, called Creating Your Community. 

Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records

Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records
Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records
Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records

Manuscript Mondays!  The William P. Horan Burial Records are now available on microfilm.

Featured today are the William P. Horan Burial Records.  The W.P. Horan Mortuary was established in Denver 1890 by William P. Horan.

Manuscript Mondays

Manuscript Mondays
Manuscript Mondays

 Welcome to the first installment of Manuscript Mondays, where we will be highlighting a different collection each week.  This week's collection: The Coors International Bicyle Classic.

 

Teepees and Geodesic Domes

Ute teepee Los Pinos Agency

I've been absolutely taken with triangles and symmetry in art and architecture recently. We have so many inspirational photographs in our Digital Collections. Here are some of my favorites. You can click on the image to see the original record.

Drop City Dome