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New Books From Donna Porter

New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter
New Books From Donna Porter

Gifts are not always the prettiest books but....

Gifts are not always the prettiest books to look at but after all in research it is the content. And Donna Porter certain knows how to pick her books.

Urban Sketcher donates work

Paul Heaston (r) gives a sketch to WHG's James Rogers

Urban Sketcher Captures the Spirit of The West

Paul Heaston is an urban sketcher.

Digital Archiving in the 21st Century! (or at least in the early part of it...)

Digital Transitions--RCam, with Phase One P65+ digital back
Ability to capture incredible detail!  (We promise we're not counterfeiting!)
Detail from Robinson's Atlas of Denver 1887, Plate 13

After nearly three years of research, planning and developing strategy-- (alongside a strenuous attempt to stay on pace with sprinting technology) the Imaging Services Lab of DPL's Western History and Genealogy department is at long last moving into the next phase of its evolution, and the 21st Century.

When our program began not-so-long-ago in 1996-- I doubt very much that those involved could have conceived of the changes-- and new sets of challenges-- that technology would deliver in ten years'

The Land of Lost Souls: Otto Kuhler's Paintings on Permanent Display

The Graves of Aguilar. Otto Kuhler. 1 painting: oil on canvas; 17 x 23 in. 1963
Decay at Delagua. Otto Kuhler. 1 painting: oil on canvas; 17 x 23 in. 1963
Coal Trains of Trinidad. Otto Kuhler. 1 painting: oil on canvas; 17 x 23 in. 1963

With the restored Graves of Aguilar

In 1964, Otto Kuhler dedicated a series of twelve paintings to “the broken bodies still lying under the barren hills” of what had been Southeastern Colorado’s mining country.

W.I.S.E. Donations

W.I.S.E. Donations
W.I.S.E. Donations
W.I.S.E. Donations
W.I.S.E. Donations
W.I.S.E. Donations
W.I.S.E. Donations

The Book Selection Committee for W.I.S.E. has chosen well.

Gifts and donations come from many people and groups. W.I.S.E. as in Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England.

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.

Fabulous Finds Friday: Ella Sibley-Jewett Memoirs

Fabulous Finds Friday: Ella Sibley-Jewett Memoirs

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!

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).

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.

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

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

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!