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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).

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.

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.

WHG in the News

The Western History and Genealogy Department's Hispanic Acquisitions Committee does a great job of helping us develop our Hispanic archival collections.

This week, thanks to an article written by Magdalena Gallegos and prompted by Lena Archuleta, the Hispanic community in Denver will learn more about our collecting efforts and discover that th

Recent Donations

Several individuals and organizations have donated archival material to the Western History and Genealogy Department in the last few months. Here are a few highlights:

Denver Landmark Commission records. 3 additional boxes transferred from Auraria Archives and Special Collections.

Great Coffee, Historical Photographs to Benefit DPL

Great Coffee, Historical Photographs to Benefit DPL

Grand Hyatt announces Grand Re-Opening of expanded Starbucks Coffee--

February 16th will find the newly renovated Starbucks at Grand Hyatt Denver showcasing images from DPL's Historic Photo Collections! Proceeds from the day will be donated to DPL!

 

Mystery photograph - can you help?

Mystery photograph - can you help?

We need your help! This mysterious photograph was purchased at a Denver antique store before being donated to the library, but the donor is not sure where or what the picture is of.

If you have any thoughts that could point us in the right direction, please share. Thanks!

Acquisitions Spotlight: Additions to Existing Collections

I've written before about some of the new collections that have been donated to Western History and Genealogy, but also important are the many donations of additional material to exisiting collections that come in.

In recent months, we've received additional material for our collections on the Colorado Archaeology Society, Colorado Cattlewomen, Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, Colorado Symphon

The Legend of Nettie Moore

The Legend of Nettie Moore
The Legend of Nettie Moore

 Sometimes finding a treasure is really more a matter of stumbling than strategic planning!