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Sanctus Sonorensis

Sanctus Sonorensis
Sanctus Sonorensis

One of the perks of working in WH/G is getting to see interesting and inspiring artists books.  Sanctus Sonorensis beautifully addresses the topic of immigration in the American southwest. 

While on a sabbatical in New Mexico, book artist Philip

You too can preserve!

You too can preserve!

Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him. You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging?

Do you have family treasures that are in need of some TLC?  Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him?  You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging? 

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

This week Manuscript Mondays continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with collections featuring symphony conductor Antonia Brico.

Antonia Brico (1902-1989) was born in the Netherlands of Italian and Dutch parents, and immigrated to the USA in 1908.

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

March is Women’s History Month, and this week’s Manuscript Monday features a collection from painter, designer, photographer, explorer, teacher, and historian, Muriel Sibell Wolle.  Read on!

Ghosts in the Library

Portrait of a woman

We’re telling ghost stories in the scan lab at work this morning. There have been so many spooky library incidents!

Portrait of a woman

Manuscript Monday: Bernice's Bears

Manuscript Monday: Bernice's Bears
Manuscript Monday: Bernice's Bears

It is a beautiful Monday in Denver, and this week Manuscript Monday has some of us coming out of hibernation.

Manuscript Monday: Billy Parker

Manuscript Monday: Billy Parker
Manuscript Monday: Billy Parker
Manuscript Monday: Billy Parker

Learn about early aviator Will D. (Billy) Parker in this installment of Manuscript Monday.

Will D.

Occupy 1941

Occupy 1941

The Occupy movement is the hot topic in America today, but did you know that Americans were concerned about the rights of the 99% 70 years ago as well?

One of our keen researchers, Ginny Purvis-Smith, shared with us this snippet from the Bent County Democrat titled "Why Not Limit Profits?" published on October 10, 1941.

Talk like a Beatnik

Talk like a Beatnik

Get hip you cool cats, and check out this bit of beatnik history with WHG's newspaper clippings files.

Has the crazy weather got you ready to flip?

Manuscript Monday: Benjamin Lindsey

Benjamin Lindsey burns court records
Manuscript Monday: Benjamin Lindsey
Manuscript Monday: Benjamin Lindsey

Manuscript Monday is back with a colorful character in Colorado History: Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey, legal rabble rouser and advocate for juvenile and women’s rights.

Benjamin Lindsey became a lawyer in Colorado in 1894.