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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.

Manuscript Monday: The Bowman/White Family Papers

Bowman-White House, Georgetown

Welcome to 12 September 2011’s Manuscript Monday.  Today we are showcasing the Bowman/White Family Papers. 

The Bowman/White House in Georgetown, Colorado was built by John Henry Bowman and his wife Lavinia Potts Bowman in 1891-1892.

Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco

Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco
Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco
Manuscript Monday: Dr. Portia Lubchenco

Hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend.  Welcome to the first Manuscript Monday of September.  This week we will be exploring the Portia Lubchenco collection (WH214).

 

Portia Lubchenco was born Portia McNight in South Carolina in 1887.  It was there she recieved her education in business and teaching.

Manuscript Monday: Horace Tureman Scores

Manuscript Monday: Horace Tureman Scores

 Welcome to Manuscript Monday.  This week’s collection features handwritten sheet music by Denver Symphony composer and conductor Horace Elder Tureman.

 Horace Elder Tureman was conductor of Denver’s Civic Symphony Orchestra, which later became the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and even later, the

Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette

Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette

Scrapbooking fans unite.  This Manuscript Monday features one of the most interesting scrapbooks in the WHG collection.  Read more about the Evelyn Runnette Papers.

Denver native Evelyn Runnette  was born in 1903.  She was a librarian, outdoorswoman, traveler, and among many other things, an avid scrapbooker.

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.