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Manuscript Monday: Garden Club of Denver

Manuscript Monday: Garden Club of Denver
Manuscript Monday: Garden Club of Denver

It’s hot outside, and summer gardening is in full swing.  This week’s manuscript Monday is all about growth...read on to learn more about the Garden Club of Denver.

 The Garden Club of Denver has been around since 1916, a year when the club’s 23 members paid a membership fee of $1 each.

Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection

Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection
Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection
Manuscript Monday: Menu Collection

Greetings!  This week’s manuscript Monday is all about food, in the form of our Menu Collection (call number C MSS WH1509).  Read on about this great collection, and beware, it may make you hungry...

Western History & Genealogy began avidly collecting menus in 1979 at the encouragement of Sam Arno

Tours introduce hundreds to the Western History Collection

Behind the scenes tour in the archive section of the Western History/Genealogy Department

There is more to the Denver Public Library than the items that are checked out each year.

One of the unique features of the Denver Public Library is the Western History/Genealogy Collection. It contains tens of thousands of items that do not circulate.

Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes

Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes
Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes
Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes
Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes

In a world where airline and train tickets are issued on the internet, the Railroad Pass Collection in the Western History and Genealogy Department is a special treat.  Read more in this week’s Manuscript Monday.

 

 Did you know that railroad passes used to sometimes be made from silver, gold, and even buckskin?

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.

Pasadena's Rose Parade

Pasadena's Rose Parade

Roses, Football, and Fantasy ease the Depression

 

The Western History Department continues to yield surprises as we sift through its treasures. This Rose Parade program was an insert in the Pasadena Star News, one of several we have.

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: Edwin Palmer Hoyt

Manuscript Monday: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
Manuscript Monday: Edwin Palmer Hoyt

Welcome back to Manuscript Monday.  Forgive the absence last week as we were busy processing, planning, and plotting.  This week’s feature is the Edwin Palmer Hoyt collection, a diverse collection from former editor of the Denver Post.  

 

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.