Western History & Genealogy Blog

Maps

The Art of Exploration

CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XVII
CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XX
CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XVII
CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XVII
CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XVII
WHJ-10222
Z-6627
CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XVII
CG4311 1877.U5 1881 Sheet XVII

Historic Hayden Survey of the West Goes Digital

The storied Hayden Geological Survey of 1871 not only vastly expanded our knowledge of the American West with a detailed and precise atlas of the territory, it joined the talents of some of the gre

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'

Maps!

Maps!
Maps!
Maps!
Maps!
Maps!
Maps!

 Got a case of the Mondays?  Come clear the cobwebs and see some beautiful maps in Western History/Genealogy.

 Have you ever been amazed by the beauty of maps?

Exhibit: Personal Geographies

Exhibit: Personal Geographies
Exhibit: Personal Geographies

 Come see "Personal Geographies", the new exhibit of maps on display in Western History & Genealogy.

 "Personal Geographies" is an exhibit of hand-made, mixed media maps by Jill K. Berry and other artists.

19th Century Images of the American West

19th Century Images of the American West
19th Century Images of the American West
19th Century Images of the American West

This fascinating three-part series will explore the prints and maps of trans-Mississippi America from 1800 to 1900 with special guest Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

Denver Central Library | 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway

House History Anyone?

Bruce Hanson axplains nuances of house hunting

WHG staff got the inside information on locating a home or business at the Denver Public Library from Bruce Hanson at a recent staff meeting.

Bruce Hanson passed along some of the house history expertise he has acquired in the past 18 years to other members of the staff of the Western History/Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Lib

Ralph Ehrenberg Lecture

The Rocky Mountain Map Society and the Western History and Genealogy Department are pleased to present a lecture by Ralph Ehrenberg from the Library of Congress on April 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM in the Gates Conference Room, 5th floor, Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado.

Mr.

Creating Communities project

Have you walked around your neighborhood lately?

Have you ever wondered about its history, famous events, or famous people that might have even lived on your block?