Western History & Genealogy Blog

Talk about history!

tape player

Western History & Genealogy has a wealth of oral histories on cassette.  Get your headphones on!


History really does come alive when you hear stories straight from the people making it happen.  The StoryCorps MobileBooth is parked outside the Central Denver Public Library, just waiting for you to come record your story.  The Western History and Genealogy Department is also home to many exciting oral histories.  People from all backgrounds tell stories about their lives and experiences.  Topics include the 10th Mountain Division, Denver and Colorado business, politics, social organizations, immigration, family history, education, and much more.  They are available on cassette tapes on the 5th floor.  We will provide the listening gear.  You can take a look at a list and description of the oral histories right here.

If you are interested in recording your unique story with StoryCorps, visit their webiste to make an appointment.