Fabulous Finds Friday
Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday!
I've enjoyed blogging about the newest members of our Archives Collection in the past, and I look forward to continuing that trend with this new weekly post. Check in on Fridays to find out about recent donations.
Songs to Convert Rocky Flats
This quirky little songbook was published in 1979 by the Rocky Flats Action Group and contains gems such as “It’s the Nukes that Must Go and Not Me,” “It Could Be a Wonderful World,” “Nuclear Power Blues,” and, my personal favorite, “There’s a Bomb Plant on the Hillside” (sung to the tune of “Little Boxes”).
WHG in the News
The Western History and Genealogy Department's Hispanic Acquisitions Committee does a great job of helping us develop our Hispanic archival collections.
Several individuals and organizations have donated archival material to the Western History and Genealogy Department in the last few months. Here are a few highlights:
Mystery photograph - can you help?
We need your help! This mysterious photograph was purchased at a Denver antique store before being donated to the library, but the donor is not sure where or what the picture is of.
Acquisitions Spotlight: Additions to Existing Collections
I've written before about some of the new collections that have been donated to Western History and Genealogy, but also important are the many donations of additional material to exisiting collections that come in.
We are privleged here at WHG to have a large number of community members who sing our praises and help us bring in collections.
Bill Hosokawa Papers
Last week I had the privilege of meeting Susan Boatright, daughter of famed Japanese author and journalist Bill Hosokawa (1915-2008).
I always enjoy surprise visits, and a couple of weeks ago I received a surprise visit from not just one person, but an entire family in town for a reunion.
Papers and Paintings and Sculptures (Oh My!)
I recently had the occasion to meet a fascinating figure in Denver history: Judge H. Ted Rubin.