Western History & Genealogy Blog

Surprise!
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.
Donors Make it Happen
I was sitting at my desk today wondering what I should blog about when I received a phone call from our reference desk saying that a donor was here to see me.
Acquisitions Highlight: Rocky Mountain Women's Institute
Western History and Genealogy receives donations to its Archives Collection regularly and from a wide array of individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Collection Development in a New Millennium
How many times have you heard Denver described as a “cow town”?
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Colorado
The Western History and Genealogy Department is home to an ample collection of papers and records of Hispanic individuals and organizations in Colorado, including Federico Pena, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, Polly Baca, Bernie Valdez, Su Teatro, and LARASA.
Think Before You Toss
By far the most frequent comment I get when I approach people about donating their papers or records to the library is: "I never thought anyone would be interested in my old stuff. I was just going to throw it away."