Western History & Genealogy Blog

Creative Types: Need Project Inspiration?
Thomas Moran, August 1915. By Henry Havelock Pierce. X-22164
You may love your neighborhood DPL branch, but it might be time to branch out!  
23 Years in the Making: Edward Curtis's The North American Indian
A Chief of the Desert - Navaho, circa 1907. By Edward S. Curtis. X-34027
Wild Woman of the West: Author Helen Rich
Portrait of Helen Rich, ca. 1950. Helen Rich Papers, WH348
Dawn, Day and Eventide: The Unpublished Autobiography of Grace Ensey (1860-1935)
Image from the Denver Post obituary of Grace Ensey, 1935.
Found in the Archives: 19th-Century Recipe Notebook
Harriet Scott Camp's recipe notebook, believed to date from 1850s through the 1880s. WH1453
Cookies, Cakes, Sickness, and Sorrow
Denver’s Albany Hotel (1885-1976)
Exterior of the Albany Hotel by William Henry Jackson, undated. WHJ-10343.
A Denver Hotel Built On A Croquet Field, Demolished For An Office Building
In the Archives: Documentation of a 1929 Groundbreaking—Soil and All
Denver City and County Building
Think archives only collect papers, photos, and films? Think again!
A Joy Day: Sundays in Denver, circa 1901
A crowd of people gather around the pavilion and line the shores of the large lake, in City Park, ca. 1900. By W. H. Jackson.
Reminiscences of a Blissful Sunday in Denver, circa 1901
Denver, 1968: Led Zeppelin Makes American Debut
Denver Municipal Auditorium after renovations, 1940s. Postcard from WHG Undigitized Photo collection.
Think Denver doesn’t have much rock n’ roll history?
Catalog Speak: What Do You Mean By “Closed Stacks?”
A man consults a card catalog in the Bibliographic Center of the Denver Public Library, 1947. X-27952