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Mayors of Denver

The Western History and Genealogy department has an extensive collection of Denver mayoral papers and photographs. Our materials cover the years 1859 to present, including photographic coverage from the Rocky Mountain News digital collections of modern day mayors, up to the closing of the newspaper in 2009. We have manuscript collections of many Denver mayors, some of them with searchable finding aids. 

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Denver Mayoral Elections: a brief summary description

Generally, Denver Mayors made an Inaugural Address upon being sworn into office. However, not all did so (or at least their message has not been found). The length of the Address varied from just two sentences to multiple pages of typed text. The Address shifted from the City Council’s meeting to separate public outdoor events.