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Western History / Genealogy News
December 2015

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Actress Maude Fealy: Called Denver "Home"

Actress Maude Fealy: Called Denver "Home"


Denver has bragging rights to being the place that Maude Fealy — stage and screen actress, director, author and teacher — called "home."

Her papers (WH1117) — a collection of correspondence, scripts, photographs, programs, playbills and clippings — also call Denver "home," as they are now housed in the Denver Public Library's Western History/Genealogy Department. Read more.
 
An Undiscovered Gem Emerges from DPL's Archives

An Undiscovered Gem Emerges from DPL's Archives


In October 1884, during the halcyon days of America’s Gilded Age, a wealthy young Englishman named Evelyn Booth ventured to the States to sample all that the burgeoning country had to offer.

Booth would go on to record all of these experiences, and much more, in an exciting travel journal that eventually found its way into the possession of the Denver Public Library. Purchased in 1972, the journal had sat unnoticed on a shelf in the catacombs of the Western History/Genealogy Department’s manuscript archives for nearly forty years when Cutsforth, a DPL archives selection assistant, discovered it. Read more.

NEWS & Events

USTA Colorado Breaking The Barriers Portrait Series Exhibit

USTA Colorado Breaking The Barriers Portrait Series Exhibit


Inspired by the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Breaking the Barriers exhibit, the United States Tennis Association Colorado partnered with the Denver Public Library to display their successful three-part portrait series in the Gates Reading Room on Level 5 of the Central Library. The portraits will be on exhibit through December. Learn more.
 

RESEARCH

Denver History

Denver History


The Library has a wide range of resources for researching and documenting Denver History including: Many City Records, Newspapers, Maps, Books, Directories, Photographs, and Special Collections of archival materials. Learn more and explore our resources.

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Wishing you all peace, love, happiness and hope this holiday season

 

Wishing you all peace, love, happiness and hope this holiday season.
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