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Western History / Genealogy News
October 2015

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1960s Bottle Labels from Denver's Tivoli Brewing Company

1960s Bottle Labels from Denver's Tivoli Brewing Company


Have you ever wondered what Denver's brewery scene looked like prior to its current renaissance? We've discovered a set of Tivoli Brewing Company labels from the 1960s in the Western History/Genealogy Department's Ephemera Collection...and they are neat-o! Read more.
 
Living in the Shadow of Colorado's Mountain Playgrounds

Living in the Shadow of Colorado's Mountain Playgrounds


The Rocky Mountains are the crown jewel of Colorado and have been a tremendous driver of the state's economy since the beginning of travel to the American West. In the late 19th Century, miners and other fortune seekers flocked to towns like Aspen, Durango, and Vail in search of mineral wealth. Back then, the riches of the Rockies were buried beneath the ground. These days, the riches of the Rockies come in the form of the ground itself by way of scenic vistas and recreational activities such as skiing and hiking. Read more.

NEWS & Events

Kim Allen: Photographic Retrospective

Kim Allen: Photographic Retrospective


Photographer Kim Allen documented Denver's Lower Downtown from 1983 to 1995. His images chronicle Denver with one foot in history, stepping into a new era. The powerful photographs illustrate our essential foundation and our respect of heritage. We value these views as part of a great sum. These prints are part of us and are moments to celebrate and appreciate. More information.
 
Genealogy Classes and Meetings

Genealogy Classes and Meetings


Get help exploring your family history research through various classes and meetings of genealogical socities in Colorado. Check the upcoming schedule.

RESEARCH

Denver Police Intelligence Files

Denver Police Intelligence Files


In 1953, the Denver Police Department began to gather information on individuals and groups regarding activities that might pose a threat to public safety. The files came to be known as the Spy Files during the publicity surrounding an American Civil Liberties Union class action lawsuit in 2002. Please note that restricted files will be made available only to persons or organizations named in the files. The request form will be turned over to a designated member of the staff who will check the index and files to verify identification. Learn more and explore our resources.
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