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June 2016

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THE RAINBOW MUSIC HALL: REMEMBERING A LEGENDARY DENVER CONCERT VENUE


THE RAINBOW MUSIC HALL: REMEMBERING A LEGENDARY DENVER CONCERT VENUE


On Friday, January 26, 1979, Denver concert promoter Barry Fey launched The Rainbow Music Hall, which sat on the corner of Monaco and Evans (6360 E. Evans) from 1979 until 1989 when it was shuttered and converted into a Walgreens. During that nine-year period, the unassuming little concert venue (it held about 1300 people) hosted hundreds of artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Black Flag to U2, and just about everyone in between. Read more.
FORGOTTEN LORE: TOM SWIFT

FORGOTTEN LORE: TOM SWIFT


One of the most enthralling aspects of my position in the Western History and Genealogy department is stumbling across items with only a tangential relationship to either Western history or genealogy.  Recently, while relocating the Ross-Barrett Historical Aeronautics Collection (RBA), I discovered that nestled within its selection of fiction are roughly a dozen (thirteen, to be precise) volumes from the first two series of Tom Swift adventures. It’s hardly surprising that, given the context, all the volumes have something to do with flight. Read more.

News & Events

RMMS 2016 Map Month: Illusions, Delusions & Confusions

RMMS 2016 Map Month: “Illusions, Delusions & Confusions”


The Rocky Mountain Map Society is celebrating Map Month May 1 - July 1. The Denver Central Library will have maps exhibited on Floor 5 and there will be lectures in the Conference Center. For more information, including a complete schedule of lectures, please visit the Rocky Mountain Map Society website.
HERNDON DAVIS: JOURNALIST AND PAINTER EXHIBIT

This exhibit includes elections from the rich Herndon Davis (1901-1962) collection found in the Western History and Genealogy Department collections. Most of the paintings are watercolors of Denver's historic buildings as well as a couple from elsewhere in the state. Davis created portraits and storyboard drawings for newspapers making him not only an artists but a journalist as well. Exhibit continues through August 31, at the Central Library, Floor 5, Western History and Genealogy Art Gallery.

RESEARCH

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC COLLECTIONS

African American Music Collections


The Blair-Caldwell Library Archives has established itself as a premier research resource of African American jazz and popular music in Colorado. Documentation of its music collection includes a diverse collection of papers of prominent musicians from the Five Points community and Colorado. Find out more and explore our resources.
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