4 November 2008

November edition of Western History/Genealogy News available

The November 2008 edition of Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Newsletter is now available at the DPL Web site.

Some highlights from this issue are:

  • Archives Collection News
  • New Books in the Western History Collection
  • Genealogy News
  • The Archives Collections News reports new finding aids for the following collections: Carl M. Williams Papers WH2045; Betty Neale Papers WH2044; and Lucius Morris Beebe Papers WH33.

    The newsletter also has links to past issues and numerous calendar events.

    2 August 2008

    August edition of “Western History/Genealogy News” available

    The August 2008 edition of Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Newsletter is now available at the DPL Web site.

    Some highlights from this issue are:

  • Exhibits
  • Archives Collection News
  • Mystery Photograph
  • New Books in the Western History Collection
  • New Books in the Genealogy Collection
  • The newsletter also has links to past issues and numerous calendar events.

    4 June 2008

    June edition of “Western History/Genealogy Newsletter” available

    The June 2008 edition of Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Newsletter is now available at the DPL Web site. Beginning in February this newsletter’s name was changed from “Manuscript Collection News” to reflect its newly expanded coverage.

    Some highlights from this issue are:

  • Archives Collection News
    • New Archive Finding Aids (4 collections: David F. Barry Papers, Mary Murphy Gold Mining Records, Robert Leaman Brown Papers, Ralph G. Norvell collection)
    • Hidden Treasures (17 boxes of menus arranged by city and town, as early as 1875; Tom Currigan papers)
    • Archives and Photo Donations (5 collections)
    • Western History Donations (12 items)
    • Conservation Collection Donations (3 items)
    • 10th Mountain Division Donations (9 items
  • New Books in the Western History Collection (many items are described, with a focus on food)
  • New Books in the Genealogy Collection (17 new items, including books on passenger lists, Civil War, cemetery records, colonial clergy, and several family histories)
  • The newsletter also has links to past issues and numerous calendar events. If you haven’t looked at this newsletter lately, you’ll be impressed by its expansion. You can receive the newsletter by e-mail by clicking on the “Sign up now” link near the top of the newsletter.

    11 September 2007

    New issue of Manuscript Collection News available

    The September edition of Denver Public Library’s Manuscript Collection News is now available at the DPL Web site.

    Some highlights from this issue are:

  • New Manuscript Finding Aids
    • Captain Hildreth Frost Papers (WH144)
    • Adelaide French (WH155). Miss French was an active genealogist; in 1994 she was inducted into the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies’ Memorial Hall of Fame (David S. Vogels Award).
  • Hidden Treasures
    • Louisa Ward Arps Papers (WH1234). Papers and photographs from 1880 to 1985.
    • Jane Silverstein Ries (WH1785). Denver’s first woman landscape architect.
    • 10th Mountain Division: America‚Äôs Alpine Warriors Exhibit
  • Recent Donations
    • Western History (7 items)
    • Conservation Collection (2 items)
    • 10th Mountain Division (7 items, all personal papers of veterans)
  • Archivists Notes – information about upcoming “Elements of Preservation” workshop. See separate post on this workshop.
  • Past issues are also available. The July News, which includes a description of the Byers Family Collection (“Hidden Treasures”), is available here; the August News has a condensed description of the procedures the library uses to process donations, and is available here.

    Preservation workshop at DPL in October

    The Archives staff of the Denver Public Library (DPL) will conduct a free “Elements of Preservation” Workshop on 6 October 2007. You can learn how to keep photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts safe, and you will be able to get a look behind the scenes of the Western History Collection.

    For the workshop and tour schedule, as well as other DPL news (fairs, classes, exhibits, meetings), see the “News, Exhibits and Classes” page at the DPL Web site.