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Elbra Mae Wedgeworth Papers

Identifier: ARL170

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: awards, plaques, photographs, newsletters, certificates, posters, ephemera and information about the 2008 National Democratic Convention which was held in Denver, Colorado.


  • 1991-2014

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Elbra Mae Wedgeworth was born January 23, 1956 in Denver, Colorado, to Castella Price and Walter Wedgeworth, Sr. She was the youngest of six children, and grew up in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver, attending Manual High School. She received her B.A. degree in sociology/anthropology from the University of Redlands near Los Angeles in 1978. Wedgeworth worked in several positions for the City and County of Denver, and for the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. She was first elected to the Denver City Council in 1999 and served until 2007. Wedgeworth served as President and Chair of the Board for the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee, which brought the Democratic National Convention to Denver in August of 2008.


3 Boxes

1 oversize folders

1 oversize folio

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Elbra Wedgeworth, 2007.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Repository

2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205