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Albert R. and Ira E. Slack Papers

Identifier: ARL166

Scope and Contents

The Ira E. and Albert R. Slack collection contains materials on the Colorado State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, minutes of the Charm and Culture Study Club, Shorter A.M.E. Church programs and ceremonies, organizational membership pins and cards, address books, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, plaques, certificates, awards, basketball trophies, a passport, and affiliate organizations materials.


  • 1913-2011

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

Albert R. Slack was born in Wilmot Ashle, Ark. on April 27, 1909 and died in Denver, Colo. on May 7, 1997. His wife was Ira E. Thomas (B. Camden, Ark.; June 13, 1910-D. Denver, Colo.; September 11, 2006). The couple moved to Denver, Colo. from Warren, Bradley County, Ark. in the late 1930s. The couple were involved within their community as members of various social, religious and sports related clubs.


6 Boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Rosalie Lay-Ramsey, Alruth Bennett Toney; 2006. Gift; Unknown donor; 2009.


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