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Frankie Harriette Caldwell Papers

Identifier: ARL44

Scope and Contents

Includes Burnis McCloud photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera that relates to the Links, an organization to which Frankie Caldwell belonged.


  • 1953-1994

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Born on 02 June 1918 in Galveston, Texas, Frank Harriette Caldwell, a community activist, schoolteacher, and wife of Elvin R. Caldwell Sr., a former Colorado state legislator and former Denver City Councilman, died at the age of 83 on 16 September 2001.

Mrs. Caldwell, also known as ``Frankie,'' was a graduate of Manual High School and earned her teaching degree at the University of Denver. She taught elementary school for several years in Carlsbad, New Mexico, then worked 27 years at Mitchell Elementary School. She retired in 1983.

She was an avid fund-raiser for several Denver-area charities, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Denver Chapter of the Links, Shorter Community A.M.E. Church, and a major contributor to the success of the Denver Junior Police Band.


1 box (.25 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Elvin Caldwell, circa 2002.

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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