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Ethel's House of Soul Collection

Identifier: ARL207

Content Description

Collection contains plates, cups, bowls, a condiment set, silverware, awards, blanket, t-shirt, apron, Juneteenth bumper stickers, photographs, newspaper clippings, fliers, certificates and a large cooking pot.


  • 1951-2008, undated


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

Ethel Allen was the owner of Ethel's House of Soul in the Five Points Neighborhood from 1971-2008. The restaurant was located at 2622 Welton Street. Know as "Miss Ethel" she was born in Mississippi and moved with her family to Chicago at the age of 12. Shortly after high school, she moved to Denver with her husband. The restaurant closed January 28, 2008.


2 Boxes (2 boxes (1.5 linear feet))

1 Boxes (1 Clamshell Box (10.5W X 13.5L X 3"H))

1 Boxes (1 Box (12.5W X 16L X 5.5"H))

1 oversize box

1 oversize folder

1 oversize folio

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, donor unknown, date unknown.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205