Ethel's House of Soul Collection
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
- Allen, Ethel. (Person)
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The collection is open for research.
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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.
- African American women -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Allen, Ethel -- Archives.
- Diners (restaurants). Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ethel's House of Soul (Denver, Colo.) -- Archvies.
- Women-owned business enterprises -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Repository
2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205