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Gail Diola Ford Papers

Identifier: ARL217

Content Description

Collection contains material related to Ford's work with the Elks Club, correspondence, event programs, photographs, sheet music, church programs and newsletters, newspaper clippings, appointment books, address book, yearbooks, report and small bible.


  • circa 1900- 2002


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

Gail Diola Ford was born September 28, 1903 in Greenfield, Missouri to parents Henry L. Hoyl and Ella Johnson. The family later moved to Denver, Colorado in 1924. She married Lance S. Ford on April 14, 1936. Ford worked as a nanny and domestic worker to families in the Denver area. She later worked for the Veteran’s Administration until she retired. She was a member of the Elks Mountain Temple #174, The American Legion Auxiliary, World War I Auxiliary and the DAV Auxiliary. She was a sister of the Ordained Eastern Stars, Evergreen Chapter and a member of the Masonic Widows Club. She was also a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She passed away on August 13, 2002.


3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, unknown donor, circa 2002.


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