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Rosalind "Bee" Harris Papers

Identifier: ARL264

Content Description

This collection includes photographs (color, b/w) and correspondence from 1970-2000.


  • 1970-2000


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

Rosalind Juanita “Bee” Harris was born on March 19, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1980. In 1987, Harris became the owner, publisher, and art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum, a free monthly paper which covers stories of interest to people of color and has a distribution of 25,000 in the Denver area. The Urban Spectrum’s website aimed to connect people through the social network, ConnectMe. In 2000, Harris founded the Urban Spectrum Youth Foundation, a journalism program for youth ages 13 to 17. She is an active member of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, and serves on several boards including the Denver Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, CoLoursTV and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company. Past board affiliations include the Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council, the Five Points Business Association, Mothers and Daughters Inc., the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, the Metro State College President’s Community Advisory Council, and the Colorado Historical Society’s African American Advisory Council. In addition, Harris was appointed by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb to serve as a commissioner for Art, Culture, and Film.


1 box (.5 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Rosalind Harris, 2018.

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Script of description

Repository Details

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

2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205