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Abe Morris Papers

Identifier: ARL115
Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings and his written articles that are published in the All Exclusive Bull Riding News (2003-2005), The Fence Post (2003) and Rodeo News (2002).

Dates: 1988-2005

Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas Debates Research

Identifier: ARL195
Content Description

Collection contains research gathered regarding Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln/Douglas debates, the presidency, and the assassination of President Lincoln. Includes reproduction of April 15, 1865 "Daily Missouri Democrat" newspaper. Compact disc contains PDFs of illustrations, correspondence, and transcripts of seven debates.

Dates: circa 1990

A.C. Simeon Papers

Identifier: ARL165
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs related to Simeon boxing career and a newspaper clipping about the boating accident.

Dates: circa 1950-1959, 2007

Ada Evans Papers

Identifier: ARL5
Scope and Contents

Includes mayoral papers, certificate of election, newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1974-1977

Africa Scrapbooks

Identifier: ARL126
Scope and Contents

Includes 2 scrapbooks. One scrapbook (1939-1976) contains information about boxing, Rhodesia and general newspaper clippings. The second scrapbook (1970s) contains Africa magazine articles, blacks in American newspaper clippings and Martin Luther King newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1939-1979

African American Census Material

Identifier: ARL42
Scope and Contents This material seems to be the result of work compiled by a dissertation student or other high-level researcher. Various handwritten and typed demographic data that relate to nineteenth (and early twentieth) century black populations in Colorado and Wyoming counties and cities appears. Highlights: 1870-1880 U.S. WY Territory Census; 1871-1908 Fairmount Cemetery (Denver); 1880 Riverside Cemetery (Denver), vol. 1 and 2; 1860 Arapahoe County Census; 1866-1899 and 1921 Denver Black Directory;...
Dates: 1870-1914

African American Comic Collection

Identifier: ARL246
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of superhero, historical figure, athlete, and Western-themed comic books from approximately 1950 to 2009. The comics primarily feature African American characters and showcase the various ways Black people have been depicted in pop culture throughout the world.

Dates: circa 1950-2009

African-American Leadership Institute Records (Metropolitan State University of Denver)

Identifier: ARL219
Content Description

Collection contains material related to the founding, administration and programming of the African American Leadership Institute at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Includes: board materials and meeting minutes, photographs, videos, Youth and Adult Leadership program information, fundraising information, awards, reports, and business and strategic planning.

Dates: 1985-2015

African American Related Sheet Music collection

Identifier: ARL249
Content Description

The collection is comprised of sheet mucic written by or about African Americans between 1917 to 1936. Sheet music may include racist depictions, references and tropes of African Americans in both language and illustration.

Dates: 1917-1936

African American Research Library Obituary Collection

Identifier: ARL17
Scope and Contents

Funeral notices, memorial pamphlets, funeral programs, newspaper clippings; chiefly of Denver, Colorado African Americans.

Dates: 1969-2002, undated

Albert R. and Ira E. Slack Papers

Identifier: ARL166
Scope and Contents

The Ira E. and Albert R. Slack collection contains materials on the Colorado State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, minutes of the Charm and Culture Study Club, Shorter A.M.E. Church programs and ceremonies, organizational membership pins and cards, address books, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, plaques, certificates, awards, basketball trophies, a passport, and affiliate organizations materials.

Dates: 1913-2011

Albert William Jennings Papers

Identifier: ARL233
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers that span the years 1918 to 1948. It includes military cards, records, reports, permits, notices, passes, photographs, newspaper articles and photographs. The material also documents Jennings’s personal life, his wife and his civilian career with the Colorado Department of Life Science. SERIES 1 MILITARY RECORDS 1918 to 1948 The series comprises of military enlistment records, military honorable discharges,...
Dates: 1918-1948


Identifier: ARL146
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection consists of correspondence and articles related to Haynes' career and to the organizations to which she belonged as well as a plaque awarded her by the Stapleton Development Corporation. The materials range from 1991 to 2000. SERIES 1 PROFESSIONAL PAPERS 1991-2004 BOX 1 Programs, articles, correspondence and flyers relating to Haynes's professional career comprise this series. SERIES 2...
Dates: 1991-2004

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Records

Identifier: ARL177
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscript items, ephemera, scrapbooks, published works, correspondence, organization items, and photographs. The items were created by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the organization itself. They cover Alpha Kappa Alpha as a national organization, the Epsilon Nu Omega Chapter, and the creation of the Mu Omega Omega Chapter. There are also more specific boxes relating to members who were involved in the organization.

Dates: 1900-2019

Alphonse Robinson Papers

Identifier: ARL164
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, awards, newspaper clippings, biographical information, event programs and information related to the Bicentennial/Colorado Centennial Celebration.

Dates: 1943-2000

Althea Redd Papers

Identifier: ARL263
Content Description

One linear foot box of research, correspondence, and reports dated from 1972 to 2015. Papers cover a range of topics including people, events and issues important in Denver's Auraria and Five Points neighborhoods. One OVBox contains a quilt created in about 2008.

Dates: 1972-2015

American Legion Records

Identifier: ARL133
Scope and Contents

Wallace Simpson Post No. 29 Kick Off Building Fund Banquet program; black beret; baseball cap; Hubert L. Jones Post No. 87 black shirt.

Dates: 1960-1987

Annias Reeves Papers

Identifier: ARL68
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and newspaper clippings acquired throughout Reeves' involvement in the American Legion; contains material that reflects the activities of the American Legion throughout the 1970s.

Dates: 1968-2002


Identifier: ARL29
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The papers in this collection range from 1918 to 2005. They consist of materials gathered from Taylor's time in public service including correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, political memorabilia and ephemera such as her hats, the flag used at her memorial service and many plaques and trophies. SERIES 1 PROFESSIONAL PAPERS 1955-2003 BOX 1-3 This series contains papers relating to Taylor's career. Correspondence, reports, articles...
Dates: 1918-2005

Augusta Allen Hardy Papers

Identifier: ARL189
Content Description

Collection contains material related to Alpha Kappa Alpha Epsilon Nu Omega Chapter, articles, clippings, event programs, a calendar and a book of poetry by Maleika S. Mosley.

Dates: 1969-2007

Autobiography of J. (Joseph) Conklin LaNier II, R. Ph.

Identifier: ARL247
Content Description

One quarter linear foot box containing Joseph Conklin Lanier II's autobiography written in 2005.

Dates: April 23, 2005

Barack Obama Collection

Identifier: ARL192
Content Description

Collection consists mainly of ephemera and photographs regarding the 2008 election, though there are newer and older items as well.

Dates: 2005-2012

Barney Ford Collection

Identifier: ARL90
Scope and Contents

Doll with stand by Roberta Bell, artist member of the National Institute of American Doll Artists. “Elijah Muhammad, The False Prophet” by M.G. McNeil (pamphlet)

Dates: undated

Beatrice “Bea” Scott Papers

Identifier: ARL216
Scope and Contents

Collection contains awards, photographs, and ephemera related to Scott's involvement with various service organizations.

Dates: 1880

Benny Andrews Papers

Identifier: ARL104
Content Description

The collection contains several folders of miscellaneous exhibition cards, flyers, and announcements. Most are illustrated by Benny Andrews.

Dates: 1980-2004

Bernard F. Gipson Sr. Papers

Identifier: ARL9
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, financial materials, photographs, awards, his medical bag and lectures that Gipson gave during his career as a doctor. Of note, are newspaper articles spanning 1958-1992 about African Americans in medicine and a scrapbook devoted to Dr. Charles R. Drew.

Dates: 1947-2012

Bert Brown Papers

Identifier: ARLM3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, travel memories, poem, newspaper article.

Dates: 1982, 1986


Identifier: ARL153
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Beverlyann E. Miller Papers span the years 1942-1959. The papers comprise a report card, a recital program, newspaper clippings, and typewritten history of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Also included are photographs that record her association with the Denver Beta Phi Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and her career as a music teacher. SERIES 1 PERSONAL PAPERS 1942-1957, n.d. BOX 1 This series contains Miller’s typed and...
Dates: 1942-1959

Biography of Wanjiku Njuguna

 Collection — Box: Minus 2
Identifier: ARLM107
Content Description

Collection contains “From Kenya to Denver with Love”, A biography of Wanjiku Njuguna by Peggy W. Copeland.

Dates: February 2006

Black Culture in Boom Towns : Segregation and Resistance in the Early West

Identifier: ARLM53
Scope and Contents

Draft of paper by Thomas W. Segady, Pamela Womack and Gayle K. Berardi. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association.

Dates: 1988

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