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WH. Western History Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: WH

Found in 1673 Collections and/or Records:


Identifier: WH54
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection comprises eight field notebooks, from 1910-1913, of John Charles, Supervisor of Construction for the U.S. Indian Service, Department of the Interior. The notebooks include drawings and notes about buildings, bridges, waters supplies, and other facilities at Indian reservations and schools, chiefly in the Western U.S. Upon arrival he noted the place and date, and took notes on various projects and conditions related to that location. Typically, a few blank pages separate each...
Dates: 1910-1913

John Clyde Pritchard Papers

Identifier: WH595
Scope and Contents Business papers from lumber company; legal documents pertaining to purchase of shares of the Painter Hereford Co. of Roggen, Colo.; personal papers; estate papers of his wife, Miriam Pritchard; photographs of family, friends and Colorado; diplomas.
Dates: 1834-1968; Majority of material found within 1920-1968


Identifier: WH116
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The John Cotton Dana papers consist of correspondence, publications and scrapbooks, which document his career in the library and education system. The scrapbooks contain programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, memos and forms from Dana's work for the Denver Public Library and the Colorado Board of Education, School District No. 1, along with material from the Free Library of Philadelphia and the American Library Association. The papers also contain correspondence from his work...
Dates: 1887-1979


Identifier: WH185
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE Kate Howland Charles spent fourteen years collecting materials about her father, John Dare Howland, in the hope of writing his biography. Correspondence, deeds, notes and newspaper clippings about Howland comprise the bulk of the collection. Papers provide information about particular paintings, their location and their ownership. Also included is a typed manuscript of the biography that Kate Howland Charles wrote, which was never published and some of her correspondence about her...
Dates: 1867-1972

John Dunning Papers

Identifier: WH2116
Scope and Contents Collection contains copies of outlines, drafts, revisions, notes, proofs, research, manuscripts of published works, copies of speeches, correspondence, fan letters, schedule of Dunning's radio programs, Denver Post articles (1967-1970; 1974-1975).
Dates: 1974-2007

John E. Leet Papers

Identifier: WH218
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, legal documents, programs, invitations, certificates, photo copy of journals (1888, 1889), college scrapbook (1867-1870), mourning banner; two scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings of Denver elections and city government and editorials written by Leet for the Denver Tribune and the New Orleans Republican (1884-1885, 1895); account books for Leetsdale Farm (1884-1894); account ledgers of Colorado and Wyoming properties; Denver real estate record books...
Dates: 1884-1978; Majority of material found within 1884-1897

John Edward Thompson Papers

Identifier: WH396
Scope and Contents Collection contains scrapbook, correspondence, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, other memorabilia. Includes a few sketches and drawings.
Dates: 1903-1963


Identifier: WH1995
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the organizational papers of the John Ericsson (Republican) League of Denver, Colorado. It includes meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, member lists and clippings.
Dates: 1928-1953


Identifier: WH863
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The bulk of the collection consists of business papers from real estate, banking and the University of Denver. A few personal papers comprise a portion of the collection. SERIES 1 PROFESSIONAL 1920-1985 BOX 1-2 This series consists of papers from Evans' professional roles. Papers from the First National Bank of Colorado stem from his directorship. Active in real estate, Evans's papers include subdivision books for east Denver as well as other reports...
Dates: 1920-1988


Identifier: WH562
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The records range from 1864 to 1906 with the bulk of the papers generated during 1864. Agreements, deeds, claims, receipts and correspondence comprise the papers. Records related to the Harsh lode, Lawrence lode, Cortland lode, Shaw lode, Florence lode, Wood lode and Calhoun lode, located in the Russell District in Gilpin County, Colorado constitute a major portion of the collection. Pierson's journal provides information on his travels to and around Colorado along with insights...
Dates: 1864-1906

John Hickenlooper Papers

Identifier: WH2189
Scope and Contents Collection contains schedules, date books, research materials, memos, agendas, awards, photographs related to Hickenlooper's terms in office as Mayor of Denver, Colo.
Dates: 1966-2010

John J. Humphreys Architectural Records

Identifier: WH1548
Scope and Contents Plans of the basement, boiler room and balcony of the "new Temple Emanuel to be located at 16th and Pearl" in Denver, Colo.
Dates: 1899-1936

John J. Keppel Scrapbooks

Identifier: WH209
Scope and Contents Collection contains 2 scrapbooks of clippings, photos, certificates, business and membership cards, travel memorabilia. Includes his early days in Hugo, Colo. to later residence in Denver. Many clippings about Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 visit to Hugo, during which Keppel helped cook the president's chuck wagon breakfast.
Dates: 1893-1959

John Jay Papers

Identifier: WH1507
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence; contracts; photographs; calendars; photographic slides; legal papers; newspaper clippings; advertisements; magazine articles; silent and sound 16mm films. Papers from Jay's military career include a map, orders, promotions, scripts, correspondence and photographs. Microfilm contains clippings of Jay's experience as a skier and soldier with the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division.
Dates: 1930-1990


Identifier: WH259
Scope and Contents The John K. Mullen and Oscar Malo Collection contains papers from the Colorado Milling and Elevator Company and the J. K. Mullen Investment Company. J. K. Mullen established both companies. The company papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, financial statements, circulars and a draft of the pension plan. Included in the collection are Mullen's papers regarding the formation of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, Denver, Colorado. Material includes...
Dates: 1900-2012


Identifier: WH94
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection contains an assortment of original correspondence, diaries, ephemera, scrapbook, real estate related documents, printer sample book, photo album, and photographic portraits of the Dailey family that document the life of John L. Dailey, his wives and their children, as well as his brother, William M. Dailey. Many early documents exhibit damage caused by the 1864 Cherry Creek flood. Although original diaries and accompanying typed transcripts are included, family correspondence is...
Dates: 1853-1930s

John Lucian Savage Papers

Identifier: -M1713
Scope and Contents Collection contains a photocopy of letter written from China by Savage to friends, Charles and Eve Craig, describes his work in China.
Dates: 1944

John Parr Papers

Identifier: WH2033
Scope and Contents The collection contains numerous materials relating to Parr's involvement with the following: political campaigns of Colorado Governor Richard Lamm (1974, 1979) and Denver Mayor Federico Peña (1972, 1983-1984, 1986-1988, 1990); the Winter Olympics Boycott (1972, 1976); the National Civic League (1981-1983, 1989, 1990, 1992); INNOVATIONS (1985-1996); the Denver Board of Water Commission (1973); the Denver Regional Council of Governments records/DRCOG (1992); Colorado Common Cause (undated):...
Dates: 1972-1995

John R. Stanton Papers

Identifier: WH645
Scope and Contents Collection contains: Principles of Religion and Morality by Charles Stearns (1807) and Holy Bible (1791). Both volumes contain Stanton family birth, marriage and death dates.
Dates: 1791, 1807

John Rolfe Burroughs Papers

Identifier: WH45
Scope and Contents Collection contains manuscript draft with notes and corrections for "Where the Old West Stayed Young", a history of Brown's Park and the rise and fall of the range cattle business in northwest Colorado and southwest Wyoming; transcript of address delivered to the Association of University Women.
Dates: 1960-1962

John W. Westhaver Architectural Drawings

Identifier: WH2038
Scope and Contents The 24 architectural drawings (both original ink on vellum and blueprint copies) in the collection represent elevations and floor plan designs for seven houses in the Denver-Metro area that were possibly never built. The names of the owners and site locations are listed on some of the drawings: duplex at 18th and Emerson Street for H.P. Ellis; duplex at West 32nd and Bert Streets for H.P. Ellis and Son; residence for Mrs. Hubbard.
Dates: circa 1908


Identifier: WH89
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The papers, which range from 1876 to 1920, were originally part of the estate of William A. Bell, Crawford's friend and publisher. The collection includes original manuscripts and publications, pages from a scrapbook, clippings, theatrical datebooks, playbills and sheet music. Correspondence with other western figures such as Cody Bell ("The Boy Bugler"), "Ned Buntline" Judson, "Texas Jack", Omahundro, and "Pawnee Bill" Lillie comprises a portion of the collection. The collection...
Dates: 1877-1917

John William Hugus Papers

Identifier: WH894
Scope and Contents Collection contains photocopies of newspaper clippings; correspondence and records of Hugus family and allied families: Carnan, Carroll, Barrett; ledgers from Meekers, Colorado store.
Dates: 1828-1985

John William Shrock Papers

Identifier: WH746
Scope and Contents Collection contains mostly financial papers from Shrock's estate, includes deeds, receipts, certificates, reports, contracts, ledger and correspondence; papers for property and investments in Denver and surrounding area; a few documents from his father, Thomas P. Shrock (1818-1884) and other Shrock family members.
Dates: 1867-1938

Jonas Brothers Records

Identifier: WH1360
Scope and Contents Collection contains a scrapbook with newspaper clippings on hunting expeditions and taxidermy, furrier advertisements, photographs (1923-1940); articles on the Jonas Brothers business and individual Jonas brothers: Coleman, John, Guy, Louis and Leslie (1976-1989).
Dates: 1923-1989

Jonathan Freedman Papers

Identifier: -M1765
Scope and Contents Collection contains Peacemaker Award invitation and program; series of newspaper articles by Freedman titled: Hard Hopes; editorials about Freedman's work; certificate of Congressional recognition.
Dates: 1998-1999

Jose Rafael Rosendo Espinosa Biography

Identifier: -M932
Scope and Contents Collection contains three manuscripts in Spanish, chiefly a 26 page autobiographical "historia ho recuerdos de un anciano Nuevomicano." Biographical summary in English by a daughter. Also photocopies of a proclamation by Denver mayor W.H. McNichols, Jr. and letter from Colorado governor Richard D. Lamm on the occasion of his hundredth birthday.
Dates: 1978

Joseph A. Osner House - 357 Broadway

Identifier: -M2205
Scope and Contents Collection contains color photographs and negatives of the interior and exterior of the Osner house at 357 Broadway, Denver, Colo. (1980s); a realtor's brochure with floor plans and brief written history of the house and the Osner family (1980s); photocopy of land survey of the property (1956).
Dates: 1956, 1980s

Joseph Antonio Papers

Identifier: -M1042
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters written by Joseph from New Mexico Military Institute to his mother; letter dated 1884 concerns upcoming election in Colfax County, New Mexico; letters (1892, 1897) regard contested land in New Mexico; receipts and bills (1872-1914); funeral announcement for Sallie A. Montoya.
Dates: 1872-1921