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Bea Tracy Booth Papers

Identifier: WH1165

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks contain clippings, stories, school publications, cards, an election precinct map, and photographs of individuals, historic homes, and movie stars. Also contains notes on Tracy family history.


  • 1914-1982

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

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

Bea Tracy Booth (also known as “Betty Booth”) was involved in various musical organizations in Denver, especially the Musicians Society of Denver. She served during the 1980s as a delegate from the Musicians Society to National and Biennial Conventions. Her family founded the Liszt School of Music in Denver. Her father, Dr. James Tracy, studied under Liszt in Europe and was a composer, pianist, and organist. Her mother, Dr. Cateau Tracy was a pianist. In 1918, Dr. James Tracy helped organize the Musical Society of Denver, and was elected “President-Emeritus for Life.”


2 oversize boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Bea Tracy Booth, date unknown

Separated Materials

One scrapbook transferred to WH245 – Musicians Society of Denver Records, and two scrapbooks transferred to WH666 - Liszt School of Music Records.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States