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Identifier: WH1144

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, clippings, newsletters, brochures, reports, records pertain to Gaylord's professional activities and associations in which she was active including Colorado Association of Mental Health, League of Women Voters, Republican Party; also material from the alumni group from her alma mater, Bennington College.


  • 1936-1989

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Mary Fletcher Swan Gaylord (1915-1995) (known as “Fletch”) was a political activist for the Republican Party and was active in many associations, clubs and councils in Denver. She was particularly known as a crusader for mental health.


14 Boxes (14 linear feet)

Language of Materials



Organized in 7 series: 1. Bennington College. 2. Colorado Association of Mental Health. 3. Colorado Federation of Republican Women. 4. Denver Mental Health Advisory Board. 5. League of Women Voters. 6. Republican Party. 7. Miscellaneous associations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mary Fletcher Gaylord, 1994.

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Repository Details

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

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