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Davey, Tillman B. (Bridge Collection)

Identifier: C MSS WH1689

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts: Clippings, souvenirs, notecards, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, ephemera pertain to bridges around the world.

Scope and Contents

Photographic material: This collection of bridge images encompasses the trans-Mississippi West, Alaska, Hawaii, and western Canada. In addition to images of bridges, the collection includes views of cities, scenery, historic sites, etc. States and significant bridges include: Alaska; Arizona: London Bridge; Arkansas; California: Donner Memorial Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland Bay Bridge; Colorado: Royal Gorge Bridge; Hawaii; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Minnesota; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; Oklahoma; Oregon; South Dakota; Texas; Utah; Washington State; and Wyoming. Includes photographic prints, stereo cards, slides, photomechanical prints, and postcards.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Collected information and objects pertaining to bridges.


12 Boxes

2 oversize boxes

7 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Estate of Tillman Davey;bequest.


Respository also has Tillman Davey bridge collection: photographs and postcards (Photo Collection 128).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Table of Contents

PhotoBox 1. [postcards] Alaska through California -- PhotoBox 2. [postcards] Colorado through Minnesota -- PhotoBox 3. [postcards] Missouri through Utah -- PhotoBox 4. [postcards] Washington State through Canada -- PhotoBox 5. [photographic prints] Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, miscellaneous western bridges -- PhotoBox 6. Miscellaneous stereo cards, photographic prints -- PhotoBox 7. 35mm slides.

Finding Aid for the Bridge collection,1900-1980
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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