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Eugene Cervi Papers

Identifier: WH919

Scope and Contents

The collection contains, personal and business correspondence; speeches; editorials, articles, operational papers from Cervi's Rocky Mountain Journal; research subject files; family history; scrapbooks of Mary Clare Cervi and Marie Cervi; Cervi's newsletters; photographs; CD-ROM of speeches (1965-1971).


  • 1890-1980


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

Eugene Sisto Cervi was born in Centralia, Ill. on September 20, 1906 and moved with his family to Larkspur, Colo. in 1912 before settling in Denver, Colo. He attended Colorado College (1929) and then worked for a time in the steel mills of Pontiac, Mich. before returning to work for the Rocky Mountain News (1929-1936) as a police reporter, obituary writer and promotion editor. Cervi also worked for the Denver Post before World War II and during the war became the director of the Colorado Office of War Information and regional publicity director for the War Production Board. He formed a public relations firm with Ralph Radetsky in 1945 and in 1949 with the help of Gifford Phillips, owner of the Jefferson Sentinel, Lakewood, Colo., began publishing Cervi's Rocky Mountain Journal. Also active in politics, Cervi died in 1970.


16 Boxes

1 Audiovisual box

1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Cle Cervi Simons, 1975, 1994, 2002, 2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Cervi's rocky mountain journal.

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Script of description
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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States