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Virginia Tasher Mosley Papers

Identifier:  WH748

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, poetry bookmarks, financial papers, family photographs, typed manuscript of A Lifetime of Summers, a memoir of summers spent at the family home in Arapahoe National Forest near Evergreen, Colorado during the 1920s; includes oral history tape (1988) of Mosley, her husband (Earl A. Mosley), sister and brother-in-law (Margaret and James Smith) sharing their memories of Denver (Colo.) and surrounding areas.


  • 1921-1988


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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

Virginia M. Tasher (1912-2009) Graduate of East High School (1929) and the University of Colorado (BS, Geography; 1933). Married Earl Alexander Mosley (1909-2000) on May 25, 1933 in Raton, N.M. Historian and preservationist for Bergen County, N.J. Daughter-in-law of Earl L. Mosley (1883-1966) who directed expansion of Denver (Colo.) water system.


2 boxes (.75 linear feet)

1 AVEnvelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Virginia T. Mosley, 1988, 1991, 1999, 2003.

Related Materials

Repository also has: [Mountain scenes of Colorado] (C88-19 ART), Fort Lee during the American Revolution: a selected bibliography with related background material (G974.921 A1mos).


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