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City and County of Denver, City Council Records

Identifier: WH944

Scope and Contents

Collection contains City Council papers including: legislation, correspondence, photographs and negatives of Denver Mayors (1859-1947, n.d.), committee reports, budget information and 18 oversize ledgers (1912-1973) with newspaper clippings of ordinances passed in any given year. Redistricting materials include maps, resolutions, articles, memos, minutes, meeting summaries, notes, letters, timetables, population projections (1991-1992, 2001-2002). Various project records: reports, plans, agendas, drafts, applications, correspondence, proposals, summaries (1994-2012).


  • 1859-2011


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Denver City Charter approved by Denver citizens in 1904 created a mayor-council form of government. The City Council makes laws, budgets city money, and can investigate city agencies and employees. The laws passed by Denver City Council are in the form of ordinances. City ordinances must first be advertised in newspapers before they become legal.


34 Boxes

18 OVFolios

1 PhotoEnvelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, William Bradley, 1982. Gift, City Council, City and County of Denver, 1984, 2005, 2009, 2012.

Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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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