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Brownie Adams Papers

Identifier: WH3

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, photographs (one housed in photographic collection), plus typescript travel notes of a trip to Mexico (1940).


  • 1940-1966

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

Brownie Adams (b. Verona Florentine Fishback) and her husband Roy were longtime Denver, Colo. residents, world travelers, well known in Colorado during 1940s-1950s as a lecturing team. Roy B. Adams (b. Longmont, Colo. Oct. 19, 1882; d. Denver, Colo. Nov. 16, 1958) retired from business ca. 1938 to travel, photograph, and lecture. Mrs. Adams b. Pittsburgh, Pa. Aug. 31, 1883; d. Denver, Colo. Mar. 18, 1968.


1 box ; (.25 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dawn Langley Simmons, Charleston, S.C., 1971.

Finding Aid for the Brownie Adams Papers.
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