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E. Maude Adams Papers

Identifier: WH836

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two scrapbooks with newspaper clippings of social events in Denver (Colo.), photos of family and friends, personal papers, obituaries, cards, letters; also includes correspondence and clippings concerning Denver Tramway Company (1895-1971). CD-Rom (2015) contains copies of photograph with list of identifications.


  • 1895-1971


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

Estella Maude Adams was born in Iowa in 1875. She was a Denver Socialite married to James Adams (1875-1951), who was the Superintendent of the Denver Tramway Company. They were friends with such members of Denver Society as Mayor Stapleton, the Olinger, and the Elitch families, among others.


1 oversize box

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Source unknown; Doug Stiverson, 2015.

Physical Description

The scrapbooks are in poor condition, pages falling out, deteriorating paper, loose photos. They need processing and preservation/conservation work.

Language of description
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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