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Highlanders Records

Identifier: WH981

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence; notices; memos; bylaws; financial statements; minutes books; board of directors papers; enrollment lists; newspaper clippings; newsletters; photographs.


  • 1916-1983


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


CAll 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

Youth organization founded in 1916 by Denver, Colo. businessman, George W. Olinger (1882-1954). Based on military structure, members progressed through the ranks via achievements and merit. Activities included rifle marksmanship, speech, tumbling, survival training, salesmanship and band. Originally for boys 8-18, program was opened to girls in 1977. Formerly known as Highlander Boys.


35 box(es) (34.25 linear feet)

2 oversize box(es)

7 oversize folio(s)

1 audiovisual envelope(s)

8 photo box(es)

1 photo folio(s)

1 tubes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Eileen F. Collins, 1983; Paul R. Peak, 2004; Olive Peabody, 1983; Jane W. Hufft and Marjory Gooding, 2016; Sylvia Stoll Jones and Eric Jones, 2019.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection includes former: C Photo Collection 113 (Highlander Boys, photographs).

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