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Children's Museum of Denver Records

Identifier: WH1946

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photos, exhibit ideas and materials, event information, press clippings, press releases, newsletters, monthly publications, promotional material, financial information, administrative material, fund raising and grant information, posters, scrapbooks and audio-visual materials.


  • 1987-2003


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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

The Children's Museum serves the metro-Denver community as a learning institute dedicated to the education and growth of young children, infant through age 8. The first Museum opened in 1973 in a converted school bus. The Museum quickly outgrew this original facility, so the organization leased and renovated a building on Bannock Street in Denver. Opening to the public in January 1975. In 1984, the Museum opened a new building at 2121 Children's Museum Drive along the west bank of the Platte River.


16 Boxes

2 AVBoxes

4 photo boxes

7 Oversize file folder

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Zoe Poltawec; 2008, 2013. Gift; Caryn Jones; 2006, 2007.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Children's Museum of Denver Records
Keli Schmid
April 25, 2022
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