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Lawrence A. Manzanares papers

Identifier: C MSS WH2089

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, resume, clippings, business card, applications, photographs, pilot certification, aviation materials, awards, family genealogies (Manzanares, Juarros, Sullivan), K-12 public school awards, letters and ribbons; law school documents, cards, memorial items, personal documents, CD-ROMs, ephemera, files related to the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association.


  • 1957-2008


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

Lawrence Anthony "Larry" Manzanares was born Dec. 29, 1956 in Colo. Springs, Colo. He graduated from Arapahoe High School, Littleton, Colo. (1975) before attending the University of Denver (BA; 1979). Manzanares attended Harvard Law School (JD; 1982) and returned to Denver where he worked in the areas of commercial litigation, general contract, business and banking litigation with the law firms of Davis, Graham & Stubbs (1982-1987); Roath & Brega, P.C. (1987-1989); Brega & Winters, P.C. (1989-1991). In 1991, he was appointed a judge of the Denver County Court and was later appointed as a judge to the Denver District Court in 1998. In January 2007, Mayor John Hickenlooper appointed Manzanares Denver City Attorney. He was also an adjunct professor of law at DU Law School; involved with LARASA and other community based organizations; and a licensed pilot. Manzanares died in Denver, Colo. on June 22, 2007.


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Peggy Montano;2008, 2009. Gift;Ellen Aires-Trujillo;2016.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the Lawrence A. Manzanares papers,1964-2016[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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