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Louise Brooks Diaries

Identifier: M2056

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two diaries (ca.1908-1917) compiled by Brooks about her involvement with various clubs: D.A.R., Colo. State Conservation Commission, Neighborhood House, Needlework Guild, Colo. Mountain Club, Citizen's Protection Society, American Red Cross and Colo. State Historical Society; her immediate family and time spent with her husband, Henry F. Brooks.


  • 1908-1917


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Clara Louise McNamara was born in Mo. in Feb. 7, 1871. She married Henry F. Brooks (b. April 1866; Kentucky) on March 21, 1894 in Denver, Colo. Henry Brooks worked as a merchant and manufacturing agent. The couple lived at 864 Clarkson St., Denver. Louise Brooks died on August 15, 1966 in Denver, Colo.


1 envelope(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sandy Morrison, 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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