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Dakan Family Papers

Identifier: WH1998

Scope and Contents

Includes over 100 years of family correspondence from love letters to war correspondence, materials related to the Great Western Sugar Company lawsuit, family photographs, newspaper clippings, diaries, programs, greeting cards, legal materials, genealogy information, military materials, Erie High School materials and correspondence from a family member that worked for the Japanese incarceration camp in Amache, Colo.


  • 1860-2003


Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Allen, Mary, Lew, Bernice and Frank Dakan are the children of Albert and Jessie Stanton Dakan. Albert Dakan married Jessie in 1902 and established his law offices in Longmont. He would later serve as city attorney and a term in the state legislature. Jessie was a librarian. Mary Dakan and Bernice Dakan Bullock would grow up to be teachers, Bernice in Ohio and Mary staying in Colorado and a term in Arizona. Lew Dakan would go on to become a photographer in Greeley, Colorado. While Allen, began work for AT&T and would later work for the Civilian Conservation Corps as an engineer. Frank, the youngest of the children, would go on to become a career military man and would retire in Billings, Montana as a colonel in the United States Army Engineers.


35 Boxes (35 linear feet)

11 Photo Boxes

1 Photo folder

1 Oversize file folder

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter Pollock and Martha Bullock, 2007.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the Dakan family papers,1860-2003[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States