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Abelardo (Lalo) Delgado Papers

Identifier: WH2119

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 4 scrapbooks containing clippings, correspondence, fliers, posters, programs, photographs and other ephemera.


  • 1945-1988


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Abelardo Barrientos "Lalo" Delgado was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1930. He emigrated to the United States with his mother in 1942 and attended Bowie High School in El Paso, Tex. Delgado received a degree in Spanish from the University of Texas (BA, 1962) and went on to teach in Tex., Utah, and Colo.. He worked with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and later became Executive Director of the Colo. Migrant Council. Delgado also taught Chicano studies at Metro State College, Denver, Colo. and helped to implement similar programs throughout the region. He also wrote and recited poetry throughout the United States. He died in Denver, Colo. on July 23, 2004 and was posthumously appointed the city's poet laureate by Mayor John Hickenlooper on Sept. 10, 2004.


1 oversize folio

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Vanessa Delgado, 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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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