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Leon and Vera Hawks Papers

Identifier: WH2073

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains photographs of events held in Brush, Greeley and Colorado Springs, Colorado (1938-1946); newspaper articles about races held at Lakeside Speedway, Lakeside, Colorado, Pikes Peak Speedway, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Speedway Park, Ft. Collins, Colorado (1947); and Lakeside Speedway racing programs (1947). Some of the individuals in the photographs have been identified: Danny Woods, Burton Spickler, Miles Spickler, Leon Hawks, Bert McNeese, Connie Tolan and Pete Headrick.


  • 1938-1947


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

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

Vera Hawks was the wife of midget car driver, mechanic, and car builder Leon Hawks (1908-1975). She documented her husband's involvement with the sport during the 1930s and 1940s.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Roger Dudley, 2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States