Leon and Vera Hawks Papers
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.
Language of Materials
Material is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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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.
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Hawks, Leon, 1908-1975 -- Archives.
- Hawks, Vera Dudley, 1917-1992 -- Archives.
- Lakeside Speedway (Denver, Colo.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Midget car racing -- Colorado -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pikes Peak Speedway (Colorado Springs, Colo.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Programs (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Speedway Park (Ft. Collins, Colo.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Description rules
- Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
- Language of description
- Script of description