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Auraria remembered

Identifier: C MSS OH500

Scope and Contents

Collection contains audio tape interviews conducted by Gallegos with former residents of the neighborhood, governmental officials, activists, theater related individuals and musicians. Approximately 12 of the interviews have a transcript; also included are 5 transcripts for taped interviews not found in the collection: History of Auraria class contract, Dennis Bryan, Gloria Rodriguez, Peggy Olona, Gonzales reunion.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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

Gallegos is interested in documenting and preserving the social and cultural history of her former Denver, Colo. neighborhood, Auraria, through writting and oral histories. The location was originally known as the town of Auraria. It was founded in Kansas Territory in 1858 by gold miners from Auraria, Ga. The area is bordered by the west bank of Cherry Creek to the east bank of the South Platte River, and on the south by Colfax Ave. Once a neighborhood consisting of private homes, churches and businesses, the location now contains the Auraria Campus, made up of the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD), Community College of Denver, and Metropolitan State College of Denver. The 9th St. Historic Park on the campus contains some remnants of the residential and commercial structures that used to be located throughout the neighborhood.


35 sound cassettes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Magdalena Gallegos ;1999-2010.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection contains materials originally found in WH1364.

Finding Aid for the Auraria remembered,1983-1997[sound recording]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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