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John B. McGauran Scrapbooks

Identifier: WH445

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 16 scrapbooks with clippings, some correspondence, invitations, political pamphlets, sample ballots. Scrapbooks sometimes topically arranged and cover a variety of subjects: history, politics, Henry George and the single tax, Irish relations, local elections, anecdotes and verse for use in speeches.


  • 1865-1944

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

John B. McGauran was a Denver, Colo. political figure. B. 1872 Dubuque County, Iowa; arrived Denver ca. 1880; d. Aug. 11, 1944 Denver. Active in local politics, president of city council (1912-1913), U.S. surveyor-general for Colorado (1914-1921). Prominent orator and Catholic layman.


2 Boxes

1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Repository also has: Statement concerning the validity of Spanish and Mexican land grants within Colorado (1877) C MSS -M1689 collection.
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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