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Herndon Richard Davis Papers

Identifier: WH243

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, copies of art work, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, miscellanea. Includes some material on Davis' wife, Juanita. Microfilm contains the scrapbooks.


  • 1901-1975, undated

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

Denver, Colo. artist. B. Wynnewood, Okla. Moved to Denver 1933 and worked as illustrator, portraitist, muralist. His celebrated Face on the Barroom Floor (Teller House, Central City, Colo.) painted 1936.


1 Boxes (1 linear foot)

5 oversize boxes

2 oversize folios

2 microfilm reels (35mm)

1 oversize folders

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Jean Sweitzer (grandniece), 1976.

Related Materials

Drawings and water color paintings transferred to DPL Western Art Collection.

Separated Materials

Drawings and water color paintings transferred to DPL Western Art Collection.


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