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Yocom Photo Collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 408

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a large assortment of materials documenting the output of the Yocom Photography Studio, Boulder, Colo.: glass plate negatives, acetate negatives, nitrate negatives, 35mm color and b/w negatives, copy negatives, photographic postcards, photogravure prints, half-tone photo mechanical prints, b/w photographic prints.


  • 1813-1976


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Restricted: nitrocellulose negatives;Permission required.


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

Daniel Lea Yocom was born in Vinton, Iowa on May 28, 1884 the son of Neal H. (1859-1909) and Mary Louise Macy (1860-1923). He met Pearl Clemana Nichols (1886-1982) in Belle Plain, Iowa and the two were married in Juneau, Wis. on December 1, 1908. The couple established a photography studio in Blairstown, Iowa before moving their business to Omaha (1917) and Fremont (1920), Neb. By 1923, the Fremont Studio had been taken over by Daniel Yocom's brothers: Ralph Gerald (1885-1962) and Neal Ross Yocum (1889-1940). Due to ill health, in the 1920s, Daniel and Pearl Yocum moved to Boulder, Colo. where Daniel established the Yocum Realty Company. At the same time, his younger brother, Neal R. Yocom was running a photo studio called the Yocom Photo Shop in Boulder (1926). By 1940, Daniel and Pearl Yocom were running the Yocum Photography Studio located at 1724 Broadway in Boulder. They continued to operate the busines until the 1970s. Daniel L. Yocum died in Boulder, Colo. on February 1, 1978.


18 photo box(es)

46 photo envelope(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Yocum family, n.d. Gift, Rusty Morse, n.d.


Title from inventory. For a complete list of photographic prints and photographs see inventory sheet.


Title supplied by cataloger.

Processing Information

Physical condition: in general, the collection in is good condition; some glass plate negatives are broken and/or have chipped emulsion; nitrocellulose negatives are frozen; some photographic prints are faded or blurry, some may have water damage, are torn or curling.

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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