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Albert Wilbur Steele Papers

Identifier: WH394

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Steele's diary of student life at Colorado State Agricultural College, correspondence, notes, scrapbook of his cartoons, other miscellaneous clippings.


  • 1862-1949

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

Albert Wilbur Steele (1862-1925) was a Denver, Colo. newspaper cartoonist; with Rocky Mountain News (1890-1897), Denver Post (1897-1925).


2 boxes (.5 linear feet)

1 oversize box

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, J.and C. Brinton Swift and George Steele, 1972. Gift; Kent Willis, 1976. Gift; Albert Wilbur Steele grandson, 1976. Gift: Yong Sook Rogers; 2021.

Related Materials

Repository also has examples of Steele's political cartoons and artwork in the DPL Western Art Collection.


Diary (1880-1881) is photocopy of original owned by A.W. Steele, Seattle, Wash. 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