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Northwest Denver oral histories

Identifier: C MSS OH189

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 19 interviews recorded on cassette tape documenting the lives of individuals living in neighborhoods of Northwest Denver, Colo. during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Two cassette tapes contain a Tom Noel talk on the streetcars of Denver (1981) and Elmer Muth slide presentation (1981). Additional files document the organization: transcripts, correspondence, articles of incorporation, clippings, interview materials, forms.


  • 1977-1984


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

Northwest Denver Oral History Group was a non-profit organization founded in around 1976. The group was made up of local residents interested in collecting information on the history of Northwest Denver from older members of the community. Approximately 19 oral histories were conducted by the group between 1978-1984.


1 Audiovisual box

Other Finding Aids

Typed transcripts of Carl Ginn, Ann McKay, Dutch Russell, George Tolve and George T. Smart interviews are available.

Other Finding Aids

Typed synopsis of each tape available on inventory..

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Carol Maggard-Gilbert;2014.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection contains former collections: Father Gerald Guida oral history (OH189-1) and George T. Smart oral history (OH189-2).

Participant or Performer Note

Interviewers: Lou Menge, Mary Backiel, and unknown.

Finding Aid for the Northwest Denver oral histories,1977-1984
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
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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