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Sandra Arkin Papers

Identifier: WH2388

Content Description

Collection contains ephemera and photographs related to the presidential inauguration of Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1981; Walter A. Koelbel, Jr. correspondence; Senator William Armstrong and Congressman Dan Schaefer correspondence and photographs; news clippings, ephemera.


  • 1981-2016


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Dr. Sandra Fingold Arkin was born in Tacoma, Washington and received her B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. She moved to Denver in June, 1961 and earned two additional degrees from the University of Denver: a Master’s in Elementary Education and a Ph.D. in Gifted Education. She taught 5th grade at Holly Hills Elementary School in the Cherry Creek School District in the 1960s.

A resident of Greenwood Village, Dr. Arkin served on the City’s Board of Adjustment and Appeals from 1985 to 1995 and as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission from 1999-2006. Dr. Arkin served as president of several boards of directors including: Friends of the Arthritis Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies Guild, Colorado Uplift Guild, and Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Guild. She was co-founder of AWARE, the Alzheimer’s Association Guild. In 2010, Dr. Arkin became the state of Colorado’s first AARP YouTube spokesperson.

An active member of the Republican Party, Dr. Arkin attended the Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C. on January 20, 1981.


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dr. Sandra Arkin, 2017.

Condition Description

Material in good condition.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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