VERONICA CASEY PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection contains documents and photographs that cover Casey’s life from her days in school until her retirement. The Casey family was quite close and a large portion of the collection documents the family. Casey kept an extensive collection of family correspondence. Along with keeping all the letters she received, Casey collected letters from other members of the family. The letters capture the life and times of the family from 1908 – 1983.
The collection contains personal documents including: correspondence, newspaper clippings, travel guides, postcards and scrapbooks. Educational materials include: handouts, student papers, notes, brochures, newsletters and publications. The collection is organized in chronological order starting with her professional career in education to her personal papers.
The series covers Veronica's educational career. Documents include student papers, memos, correspondence, publications, handouts, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings and resource materials.
Papers document Veronica's travels, education, religion, interests and family. The series includes an extensive collection of correspondence between members of the family. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order. The series includes school notes and papers, thesis, scrapbooks, journals, publications, and postcards, brochures and guides from her trips.
This series consists of oversize scrapbooks containing mostly newspaper clippings.
The bulk of the series comprises loose black and white photographic prints depicting Casey family and friends engaged in travel or social activities. Most are not identified. Additional family photographs are contained in six photograph albums. Limited black and white photographic negatives are also included.
The collection is open for research.
The Veronica Casey papers are the physical property of the Denver Public Library
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Veronica Casey, a Denver native, was born in 1898. Her grandmother Catherine Ryan was born in Tipperary, Ireland. Catherine came to in Washington, DC at the age of 19 and met Martin Casey. They married in 1865 and came to Denver in 1873. Martin became a member of the police force in 1874 and was promoted to Sergeant. They had nine children. Three of their daughters became nuns of the Loretto order – Sister Mendora, Sister Edwina and Sister Celestine. The fourth daughter married, Mrs. Roady Kenehan. They had five sons: Thomas F., William J., Martin J., C.R., and John H. Casey. Their son John H. Casey married Frieda Coring.
John and Frieda Casey had five daughters and two sons, Frieda, Veronica, Josephine, Margaret, Katherine, Roady, and John. Veronica attended St. Joseph Elementary and High School. She earned degrees from Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado), the University of Denver and the University of Southern California.
Veronica Casey worked for the Denver Public School System for 38 years. Her teaching career began at the Barnum School in 1928. She first taught elementary school at Dora Moore in 1936, then went to Smiley Junior High School in 1937. Casey was the social studies and English teacher for 17 years and then the education coordinator at Smiley for 8 years. Casey went on to Columbian School as the principal. She headed the Department of Education at Regis College from 1963 until she retired in 1971. Throughout her professional education career Casey taught education classes at workshops during the summer. Many of the sessions took place at the University of Minnesota. Several sessions met at the University of Denver and the University of Southern California.
Casey died in 1991 at the age of 92. She never married but remained close to all her nieces and nephews.
16 Boxes (16 linear feet)
1 oversize boxes
2 (1.5 linear feet)
Other Finding Aids
Veronica Casey donated her papers to the Denver Public Library in May 1988.
Number of Boxes: 16 (16 linear feet)
Oversize: 1 OVBox
Photoboxes: 2 (1.5 linear feet)
REVISED AND ENCODED BY:
- Casey, Veronica, 1898-1991 -- Archives.
- Columbian School (Denver, Colo.) -- Archives.
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Denver Public Schools -- Archives.
- Educators -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ephemera. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Personal papers. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Professional papers. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Regis University (Denver, Colo.) -- Archives.
- Scrapbooks. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Smiley Junior High School (Denver, Colo.) -- Archives.
- Women educators -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- VERONICA CASEY PAPERS
- REVISED DECEMBER 2008
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