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BARBARA HOLME PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: WH849

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Working papers from the1986 Colorado gubernatorial election opposition committee, which Holme chaired, comprise the collection. The committee examined voting records, speeches, campaign literature, newspaper clippings and position statements of four Republican Party primary candidates: Bob Kirscht, Andy Love, Steve Schuck and Ted Strickland. In addition, the committee provided in-depth analysis of the eventual Republican nominee, Ted Strickland as well as an analysis of the strengths of Democratic nominee, Roy Romer. The committee analyzed candidate positions, media coverage and campagin financing. Reference material includes newspaper clippings, speech and debate transcripts, voting records, press releases and campaign literature. Also included are reports, memos, notes and correspondence generated by the committee as a result of its research. Records are arranged chronologically by subject or candidate.

Dates

  • 1973-1988

ACCESS:

The collection is open for research.

OWNERSHIP:

Barbara Holme Papers are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS:

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 NOTE

Barbara Holme (Barbara Lynn Shaw) was born on May 24, 1946 in Long Beach, California. In 1963, She graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California where she edited the school newspaper and attended the University of California, Los Angeles while still a high school senior. Holme graduated from Stanford University in 1967 with a BA in history and minors in economics and political science. Upon graduation, Holme received the Coro Foundation Internship in Public Affairs.

After moving to Colorado, Holme worked as an urban consultant for the Denver Housing Administration and served as assistant director of the Metro Denver Urban Coalition. She was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1975 and served as Assistant Minority Leader in both the 52nd and 53rd General Assemblies. In 1979, the Colorado Social Legislation Committee named Holme Outstanding Democratic Senator.

Holme chaired the committee charged with researching opposition candidates during Roy Romer's successful 1986 gubernatorial campaign. In addition to serving as co-president of the Colorado Young Democrats, Holme was also a member of numerous civic organizations.

Barbara Lynn Shaw married lawyer Howard Holme in 1968.

Extent

2 Boxes (1 linear foot)

PROVENANCE:

Barbara Holme donated a portion of this collection on May 2, 2007. Additional records received from an unidentified donor.

SELECTION OF RELATED MATERIAL

Gerald Kopel papers, WH1071

SIZE:

Number of Boxes: 2 (1 linear foot)

LOCATION:

WH849

PROCESSED BY:

Dennis Hagen

March 2008

PROJECT MANAGER:

Ellen Zazzarino
Title
BARBARA HOLME PAPERS
Date
MARCH 2008
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

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

Contact:
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States