EVELYN RUNNETTE PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection contains materials dating from 1897 to 1960. There is little documentation after 1936. Most of the documents date from her years at East High School and the University of Denver. These materials include diaries, photograph albums, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, theater programs, post cards and maps. Maps of the West were removed for cataloging. Photographs date from 1897 to 1942 and primarily include images of family, friends and social activities. The scrapbooks date from 1914 to 1925. The scrapbooks are beautifully compiled and provide a social history of her years in high school and college. The scrapbooks include notes, invitations, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, post cards and brochures.
Documents in the collection date from 1912 to 1960. Documents include personal correspondence, post cards, maps, publications, newspaper clippings, diaries, and scrapbooks. There are numerous programs from plays, operas, symphonies, recitals and films.
Two photograph albums and numerous loose photographs comprise the bulk of the series. Photographic negatives, many of which correspond to photographs included within the photograph albums, also form part of the series. Images depict family members, friends and social activities.
There are two oversize scrapbooks. One scrapbook documents her years at the University of Denver and the other documents 1926, the year after she graduated. The scrapbooks include photographs, notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, programs, post cards and other materials Evelyn collected.
This collection is open for research.
The Evelyn Runnette Papers are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.
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.
Evelyn Runnette was born in Denver on September 14, 1903. She graduated from East High School in 1921. Evelyn received a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Denver and a Master's of Library Science from Simmons College. Evelyn was employed as an executive secretary at the Colorado Mountain Club from approximately 1939 - 1955. She also worked for the Denver Public Library in the Western History Department and the University of Denver Library.
In the 1940's Evelyn became the twentieth member of the famous Club 52, which is open only to persons who have climbed all of Colorado's fifty-two mountains above the 14,000 foot elevation. She was the fourth woman member of the group. Evelyn was a member of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Club. She was elected to the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 1978. She made numerous trips to Europe, South America, and Asia. Evelyn died on July 22, 1984.
Other Finding Aids
The Evelyn Runnette collection was donated from her estate on December 16, 1985.
Number of boxes: 3
Oversize: 2 OVBoxes
Photo OVFolio: 1
Revised May 2000
REVISED AND ENCODED BY:
Cynthia Rand, August 2004
Dennis Hagen, March 2009
- East High School (Denver, Colo.) -- Archives.
- Letters. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Runnette, Evelyn, 1903-1984 -- Archives.
- University of Denver -- Archives.
- Women librarians -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women mountaineers -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- EVELYN RUNNETTE PAPERS
- Revised March 2009
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