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Rocky Mountain District of the Kiwanis International Records

Identifier: WH2088

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials from the Kiwanis Clubs in Denver, Castle Rock and Green Mountain including rosters, board minutes, event and conference information, newsletters, correspondence, newspapers clippings, organizational histories, the charter for the Denver club and a 16mm film of the Kiwanis reservation Shelter House construction in 1944. Some material from Kiwanis International in Chicago.


  • 1917-2018


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

The Kiwanis Club of Denver, the first club of the Rocky Mountain District, and the 72nd club in all of Kiwanis International, had its inception in 1917 when Robert J. Williams wrote to headquarters in Detroit suggesting the formation of a new Kiwanis unit in this city. As a result of meetings with organizers E.F. Wescott and Alban C. Stimers in August and October of that year, the new organization became a reality with 206 prospective members enlisted. On May 9, 1918, at a banquet at the Kenmark Hotel, C.M. Davis of the El Paso, Texas, Kiwanis Club presented the Charter of the new Kiwanis Club of Denver. The Kiwanis Club of Green Mountain was chartered by Kiwanis International on November 24, 1975, and is a club of Division 14 in the Rocky Mountain District. The Castle Rock Kiwanis Club was founded in 1999 and is a club of Division 15 in the Rocky Mountain District.


3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet)

1 oversize folder

1 AVBox

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, multiple donors, 2008-2019; John Kelly, 2021.

Physical Description

Everything is 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

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