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Tom Noel Papers

Identifier: WH1111

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, students papers, teaching materials, brochures, published materials, photographs, audiovisual material, posters, Colorado historic materials and newspaper clippings.


  • 1864-2022

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

Thomas Jacob Noel was born on May 6, 1945 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Denver in 1967 and an M.A. in Library Science in 1969. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Noel has written, edited and co-authored countless books and articles on Colorado and Denver History. Since 1990 Noel has taught History at the University of Colorado at Denver. Previously he taught History part-time at local colleges and universities. Noel also assisted local historical organizations such as the National Register Review Board of Colorado, The Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, and Historic Denver, Inc. to name just a few. He has also received awards for his work.


20 boxes

2 audiovisual boxes

2 photo boxes

11 oversize boxes

1 oversize folder

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Tom Noel, 1977-2021


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