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Phil Hamon Papers

Identifier: WH2411

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection includes Philip Hamon's extensive music collection including concert/event fliers, posters, collages, drumsticks, photographs, cymbals, VHS tapes, and his music collection (CDs, cassette tapes). The materials cover the local and national music scene. There is material related to his work with People First in Denver and the disability rights community, as well as some personal photographs and correspondence.


  • 1962-2012


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

Philip Charles Hamon III (aka "Phil the Fan") was born in Denver on August 11, 1951 to parents Philip and Geraldine. He had one sibling, Debra. Phil worked at the 15th Street Tavern (623 15th Street) doing a light show during concerts, events and private parties. He also worked at the University of Denver. He was born with a developmental disability and was active in People First of Denver as the newsletter editor. Known as an icon in the Denver music scene for three decades, Phil was an avid collector of music. As an artist he created 3D pieces and collages. He passed away on June 26, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.


9 Boxes (8.75 linear feet)

8 oversize boxes

1 oversize folio

14 Oversize file folder

1 tube

1 photo box

8 audiovisual boxes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jill Mustoffa, 2018.


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