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Rick Kitzman Papers

Identifier: WH2461


  • 1979-1985

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Ballpark was a gay bathhouse, gym, discotheque and bar once located at the corner of South Broadway and Bayard Street in Denver, Colo. Founded in 1977, the bathhouse closed in 1986 due to health restrictions caused by the emerging AIDS crisis.

Biographical / Historical

Richard L. "Rick" Kitzman was born in Colo. in 1953. He has been a corporate trainer, human resources director, and a club deejay at Studio 54 in New York City and The Ballpark in Denver, Colo. Kitzman is also the author of: The little book on forgiving for science of mind, and the winner of the John Preston Award for his short story: The lady in the hatbox.


1 box (.5 linear feet)

1 oversize box (scrapbook)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Richard Kitzman, 2020.


Collection acquired through the Colorado LGBT History Project sponsored by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado.

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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