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African Americans -- Colorado -- Denver.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

African American Related Sheet Music collection

 Collection
Identifier: ARL249
Content Description

The collection is comprised of sheet mucic written by or about African Americans between 1917 to 1936. Sheet music may include racist depictions, references and tropes of African Americans in both language and illustration.

Dates: 1917-1936

African American Research Library Obituary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ARL17
Scope and Contents

Funeral notices, memorial pamphlets, funeral programs, newspaper clippings; chiefly of Denver, Colorado African Americans.

Dates: 1969-2002, undated

American Woodmen's Life Insurance Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: WH870
Scope and Contents Collection contains company's constitution; bylaws; correspondence; membership lists; meeting minutes; financial papers; newsletters; clippings; corporate records; annual statements; ledgers of issued insurance policies. Photographic prints: portraits and images of members of the Supreme Camp of the American Woodmen (later American Woodmen's Life Insurance Company); photographs of new buildings; views of buildings, parades, meetings, conventions, and camps (includes panoramic, col., b&w,...
Dates: 1901-1990

Annias Reeves Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL68
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and newspaper clippings acquired throughout Reeves' involvement in the American Legion; contains material that reflects the activities of the American Legion throughout the 1970s.

Dates: 1968-2002

Bennett Horton oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH143-2
Scope and Contents

Horton talks about changes in the population of Five Points (Denver, Colo.), people in the neighborhood and the rising cost of homes.

Dates: Check date

Bernard F. Gipson Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL9
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, financial materials, photographs, awards, his medical bag and lectures that Gipson gave during his career as a doctor. Of note, are newspaper articles spanning 1958-1992 about African Americans in medicine and a scrapbook devoted to Dr. Charles R. Drew.

Dates: 1947-2012

Bert Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARLM3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, travel memories, poem, newspaper article.

Dates: 1982, 1986

Black awareness month panel discussion

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH105
Scope and Contents

Moderated by Juanita R. Gray. Panel members include Lula Franklin who reads her own poetry; Grace McCain talks about her father being one of the first African Americans in Colorado; Odessa Penn talks about Dr. Justina Ford; Edith Hawkins talks about her father who was an early African American policeman in Denver, Colo.; Olietta Moore talks about her father who helped build many of Colorado's prominent landmarks.

Dates: Check date

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Records

 Collection
Identifier: ARL111
Scope and Contents

Includes planning papers for Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, invitations to preview party and grand opening, commemorative pins, groundbreaking book marks and guest books (blank).

Dates: 1998-2003

Bob Phillips Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL80
Scope and Contents

Includes voter precinct lists, presumably utilized by Phillips during his 1972 campaign for the Colorado State Legislature.

Dates: 1971-1972

BURNIS MCCLOUD PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: WH1128
SCOPE AND CONTENT If it happened in Denver's African American community from the 1940s to the 1970s, Burnis McCloud photographed the event. He took more than 100,000 photographs. The collection includes photographs and negatives of everything from organizations and sporting events to weddings; beauticians and barbers to formal dances and debutante balls; NAACP conventions; golf and other sporting events. McCloud’s images include notable African Americans who passed through Denver, including Martin Luther...
Dates: 1888-1983; Majority of material found within 1940-1976

Charlotte Cowens Ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: ARL89
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of items collected by Charlotte Cowens, and photographs.

Dates: 1945-2002

Chris Wilkerson oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH112
Scope and Contents

Wilkerson talks about being raised in the Bahamas, coming to the United States, serving in the Armed Forces, and working for the Denver Police Department. Interview took place on KLZ radio program entitled Public Affairs Presentation.

Dates: Check date

Christopher Columbus and Lucile Waite Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL138
Scope and Contents

Includes black and white photographs of C.C. and Lucile at the Owl Club (circa 1940s-1950s), Owl Club of Denver Debutante Presentation programs(1976-1977), Owl Club newspaper clippings (1961,1987), C.C. Johnson eulogy given by grandson (1996), plaque " In appreciation for your 47 years of dedicated service to the Owl Club of Denver" (1988) and plaque "Denver Public Schools Award, Black Education Advisory Committee" (1981).

Dates: 1940-1996

Churches and Schools Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ARL139
Scope and Contents

Contains programs, bulletins, directories, obituaries, funeral notices, flyers from churches and schools located in Denver, Colo. Included is a program from World Famous Williams Jubilee Singers (1912); "Easter Gems for Church and School" (1895). Churches include Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Central Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Scott United Methodist Church, Shorter A.M.E. Church and Zion Baptist Church.

Dates: 1895-2003

Clarence F. Holmes oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH70
Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Juanita Gray and James Davis, Sept. 12, 1973. Discusses his professional life, race discrimination, and civic involvement in Denver, CO.

Dates: Check date

Claudette Sweet Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL93
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs, programs, clippings, video tape and books related to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Presentation and Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, events and celebrations.

Dates: 1992-2001

Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Records

 Collection
Identifier: ARL208
Content Description

Contains awards and certificates presented to, or by, the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce.

Dates: 1992-2006

David Mallard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL12
Scope and Contents

Consists of personal papers, photographs, correspondence, and various secondary publications that contain annotations. Also includes some of Mallard's business records (a ledger from 1925-1926 and various license certificates) and items pertaining to the Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church.

Dates: 1886-1972

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Records

 Collection
Identifier: ARL134
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Delta Sigma Theta: a scrapbook, convention programs, a bag, folder and envelope from national conventions. Material related to the Delta Mother's and Patron's Club (auxiliary of Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta) includes: a scrapbook, photo albums, awards, minutes, yearbooks, programs, guest books, club song, newspaper clippings, stationary and biographical information about past presidents.

Dates: 1939-2015

Denver Association for the Aged, Infirmed and Blind Records

 Collection
Identifier: ARL135
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, memorial cards, certificates of baptisms, correspondence; loose photographs of home, residents, members of Colored Blind Association.

Dates: 1932-1958

DENVER COMMISSION ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS RECORDS

 Collection
Identifier: WH903
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection spans 1940-2003, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1942-1968, and one item from 2014. The collection contains minutes, agendas, reports, financial statements, pamphlets, newsletters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, membership lists, by-laws, and copies of bills. SERIES 1 COMMISSION ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS 1945-2014 BOX 1-5 The bulk of this series consists of agendas, minutes, financial statements, reports,...
Dates: 1940-2014

Denver Strikers Bowling Club Ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: ARL116
Scope and Contents

Bowling shirts, slacks, hats. Most monogramed with the name Art Brooks.

Dates: 1993, undated

Donald R. Todd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL168
Scope and Contents

Photographs, news clippings, documents, programs and awards.

Dates: circa 1927-1988

Dorothy Burdine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL112
Scope and Contents

Correspondence; diplomas; East Denver High School yearbook; Prairie View Training School reunion booklet; newspaper clippings, obituary.

Dates: 1923-2003

Dr. Justina Ford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ARL260
Scope and Contents

Quarter linear foot box of clippings and research materials relating to Dr. Justina Ford created after her death in 1952. One tube of undated b/w photographs.

Dates: 1952-1988, 2021

East Denver Golf Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: ARLM97
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes, membership lists; also contains minutes from the General Committee, Central States Golf Tournament.

Dates: 1944-1950, 1954

Elbert "Big Al" Richardson Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL202
Content Description

Collection contains awards, photographs, correspondence, 9th Infantry Division Fort Carson yearbook and Richardson's obituary.

Dates: circa 1954-2016

Eli Sobel oral history

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS OH180-6
Scope and Contents

Sobel talks about Five Points (Denver, Colo.), his liquor store there, history of the neighborhood, prominent people in the area; also discusses barbecue and its significance in the African American culture.

Dates: Check date

Ella Maria Ray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ARL228
Content Description

Collection contains a dissertation and class syllabus.

Dates: 1996, 1998