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Collected by: Western History and Genealogy Department and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library

Archived since: Oct, 2017

Description:

Denver Public Library's institutional history in its web and social media outreach

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Title: Denver Public Library

URL: http://denverlibrary.org

Description: The Denver Public Library consists of 26 branch libraries spread across the length and breadth of the city of Denver, Colorado, and a Central library headquarters in the Golden Triangle and Civic Center neighborhoods. The library averages 4 million visits each year, and their mission is "Together, we create welcoming spaces where all are free to explore and connect."

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media Science & Health Local History Libraries Libraries and archives Photographs

Title: Electronic Access to Archives Finding Aids, Denver Public Library

URL: http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/

Description: The Denver Public Library creates online finding aids, or collection guides, to special collections held by the library’s Western History and Genealogy Division, and the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. The first searchable database of guides that the library hosted was on the PLEADE web publication framework, captured here. Western History staff encoded each finding aid in EAD (Encoded Archival Description), an XML standard, which enabled remote users to browse and read the finding aids online.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Libraries Libraries and archives Local History History Computers & Technology Digital Humanities Libraries--Special collections--Electronic information resources Archives African Americans -- History -- Archives

Title: Placemaking and the Public Library | ALA Midwinter 2017

URL: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/01/shows-events/ala/placemaking-ala-midwinter-2017/#_

Description: Library Journal article written on the occasion of ALA’s Midwinter conference in Denver, in January 2017. The article reviews DPL City Librarian Michelle Jeske’s presentation in the “Placemaking and the Public Library” session, specifically her focus on re-envisioning public spaces to better fit the needs of the community. Jeske’s presentation offered low-budget ways to welcome and encourage the community to feel ownership over their library. She also discussed the importance of partnership with other stakeholders, such as city agencies and community groups.

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Subject:   Libraries Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Journalism Continuing education Professional development Public services (Libraries). Library administration. User-centered system design. Library planning. Community Partnerships

Title: The Denver Public Library wants your photos and signs from the Jan. 21 Women's March

URL: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/the-denver-public-library-wants-your-photos-and-signs-from-the-jan-21-womens-march

Description: Brief article that ran following the January 21, 2017 Women’s March in Denver, held in defense of women’s rights, and in protest of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. An estimated 200,000 people attended the march, many holding protest signs and wearing pink knitted “pussy hats,” with cat ears. In the days following the march, the Western History & Genealogy Division of the Denver Public Library put out a call for donations of signs, hats, and photos from participants, documenting the march. This article announces the call for donations.

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Subject:   Libraries Libraries and archives Archives Public libraries -- Collection development Library acquisitions Collection development Journalism Protest movements Women's March on Denver (2017 : Denver, Colo.) -- Archives. Civil rights demonstrations Women's rights Ephemera Posters Documentary photography Documentary history Local History

Title: Denver Public Library Special Collections and Digital Archives website

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/

Description: Combined, the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and the Western History & Genealogy Division form the Special Collections and Digital Archives unit (SCDA) of the Denver Public Library. This website offers research tools and tutorials, collection information, digital images, and blog posts, all of which SCDA staff have compiled to aid in research for African American and broader western history topics. General fields supported include local, state, regional, and national history; Denver property research; genealogy and vital records research; history of the environmental conservation movement; and history of the 10th Mountain Division “ski troops” of World War II.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Libraries Archives Institutional History West (U.S.) -- History Genealogy African Americans -- History -- Archives Colorado -- History

Title: Como Railroad Roundhouse - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/como-railroad-roundhouse

Description: This blog post about the Como Railroad Roundhouse of the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad offers a brief history of the historic building, and includes historic and modern photographs.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Railroads – Colorado Historic Preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Colorado – History – Pictorial works Colorado -- History

Title: Continental Oil Refinery Explosion and Fire - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/continental-oil-refinery-explosion-and-fire

Description: This blog post about the Continental Oil Refinery (CONOCO) fire offers a brief history of the 1978 explosion at CONOCO’s Commerce City plant (now owned by Suncor). The post includes historic photographs.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Colorado -- History Colorado – History – Pictorial works Industrial accidents Petroleum refineries -- United States. Commerce City (Colo.)

Title: Finding Delphinia: Mystery Letter Gets a Name and Date at WHG - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/delphinia

Description: This blog post discusses using genealogy and historical research methods to identify and date a historical letter originally of unknown origin. The post includes historic photographs.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Oklahoma -- History Oklahoma – History – Pictorial works Archives Genealogy Research History – Research

Title: Denver’s “Safe and Sane” Fourth - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/denver%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Csafe-and-sane%E2%80%9D-fourth

Description: This blog post discusses the history of safety during Fourth of July celebrations in Denver, Colorado. The post includes historic and modern photographs.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Holidays (Denver, Colo.) Fourth of July celebrations Public safety -- Colorado -- Denver.

Title: The Great War: Resources for Tracing Your Family History in World War I - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/great-war-resources-tracing-your-family-history-world-war-i

Description: This blog post discusses genealogy resources available to research World War I veterans. The post includes historic photographs.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Genealogy World War I World War, 1914-1918 Veterans -- Colorado -- Registers. Military History

Title: Keep Controversy Alive: Rocky Flats’ Rocky Relationship with Its Neighbors - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/keep-controversy-alive-rocky-flats-rocky-relationship-its-neighbors

Description: This blog post discusses controversy around converting the former Rocky Flats nuclear plant into a wildlife refuge and outdoor recreation spot. It also introduces an art exhibit hosted at the Denver Public Library that was entitled “Facing Rocky Flats.” The post includes a historic photograph.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Radioactive pollution Radioactive waste disposal Pollution – Environmental aspects Museum exhibits

Title: Keeping Libraries Relevant One One-of-a-Kind Item at a Time - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/keeping-libraries-relevant-one-one-kind-item-time

Description: This blog post discusses the acquisition of a Dust Bowl era diary written in Oklahoma, and highlights how these types of manuscript materials allow libraries to maintain relevance in a digital age. The post includes a historic photograph.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Archives Libraries Libraries and Archives Oklahoma -- History Library acquisitions Public libraries -- Collection development Depressions -- 1929 -- United States. Depressions -- 1929 -- Great Plains Diaries Collection development

Title: Solid Muldoon, or the Cardiff Giant Heads West - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/solid-muldoon-or-cardiff-giant-heads-west

Description: This blog post discusses an attempted hoax in Beulah (near Pueblo), Colorado in the 1870s. The post includes historic photographs.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Swindlers and swindling Hoaxes Pueblo (Colo.) Beulah (Colo.)

Title: Wow Photo Friday: Tanks for Nothing, Arvada - Blog Post

URL: https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/wow-photo-wednesday-tanks-nothing-arvada

Description: This blog post presents a photo of tanks driving on a street in Arvada, Colorado, and analyzes elements from the image to determine what, where, when, and why it was taken. The post includes a historic photograph.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media History Colorado – History – Pictorial works Vehicles, Military Arvada (Colo.) Festivals Parades Visual literacy

Title: Our Home Used To Be A Playboy Club And (Separately) A French School. What Was Yours?

URL: https://www.cpr.org/2019/12/12/our-home-used-to-be-a-playboy-club-and-separately-a-french-school-what-was-yours/

Description: In 2019, Colorado Public Radio (CPR), a National Public Radio affiliate, moved their headquarters to 17th and Grant in Denver’s downtown. CPR journalists contacted the Western History and Genealogy division of the Denver Public Library, to learn about the history of the property where their new offices were located. Archivist Librarian Katie Rudolph researched the address and shared what she found.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Buildings -- History -- Sources Local History Journalism Local mass media Libraries

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