Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 10.16.2018
The latest addition to Auraria Library Digital Collections is the West Side Recorder, a well-known Denver newspaper published by the residents and community leaders of Denver's West Side. West Side Recorder was one of many community-driven and activist newspapers that supported this predominantly Chicana/o and Hispanic neighborhood. It reported everything from the hiring of new local librarians to the local appearance of activists like Cesar Chavez and poignantly served as a voice for the community during the relocation of Auraria neighborhood residents prior to the establishment of Auraria Campus. This collection comprises a decade of West Side Recorder with only a few issue gaps. Our hope is that the digitization of this crucial example of local voices from the Chicana/o and Hispanic community will be of value to students and faculty interested in small-press papers that serve local communities of color, as well as to the former and current residents of Denver's West Side.
For more about the Hispanic community and Denver, as well as activism in general, we encourage you to explore the following collections: