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Unearthed: Directory of Ninth Street Historic Park

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 03.07.2018

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives recently unearthed a somewhat forgotten relic from the survey of Auraria's very own Ninth Street Historic Park. Prior to the demolition of the Auraria neighborhood, Ninth Street was the center of a densely-populated portion of Auraria, a small tract of which was preserved and is still in use today. The Directory of Ninth Street Historic Park, 1924-1973 was written by David J.…

New Digital Collection: MSU Denver Honors Theses

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 03.01.2018

Metropolitan State University of Denver Honors Thesis Collection collects and preserves Honors Program theses, capstones, and other terminal works generated by said program's graduate. This nascent collection will grow each year as the MSU Denver Honors Program prepares and submits accepted honors theses each semester.

From the MSU Denver Honors Program site:

"The Metropolitan State…

African Americans in Colorado and the West Exhibit Showcase

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 02.15.2018

What: African Americans in Colorado and the West
Where: Lawrence Street Way Exhibit Cases
Why: African American History Month
When: February 1 – February 28, 2018

African Americans have always been a part of the fabric of American life. The challenges they faced have long been present, but until the past half-century or so most histories ignored people of color, indigenous peoples, immigrants and women…

New Digital Collection: UCD School of Public Affairs Capstones

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 02.13.2018

The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Collection contains capstones and terminal graduate works created by SPA students. The collection is nascent and small, but we expect to be adding more each semester, and are exploring the possibility of digitizing and promoting capstones from years past.

From Wendy Boylard, facilitator of the…

Welcome to Denver ALA MidWinter Conference Attendees

Auraria Library 02.08.2018

Auraria Library would like to extend a hearty welcome to all those attending the ALA Denver MidWinter 2018 Conference. Attendees are welcome to stop by campus and visit the recently renovated Auraria Library while they are visiting Denver. Self-guided Library tour guides are available at the Lawrence Street entrance of the building.

The MidWinter Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for those who are passionate about the future of libraries to gather each year. The American…

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