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Unearthed: Milton's Paradise Lost Illustrated by Gustave Doré

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 04.04.2018

We recently digitized Milton's Paradise Lost with Illustrations by Gustave Doré. This 1898 edition of John Milton's epic 17th century poem is one of several in our collection illustrated by legendary French artist, painter, printmaker, and engraver, Gustave Doré. Doré illustrated hundreds of works of literature, including 

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Exhibit Showcase

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 03.08.2018

What: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Where: Lawrence Street Way Exhibit Cases
Why: Celebrating Women’s History Month
When: March 1 – March 31 2018

Jane Addams - the famous 19th century social activist and reformer - represented the United States at the International Congress of Women held at The Hague in April 1915.  It was organized by German and Dutch feminists and pacifists to…

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…

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