Creator: Bialek, Sheila Hoffman
Abstract: Collection contains books and videos, related to Lillian Hoffman from 1960 through 2014. Lillian Hoffman was a founding and active member of the Colorado Commitee of Concern for Soviet Jewry. She began public Jewish protests in Denver and was the first to speak to a Soviet Jewish prisoner.
Creator: Love, John A., 1916-2002
Abstract: John Arthur Love (1916-2002) was governor of Colorado from 1962-1973. His gubernatorial terms saw increases in spending for education and pollution control, as well as the first state law legalizing abortion, and a "sunshine law", which opened government meetings to the public. After leaving the governorship, he became Director of the Office of Energy Policy under President Richard M. Nixon. He later served as CEO and Director of the Denver-based Ideal Basic Industries, taught history at the University of Northern Colorado, and served as a trustee of the University of Denver. The papers of John A. Love consist primarily of materials and correspondence related to his campaigns for governor of Colorado in 1962, 1966, and 1970 and his involvement with the Republican Governors Association. It also includes personal correspondence, documents and political correspondence relating to his terms in office and to the 1964 presidential election, and research publications on Colorado politics and demographics.
Creator: Dorsett, Lyle W.
Abstract: Lyle Wesley Dorsett (1938- ) served as Professor of History at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1972-1983, specializing in urban history. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri in 1965. His dissertation on the political machine of Kansas City, Missouri Alderman Jim Pendergast was published in 1968 under the title The Pendergast machine. He taught at the University of Missouri, The University of Southern California and the University of Colorado at Denver before joining the University of Denver faculty. He wrote The Queen City: a History of Denver (1977) and The Pioneer Western Bank : First of Denver, 1860-1980. Students in Dorsett's classes at the University of Denver conducted interviews with people knowledgeable about the history of Denver and of Colorado. These interviews served as background for books and articles. In 1983 he accepted a position at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. A large portion of his writings from this time center on the life and philosophy of C.S. Lewis, which is one of the Wade Center's major collections. __The papers include notes, research materials, and manuscript for his book, The Queen City: a History of Denver; clippings, photocopies of journal articles, newspapers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, a diary, scrapbook, annual reports, releases, oral history transcripts, audio cassette tapes, and microfilm.
Creator: Aspinall, Wayne N.
Abstract: Wayne N. Aspinall (1896-1983) of Palisade, Colorado served as member of the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives from 1949-1972, where he specialized in legislation on natural resources. He authored the Colorado River Basin Project Act of 1968 and played a key role in the 1964 Wilderness Act. His collection at the University of Denver includes congressional office records and files reflecting Aspinall's interests in water, public lands and conservation, service on and chairmanship of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs; the Public Land Review Commission; and service on the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy; correspondence, maps, newspaper clippings, campaign scripts and photographs.