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Denver Public Schools


Use for the Denver School system generally. For the governing board, use: School District Number One in the City and County of Denver, Colorado. --Board of Education.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

A. Helen Anderson Papers

Identifier: M016
Overview A. Helen Anderson was the Director of Publications for Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado (1929-1956) during the tenure of Superintendent Archie Threlkeld. Anderson taught at South High School in Denver from 1929-1956. She was an advocate for improved educational programs in the Denver area. Editorials, newspaper clippings and correspondence on public school controversies such as McCarthyism and school integration, assembled during A. Helen Anderson's tenure as Director of Publications...

Archie Loyd Threlkeld Papers

Identifier: M012

Archie Loyd Threlkeld (1889-1967) was Assistant and Deputy Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools from 1921 to 1927 under Jesse H. Newlon. He was Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools for ten years, from 1927 to 1937. While Deputy Superintendent, A. L. Threlkeld directed the curriculum revision program that became internationally known. During the Great Depression, Threlkeld continued the school building program and successfully resisted cutting teachers' salaries.

Attacks on Schools - Editorials, 1950-1951

Identifier: M016.01.0001.0001
Scope and Contents Series 1 contains newspaper editorials relating to attacks on schools.

B'nai B'rith Women, circa 1963

Identifier: B063.04.0004.00082
Overview Left to right: Barbara Coopersmith, Superintendent of Schools Kenneth E. Oberholtzer, Mary Morris, and Ann Grazi sit around a table looking at 1962-63 Memo and Date Books. The women are members of B'nai B'rith Women in Denver, Colorado.

Busing - Denver Public Schools - Newspaper Clippings, 1962-1969

Identifier: M016.02.0001.0002
Scope and Contents Series 2 contains newspaper clippings on school busing and other school controversies.

Caroline Bancroft for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-bancroft
Overview Caroline Bancroft, author and journalist, describes her education at the Denver Public Schools and Smith College. Discusses her journey to becoming a literary editor for the Denver Post and the struggles she encountered along the way. Bancroft reflects on her path to becoming a Colorado historian through classes offered at the University of Denver and her work as an author.

Correspondence - Allen Zoll and National Council for American Education, 1950-1953

Identifier: M016.03.0001.0004
Scope and Contents Series 3 contains correspondence with Allen Zoll and National Council for American Education, and a bibliography.

Denver Newspaper Clippings on Public School Controversies in U.S., 1950-1953

Identifier: M016.02.0001.0003
Scope and Contents Series 2 contains newspaper clippings on school busing and other school controversies.

Goldfain Family Papers

Identifier: B152
Overview Joseph and Nettie were East European immigrants who settled in Denver. Joseph came in 1900 and Rose came in 1902 with the children. The couple had six children: Rose, Joseph, Ephraim, George, Samuel and Nettie. Collection contains materials related to the Goldfain familiy including correspondence, a diploma, the personal papers of Rose Goldfain and a copy of a citizenship document for Joseph Goldfain.

Jesse H. Newlon Papers

Identifier: M013
Overview Jesse H. Newlon (1882-1941) served as Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools from 1920 to 1927. During his tenure, Denver became nationally known for its innovations in public education. While Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, Newlon oversaw the building of fifteen schools, created a program for curriculum revision in which classroom teachers were the key participants, and gained consensus for a single salary schedule for teachers, regardless of whether they taught in grade...