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Flower Girls, 1932-2015

Identifier: M123.09


The Flower Girls were a fundraising tradition started by Anne Evans with the first Central City Opera Festival season in 1932. Debutantes from prominent Denver families would be selected by a "secret committee" to act as hostesses of the opera's opening nights, handing out nosegay bouquets to opera-goers to throw onstage as the permiere performance curtain closed.

The materials in the first three boxes of this series were put together by Barbara Ferguson, who has been involved with the CCOHA, the Central City Opera House Guild, and the Flower Girls for years. She put together this collection as an individual outside of her official involvement with CCO organizations.


  • 1932-2015


42.0 Linear Feet (15 containers)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Central City Opera House Association records contain administrative records, including publicity and public relations records representing production of theater presentations; includes correspondence, contracts, press releases, financial statements, meeting minutes, map, photographs, sheet music, scenic design, costume design, roster, tickets, speeches, cookbooks, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, announcements, pamphlets and house programs for opera and theater productions. Photographs consist of both performances and performers.


This series is arranged chronologically, with the exception of the Flower Girl rosters which are housed together.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
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