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Historic Bank Notes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: U208
The Historic Bank Notes Collection consists of an assortment of bank notes. Some were issued by state banks across the United States, some were issued by the Confederate States of America which were found by the Union Army near the end of the Civil War. The Collection also contains the letter from the Treasury Department transferring the notes to the University of Denver with an explanation of the transfer. The collection also includes a scrapbook of "Banknotes From Around The World."

Dates

  • 1817-1979

Creator

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The Historic Bank Notes Collection was donated to the University of Denver by the Treasury Department of the United States Government in 1912. According to the accompaying letter from Assistant Secretary Allen, they were part of an assortment of notes found in the Confederate States of America by the Union Army near the close of the War and were turned over to the Treasury Department in 1867. They were presented to the University of Denver in order that they be preserved and used by the patrons of the library for their historic value. As of September 2013, the collection also includes a scrapbook of "Banknotes From Around The World" which was collected by Henry Blackburn (deceased) and donated by his wife, Catherine Blackburn.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one series. 1. Historic Bank Notes.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428