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Gabelman Whelan Family Papers

Identifier: M365


Collection contains six boxes of papers, photographs, publications, textiles, correspondence, clippings, keepsakes, and other materials relating to the life, family, and career of Cyprienne Gabelman Whelan.


  • 1866 - 1985


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Biographical / Historical

The Gabelmans were a Denver military family. Major Charles Gabelman married Cyprianna Turcotte in 1919. They had three children: Charles Jr. "Boots", John, and Cyprienne "Doodles" Gabelman. Cyprianna's mother, Bertha, owned several pieces of real estate around Denver and in Colorado. Mrs. Gabelman was a good friend of Senator Edwin Johnson, and was herself active in Denver politics. Cyprienne Gabelman married Kenneth Whelan, and became an actor and dancer in New York. In 1976 and 1977, she was a faculty member at the University of Denver.


7.25 Linear Feet (3 record boxes, 1 flat box, 1 textile box) ; Flat box: 21 x 17 x 3 inches

Scope and Contents

This collection includes household account books, tax records, photographs, real estate records, and textiles. Several speeches made by Senator Edwin Johnson were removed and added to his own papers. Also included are mementos from political campaigns, a scrapbook, and theater programs.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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