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Ben Gray Lumpkin Papers

Identifier: M251

Ben Lumpkin (1901-1982) was a professor at the University of Colorado and a member of the Colorado Folklore Society. He did extensive research on the history of the Folklore Society and published an article about it entitled: "The Colorado Folklore Society." The article appeared in the Journal of American Folklore in the January-March 1969 issue.

Dates: 1875-1969

Blanche DaCosta Whitney Collection

Identifier: M247
Abstract Blanche Da Costa Whitney was born September 24, 1882 in Chicago. She studied with Rudolph Ganz at Chicago Musical College before joining Mme Schumann-Heink, a noted opera signer, to Europe. Da Costa sang leading opera roles in Germany. She was forced to leave Germany by World War I and returned to America. She had a son, Frederick Berman, by her first husband. Her son died in 1945. She married Warren C. Whitney, vice president of A. B. Chase Piano Company in 1918. They moved to Denver in...
Dates: 1882-1957

Cal Golden Papers

Identifier: D059
Abstract This collection contains memorabilia from Cal Golden's time as a Square Dance Caller. The collection includes awards, realia, audio recordings, textiles, and photographs. Cal used the textiles for his performances. The awards, realia, and photographs were gifts or depict Cal performing.
Dates: 1928-2012

Charles J. Norton Collection

Identifier: M245

Charles Norton was a local Denver collector, particularly of Native American materials. This collection includes microfilm reels, reel to reel tapes and phonograph records.

Dates: unknown

Collection on Otto Mears

Identifier: B216
Abstract Otto Mears (1840-1931) was an entrepreneurial businessman who built railroads and was essential to the development of Southwestern Colorado. The son of an English father and Russian mother, he immigrated to the United States after being orphaned at an early age. After making it all the way to California he was placed in a boardinghouse at eleven years old when relatives could not be found to care for him. After serving in the Civil War he moved to Colorado where he began to build his empire....
Dates: Other: 1892, 1948-1980

Don and Vera Clausen Papers

Identifier: D056
Abstract This collection contains square dance materials produced and collected by Don and Vera Clausen.
Dates: 1956-2015

Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Papers

Identifier: M208
Abstract The Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation is a civic and social charitable organization in Denver, Colorado. This collection contains personal papers, documents, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, posters, plaques, and a hand-painted sign reading "Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Foundation".
Dates: Other: 1883 - 1994

Glenn Giffin Papers

Identifier: D019
Abstract Glenn Giffin, an alumnus of the University of Denver, was the Music and Dance critic at the Denver Post for 32 years, from 1970 to 2002. After his retirement from the Post, he served as curator of the Carson-Brierly Dance Library at the University of Denver. The collection consists of press kits and sound recordings of individuals Giffin interviewed as part of his duties as critic at the Post. The collection also contains personal papers, publications, and other memorabilia belonging to...
Dates: Other: 1950-2001

International Tap Association Papers

Identifier: D015
Abstract The International Tap Association was founded at the Colorado Dance Festival in 1987 with a mission of advocacy for tap dance as an art form. This collection contains CDs, a DVD, and a book related to American film director, dancer, and actor Robert Scheerer.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Jane Diggs Folk Dance LP Collection

Identifier: D085
Abstract This collection contains 78 LPs and 45 LPs of folk dance music. Records were used by folk dancing groups in New Mexico. The music ranges from Spanish to Eastern European.
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

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