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Douglas County Historical Society original collection, 1992.001

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1992-001

Content Description

Upon dissolution of the Douglas County Historical Society in 1992, the Douglas County Library District accepted the documentary materials collected by the Society since 1969. The collection included photographs, books, artifacts, papers, negatives, glass plate photographs, scrapbooks, newspapers, yearbooks, clipping files, maps, AV materials, oral histories, microfilm, school registers and report cards, and records of various local organizations. --- This accession number therefore is the umbrella ID for all items and collections donated by the Douglas County Historical Society, although many were reassigned later accession numbers. As materials were cataloged and processed over subsequent years, most archival collections were sub-collections were given unique identifiers. Refer to those records for accurate information on material holdings, quantities, locations. (Researchers should see Collection #C-00006 for administrative and operational records of the DCHS.) --- Many of the book items were cataloged and added to the main library OPAC. Those container instances and links to online bibliographic records are recorded here, but may not represent a complete inventory of all items. Staff should refer to the control folder for detailed acquisition information. --- Items include: map of Twin Forks Dam and Reservoir proposed site near Pike National Forest, and books including Preparing for Citizenship (320 GUI), The Soeur Thérèse of Lisieux (270.992 THE), Rural School Teacher's Manual for the Elson Basic Readers in the Primary Grades (372.4 ELS), Introductory American history (973 BOU), Exploring American history (973 CAS), and 28 of 30 volumes of Chambers's New American Encyclopaedia,1893 (032 CHA): see Box 5.

Acquisition Type



Kent Brandebery, Douglas County Historical Society president in 1992.

Restrictions Apply



See control folder for complete survey of initial accession: 60 pages (double-sided), dated between March 1991 and July 1993. --- During circulating collection review in December 2020, "This is Colorado: Special centennial magazine section of the Denver Post - Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire" from June 21, 1959 was identified as having accession number 1992.001.0013.