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2 boxes (1 linear ft.), 1 oversize folio.
Organized in 3 series: 1. Business Papers 1894-1928 (box 1-2) -- 2. Papers and Articles on Dana [1887-1934], 1926-1979 box 2 -- 3. Oversize.
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U.S. librarian and museum director. B. Aug. 19, 1856 Woodstock, Vt. Librarian of Denver, Colo. Public Library 1889-1897. Library at that time occupied quarters in East Denver High School building. Dana also served as secretary of the Board of Education, Arapahoe County School District No. 1. D. July 21, 1929 New York City. Library leader and innovator, Dana has been the subject of several books, among them one by Chalmers Hadley (librarian of Denver Public Library 1911-1924).
Summary:
Chiefly three scrapbooks compiled by Dana and his assistants at Denver Public Library covering period 1891-1897. Clippings, correspondence, booklets, fliers on libraries and schools, sample forms from his and other libraries, material from American Library Association conferences. Typed copies of four letters (1901, 1918, 1920, 1928) from Dana after he left Denver. Also 1942 typescript of Chalmers Hadley's book on Dana (published 1943) and correspondence regarding the book.
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Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
U.S. librarian and museum director. B. Aug. 19, 1856 Woodstock, Vt. Librarian of Denver, Colo. Public Library 1889-1897. Library at that time occupied quarters in East Denver High School building. Dana also served as secretary of the Board of Education, Arapahoe County School District No. 1. D. July 21, 1929 New York City. Library leader and innovator, Dana has been the subject of several books, among them one by Chalmers Hadley (librarian of Denver Public Library 1911-1924).
Repository also has Hadley ms. in published form: John Cotton Dana, a sketch. Chicago : American Library Association, 1943.
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