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Genevieve Mead Papers, 1968-1971

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: sboyd@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

© 2010



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2011-03-08
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CreatorMead, Genevieve (1927-1995)
TitleGenevieve Mead Papers
Dates: 1968-1971
Dates: 1968-1971
Size.23 cubic ft. (1 box - 26 x 7 x 39 cm.)
Abstract:This collection documents the opening of the Douglas County Public Library in 1968. It also contains programs for the Douglas County on Parade House Tour which was a major fundraiser for the library.
Collection Number1994.004
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Collection is arranged chronologically within subject headings.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection is composed of newspaper clippings dating from 1968 - 1970, documenting the formation of the first library in Douglas County, Colo. Also included are programs for the dedication of the Douglas County Public Library in 1969 and the first annual Douglas County on Parade, also in 1969, which was a fundraiser for the new library.


Biography / History

Genevieve Nichols Mead moved to Castle Rock, Colo. with her family in 1963. Seeing a need for a library in the area, she began discussions within the Douglas County community and founded the Douglas County Friends of the Library in 1966. In 1967, she formad the Douglas County History Roundtable and was appointed to the first Board of Trustees for the library which was dedicated in 1969. She served as President of the Board of Trustees, and completed her term on the Board in 1972. She then moved with her family to Denver where she became a librarian for the Denver Public Library. In 1994, she was nominated for and received the Colorado Library Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. Genevieve was born in Lake Forest, IL., graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in German and music, and earned masters' degrees in music and library science from Vassar and the University of Michigan.


Access Terms

Douglas County (Colo.)
Douglas County Libraries (Colo.)
Libraries
Libraries (planning)
Mead, Genevieve (1927-1995)
Miller, Philip Simon (1895-1995)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with the permission of the Center's staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Genevieve Mead Papers, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Douglas County History Research Center in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaun Boyd, February 1999.


Related Material

Genevieve Mead Bio File, Friends of the Library Scrapbooks, Philip Miller Collection. All available at the Douglas County History Research Center.


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