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Records of the Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1979-1987

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

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Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Holly Allen-Petersen2011-07-08
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CreatorDouglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities
TitleRecords of the Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities
Dates: 1979-1987
Dates: 1979-1987
Size1 box: 1.09 cubic foot, 15 x 12.5 x 10 inches (26 x 42 x 33 cm)
Abstract:These are the records of the Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1979 to 1987. The records include photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, membership lists, newsletters, scripts, programs and ephemera.
Collection Number1996.011
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

This collection contains scrapbooks and file folders of press clippings and ephemera arranged chronologically and photographs arranged by subject.

Scope and Content

This collection includes the records of the Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1979 - 1987. The records of the DCCAH include scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, negative strips, play scripts, ephemera, and some yearly officer lists.


Biography / History

1979 - Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) was formed as a non-profit corporation. First "Family Day At Highlands Ranch" was held.

1980 - DCCAH elected its first Board of Directors : founder and first president, Dee Burnett; first vice-president Bob Koch; second vice president George Carlson; treasurer Mel Sorensen; secretary Mary Jane Wilson; county coordinator Dr. W. G. Duncan; legal advisor Jim Folkestad. Manhart House, Sedalia, served as Council headquarters. Council sponsored second "Family Day at Highlands Ranch."

1981 - DCCAH sponsored "Family Day at Highlands Ranch," summer art classes for children and a walking tour of artists in Elizabeth, Colorado. DCCAH assisted in the formation of the Ponderosa Players and the production of two plays. DCCAH provided scholarships for promising art students. Bob Koch served as president May 1980 to 1981; Carolyn Kallemeyn elected president May 1981.

1982 - DCCAH moved to new headquarters at 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock (old railroad depot). Official opening was May 8. Council sponsored annual "Family Day at Highlands Ranch," published its first news letter and sponsored its first juried art show.

1983 - "Dine at the Depot," catered meals by Janet Johnson were served at the depot as a fundraiser for the Council. DCCAH sponsored Paul Fiorino as Dancer in Residence at Douglas County High School. Annual "Family Day" held at Highlands Ranch. Council received grant of $4,000 from Colorado Council on Arts and Humanities.

1984 - Sixth annual "Family Day at Highlands Ranch." Arts and Humanities Council relocates to Cantril School, Castle Rock.

1985 - Council sponsors HandelÕs Messiah at Christmas in Parker. "No, No Nanette" benefits DCCAH with $5,000. Juried art show held at Cantril.

1986 - Arts and Crafts Guild of Douglas County affiliates with DCCAH. DCCAH sponsors Prairie Ship Liberty.

1987 - DCCAH co-sponsors Auction at the Pines (Castle Pines) with Horsepower. Sponsors "Messiah" at Christmas. Sponsors "Scapino" presented by Snowmass Repertory Theater. Council presents oil painting by Cheryl Baumgartner to Douglas County Library.


Access Terms

Artists
Arts & Crafts
Cantril School
Colorado
Douglas County (Colo.)
Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities

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

Records of the Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

These records were created as a result of the normal business functions of the Douglas County Council for the Arts and Humanities. The records were donated to the Local History Collection of the Douglas Public Library District in 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Maguire, Vicki Urquhart, and Janet Johnson, May 1998.


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