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Thomas family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC015

Scope and Contents

Books along with other items were given to the library by Sarah Thomas, widow of Dan Thomas, c 1971, when the Thomas home near Ault was sold. William Southard of Greeley was the attorney. Correspondence about the gift is in the Archives office file.The file also contains a list of the books, most of which have not been cataloged. A list of the books is available upon request. This collection also contains over 700 etchings and watercolors by Myra Laura Thomas.


  • 1809-1971
  • Existence: Date acquired: 1970-12-01
  • Majority of material found in 1919-1971

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Method of Acquisition

A gift of Mrs. Sarah Thomas through the efforts of Mr. William H. Southard, Attorney-at-Law.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archival Services Department at or 970-351-2854 for further information.


23 Box(es) (Original collection contained 1643 items in 26 boxes. The collection currently contains 23 boxes.)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Correspondence – This series includes diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, and clippings. Series 2: Etchings and Art – This series includes etchings and art, primarily by Myra Laura Thomas although most artwork is untitled and signed by Myra Thomas. Series 3: Postcards – This series includes postcards collected by the Thomas Family on their many travels overseas and in the United States. Series 4: Photographs and Negatives – This series includes photographs and negatives of some of Myra Thomas artwork and one black and white photograph of her by William Louis Koehne of Chicago. Series 5: Myra Thomas Materials – This series includes Series 6: Published Materials – This series includes periodicals, monographs, brochures, and other published materials. Series 7: Other – This series includes all other materials not included in Series 1-6.

Related Materials

Original art by Myra Laura Thomas is available at the Greeley History Museum (Greeley, Colorado), Denver Public Library, and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art (Denver).

Thomas Family Collection
Under Revision
Shirley Soenksen
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639