Spring, Agnes Wright, 1894-1988

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Birth 1894-01-05
Death 1988-03-20

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Agnes Wright Spring (1894-1988) graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1913. She served as Wyoming State Assistant Librarian from 1913-1918 and in 1918 became State Librarian and Historian. She resigned in 1921 to marry Archer T. Spring, who died in 1967. Agnes W. Spring served as Wyoming State Supervisor for the Work Projects Administration's Federal Writers' Project from 1935-1941. In 1941 the Springs moved to Denver, Colorado and Agnes W. Spring became a research assistant at the Denver Public Library. In 1950 she became president of the Colorado Historical Society and also served as Colorado State Historian from 1954-1963. Spring wrote over 500 articles and 22 books on the Rocky Mountain West.

From the description of Papers, 1874-1987. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 27841999

Agnes Wright Spring, author and historian, was born on 5 January 1894 in Delta, Colorado Her family moved to a ranch on the Little Laramie River (Wyoming) in 1901. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1913. Her first professional work after graduation was as Wyoming State Librarian and Historian from 1917-1921. She was assistant Librarian for the Wyoming Supreme Court and from 1950-1963 she was Colorado State Historian. During the 1920s she worked at the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She also held a number of other positions. In 1921 Agnes Wright married Archer T. Spring. They moved to a fruit orchard named Cherryhurst in Colorado during the 1930s. Agnes Wright Spring died on March 20, 1988 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

From the description of Photographs, 1860-1975. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 27137743

Born in Delta, Colorado. Family moved to ranch on Little Laramie River in Wyoming. Graduated from University of Wyoming. Attended Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University. Served as Wyoming state librarian, state historian and superintendent of weights and measures. Married Archer T. Spring in 1921. Moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. Served as Colorado state historian from 1954-1963. Edited Colorado Magazine for several years. Wrote more than 20 books and 600 feature and fiction articles on the Rocky Mountain West.

From the description of Papers, 1867-1984. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 53193363


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