Spring, Agnes Wright, 1894-1988

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Agnes Wright Spring : [collection] : 1964-1966 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Agnes Wright Spring collection, 1917-1920 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Spring, Agnes Wright, 1894-1988,. Agnes Wright Spring collection, 1917-1920. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Spring, Agnes Wright 1894-1988. The Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage and Express Routes / by Agnes Wright Spring. ca 1945 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Spring, Agnes Wright, 1894-1988. Papers, 1867-1984. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Spring, Agnes Wright, 1894-1988. Papers, 1874-1987. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Holmes, Julia Anna Archibald, 1838-1887. Papers, [ca. 1850-ca. 1950]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Rosenstock, Fred,. William Oliver Collins and family papers, 1861-1956 [manuscript]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Coolidge, Jay W.,. First Baptist Church of Denver : [collection] : 1895-1962 ; (bulk 1895-1906) ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Spring, Agnes Wright, 1894-1988. Photographs, 1860-1975. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
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associatedWith Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Edith K. O. person
associatedWith Colorado Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Colorado. State Historian. corporateBody
associatedWith Ekstrom, Laura Allyn. person
associatedWith Holdredge, Fred. person
associatedWith Holmes, Julia Anna Archibald, 1838-1887. person
associatedWith Knight, Samuel H. (Samuel Howell), 1892-1975. person
associatedWith Mumey, Nolie, 1891-1984. person
associatedWith Payne, Lucretia. person
associatedWith Payne, Steven. person
associatedWith Pi Beta Phi. corporateBody
associatedWith Pi Beta Phi Settlement School, (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) corporateBody
associatedWith Reagan, Lizzie. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Rogers, James Grafton, 1883-1971. person
associatedWith Spring, Archer T. person
associatedWith United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wyoming. corporateBody
associatedWith Wyoming. Historical Dept. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Colorado
Wyoming
Alaska
Gatlinburg (Tenn.)
Colorado
West (U.S.)
Colorado--Fort Collins
Idaho
France
Colorado
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina and Tennessee)
Belgium
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
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World War, 1914-1918
Water resources development
Western stories
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium
Women historians
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns
Women librarians
World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns France
Women authors
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Historians--West (U.S.)
Authors, American
Collector
Historians
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Birth 1894-01-05

Death 1988-03-20

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