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Alexander Warner Photograph collection

Identifier: COU:1661

Scope and Contents

This collection contains images of Colorado and the American West in two formats. Materials are comprised mainly of photographs, with a small portion of personal papers. The photograph series pertain either to Colorado or to photographs of general mountain scenes, people and places. There is also a scrapbook series that has a combination of both areas and a series of personal papers. Photographs were individually cataloged photograph to aid in discovery.


  • Creation: 1930s-1974

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

Alexander Hamilton Warner was born in 1917 and raised in Nowata, Oklahoma. Professor Warner and his wife Marie came to Boulder in 1949 when he was given a job as an instructor at the University of Colorado. Professor Warner was a teacher, photographer, pianist, writer and activist. He worked with the San Juan del Centro, Boulder City Council, the Colorado American Association of Retired Persons and Senator Tim Wirth. Professor Warner and his wife collected rare books, several of which now reside in the Special Collection in the University of Colorado Library.


2 linear feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Alexander Warner Photo Collection is a collection photographs, the bulk of which were taken before 1955, of areas in Colorado and around the Western United States. Most of the photographs are landscapes or buildings in small rural or abandoned towns, with a small number of candid images.


This collection is arranged in the following series: Series 1: Scenic Colorado photographs Series 2: Scrapbooks Series 3: General mountain scenes, people and places Series 4: Personal papers

Guide and Inventory by Tegan Davis 2007 December, Processed by Cassandra Volpe 1991 May 29, Reprocessed by Jennifer Sanchez
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States