The Denver Public Library’s renowned Western History and Genealogy Department is actively working to revive and enhance its Colorado Authors Collection. This, the Colorado Authors’ League’s 85th year, is the perfect time for CAL authors to add their titles to this prestigious trove.
The Colorado Authors Collection was begun about a hundred years ago, explains Jim Kroll, manager of the Western History and Genealogy Department. But attention to it waned toward the end of the century. Kroll decided to revive it in 2014, and subsequently asked Brian Trembath, Special Collections Librarian, to continue it.
“Over the past two years it became clear that finding out about publications by Colorado writers can be as impossible as their search for market for their books,” Kroll says. “So I am very pleased that the Library can participate in the CAL network.”
Books in the Colorado Authors Collection are kept in closed stacks, which means they are available for reference but not loaned out. The Collection currently contains a little more than 600 titles, Trembath said, and has added about 65 in the past year. Practically speaking, he said, there’s no physical limit to the number of books the collection could contain.
CAL authors can contact Trembath at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about adding their published works to the Colorado Authors Collection. Click here to read the Colorado Authors Collection Acquisition Policy.