The Kenneth King Foundation is a private foundation founded by Kenneth Kendal King in 1990. The King Foundation, located in Denver, Colorado, was established to perpetuate and expand the eleemosynary principles that Kenneth King developed in his lifetime of helping those less fortunate than himself. Today at the King Foundation, we continue to focus on helping those in need by doing the common thing in an uncommon way. The Foundation is multipurpose, with interests primarily in human services and religious organizations based in Colorado.
The Denver Public Library has a large Western History collection, which began under the direction of City Librarian Malcom G. Wyer and includes 600,000 photographs, 3,700 manuscript archives, 200,000 cataloged books, pamphlets, atlases, maps, and microfilm titles as well as a collection of Western fine art and prints.
History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society, was established in 1879. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education, History Colorado offers the public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and the Stephen H. Hart research library.
For more information regarding making donations and contributions to The Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library, contact Mary M. Somerville, Library Director, by email or phone, (303) 556-4587.