Kenneth Kendal King Scrapbooks 1901-2005
This collection contains scrapbooks about Kenneth Kendal King's life. The scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, and printed material pertaining to events his company, Columbia Savings Loan Associates, hosted. Photographs in the scrapbooks include family photos of his son, Alan King
his wife, Edith Weber
and his mother, father, and brothers. Also included in the collection is a biography of King written by his longtime secretary Bernice Bettis. Several of the scrapbooks include Bettis' typescripts of King's handwritten correspondence from his travels. The typed letters were passed around Columbia Savings Loan Associates for employees to be kept up to date on King's travels. This collection provides visual insight to King's life, including his philanthropic endeavors, his family life, and his travels to Alaska. One notable set of Alaskan photos in the scrapbooks are from King's time on Little Diomede Island. These photos display the Diomede Eskimos' way of life as well as King's process of capturing Dall lambs for the Denver Zoo and the Calgary Zoo.
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The scrapbooks in this collection were found in the Petroleum Building, Denver, Colorado in an apartment owned by Nadine Lange. Lange gave the scrapbooks to her friend, Natascha Seideneck, a Denver photographer, who offered them to History Colorado in January 2015.
Kenneth Kendal King Scrapbook Collection, MSS.2649, 2015.23) History Colorado