Jerry Kopel

Denver Public Library


Jerry Kopel began keeping records on Colorado politics and his own political career beginning in 1964. Many of the scrapbooks contain his records have been donated to the Western History Collection at the main branch of the Denver Public Library. The books are a unique source of Colorado history. They are also perhaps the best archival records of the career of an American state legislator in the latter part of the 20th century.

The collection currently comprises 47 linear feet, although more will be added later.

The call number for the Jerry Kopel Papers is C MSS WH1097.

A volume-by-volume Table of Contents for the Jerry Kopel Papers is available here. This is a very large file.

Also held at the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection, is a complete series of Jerry's "Report on the Legislature." This was a free newsletter that Jerry wrote for his constituents and other interested persons during his years in the Colorado House of Representatives.

After retiring from the Legislature in 1992, Jerry continued to produce a printed newsletter, titled "Jerry Kopel's Report." He published the last issue of the "Jerry Kopel's Report" in 1998. The call number for the complete collection of "Jerry Kopel's Report" is C352.0788 K839je.




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