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Jeffco Sister County Collections (2012-008)

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1-10
Identifier: 2012-008

Content Description

Files documenting Jeffco's Sister County relationships; Collection of gifts and other materials received from or created for Sister County delegations during their visits to Jefferson County. Sister Counties were White Mountain Federation, Japan; Tver Oblast, Russia; and Pingtung, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Acquisition Type



Transferred to the Archives by the Board of County Commissioners' Office in 2012. Memorandum of Transfer signed.

Restrictions Apply



  • Agent Relation: 1989-2008


10.0 Cubic Feet (Ten record boxes (119 artifacts))


Correspondence for Sister County in Germany (1995); Correspondence and documents for Sister County in Papua, New Guinea (1998); White Mountain Federation, Japan: Framed “Friendly Cities Proclamation”; VHS Tapes: “Beautiful Nature Land: Autumn” & “Beautiful Nature Land: Summer”; Correspondence and other documents related to Sister County program; Banner; Two small flags w/stands. Tver Oblast, Russia: China plate w/plate stand; Four file folders: 1-Correspondence, agreements, articles, notes, miscellaneous information; 2-Trip to Russia ( April 16-24, 1997); 3-Tver Trade Mission Group Visit to Jeffco (October 6-17, 2001); and 4-Russian Sister County Visit (September 8-17, 1997); Framed oil painting of church; Framed needlework; Photo album; Set of picture postcards of churches; Letter to Board of County Commissioners; Small banner; Business Guide to Tver Region; Small flag w/stand; “Agreement on Establishment of Sister Country/Region Relationship” (Apr. 21, 1997) (One framed, one red folder); Photo album of trip to Russia (April 17-24, 1997); Framed photo of Jeffco delegation in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow (1997); Framed photo of “the Signing of the Sister County Documents”; Rug/wall hanging with coat of arms. Pingtung, Taiwan, Republic of China: Shopping bag: Pingtung Bluefin Tuna Cultural Festival (2007); Two Shopping bags: JIUNN MEEI; Round plaque w/red tassels: “Types of Facial Makeup in Chinese Opera: Ko Ma-Ching, Sung Wo-Kong”; Wood plaque: “Pingtung County Council, Taiwan R.O.C. Speaker Kuo Ting-Tsai”; Two magazines: “Discover Taiwan,” publication of The China Post (April 2008); Three booklets: “Notes to the First Prize and Commissioned Works in the 14th Annual R.O.C. New Year’s Print Competition”; Two travel books: “Show Me the Sign! Index Pingtung” (January 2004); Book: “Auspicious Ju-I Scepters of China,” National Palace Museum (1995); Two newspapers: “Love Ping Tung” (2008); Three framed photos of unidentified people (delegation from Ping Tung and Commissioners?); Dragon hand puppet (?) in wood and glass display case; Framed “Certificate of Merit” to Marjorie E. Clement (1989) (glass cracked); Two framed artwork of Chinese calligraphy; Four file folders: Documents regarding Sister County Program (1995-1996); “Earghen Jar” in padded and lined box, presented to Michelle Lawrence (June 5, 1998); Framed photos of Commissioners with members of delegation (?); Wood plaque: “Sister County 10 yrs, 1989-1999”; Wood plaque: “Welcome Goodwill Mission, 1995”; Wood plaque: “Friendship Forever, 1989”; Two framed certificates: “Sister County 10 yrs.”; Two framed certificates: “Sister County 20 yrs.”; Framed “Sister County Relationship Agreement” (November 1, 1989); Framed “Memorandum on the Sister County Affiliation” (July 31, 1989); Two rubber-banded packets of photos of dignitaries, 4x6 and 5x7; Doll; Two red velvet drawstring bags, 22” x 13.5”; Towel (flag design) rolled up and packaged like a cupcake; Boxed set of two tie clips; Miniature painting on easel; Four miniature flags w/metal stands; Three tie tacks (two of flag, one w/symbols); Set of plastic tags of cartoon figures, from Pingtung Bluefin Tuna Festival (2008); Two Christmas cards (1997-1998); Two packets of picture postcards; Four brochures: “Tourist Guide to Pintung County”; Two brochures: “Shir-Ding Nature Park”; Silk handkerchief in box (by Emilio Valentino, Italy); Two brochure/maps (all in Chinese); Four booklets containing CDs: “Jinzhou Investment Guide”; 16 metal trays: “Ping Tung – Jefferson County – Sister Counties – Oct. 31st, 1989” (Gift from Jeffco); Flag (46” x 70”); Wood framed carving of Atayal figure head; Ornament (tomatoes); Book: “Pingtung County Native DNA: Monuments of History, Industrial Society,” by Taipei National Cultural Association (2008); Book: “Pingtung County Native DNA: The Humanities and History, Leisure and Landscape,” by Taipei National Cultural Association (2008)