The collection at the State Bureau of Mines in Denver presents, in rather typical form, some of the problems which come up in the relationship of technology to science. The collection originated thru the efforts of the various Exposition Commissions, and has since been in the care of the Bureau. Part of the material was purchased, however, from Dr. Eisner, an old Denver collector. As the position of Commissioner of Mines was a political appointment the collection has enjoyed for many years the vicissitudes of state politics. At times some very able men had charge of it, and at others it was' allowed to go to rack and ruin.

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