Ginger Sunday Evans, a graduate of Colorado State University, was the chief of new airport construction and associate director of aviation for the City and County of Denver during construction of Denver International Airport (DIA). She oversaw DIA’s administration, the largest public works project in the country at the time. Noted for her innovation and determination in pushing through construction on DIA, Evans was named Engineering News-Record's Woman of the Year and Award of Excellence winner in 1994. She was the first woman, and the youngest person to win these engineering honors. Evans later worked in the industry in other capacities including at a contracting firm with DIA; as a principal aviation manager; as an aviation division manager and senior vice president for a major engineering corporation; as vice president for engineering of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; and as commissioner for the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The library’s archival collection includes office files, maps, plans and schematics for DIA, and personal memorabilia. The digital collection consists of the airport’s operations, management, scheduling, and departing passenger schematics; airport land and terminal area plans; vicinity and regional maps; and a baggage system training plan. For more information, see the finding aid.

Recent Submissions

  • Terminal area plan 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:drawings (visual works)
  • Vicinity map 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:maps (documents)
  • Airport land plan 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:drawings (visual works)
  • Process of fund management schematic 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:schematic drawings
  • Departing passengers schematic 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:schematic drawings
  • Baggage system training plan 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:1994-03
    Format:drawings (visual works)
  • Project control scheduling levels schematic 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:1988-06
    Format:schematic drawings
  • Annual aircraft operations schematic 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:schematic drawings
  • Regional map 

    Author(s):Evans, Ginger S.; City and County of Denver Municipal Airport System; Denver International Airport
    Date:undated
    Format:maps (documents)