Creator: Lumpkin, Ben Gray, 1901-1982
Abstract: Ben Lumpkin was a professor at the University of Colorado and a member of the Colorado Folklore Society. He did extensive research on the history of the Folklore Society and published an article about it entitled: "The Colorado Folklore Society." The article appeared in the Journal of American Folklore in the January-March 1969 issue.
Creator: McFarlane, Ida Kruse, 1872-1940
Abstract: Ida Kruse McFarlane was a patron and advocate of arts, literature, music, and theater. Ida Kruse McFarlane was a prominent professor and head of the English Department at the University of Denver until her death in 1940. McFarlane’s Collection contains a variety of materials ranging from 1890 to 1975. The items in the collection include: notebooks containing lecture notes and materials relating to a course titled “Modern Culture” that she instructed, a bound thesis dated 1890, a manuscript titled “The Opera: The Book,” two notebooks containing a hand written transcription of “Beowulf,” a collection of various materials such as collected stories, author profiles, and notes labeled as “Notes for a Novel,” and collected ephemera containing theater programs, pamphlets, notes, and author profiles.
Creator: Feldman, Burton
Abstract: Burton Edward Feldman (1926-2003) served as faculty member of University of Denver, Department of English from 1965-1998. During his time at the University, Feldman acted as Director of Undergraduate Honors in English (1968 - 1974), Editor of the Denver Quarterly (1970 - 1975), and Director of Graduate Studies in English (1980 - 1984). Feldman also published poetry and scholarly works, including The Rise of Modern Mythology: 1680 - 1860 and 'The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversy, and Prestige. The collection contains records pertaining to Feldman's works as well as correspondence, photographs, drawings, newspaper clippings, address books, journals, calendars, scrapbooks, and research notes.
Creator: Hatch, Lucile
Abstract: Lucile Hatch was Professor, Graduate School of Librarianship University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. She served as Acting Dean of the School from 1966-1968. Hatch was editor of two publications that feature collections of bibliographies, articles and lectures prepared for use with children's literature course, and was the author of several children's books. The collection contains notebooks with articles, bibliographies and notes in the areas of school libraries, media centers and children's literature. In the area of children's literature, the collection contains illustrations, cut-out characters, felt story boards, stencil alphabets and numerous objects.
Abstract: Herbert A. Howe (1858-1926) was Professor of Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Director of Chamberlin Observatory, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was instrumental in building the University of Denver's Chamberlin Observatory (1890) named after Humphrey B. Chamberlin. Howe oversaw the installation of the Observatory's Saegmuller telescope with its 20-inch Clark refractor. Howe's notebooks contain astronomical observations made at the campus observatory from 1897 to 1925 including Halley's Comet in 1910. His papers also contain correspondence, scrapbooks, as well as blueprints related to the building of the observatory.
Abstract: William E. Barrett (1900-1986) wrote numerous novels, short stories and articles. His novel, The Left Hand of God, was translated into ten different languages and was made into a movie, starring Humphrey Bogart. The Lilies of the Field was made into a movie starring Sidney Poitier in 1963. Barrett's work reflects the dilemmas of his society through interpersonal relationships and religious and ethical decisions made by his characters. His writings are representative of the needs of the age, and had great impact upon thousands of readers.
The collection consists of copies of Barrett's published works, original manuscripts and revisions, research materials, and correspondence relating to his writings. The collection spans the years 1926-1975, and also includes material concerning the movie adaptations of his novels.
Abstract: Etienne B. Renaud (1880-1973) served as a faculty member of University of Denver Department of Anthropology from 1920-1948. Renaud influenced archeaological survey methods describing one of the first attempts at systematic excavation in the American Southwest. In 1929 he directed a field expedition for the Colorado Museum of Natural History. He conducted archaeological surveys of the American plains area including Eastern Colorado, 1930-1933; Eastern Wyoming, 1931; Western Nebraska, 1933; Northeast New Mexico, 1934-1935; Southern Wyoming, 1935-1939; and Southern Colorado, 1940-1943. Renaud deposited artifacts from his field expeditions in the University of Denver Anthropology Museum. His papers contain field notes, archaeological survey manuscripts with original sketched site maps and artifact drawings, photographs, maps, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and microfilm.
Creator: Davidson, Levette Jay, 1894-1957
Abstract: Levette J. Davidson (1894-1957) was a professor of English literature at the University of Denver from 1922-1957, specializing in folklore and literature of the American West. He served as head of English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected president of the University Senate. He wrote several books including A guide to American folklore, The Rockies and beyond, and Literature of Colorado.
Creator: Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984
Abstract: Anthropologist Ruth Murray Underhill served as Supervisor of Indian Education with the U.S. Indian Service from 1942-1948 and was professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver from 1948-1952. She was born in Ossining, New York on August 22, 1883 and graduated from Vassar College in 1905 with a B.A. in comparative literature. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1934 and worked for the U.S. Indian Service (later the Bureau of Indian Affairs). Underhill was involved in the Indian Visiting Program of the American Friends Service Committee, a peace and service organization affiliated with the Quaker Church. Her publications that have manuscripts in this collection include Earth people: the story of the Navaho; First came the family; Red Man's religion; Red Man's America; and Southwest Indians. Ruth M. Underhill's papers consist primarily of materials from 1950-1969 and include course materials from her teaching at the University of Denver: lecture notes, exams, syllabi, course descriptions and bibliographies. Her work with Native American tribes in education, training, employment and political issues is reflected in the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs publications and memos, newspaper clippings, newspapers, newsletters, convention papers, booklets, and correspondence. Also includes manuscripts, galley proofs, and typescripts of books as well as journal articles, journal reprints.
Creator: Dunham, Harold Hathaway, 1903-1971
Abstract: Harold Dunham was born September 1, 1903 in Dayton, Ohio. He received a BA from Swathmore College and an MA and PhD from Columbia University. He became the historian for the U. S. Army Transportation Corps in 1944. He taught history, including Western History and Civil War, at the University of Denver from 1946 until his death in 1971. This collection contains catalogues, pamphlets, documents, correspondence, scrapbook, memorabilia, and voting records collected by Harold Dunham in his historical research. Collection also includes research on Henry S. Alcott, a founder of the Theosophical Society.