Creator: Nelson, Alfred C., 1898-1980
Abstract: Alfred Clarence "Pete" Nelson served as interim Chancellor at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1948-1949. Alfred C. Nelson served as Interim Chancellor at the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. from 1948-1949. He also served as Professor of Chemistry (1923-1936), Registrar (1929-1937), Dean of Graduate College and Director Summer Session (1937-1948), Vice Chancellor (1949-1952), and Dean of Community College and Director of Summer Session (1951-1960). The majority of materials date from 1948-1949 when Nelson served as interim Chancellor at the University of Denve. Administration papers contain correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, memos, maps, periodicals and brochures. The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, photographs from his days as a student at the University of Denver to his early career as a Chemistry Professor at the University.
Abstract: In 1923, James H. Causey and Heber Reece Harper conceived the Social Science Foundation to “promote the cause of liberalism and focus on vital social and industrial problems of the day” (Breck, p. 119). Sparked by an endowment granted by Causey on his deathbed, Causey and Harper’s vision for a greater understanding of the world was given a home in a building bought by Harper (then given to the University) on 16th and Champa. The organizaion was formally established in 1926 as the Foundation for the Advancement of the Social Sciences. Soon thereafter, Ben Mark Cherrington was selected as executive director of the board. It was renamed the Social Science Foundation in 1941. As of 2015, the foundation manages a multi-million dollar trust, which supports the Josef Korbel School of International Studies through financial assistance of certificate programs and seed capital for new centers and research centers.