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.
Creator: Fogel, Marshall
Abstract: Newspaper articles collected by Marshall Fogel on General Maurice Rose and the naming of Rose Hospital. Marshall Fogel is researching General Rose and whether he was Jewish or Christian when he died.
Creator: Colorado Poetry Fellowship
Abstract: The Colorado Poetry Fellowship was formed for the purpose of encouraging the development and recognition of the poets in the Rocky Mountain region. The group participated in International Poetry Week, presented readings by nationally known poets, and published the little magazine Timberlines.
Abstract: Future Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (Golda Mabovitch Meyerson) resided in Denver from 1913 to 1914 as a high school student. After an argument with her parents, she ran away from Milwaukee to join her sister Shayna Mabovitch Korngold and her husband Sam in Denver. Shayna was one of the many east European Jews who flocked to Colorado to "chase the cure" for tuberculosis. Shana was a patient at both the National Jewish Hospital (NJH) and later at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). After recovering her health, she married San Korngold and settled in a small duplex in the West Colfax Jewish immigrant neighborhood. While in Denver, Golda lived with Shana and Sam, attended North High School, met her future husband, and developed her social and political views and her lifelong committment to democratic socialism.
The collection includes clippings and documents related to Golda Meir and Shayna Korngold, including a copy of Golda's transcript and Shayna's patient application record for the JCRS.
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.
Abstract: Milton L. Anfenger was an attorney, Colorado state senator, humanitarian, and civic leader who lived in Denver, Colorado. He was president of National Jewish Hospital and the Denver Bears Baseball Club. He was a member of the Elks, Masons, Shriners, and B'nai B'rith. The papers include newspapers, newspaper clippings, invitations, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Abstract: The Reed family were supporters of the University of Denver, including Mary Reed, an English professor and trustee of DU, her husband Verner, a real estate and mining magnate, and their children Joseph, Verner Jr., and Margery (the namesake of Margery Reed Building). This collection contains articles, manuscripts, CDs, scrapbooks, ledgers, maps, journals, and photographs related to the Reed family.
Creator: General Rose Memorial Hospital
Abstract: General Rose Memorial Hospital was founded in 1945. The hospital was named for General Maurice Rose, a Denver native, who had been killed in action the same year. General Rose was the highest ranking American officer killed in action in Europe and also the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Army. The hospital was intended to “serve the need of every creed.” The records highlight fundraising related to the hospital foundation through photographs, programs and other event ephemera. Several recorded interviews and television programs as well as published texts provide and in-depth history of the organization. The collection includes ephemera, publications, scrapbooks, donation ledgers, photographs, newspaper clippings and audio-visual materials.