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: Gates, Caleb Frank, Jr., 1903-1955
Abstract: Born in Constantinople, Turkey, Caleb Frank Gates (1903-1955) received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He served two terms as Chancellor at the University of Denver, from 1941-1943 and 1946-1947. Under Gates' leadership the University instituted the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the School of Aeronautics. The papers include correspondence, memos, blueprints, photographs, pamphlet, questionnaire, grant application, reports, speeches, minutes and newspaper clippings from his years as Chancellor at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.
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.
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: 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.