Abstract: A. Edward Newton was an authority on book collecting during the first half of the 20th century. His correspondence with Alfred Blake Trott, president of Daniels & Fisher Company of Denver, Colorado from 1929-1944, details book collecting as well as travels, and reflects on the political and economic climate of the time in Europe and the United States. Newton also sent Trott copies of articles, most published in the Atlantic Monthly between 1922 and 1938. Some articles were privately printed by Newton; these booklets or pamphlets were sent as Christmas greetings inscribed by Newton to Trott. The collection includes two letters written to Luella Corbin, 351 Acoma St., Denver, Colorado that discuss Newton and his wife.
Creator: Bailey, Alicia
Abstract: Born in Denver, Colorado, Alicia Bailey received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Bailey is a studio and book artist and the owner of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO. This collection contains project models, artist's proofs, plans, prototypes, notes, samples, worksheets, image descriptions, and various other materials related to the production of books published by Bailey.
Creator: Matchett, Barry
Abstract: The collection consists of oral histories by residents of the University Park neighborhood in Denver, Colorado and recount life in the south Denver neighborhood from early 1900 to the mid-1980s as part of 14-year old Barry Matchett's 1986 Eagle Scout project. Residents relate the history of University Park including the trolley that served the area, grocery stores and holiday celebrations. The subdivision was platted in 1892 and the University of Denver moved to its University Park Campus in the early 1890s. University Park School, part of the Arapahoe County School District, was built in 1893 on the corner of East Iliff Avenue and South St. Paul Street. In 1894 the Chamberlin Observatory was dedicated at Observatory Park on the corner of East Warren Avenue and South Fillmore Street. University Park Methodist Church was located at South University Boulevard and East Warren Avenue.
Abstract: Born in Maine in 1828, Isaac Batchellor served in the US Navy. In 1859 he came to Colorado and became a tradesman and local government officer, serving in the territorial legislature from 1872 to 1880. In 1872 he married Ellen Chatfield, and they had a daughter, Charlotte Batchelor Sheppard. Ellen's brothers were Charles and Clark Chatfield, who fought in the Civil War. This collection contains memorabilia related to the members of the Batchellor and Chatfield families and correspondence between them.
Creator: Draper, Benjamin
Abstract: The Benjamin Draper Manuscript is titled "A Preliminary Tabulation of Colorado Theatre Structures 1859 - 1900 and An Outline of a Four-Part Comprehensive Study The Colorado Theatre 1859-1900, prepared by Benjamin Draper as a Graduate Study Project, University of California, Berkeley under Professor Garff B. Wilson, Department of Dramatic Arts, 1964.
Abstract: The material in the collection includes items, photographs, and papers related to Dorothy Bercu Gross and her husband Norman Gross, her extended family, and her Vaudeville career in the 1920s and 1930s. Her father owned the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool Company in Douglas, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. The collection spans from the late 1800s to 2015 and illustrates an extended Jewish family and vaudeville performers.
Creator: Laverty, Bernice Cooke
Abstract: Bernice Cooke Laverty was born in Calfornia in 1904. She served as the University of Denver Lamont School of Music's speech teacher for a number of years. This collection contains programs and photographs from various plays and musicals directed by Laverty as well as correspondence, musical scores, songbooks, scripts and teacher's guides.
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.
Abstract: Caroline Bancroft was a journalist and writer from Denver, Colorado. She was an alumna of, and later an instructor at, the University of Denver. This collection contains notes, manuscripts, and pamphlets written by Bancroft.
Abstract: The Central City Opera Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1931 to manage and preserve the Central City Opera House located in Central City, Colorado and to direct annual summer opera festivals. Heirs of Peter McFarlane, a Central City businessman who owned the Opera House prior to 1931, donated the building to the University of Denver in 1931. The real estate holdings of the University of Denver were transferred back to the Association in 1982. The Association held the Central City Play Festival from 1932-1942 and from 1946-1970. Performances included the premieres of ''The Ballad of Baby Doe''(1956) and ''Lady From Colorado''(1964). The Opera House, Teller House and other Central City properties are part of the organization, and the Central City Opera Festival commissioned five original operas.
The records located at the University of Denver cover the period from 1931 to 2013. The collection contains the administrative records of the organization together with programs for performances and photographs of productions and artists.