Creator: Arnold, Margaret Shippen, 1760-1804
Abstract: Margaret (Peggy) Shippen Arnold (1760-1804) was the second wife of Benedict Arnold, with whom he had five children. Though her involvement in her husband's treason against the United States and association with the British is not clear, she did move the family with him to England and then to Canada and finally back to England where they lived in exile. Benedict Arnold died in 1801 and Margaret provided for her family, managing business affairs for her children and also his children from a previous marriage. The Arnold Family papers contain correspondence between members of the Benedict Arnold Family; receipts, legal papers, as well as correspondence relating to their business affairs and land ownership in Canada; also includes biographical notes and journal articles about Margaret Shippen Arnold; passport; samples of Benedict Arnold's hair.
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: 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: 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: Dickinson, Frank Watt, 1886-1969
Abstract: Frank Watt Dickinson (1886-1969) served as chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Denver and as interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Frank Dickinson papers contain the academic work of Frank Dickinson including his papers as a student as well as his class notes and research as a professor. Also included are personal papers and a scrapbook, as well as publications related to philosophy.
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.
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: 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: 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.