Abstract: Alfred Crofts graduated from Wheaton College, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University. He served in Naval Intelligence under General Douglas MacArthur in World War II and traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia. He was a professor of history at the University of Denver. This collection contains administrative files related to Crofts.
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: This collection contains files of papers and photos related to Colorado history.
Abstract: This collection contains documents, reports, conference materials, compact disks related to the Colorado Library Association.
Abstract: The Imperial Stamp Collection was housed at the Library and given to Special Collections when that department was organized in the 1960s. The Collection consists of world maps with stamps from the colonies of the Dutch, German, Italian, French and British Empires together with pages for the Belgian Congo and United States possessions.
Creator: Lowenstein, Henry, 1925-2014
Abstract: Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence, personal letters from family and friends, photographs, Maria and Henry Lowenstein's oral histories, as well as an exhibit booklet containing a brief family history in Germany. The collection also contains sketches and acryllic paintings done by Maria Lowenstein, a few of them sketched in German. And there are watercolors of set designs done by Henry Lowenstein for the Bonfils Theater. The collection is arranged chronologically into seven folders and documents the Loewenstein Family's struggle to survive in Berlin during the Holocaust.
Creator: National Opinion Research Center
Abstract: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), a nonprofit corporation that provides the public with a voice in matters of national concern, was founded in 1941 under the direction of Harry H. Field (1897-1946) and was affiliated with the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. Field believed a public opinion research center should not attempt to make predictions or sell products but should give voice to the ordinary people. In 1947 Clyde W. Hart became director and moved the operation to the University of Chicago. Hart left an affiliated Opinion Research Center (ORC) at the University of Denver campus to continue studies from Denver. ORC discontinued operations in September 1949 due to financial problems.
Abstract: Peter H. Dominick was an attorney who was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served as a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1963-1975. He also served as U.S. Representative from Colorado for the Second District from 1961-1963. In 1946, Dominick and his family moved from Connecticut to Colorado, where Dominick joined the Denver law firm of Holland and Hart as a partner. Sen. Dominick served on the Republican Policy Committee and he was the ranking minority member of the Education Subcommittee of the Labor and Public Welfare Committee. He was an advocate for giving tax credits for higher education, and he was instrumental in moving the Head Start program from the Office of Economic Opportunity to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Sen. Dominick also was involved in the development of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During his tenure in Congress he made two trips to Vietnam and Southeast Asia as a member of the Armed Services Committee. Prior to his career in Congress, Dominick served as a pilot and commanding officer in the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. His papers consist primarily of materials from his years in the U.S. Senate and include record vote analyses, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, radio scripts, press releases, newspaper clippings, reports, audio cassette tapes, 16 mm. films, voicewriter tapes, a dictaphone recording, and L.P. sound recordings. The collection also includes military records and Courts Martial documentation from WWII.
Abstract: Reuben Edson Nyswander received his BA and MA degrees from Indiana University and his PhD from Cornell University. He was a professor of physics at Purdue University and then at the University of Denver from 1909 until his death in 1941. He was also Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering and Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Denver.
Creator: Yourgrau, Wolfgang
Abstract: Wolfgang H. J. Yourgrau (1908-1979) served as Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was associated with the University from 1963-1978. He also served as Chair of the Philosophy Department and was a member of the History Department. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in 1932. During World War II, Yourgrau edited an anti-fascist German-language weekly, The Orient. He was editor of Foundations of Physics, an international periodical he founded with Henry Margenau, Yale physicist and spectroscopy expert. His papers include correspondence, journal articles, journals, speeches, newspaper clippings, press releases, classroom notes, lectures, manuscripts of articles, transcripts of radio broadcasts, photographs, framed paintings, inventory of personal library on slides, reel-to-reel tapes, and academic regalia.