Abstract: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national organization that aims to support and encourage women in higher education. Denver has a local city chapter made up of women from all universities in Colorado and beyond.
Creator: Colorado Women's College
Abstract: Colorado Woman's College was conceived as a "Vassar of the West" by its founder, the Rev. Robert Cameron, who wanted to establish a women's college in the Western United States that would offer high-level academics to women. Cameron was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Denver. The sponsoring body was inadvertently incorporated in 1888 as the Woman's College Society (amended to Colorado Woman's College Society the following year), though it did not open until 1909. Located in northeast Denver, the college changed its name in 1967 to Temple Buell College, after Denver philanthropist and architect, Temple Buell, announced plans to endow the school with a $25 million gift. However, before the gift could be realized, debts increased and enrollment fell. In 1973, the institution was renamed Colorado Women's College, and in 1982, it merged with the University of Denver, a private university that opened the Women's College of the University of Denver. The campus housed the Women's College until 2001, when it was purchased by Johnson & Wales University.
Creator: Elaine Zook Westblade
Abstract: Elaine Zook Westblade's papers consist of one (1) scrapbook documenting her time at the Colorado Women's College in 1943-1945. Zook is her maiden name.
Creator: Louise Bieri
Abstract: Louise Bieri was a student of the Colorado Women's College in 1921. She graduated in 1923 and became a teacher. In 1950, she graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor's in Education. Her daughter, Grace von Ehrenkrook Walker, also graduated from CWC in 1948 and from CU in 1950. She donated her mother's scrapbook to the archives.
Creator: Nancy Hall Chase
Abstract: Nancy Hall Chase attended the Colorado Women's College from 1962-1964 and received an AA. She then transferred to University of Denver and finished her business degree in 1967.