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The first reference to Colorado Seminary was in The Rocky Mountain News of November 27, 1862: “ a board of Trustees, composed of the solid men of Denver, has been organized to superintend the erection of a seminary building… for an academic education.”
Sources Breck, "From the Rockies to the World"
University of Denver votes to adopt quarter system in 1929.
Sources "University Adopts New Quarter Plan; Vote Unanimous," The Denver Clarion, vol. 34, no. 19, November 26, 1929, 1.
First year Hillel organization features full programming at DU


Jan. 30, 1974, letter to faculty, U172._.0003, Hillel folder

Found in 292 Collections and/or Records:

Accrual: Office of the Chancellor Records, U136

Identifier: 2015.117
Dates: 2015

Admin - Chancellors - Group - Buchtel, McDowell, and Moore

Identifier: U201.01.0090.0008
Overview Black and white prints of a group portrait of University of Denver Chancellors Buchtel, McDowell, and Moore.
Dates: 1864-

Administration - Chancellors, circa 1900

Identifier: U201.01.0090.0008.00001
Overview This portrait depicts the University of Denver Administration Chancellors: Henry Augustus Buchtel, William Fraser McDowell, and David Hastings Moore, circa 1900.
Dates: circa 1900

Adolph Kiesler Receiving an Honorary Degree, 1955

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00058
Overview Adolph Kiesler, left, and Chancellor Chester Alter stand together holding a degree and wearing cap and gown during the 1955 University of Denver graduation when Kiesler received an honorary degree.
Dates: 1955

Albert Charles Jacobs, between 1949-1953

Identifier: U201.01.0413.00007
Overview University of Denver eleventh chancellor Albert Charles Jacobs poses for a portrait. Jacobs was chancellor from 1949-1953.
Dates: between 1949-1953

Albert Charles Jacobs, between 1949-1953

Identifier: U201.03.0011.0045.00001
Overview Black and white portrait of University of Denver Chancellor Albert Charles Jacobs.
Dates: between 1949-1953

Albert Sims, Ben Cherrington, Josef Korbel, and Joe Slater, between 1962-1975

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0033.00003
Overview Black and white print of Albert Sims, former University of Denver chancellor Ben M. Cherrington, DU professor and dean Josef Korbel, and Joe Slater examining some papers around a table.
Dates: between 1962-1975

Alfred C. Nelson, between 1929-1949

Identifier: U201.03.0011.0036.00001
Overview Headshot of University of Denver professor and interim Chancellor Alfred Clarence Nelson.
Dates: between 1929-1949

Alfred Clarence Nelson, 1949

Identifier: U201.01.0413.00010
Overview University of Denver tenth chancellor Alfred Clarence Nelson poses for a portrait. Nelson served as chancellor from 1948 to 1949. Nelson was an interim chancellor appointed by the board and the only DU alumnus to hold the position.
Dates: 1949

Alter, Chester - Photos - At Commencement, 1951-1966

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004
Overview 38 black and white prints, mostly undated, of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter. Images include Alter with Morrison and John Shafroth; with Dr. Moore, Charlotte Lang, and international students; in front of Mary Reed building; with Air ROTC professor Shayler; with Francis VanDerbur; with a map of worldwide activities of DU; with an international student pointing out his home country on a globe; with Quigg Newton; with Charlotte Fowler Fraser and Martha Kimball; giving a speech at a...
Dates: 1951-1966