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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Anna Grace Wirt Postcard Collection

Identifier: M038

Anna Grace Wirt (1860-1955) was a French and German Languages professor at the University of Denver from 1896 until about 1932. She travelled extensively and studied at several European universities. Her collection of post cards contains postcards from Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Japan. Several of the postcards were sent to Ms. Wirt and contain messages for her.

Dates: 1900-1930

Dana Ruzickova Papers

Identifier: M441
Overview This collection contains a scrapbook created by Dana Ruzickova during 1983-1984. It was determined that this scrapbook belongs to Dana due to a large number of photographs of her; there are some of her injured, with a notation that indicates she was preparing for a period of "TV and boredom." There are also photographs of her trip to Denmark. To cross-check, the K-book from 1983 was consulted for photographs of the 1983 tennis team.
Dates: Other: 1983-1984

Feldman Documents, Ephemera, 1966-1998

Identifier: M145.04.0009.0028
Overview This folder is the second of two containing all official documentation pertaining to Burton Feldman's faculty reviews over the course of his career both at both the University of Denver and the University of Maryland.
Dates: 1966-1998

Lowell Thomas in Arab Headdress, circa 1918

Identifier: U201.02.0141.0018.00002.00004
Overview Photographic image of Lowell Thomas, University of Denver alumnus (B.A., M.A. 1912), famed world traveler, journalist, author, and broadcaster. He is perhaps most famous for introducing T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) to the world. He is wearing an Arab headdress and army-style shirt. Location unknown, date is presumed to be circa 1918.
Dates: circa 1918

Lowell Thomas with Tribesmen, between 1915-1950

Identifier: U201.02.0141.0018.00002.00002
Overview Photographic image of University of Denver alumnus Lowell Thomas, flanked by two tribesmen in full regalia, while other tribe members look on. Location and date unknown.
Dates: between 1915-1950

Study Abroad, 1999

Identifier: U201.01.0132.0021.00001
Overview The image depicts three unidentified individuals and seven llamas on top of a mountain in an unidentified location, affiliated with the University of Denver, in 1999.
Dates: 1999

Study Abroad, circa 1975

Identifier: U201.01.0132.0021.00002
Overview The image depicts five unidentified individuals holding up mugs at a table in an unidentified restaurant in Heidelberg, Germany, affiliated with the University of Denver study abroad program, undated.
Dates: circa 1975

Study Abroad, circa 1960

Identifier: U201.01.0132.0021.00003
Overview The image depicts six unidentified law students having a conversation in England, affiliated with the University of Denver study abroad program, circa 1960.
Dates: circa 1960