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Chamberlin Observatory

 Organization

Scope Note

Use for: University of Denver. Chamberlin Observatory.
Ground Breaking for Chamberlin Observatory (H.B. Chamberlin, donor; Cost, about $40,000) in June 13, 1888.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76); Steve Fisher, "University Park's Utopian Start," University of Denver magazine, Winter 2008; University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Certificate. [U123.01.0002.0016]
Cornerstone for Chamberlin Observatory in 1890.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76).
Chamberlin Observatory completed in 1894.
University of Denver Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 4, April, 1923, page 15.
On March 27, 1980, Chamberlin Observatory is added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Citation

University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. NHRP Certificate.

Found in 185 Collections and/or Records:

Aerial View of University of Denver Campus, between 1965-1975

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0029.0026.00009
Overview Aerial view of the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The view is from overhead and slightly to the south and includes an area extending north to Iowa Avenue, west to Race Street, south to Wesley Avenue, and east to Monroe Street. Campus buildings visible in the photo include University of Denver Stadium, the Fieldhouse, Margery Reed Hall, Buchtel Chapel, University Hall, the Iliff School of Theology, Chamberlin Observatory, Mary Reed Building, Carnegie...

Albert Recht with Student at Chamberlin Observatory, circa 1957

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Identifier: U201.01.0017.0029.00015
Overview University of Denver astronomy professor Albert Recht looks at a telescope with a female student inside Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

Albert W. Recht Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M193
Overview Albert William Recht was an astronomer and educator at the University of Denver from 1932 to his death in 1962. The collection includes tapes of various lectures used on "public nights" at Chamberlin Observatory, newspapers clippings, bulletins of the Chamberlain Observatory, a copy of "A Space Trip for the Joneses," Chamberlin Observatory publications, photographs, notes for Recht's address to the National Amateur Astronomers Convention held in Denver (1959) and journal...

Astronomy Students Using Telescope in Chamberlin Observatory, 1947

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Identifier: U201.01.0017.0029.00012
Overview A male student looks through the telescope inside Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, while a female student looks on.

Audience in Observatory Park, 1956 September

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Identifier: U201.01.0017.0029.00008
Overview A large audience of unidentified persons sits in chairs set up on the grass to listen to an astronomy presentation near Chamberlin Observatory in Observatory Park in Denver, Colorado.

Campus Observatory Park, circa 1910

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Identifier: U201.01.0031.0006.00003
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Observatory Park in Denver, Colorado. The image shows the Chamberlin Observatory to the right and a house in the background on the left side.

Chamberlin Observatory Bills and Receipts, 1880-1920

 File
Identifier: M010.02.0002.0004
Scope and Contents From the Series: Materials related to the building of the Chamberlin Observatory and the Saegmuller telescope: contracts, specifications, bills and receipts, drawings, and observatory account books. This series also includes publications, articles, clippings, announcements and photographs as well as his thesis on Kepler's Problem and several essays and articles written by Howe.

Chamberlin Observatory contracts, circa 1890-1892

 File
Identifier: M010.02.0002.0001
Scope and Contents From the Series: Materials related to the building of the Chamberlin Observatory and the Saegmuller telescope: contracts, specifications, bills and receipts, drawings, and observatory account books. This series also includes publications, articles, clippings, announcements and photographs as well as his thesis on Kepler's Problem and several essays and articles written by Howe.