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Chamberlin Observatory

 Organization

Scope Note

Use for: University of Denver. Chamberlin Observatory.

Biography

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]

Biography

Cornerstone for Chamberlin Observatory in 1890.

Sources

Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76).

Biography

Chamberlin Observatory completed in 1894.

Biography

University of Denver Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 4, April, 1923, page 15.

Biography

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 186 Collections and/or Records:

Herbert A. Howe 1902 Diary, 1902

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00023
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1902 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life. Particular mention is made of: his son Hubert's purchase (for 50 cents) a half-grown coyote for a pet; observations of Perrine's Comet beginning September 4th; the unexpected...
Dates: 1902

Herbert A. Howe 1903 Diary, 1903

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00024
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1903 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life.

Dates: 1903

Herbert A. Howe 1904 Diary, 1904

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00025
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1904 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special note is made of: electrical service in the University Park neighborhood being raised to 108 volts; and in September, Julian and Hubert Howe left to attend the...
Dates: 1904

Herbert A. Howe 1905 Diary, 1905

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00026
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1905 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special mention includes: his sons' continued attendance at the Culver Military Academy in Indiana; buying milk from the cows their in-laws and neighbors, the Shattucks,...
Dates: 1905

Herbert A. Howe 1906 Diary, 1906

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00027
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1906 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special mention includes: repairing a wooden sidewalk, leveling the Observatory ditch in University Park; a May 26 housewarming and the Buchtels' new home at the corner of...
Dates: 1906

Herbert A. Howe 1907 Diary, 1907

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0003.00028
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1907 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special mention includes: Chancellor Buchtel's inauguration as Governor of Colorado on January 8; an outbreak of smallpox; Howe's work as acting Chancellor and book...
Dates: 1907

Herbert A. Howe 1908 Diary, 1908

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00001
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1908 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special mention is made of a two week trip to the mountain cabin near Pine, Colorado; his in-laws and neighbors (Joseph C. Shattuck and his wife) Golden Wedding...
Dates: 1908

Herbert A. Howe 1909 Diary, 1909

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00003
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1909 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special mention is made of: building foot bridges across the irrigation ditch along Warren Avenue, and a boardwalk across the Howes' front lawn; entertainment of visitors...
Dates: 1909

Herbert A. Howe 1910 Diary, 1910

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00004
Abstract Professor Howe's diary for 1910 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver (DU), entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, as well as his family and religious life. Special mention is made of: Howe's mother-in-law's death from pneumonia on January 29; his father-in-law, Joseph C. Shattuck coming to live with the Howes; the...
Dates: 1910

Herbert A. Howe 1911 Diary, 1911

 Item
Identifier: M010.03.0004.00005
Abstract

Professor Howe's diary for 1911 recounts his brief weather and astronomical observations, administrative and teaching activities at the University of Denver, entertainment of visitors to the Chamberlin Observatory, participation in events in University Park and elsewhere in Denver, his family and religious life.

Dates: 1911

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Archival Record 184
Collection 2
 
Subject
Colorado 172
Denver (Colo.) 172
Built environment 113
College buildings 113
Astronomical observatories 112