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Colorado Woman's College



The original concept was referred to as the Denver Ladies' College. The organization was erroneously incorporated on November 14, 1888 as the Woman's College Society (amended the following July to Colorado Woman's College Society). The cornerstone for the first building was laid on March 25, 1890 but financial difficulty followed, including the Panic of 1893, and the school finally opened in 1909 as Colorado Woman's College. Its name changed to Temple Buell College in 1966, and changed again to Colorado Women's College in 1973, then merged into the University of Denver in 1982. Name valid 1888-1966.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

80'-81' University of Denver Pioneers vs. Colorado Women's College, 1981 January 23

Identifier: U300.05.0024.00070

University of Denver (DU) Pioneers women's basketball game program from January 23, 1981 for a game vs. Colorado Women's College in a game at the Field House Arena in Denver, Colorado. Program features team rosters for both teams, coaching staff, statistics, and schedule.

Dates: 1981 January 23

Box 51, Students and Teachers, 1930

 File — Box: M130.0051
Identifier: M130.15.0051

Panoramic photo of people in front of Treat Hall.

Dates: 1930

Box 423, Alumnae/Donor Records, 1960 - 1970

 File — Box: M130.0423
Identifier: M130.10.0423

Box 423 contains several files concerning CWC alumnae, including a master list of donors.

Dates: 1960 - 1970

Colorado Women's College (1888-1982) Records

Identifier: M130
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...
Dates: 1888-1982

Container 417, Huchingson Portrait, 1933 - 1950

 File — Object: M130.0417
Identifier: M130.12.0417

Container 417 contains a portrait of James Edwin Huchingson, Colorado Woman's College President from 1933-1950.

Dates: 1933 - 1950

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Treat Hall, 1916

Identifier: M130.12.0027.00001

Group of people in hats and coats. One woman is holding a shovel.

Dates: 1916

Pearl Nicholson Diploma from Colorado Woman's College, 1921 June 16

Identifier: M283.02.0013.00014

Pearl Nicholson Diploma from Colorado Woman's College. (2 copies)

Dates: 1921 June 16

The Denver Clarion, vol. 81, issue 41, 1977 January 6

Identifier: clarion_v081i41_19770106

New Tuition Response – “Justify The Increase”. Kamikaze Directives Revealed. Remission at CWC.

Dates: 1977 January 6

University of Denver vs. Colorado Women's College Women's Field Hockey Game, 1974 December

Identifier: U300.01.0388.00018

University of Denver (DU) Pioneers field hockey players fight for control of the ball during a game against Colorado Women's College. Identified are Tracy Davis and Laura Fischer.

Dates: 1974 December

Weekend College, 1988 November

Identifier: U201.01.0076.0002.00004.00001

The image depicts two unidentified persons, one a teacher guiding the student on the computer with a bookshelf in the background of an unidentified classroom, affiliated with the Univesrity of Denver, on the Colorado Women's College, in 11/1988.

Dates: 1988 November