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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 16 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 1: Memorabilia, 1949-1966

 Item — Box U130.99.0001: Series M130.99 [Barcode: U186023305796]
Identifier: U130.99.0001

This box contains various memorabilia including a pen, a horse show ribbon, a gavel, and a pin.

Dates: 1949-1966

Box 51, Students and Teachers, 1930

 File — Box M130.0051: Series M130.15 [Barcode: U186020741260]
Identifier: M130.15.0051

Panoramic photo of people in front of Treat Hall.

Dates: 1930

Box 62: CWC Timeline

 Item — Box U109.11.0062: Series U109.11 [Barcode: U186023305699]
Identifier: U109.11.0062

This box contains a timeline of significant events in Colorado Women's College's history. This timeline was orginally attached to foamboard but has been removed.

Dates: 1902-2007; Majority of material found within 1993-2007

Box 63: Events and Building Information

 Item — Box U109.11.0063: Series U109.11 [Barcode: U186023305704]
Identifier: U109.11.0063

This box contains information about each building in the Colorado Women's College including details about significant rooms. Additionally, there are several photos of a dedication event featuring faculty and staff members participating in the construction of a building. These materials were originally on a foam board but have been removed from that backing.

Dates: 1902-2007; Majority of material found within 1993-2007

Box 423, Alumnae/Donor Records, 1960 - 1970

 File — Box M130.0423: Series M130.10 [Barcode: U186023287299]
Identifier: M130.10.0423

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

Dates: 1960 - 1970

Colorado Woman's College Students , c.1952

Identifier: B005.07.0238.0015

One (1) 8x10 black and white photograph of Colorado Women's College students sitting in front of columned building. One (1) large format black and white negative of same photograph.

Dates: c.1952

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: Series M130.12 [Barcode: U186020741210]
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