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Colorado Women's College



  • Existence: 1888 - 1973
  • Usage: 1973 - 1982
  • Usage: 1888 - 1966
  • Usage: 1966 - 1973


College created in 1888 as Colorado Woman's College. Its name changed to Temple Buell College in 1966, and changed again to Colorado Women's College in 1973 and merged into the University of Denver in 1982.


Card Catalog. Administration- Board of Trustees.

Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:

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

Joyce Axton Jamison Papers

Identifier: M405

Joyce (Axton) Jamison was a student at the Colorado Women's College from 1949-1951. She remained active in the alumni community. She married Francis (Frank) Jamison, a Denver judge and graduate from the University of Denver Law School in 1956. Her older sister Virginia Axton Hughes was also an alum of the Colorado Women's College.

Dates: 1949-2000; Majority of material found within 1949-1951

Judy Adair Baker Papers

Identifier: M407

Judy Adair Baker attended the Colorado Women's College from 1955-1957 and was active in Delta Tau Kappa. She submitted her papers when there was a request for memorabilia from alumnae.

Dates: 1955-1957

Louise Bieri Papers

Identifier: M409

Louise Bieri was a student of the Colorado Women's College in 1921. She graduated in 1923 and became a teacher. In 1950, she graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor's in Education. Her daughter, Grace von Ehrenkrook Walker, also graduated from CWC in 1948 and from CU in 1950. She donated her mother's scrapbook to the archives.

Dates: 1921-1923

Marjorie Bell Chambers Papers

Identifier: M124
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection contains general correspondence to and from Dr. Chambers during her tenure as president and papers concerning fund-raising efforts. Other major areas covered are interviews and employment at Colorado Women's College, Chambers' inauguration and resignation, and newspaper clippings regarding Colorado Women's College’s near-closure in 1976.

Dates: 1976-1978

Mary Kirke Wilson for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-wilson

Mary Kirke Wilson reflects on her memories of Canyon City, Hugo, Hardin, and Denver, Colorado. Wilson recalls memories of her father's laundry business and general store, the fashions of the 1920s, music on the radio in the 1910s and 1920s. Wilson attended Colorado Women's College and reflects on her experience in college. Finally, Mary Kirke Wilson discusses her career as a school teacher.

Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Nancy Hall Chase Papers

Identifier: M413

Nancy Hall Chase attended the Colorado Women's College from 1962-1964 and received an AA. She then transferred to University of Denver and finished her business degree in 1967.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1962-1964

Norman B. Dodge Papers

Identifier: M136
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Panoramic View of Lawn and Buildings at Colorado Women's College

Identifier: U201.01.0010.00007

Two prints pasted together to form a panoramic view of a lawn shaded by trees. Walkways lead in three directions towards three different buildings, all obscured by the frame of the shot or the trees in the photo.

Dates: 1793-2009