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Colorado Women's College

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1888-1973

Sources

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.
Sources Card Catalog. Administration- Board of Trustees.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Colorado Women's College

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2015.135

Colorado Women's College (1888-1982) Records

 Collection
Identifier: M130
Overview 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 northeast...

Elaine Zook Westblade Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M408
Overview Elaine Zook Westblade's papers consist of one (1) scrapbook documenting her time at the Colorado Women's College in 1943-1945. Zook is her maiden name.

Louise Bieri Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M409
Overview 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.

Nancy Hall Chase Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M413
Overview 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.