Porter, R. Russell (Robert Russell), 1908-1986
Served as Head of the University Theater and Chairman of the School of Communication Arts at the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. from 1964 to 1976; University Lecturer, 1960-61.
Attended Paris Meeting, April 9, 1956
Appointed to give the 1961 University of Denver Lecture.
Assumes Directorship of Communication of Arts Department, 1963, after Dr. Campton Bell passes away.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and Professor of Theatre Russell Porter open a time capsule, placed in 1951, at the university's centennial celebration in 1964, in front of Mary Reed Building.
Overview Black and white photographic image of University of Denver faculty and staff: Hartman, Russell Porter, Hall, Friday, Crown, H. Moore, M. Miller, Shirey, B. Cohn, [illegible] name, Engle, Fuller, E. Cohn, Vance Kirkland, [illegible] name, Rasmussen, [illegible] name, Fee, Young, Allen Breck, on campus outside, circa 1950.
Dates: circa 1950
Overview R. Russell Porter served as Head of the University Theater and Chairman of the School of Communication Arts at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1964 to 1976. In addition to his teaching and administrative functions, Porter wrote, directed, and produced plays, operas and radio dramas. He also acted in plays and radio dramas. Many of his artistic endeavors were librettos written with Normand Lockwood who was composer-in-residence at the University of Denver from 1959-1968. These...
Overview DUers Exhibit Art and Design. Applications now due for 1956 May Queen. Five DU Frats Have Clauses. DU Robbed; $12,675 Taken (DU Civic Center Campus Finance Office was broken into). DU Communication Professor, R. Russell Porter, to Attend Paris Meeting April 9, 1956. HRM School Celebrates Birthday With a Seminar.
Dates: 1956 April 3
Overview Porter Appointed 1961 Lecturer Open Talk to be Original Poem. Auston Announces Honored Debaters. Feder Heads Peace Corps at University. AUSA Positions’ Nominations Open on All Campuses. Top Librarian Will Lecture Here April 8. Federal Loan Aids Building. May Days Heads Slate Auditions. CC Union Bared, Has Face Lift. Fencing Lessons Open. Student Speakers Seeking Success, Attend Ye to This.
Dates: 1961 April 4
Overview Porter Assumes Directorship of Department Previously Led by Bell. Segregationist Wallace Gives Civil Rights Talk Tomorrow. “Colorado Ski Country” Shows Tomorrow Night.
Dates: 1964 January 7
Overview Menhelsohn Explains Theory to Traffic Safety Conference. Campers Hear Lindell - “Next Four Years Opportunity to Search for Constancies Amid Changing World”. Frosh Hold Nominations for Officers; Four Vacant Offices on Election Slate. Porter, Students Discuss Possibility of Time Capsule. Owens to Talk Today to IRC on “Birmingham-Aftermath!” Parliamentary Law Classes Begin Oct. 2 in Boettcher Aud. Attention, Seniors.
Dates: 1963 October 1
Overview Russ Porter stands next to a Centennial medallion and holds another at the University of Denver Centennial celebration in Denver, Colorado. Porter was the chair of the Department of Theatre and head of the School of Communication Arts at DU and was executive director of the Centennial celebration.
Overview Exterior view of the University of Denver's Mary Reed Building in Denver, Colorado. Chancellor Chester Alter and Dr. Russell Porter stand over the time capsule dug up from the lawn in front of the Mary Reed Building as part of the University's Centennial celebration in 1964. The capsule had been buried in 1951 by the senior class.