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Shattuck, Robert C., 1904-1996


Dr. Robert C. Shattuck (1904-1996), a physician and surgeon, was born in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and lived in the neighborhood until 1934. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colorado. Shattuck attended University Park Elementary School and South High School, and graduated from the University of Denver. He attended medical school in Colorado and Pennsylvania, and opened a medical practice in Colorado. Shattuck's grandfather, Joseph Shattuck, was the first dean of the University of Denver. Shattuck's uncle, Herbert Alonzo Howe, was a professor of astronomy and a dean at the University of Denver who was instrumental in having the Chamberlin Observatory built. Shattuck was an honorary trustee at the University of Denver, and he wrote a book about University Park that was published by the University Park Methodist Church. He married Dr. Alberta Iliff in 1959.

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Oral History interview with Drs. Robert and Alberta Shattuck, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0002.00013
Overview Dr. Robert Shattuck and his wife, Dr. Alberta Shattuck share their memories of growing up in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, providing details about the neighborhood. Robert Shattuck discusses transportation, including the tramway line and the C and S Railroad, working at the Diamond Joe Ranch as a field hand, and his classes and teachers at the University Park Elementary School. He shares an anecdote about his uncle, Herbert A. Howe, Professor of Astronomy at the University of...
Dates: 1986