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Breck, Allen duPont



Allen duPont Breck was born May 21, 1914 in Denver, Colorado and died in Englewood, Colorado on October 11, 2000. Mr. Breck held a doctorate in medieval history and taught history at the University of Denver from 1946-1996. __ __ __Great confrontations in Jewish history, 1977: t.p. (Allen D. Breck) Allen D. Breck, The Centennial History of the Jews of Colorado, 1859-1959, 1960. Tillie Fong, ''Allen Breck, 86, 'Legendary' Former History Chairman at DU,'' Rocky Mountain News, October 14, 2000.


Elected President of the University Faculty Senate in 1958 - assumes office in Fall of 1959.


Speaking on the European Tour he conduceted. Speech on October 26, 1960.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Breck as John Evans, 1971-1988

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0022

25 black and white prints, mostly undated; 4 sets of black and white contact sheets with negatives; and 2 black and white contact sheets without negatives of University of Denver history professor Allen DuPont Breck impersonating John Evans. Also includes one black and white print and one set of black and white negatives with contact sheets of Breck impersonating Bishop Joseph Talbot.

Dates: 1971-1988

Allen D. Breck: Philosophers at War (Reel 1 / Side 1), 1965-10-19

Identifier: U032.01.0009.00021
Abstract This reel contains a lecture given by Allen Breck at the University of Denver in October of 1965. The topic of the discussion is the renaissance and philosophers of the 14th, 15th, and 16th century. Breck discusses five (5) types of philosophers from those centuries--Renaissance Humanists, Platonists of the Renaissance, Aristatillians, Philosophers of Nature, and Political Scientists. The theme that Breck discusses in relation to these types of philosophers is the Great Chain of Being....
Dates: 1965-10-19

Allen duPont Breck Papers

Identifier: M063
Abstract Born in Denver, Allen Dupont Breck graduated from the University of Denver in 1936 and served in World War II. He was a professor of history at DU from 1946 to 1996, during which time he was chair of the history department and wrote the official history of the university. He helped found the Rocky Mountain Medieval Renaissance, Western History, and Western Social Science associations. The Allen duPont Breck Papers contain material he collected in writing his history of the University of...
Dates: 1989

Allen DuPont Breck Photos, 1972-1999

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0018
Abstract 40 black and white prints of University of Denver history professor Allen DuPont Breck, mostly headshots. Images also include Breck with Chancellor Chester Alter; Breck with history professor John Livingston and photos of Woodstock West; Breck impersonating a historical character at a "Nostalgia" event; Breck impersonating Copernicus in a speech at summer commencement; and Breck receiving a Distinguished Teaching Award. 5 color prints of portraits of Breck, including Breck as Copernicus and...
Dates: 1972-1999

Allen DuPont Breck - Photos 2, 1969-1998

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0019
Abstract 17 black and white prints of University of Denver history professor Allen DuPont Breck, including Breck impersonating Copernicus in a summer commencement speech; with Earl Rinker and Mike Parker at Founders Day where Breck received the Evans Award; with Charles Carlson; speaking at Founders Day dinner; interviewing Arnold Toynbee for the University magazine; with Charles Carlson; with DU students for Development Office promotion; receiving an award at Undergraduate Student Award Ceremonies;...
Dates: 1969-1998

Allen DuPont Breck Photos 3, 1966-1995

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0020

12 black and white prints of University of Denver history professor Allen DuPont Breck. Images include Breck impersonating John Evans at 1864 Club event; at Kansas City alumni chapter; and talking to students at Observatory Park. 4 sets of black and white negatives with contact sheets, including Breck giving a History Women's Club lecture. 5 black and white contact sheets without negatives, including Breck with John Livingston for Public Relations story on Woodstock West.

Dates: 1966-1995

Arts and Sciences – History – Allen Breck, Chair, 1967-1978

Identifier: M028.02.0005.0001

Types of Materials: Correspondence, memos, essay

Dates: 1967-1978

Breck, Allen D., 1990

Identifier: U201.02.0007.0159

This folder contains four (4) photos of Dr. Allen D. Breck hosting the 100th Anniversary of University Hall.

Dates: 1990

Dr. Allen Breck Presents a History of the University Park Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, 1986

Identifier: M054.01.0001.00005
Abstract Dr. Allen Breck discusses the University Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Breck notes that although a number of professionals still live in the area, there are not as many University of Denver faculty members with homes in the neighborhood as there were in past years. He speculates that this may be due to the fact that University Park houses are more expensive. He discusses schools in the area, and the positive effect that living in the neighborhood has had on his life. He also...
Dates: 1986

Group Portrait of Faculty and Staff, circa 1950

Identifier: U201.01.0086.0018.00005

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

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