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Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006

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University of Denver Chancellor Emeritus Chester M. Alter passed away March 6, in Santa Fe, N. M. ... Born March 21, 1906, on a farm in Rush County, Ind.
Chester M. Alter Chancellor, 1953-1966.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 155); Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume P: page 183.
Chancellor Alter retires in 1966.
Sources “Chancellor Alter to Retire,” The University of Denver Clarion, vol. 70, no. 58, June 3, 1966, 1.
In 1975,a Colloquium honors former Chancellor Alter.
Chancellor Alter welcomes US Air Academy to DU (October 1955).
Announces Tuition Hike at DU (1956).
Announces New Law School and Dorm (1956).
Crowns Elaine Petersen as Homecoming Queen (1956).
Named to the Commission on International Cooperation Through Education of the Association of American Colleges.
Issues Official Women’s Week Proclamation (1957).
Awarding Yul Brynner on February 14, 1957, for his outstanding contributions to the theater and arts.
Discusses widespread interest in education (1957).
To speak at Traditional Vespers (1957).
Welcomes Newcomers to DU (September 1957).
In the Denver Clarion February 18, 1958 issue, the Chancellor calls for scientists and lawyers to work together in solving legal problems involving space travel, atomic energy, radiation and manmade climate, in an address before the 1958 Judicial Conference in Colorado Springs.
Elected Denver Rotary President - term of office from July 1, 1958 - July 1, 1959.
"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.
Elected President of the Association of Urban Universitites (1958).
States that tuition increase is a rumor (1959).
Extending congratulations to award winners during Engineer's Day (1959).
Discusses quality fctor in student selection at 1959 Founder's Day Banquet.
To receive an Honorary Degree from Boston Universtity (1959).
Gives welcome to students at convocation (1960).
Tells of $5 Million Grant to Denver U by Ford Foundation in New York.
Announces $251,000 Given University by Denver Citizens Following Ford Foundation Grant (1960).
Will give a welcom speech to the Campus Conference on Religion (1960).
Announces Phipps Ten Acre Belcaro Park Estate Given DU by Former Senators Wife Will Ultimately be Conference Center.
Proposes Plans for Ford Grant to be Used in Academic Aim (1960).
Announces Michigan State Professor (Dr. Ralph D. Wilson) is New HRM School Director (1960).
Announces that the Board of Trustees of DU voted unanimously to terminate participation in intercollegiate football, effective immediately (January 10, 1961).
Discusses why the Nursing School was dropped from the University (1961).
Gives New Student Welcome (1961).
Announces in 1961 a three-year, $25 Million Program, for new resources for the University - the largest in the 97-year history of the University.
Announces Safety Campaign (1961).
Receives a letter from President Lyndon B Johnson (September 24, 1964), asking him to choose an outstanding student leader on campus that can be sent to the White House.
At the grounbreaking ceremonies for the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) 1965.
Announces Retirement in 1966 - held Chancellor position since 1953. Decided to begin a leave of absence August 1, 1966 and retire no later than June 15, 1967. Dr. Wilbur Miller was named to fill his post until a new Chief is selected.

Found in 225 Collections and/or Records:

Adolph Kiesler Receiving an Honorary Degree, 1955

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Identifier: B063.05.0052.00057
Overview Adolph Kiesler stands second from left in the back row and Chancellor Chester Alter sits center in the front row wearing cap and gown during the 1955 University of Denver graduation when Kiesler received an honorary degree.
Dates: 1955

Adolph Kiesler Receiving an Honorary Degree, 1955

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Identifier: B063.05.0052.00058
Overview Adolph Kiesler, left, and Chancellor Chester Alter stand together holding a degree and wearing cap and gown during the 1955 University of Denver graduation when Kiesler received an honorary degree.
Dates: 1955

Adolph Kiesler Receiving an Honorary Ph.D., between 1950-1967

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Identifier: B063.05.0013.00084
Overview Chester Alter, left, stands at a speaker's podium as Adolph Kiesler stands beside him to receive his honorary Ph.D.
Dates: between 1950-1967

Adolph Kiesler Receiving an Honorary Ph.D., 1955

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Identifier: B063.05.0052.00080
Overview Chester Alter, left, stands at a speaker's podium as Adolph Kiesler stands beside him to receive his honorary Ph.D.
Dates: 1955

Alter, Chester - Photos - At Commencement, 1951-1966

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004
Overview 38 black and white prints, mostly undated, of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter. Images include Alter with Morrison and John Shafroth; with Dr. Moore, Charlotte Lang, and international students; in front of Mary Reed building; with Air ROTC professor Shayler; with Francis VanDerbur; with a map of worldwide activities of DU; with an international student pointing out his home country on a globe; with Quigg Newton; with Charlotte Fowler Fraser and Martha Kimball; giving a speech at a...
Dates: 1951-1966

Alter, Chester - Photos - At Commencement 2, 1953-1980

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0005
Overview 32 black and white prints, mostly undated, of University of Denver chancellor Chester Alter. Images include Alter with students; with Col. Shayler and a world map; reading the Pioneer magazine; hanging a painting with Mrs. Alter; in front of Mary Reed building with Mrs. Alter and son Dick; with John Evans Jr. and a model of plans for the DU campus; with Mrs. Alter and Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers; with dead antelope; giving a speech outdoors on the DU campus; in academic regalia with Bob Selig and F....
Dates: 1953-1980

Alter, Chester - Photos - At Commencement 3, 1953-1993

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0006
Overview 24 black and white prints, mostly undated, of University of Denver chancellor Chester Alter, mostly portraits or headshots. Images also include headshots of Arvilla Alter and Dick Alter; Alter family portraits; Arvilla Alter pouring tea for Chester Alter in his office; Chester Alter with Robert L. Glanz and Cris Dobbins; Chester Alter with John Evans Jr.; and a wedding portrait of Chester and Arvilla Alter with one other couple. 3 color prints, including one of Alter with Chancellor Daniel...
Dates: 1953-1993

Alter, Chester - Photos - During Chancellorship, 1950-1959

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0007
Overview 13 black and white prints, mostly undated, of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter. Images include Alter at Homecoming with Barbara Jean Davis and Clarence Myhre; riding the "Brain Train" with John Evans Jr., Jo Korbel, and Bob McCollum; with Orie Phillips and Mr. Johnston announcing the creation of the Law Center; with Lawrence Perkins and others at the Law Center luncheon; having tea with Mrs. R. Bradford and Mrs. F. Olinger; at Phipps House with Jim Cover, Bill Laas, Bud Mayer,...
Dates: 1950-1959

Alter, Chester - Photos - Portraits, 1966-2001

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0008
Overview 10 black and white prints of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter, mostly headshot portraits; also including an image of Alter at a groundbreaking ceremony. 2 color prints of Alter, including one at the dedication of the Chester Alter Arboretum and one of Alter in the Humanities Gardens in 2001 3 black and white contact sheet of portraits of Alter, one with accompanying negatives; one black and white contact sheet of images from a Public Affairs coffee event.
Dates: 1966-2001

Alter, Chester - Photos - with Students, 1954-1959

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0009
Overview 18 black and white prints, mostly undated, of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter. Images include Alter with a large group of students in the mountains at the Chancellor's Retreat; with a Mr. Rosenthal and four other men at a scholarship award event; with Judge Don Bowman at an athletic awards dinner; with William Rhodes, Carolyn Bush, Lloyd Garrison, and Dean Purdue; with a map of worldwide activities of DU; wearing a freshman beanie cap; with Paul Seifert (?) in a Pontiac/Cadillac...
Dates: 1954-1959