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Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006



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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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:

Alter, Chester M., between 1953-1967

Identifier: U201.03.0011.0037
Overview Black and white print of headshot of University of Denver Chancellor Chester M. Alter.
Dates: between 1953-1967

Alter, Chester M. - Chancellor (VIP) Photographs - Family, 1953-1996

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0010
Overview 14 black and white prints of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and his family. Images include Chester and Arvilla Alter at a 1980 reunion; Chester, Arvilla, and and Dick Alter in front of Mary Reed building; headshot of Arvilla Alter; Arvilla Alter hanging curtains; Chester Alter at his 90th birthday party with Lisa Lucas and Nancy Willets; Arvilla Alter pouring tea for Chester Alter in his office; Dick Alter with the family dog; Arvilla Alter with Claire Houerton and Jean Irish;...
Dates: 1953-1996

Alter, Chester M. - Chancellor (VIP) Photographs - Later Years, 1977-2002

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0011
Overview Images of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter, mostly in his later years. 16 black and white prints, including images of Alter with Marion Gottesfeld; with Frank Johns; with a Ms. Marsh in front of Evans Chapel; receiving an award from Robert MacCrate; speaking at the dedication of the Judicial Building; at the groundbreaking of the Seeley Mudd Building; and headshots of Alter. 8 sets of color negatives with contact sheets, including images from Alter's 96th birthday party; Alter in...
Dates: 1977-2002

"Attachment or Estrangement", 1962 June 8

Identifier: U138.0002.0024.00008
Overview Text of the Baccalaureate address by Chancellor Chester M. Alter delivered at the University of Denver, June 10, 1965.
Dates: 1962 June 8

Chancellor Alter's Hood

Identifier: M104.04.0063.00001
Overview Hood of Chancellor Alter's regalia, white velvet trim with red and gold colors, black back.
Dates: n.d.

Chancellor Chester Alter in Central City

Identifier: M123.03.0081.0012.00034
Overview Black and white photograph of (from l to r) an unidentified affiliate, John Love, Unidentified affiliate, Chancellor Chester Alter (University of Denver) gathering in front of the Central City Opera House in Central City, Colorado.
Dates: 1930-1969

Chancellor Chester M. Alter in front of Boettcher Center for Science, Engineering, and Research, 1963-1967

Identifier: U201.01.0411.00004
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester M. Alter poses with two other men in front of the Boettcher Center for Science, Engineering, and Research.
Dates: 1963-1967

Chancellors Mitchell, Alter, and Ritchie, circa 1995

Identifier: U201.02.0141.0001.00002
Overview Photographic image of [left to right] Chancellors Maurice B. Miller, Chester M. Alter, and Daniel Ritchie, in front of what appears to be a framed painting of Chancellor Alter at the University of Denver, circa 1995.
Dates: circa 1995

Chancellors Ritchie, Alter, and Smith, circa 1995

Identifier: U201.02.0141.0001.00003
Overview Photographic image of [left to right] Chancellors Daniel Ritchie, Chester Alter, and Dwight Smith dressed in tuxedos at the University of Denver, circa 1995.
Dates: circa 1995

Chester Alter and Daniel Ritchie in Red Vests, 1993

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0006.00001
Overview Color print of University of Denver Chancellor Daniel Ritchie and former chancellor Chester Alter in the chancellor's traditional red vests at a holiday party.
Dates: 1993