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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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

Chester Alter and Glenn Phillips at 1955 Methodist Conference, 1955

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Identifier: U201.01.0095.0007.00002
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and Methodist Bishop Glenn Randall Phillips read from a pamphlet along with an unidentified man at a 1955 Methodist youth conference.
Dates: 1955

Chester Alter and John Evans, Jr., 1953-1967

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Identifier: U201.01.0417.00020
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter points to a building on an architectural model of the University of Denver campus while John Evans Jr. looks on.
Dates: 1953-1967

Chester Alter and John Evans, Jr., 1953-1967

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Identifier: U201.01.0417.00021
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter points to a building on an architectural model of the University of Denver campus while John Evans Jr. looks on.
Dates: 1953-1967

Chester Alter and Lucy Marsh, 1980 July 7

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0003.00001
Overview Set of black and white negatives with contact sheet depicting former University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and professor Lucy Marsh in Harper Humanities Gardens near Evans Memorial Chapel.
Dates: 1980 July 7

Chester Alter and Lucy Marsh (Frame 31), 1980 July 7

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0003.00001.00001
Overview Black and white image depicting former University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and professor Lucy Marsh talking in Harper Humanities Gardens, with Mary Reed Building in the background.
Dates: 1980 July 7

Chester Alter and Lucy Marsh in Humanities Gardens, 1980

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0005.00002
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver former chancellor Chester Alter and professor of law Lucy Marsh in the Mary Reece Harper Humanities Gardens on the campus of the University of Denver.
Dates: 1980

Chester Alter at Groundbreaking of Seeley Mudd Building, 1980 October 10

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0011.00001
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver former chancellor Chester Alter receiving applause at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Seeley Mudd Science Building on October 10, 1980.
Dates: 1980 October 10

Chester Alter at Hockey Game, 1962 November

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00005
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter watching a hockey game with from the stands.
Dates: 1962 November

Chester Alter at Homecoming 1957

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0007.00001
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and homecoming queen Barbara Jean Davis standing on the football field at University of Denver Stadium while Clarence Myhre speaks at a microphone and various persons in military uniform stand at attention.
Dates: 1950-1959

Chester Alter at ROTC banquet

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Identifier: U201.01.0095.0009.00010
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter at a formal banquet. Seated to Alter's right are an unidentified man in military officer's uniform, an unidentified male ROTC cadet, and an unidentified woman in civilian clothes, with an American flag and two other unidentified flags in the background.
Dates: 1918-1984