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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 in Humanities Gardens, 1959

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00007
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter seated on a chair in the Harper Humanities Gardens on the campus of the University of Denver, with Mary Reed Building in the background.
Dates: 1959

Chester Alter Opening Time Capsule with Russell Porter, 1964

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00004
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and Professor of Theatre Russell Porter open a time capsule, placed in 1951, at the university's centennial celebration in 1964, in front of Mary Reed Building.
Dates: 1964

Chester Alter Photos, 1980-2001

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0003
Overview One undated black and white negative of headshot of Chester Alter; one set of color negatives with contact sheet of Alter in Humanities Gardens with woman named Marsh; one set of black and white negatives with contact sheet of Alter in his office as chancellor; one set of color negatives with contact sheet of Alter in Humanities Gardens; and one set of black and white negatives with contact sheet of headshots of Alter.
Dates: 1980-2001

Chester Alter Receiving Marine Corps Trophy

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0009.00002
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter receiving a trophy from two unidentified men, one of whom is dresssed in military uniform.
Dates: 1954-1959

Chester Alter, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and International Students, 1963

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Identifier: U201.01.0130.0016.00005
Overview Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, philosopher, educator, and President of India, speaks to a group of unidentified persons, including students from India while University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter looks on. Radhakrishnan was awarded an honorary LLD degree by the University of Denver in 1963, during his term as President. One person in the image is holding a copy of the commencement issue of the DU Clarion announcing Radhakrishnan's visit.
Dates: 1963

Chester Alter Serving Students Tea, between 1953-1966

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Identifier: U201.01.0086.0018.00001
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter serves tea to a table of female students at a "Faculty Fetch" event. Alter is wearing a white apron and waiter's cap over his suit and tie. Part of a kitchen and a Coca-Cola vending machine are visible in the background.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Chester Alter, W. Averell Harriman, and Thomas Currigan at Commencement, 1964

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0005.00004
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter, New York Governor W. Averell Harriman (recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Denver), and Denver Mayor Thomas Currigan in academic regalia at the University's centennial commencement ceremony in 1964.
Dates: 1964

Chester Alter with Air ROTC Col. Shayler, 1956

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00002
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter with Air ROTC Col. Shayler.
Dates: 1956

Chester Alter with Foreign Educators, 1957 December

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Identifier: U201.01.0130.0016.00006
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter talks with foreign educators in a conference room while a photographer takes their picture.
Dates: 1957 December

Chester Alter with Foreign Educators, 1956

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Identifier: U201.02.0138.0005.00001
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter having his photo taken with a group of foreign educators.
Dates: 1956