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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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

Chester Alter with Foreign Student, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00001
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter holds a globe as a foreign student points out his hometown on it.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Chester Alter with John and Ann Love, between 1962-1966

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00006
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter talking to Colorado Governor and First Lady John and Ann Love.
Dates: between 1962-1966

Chester Alter with John Evans Jr. and Model of Campus, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00008
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and Chairman of the Board of Trustees John Evans Jr. looking at a model of the University Park campus showing existing and proposed buildings.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Chester Alter with Sculptures

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0005.00003
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver former chancellor Chester Alter with an unidentified student and an array of sculptures looking like twisted tree branches, one of which Alter is holding.
Dates: 1953-1980

Chester Alter with Student, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0009.00004
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter at a microphone with an unidentified student.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Chester Alter with Students, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0009.00003
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter standing on the steps of an unidentified building on the university's campus with a group of unidentified students.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Chester Alter with U Thant, 1964

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0004.00003
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter in academic regalia with United Nations Secretary General U Thant.
Dates: 1964

Chester Alter with William Rhodes and Carolyn Bush, 1956

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0009.00001
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter with University Chaplain William Rhodes and Carolyn Bush at a reception, with Lloyd Garrison and Dean James Purdue in the background.
Dates: 1956

Chester M. Alter, between 1953-1967

Identifier: U201.03.0011.0037.00001
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series 3 contains representative images of the history of the University of Denver selected by the Curators of Special Collections and Archives for prioritized cataloging and digitization.
Dates: between 1953-1967

Chester M. Alter, between 1953-1967

Identifier: U201.01.0413.00018
Overview University of Denver twelfth chancellor Chester M. Alter poses for a portrait. Alter served as chancellor from 1953 to 1967.
Dates: between 1953-1967