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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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

"Education for Manpower or Mankind?", 1956 August 17

Identifier: U138.0002.0006.00002
Overview Text of the commencement address by Chancellor Chester M. Alter, delivered at the University of Denver, August 17, 1956.
Dates: 1956 August 17

"Enclosed Please Find...", 1962 June 8

Identifier: U138.0002.0024.00004
Overview Text of the Baccalaureate Service address given by Chancellor Chester M. Alter delivered at the University of Denver, June 8, 1962.
Dates: 1962 June 8

Evans Chapel Service, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.01.0413.00021
Overview Interior view of Evans Chapel, focusing on the altar. Chancellor Chester M. Alter and Dean Cutler are identified sitting behind the minister.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Frank H. Ricketson Jr. with Chancellor Chester Alter, 1943-1970

Identifier: M123.03.0194.0013.00012
Overview Black and white photograph of CCOHA Board President / Chairman, Frank H. Ricketson Jr. (left) with the University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter (right)at an unknown location with an unidentified female affiliate.
Dates: 1943-1970

Freshman Orientation, 1967 September

Identifier: U201.01.0134.0006.00001
Overview The image depicts four individuals including Mrs. Mitchell and Chancellor Chester M. Alter greeting new students and parents at a Pionner Week reception, at the University of Denver, in September 1967.
Dates: 1967 September

Group Portrait of Faculty and Staff, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.01.0086.0022.00001
Overview Group portrait of a large group of University of Denver faculty, staff, and administration at a retreat. The individuals are arranged in three rows, with the back two rows standing and the front row seated; visible in the background are a house with log shingles and a 1950s-type automobile.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Homecoming Traditions - Chancellor's Red Vest, 1953 November

Identifier: U201.01.0099.0008.00003
Overview University of Denver College of Arts and Sciences Dean James E. Perdue helps Chancellor Chester M. Alter into his traditional red vest for Homecoming 1953, which was in Alter's first homecoming as Chancellor of DU.
Dates: 1953 November

"Is There a Time Like This?", 1966 June 9

Identifier: U138.0002.0024.00010
Overview Text of the Baccalaureate address by Chancellor Chester M. Alter delivered at the University of Denver, June 9, 1966.
Dates: 1966 June 9

Madeleine Albright with Chester Alter and Daniel Ritchie

Identifier: U201.02.0138.0001.00001
Overview Black and white print of U.S. Secretary of State and University of Denver alumna Madeleine (Korbel) Albright with University of Denver Chancellor Daniel Ritchie and former Chancellor Chester Alter.
Dates: 1997-2000

Milton Morris at DU Event, 1954 October

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00049
Overview Left to right Chester Alter, Gordon Johnston, and Milton Morris stand in hallway looking at a book.
Dates: 1954 October