Oral History Interview with Marjorie and Marion Cutler, 1986
Sisters Marjorie and Marian Cutler share their memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, and Marjorie discusses historical details about the neighborhood. Marjorie talks about the origins of Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colo., adding that it was the first troop west of the Mississippi. She gives a brief history of the University of Denver (DU) and talks about Chancellor Henry Buchtel's role in raising money for the university, including his efforts to provide funding to build a chapel and a library on the DU campus. Marjorie provides a biographical sketch of their father, Dr. Ira E. Cutler, and also discusses his scholarly and personal interests, including his study of the types of corn that could be grown at high altitude and his work on the ''DU rose''.
- Cutler, Marian F. (Marian Frances), 1897-1987 (Interviewee, Person)
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1 Cassettes (monoral audiotape cassette) : analog audio recording ; 1 hour 15 seconds
Scope and Contents
From the Series: The series consists of 50 oral histories collected by Barry Matchett during 1986. The interviewees were all persons who lived in the University Park neighborhood, and concerned their memories of growing up and living in the neighborhood over a number of years.
Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986
Title supplied by cataloger ||Interview conducted at 2122 S. Clayton St., Denver, Colorado on April 26, 1986. ||Participants: Bob Shanks ; Marjorie Cutler ; Marian Cutler. ||Marjorie Mitchell Cutler (1904-1990) was born in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado. She was the registrar at the University of Denver from 1937 to 1970. Her father, Dr. Ira E. Cutler, was a professor at the University of Denver from 1898 until his retirement in 1935, teaching classes in botany, geology, and zoology. Ira Cutler was a botanist who was instrumental in propagating the ''University of Denver rose.'' ||Marian Frances Cutler (1897-1897) moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, from Michigan with her parents in 1898. She was a close friend of Mary Buchtel, the daughter of Henry Buchtel, the University of Denver's third chancellor. Marian worked in the Denver Public Schools for 50 years, and after her retirement from the Denver Public Schools, taught at St. Anne's Episcopal School in Denver for ten years.
- Boy Scouts of America. Troop 5 (Denver, Colo.)
- College registrars
- College teachers
- Community life
- Cutler, Marian F. (Marian Frances), 1897-1987
- Cutler, Marjorie M. (Marjorie Mitchell), 1904-1990 (Contributor)
- Cutler, Marjorie M. (Marjorie Mitchell), 1904-1990 (Interviewee)
- Manners and customs
- Oral histories
- Plant propagation
- University Park (Denver, Colo.)
- University of Denver