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Dr. Norma Lu Hafenstein Papers

Identifier: M429


This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Norma Lu Hafenstein. Her professional papers can be found in U338, Ricks Center for Gifted Children Records.


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Biographical / Historical

Dr. Hafenstein received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver.She received her MS at Kansas State University, and her BS at Emporia State University. She founded the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. Dr. Hafenstein also serves as a member of the Colorado Department of Education Gifted and Talented Endorsement Standards Committee. Her research interests include young gifted children, information-processing styles, social and emotional development, mathematical ability, and individualized educational planning. Dr. Hafenstein loves music, is a classically trained pianist, currently performs in a women’s choir, is an avid reader, and is interested in art from Impressionist Era to Southwest works. In 2016, she was named the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education. She is the Founder of the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. Her work has been published in Roeper Review and Gifted Child Quarterly.


1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged into 3 series: 1. Scrapbooks. 2. Photographs. 3. Ephemera.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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