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Kenneth Bredesen Papers

Identifier: M459


This collection contains memorabilia related to Kenneth Bredesen and his connection to the Univerity of Denver Hockey Team. Although he does not appear to have held an official role with the team, he was president of the Pioneer Club, and the University of Denver Hockey association named their sportsmanship award after him.


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Biographical / Historical

Kenneth Bredesen was a long-time supporter of the DU hockey team. The annual sportsmanship award for the Pioneer hockey program is named for Bredesen. Past winners of the prestigious team award include Brent Cary, Petri Gunther, Bryan Vines, Connor James, Kevin Ulanski and J.D. Corbin.

Bredesen earned his M.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1956 and served as a doctor with the Navy and Marines for three years. Following his service, Bredesen completed his residency in psychiatry and worked in private practice for over 20 years. He taught part-time at various levels in Minnesota, Colorado and Washington, D.C. Dr. Bredesen died 19 February, 2008.


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Scope and Contents

This collection contains memorabilia related to the University of Denver Hockey Team. These include photo slides of the arena under construction, the Denver Cup (possibly a copy), plaques of Dr. Bredesen's involvement in the Pioneer Club, and a framed photograph of Dr. Bredesen with Coach Murray Armstrong.


This collection is currently arranged in one (1) series: 1. Memorabilia.

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