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Harry Denny Liggitt Papers

Identifier: M348


Papers, photographs and memorabilia collected by Harry Denny Liggitt, Jr. an alumnus of the University of Denver (B.Sc., 1920) and nationally-known chemist. The collection documents hs DU undergraduate experiences and Alumni Association service.


  • 1913 - 1977


Biographical / Historical

Harry Denny Liggitt, Jr. graduated from the University of Denver with a B.Sc. in 1920. He was very active in the DU undergraduate and alumni communities serving as President of the class of 1920, and President of the DU Alumni Association in 1947 and 1948 and took an active role in the association's many projects. He became a nationally-known chemist. He wed Vera Gustafson (Class of 1920). His son, Harry Denny Liggitt, III donated his papers.


1 Items : half letter document box

Scope and Contents

The collection contains various press clippings about H. Denny Liggitt, Jr. and his activities as Undergrauate Student Body President and President of the DU Alumni Association, memorabilia relating to Sigma Alpha Epsilom Fraternity, Class of 1920 50th Class Reunion, and 1970 Emeritus Club Tea, a list of Letterman for 1914 - 1924 (DU Athletics), and various photographs.


Partially arranged in two (2) file folders: Clipping and Photographs, and Memorabilia.

Separated Materials

__Three (3) copies of K-book - 1918, Vol. 20, 1920, Vol. 22, and 1921, Vol. 23 - were removed from donation and added to K-book collection in MRB. DU publications - "Bulletin of the University of Denver, Pioneer Issue" (October 1949, November 1949, and April 1950), and "The News of University of Denver" (Volume 15, Number 5, July 1977) - were also removed and given to Serials for cataloging.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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