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Rollin d'Evers Chittenden Papers

Identifier: M127


Rollin D'Evers Chittenden (1893-1974) received a B.A. from the University of Denver in 1914 and a Masters in 1916. Upon his death in 1974 he bequeathed the bulk of his estate valued in excess of $400,000 to the University. In addition, certain personal items and photographs were donated to the Archives, which form the Rollin d'Evers Chittendon Papers.


  • 1893-1975


Biographical / Historical

Rollin d'Evers Chittendon was born in Arapahoe County, Colorado on September 11, 1893 to Ledru R. and Henrietta d''Evers Chittendon. He attended Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Denver West High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Denver in 1914 and M.A. in 1916.

While at the University he was on the staff of the student newspaper, The Clarion, and was editor of the 1914 Kynewisbok. In addition, he was assistant manager of the football team, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and was a member of several honorary societies.

After his graduation, Chittendon taught for a while until World War I. During the war he was a member of the 342 Artillery and served overseas. After the war, Chittenden went to work for Hammond Packing Co. in Chicago, before joining his good friend George Handy at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1920. Chittendon retired as Director of Purchases for Goodyear in 1959.

His work at Goodyear took Chittendon to Akron, Ohio, where he was a member of the City Club and Rotary Club as well as serving for a time as the treasurer of the University of Denver's Cleveland Area Alumni Club. He married Helen Jackson in 1923. She predeceased him and he had no survivors. The bulk of Chittenden's estate, valued at over $400,000 was bequeathed to the University of Denver, together with a portrait of Chittendon painted by his friend, George Handy.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Scope and Contents

The Rollin d'Evers Chittenden Papers at the University include his parents marriage license, his birth certificate and several teachers certificates. Also included are several photographs of the University of Denver and its students taken during the time he attended the University.


The collection is arranged by material type: 1. Documents. 2. Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Estate of Rollin d"Evers Chittenden, 1976


No further accruals are expected.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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