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Junior College Records

Identifier: U055


Collection contains records of the Junior College at the University of Denver, offering two-year professional and semi-professional Associate degrees from 1947 to 1951. Small collection contains correspondence, graduation certificates and more.


  • 1933-1948


Biographical / Historical

The Junior College at the University of Denver offered two year courses leading to professional and semi-professional Associate Degrees, starting in 1947. Courses were offered at both the University Park Campus and the Civic Center Campus. The program was targeted to younger adults that were 18 and older. Graduates of the program could transfer their credits to the University of Denver to complete a B.A. Degree. The Dean was former Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Dr. Charles E. Greene. The Junior College was also known as the Denver Junior College. The Community Institute was founded around the same time and offered courses to older youths and adults. After the dramatic drop of enrollments at the University of Denver in 1950-1951 due to issues stemming from the close of the second World War and accreditation issues, Chancellor Jacobs proposed in June 1951 that the Junior College and Community Institute programs be terminated in favor of a Community College. The Community College was opened in the Autumn of 1951 and offered adult education courses.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-letter document box)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, notes, printed materials, and graduation certificates related to the formation of the Junior College at the University of Denver.


The collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Chancellor's Office, 1960.


No further accruals are expected.

Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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