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The Buchtel Family Scrapbook contains photographs of scenery as well as family pictures. The Scrapbook features the family of Frost Craft Buchtel, son of Henry Agustus Buchtel who was Governor of Colorado and Chancellor of the University of Denver. Frost Buchtel was married to Margaret Waugh (1881-1976) whose photo appears in the scrapbook together with her mother and several of her children, including Barbara, Johnnie and Henry Augustus Buchtel III.
Henry Augustus Buchtel served as Chancellor of the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1899-1920. He started his career as a Methodist minister; served as pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Denver. During his tenure at the University of Denver, he raised funds to cover the University's debt, doubled student enrollment, and oversaw the construction of the Library (funded by Andrew Carnegie), the Gymnasium, Science Hall, and Memorial Chapel (later named Buchtel Chapel). He also...