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A. Helen Anderson Papers
A. Helen Anderson was the Director of Publications for Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado (1929-1956) during the tenure of Superintendent Archie Threlkeld. Anderson taught at South High School in Denver from 1929-1956. She was an advocate for improved educational programs in the Denver area. Editorials, newspaper clippings and correspondence on public school controversies such as McCarthyism and school integration, assembled during A. Helen Anderson's tenure as Director of Publications for the Denver Public Schools.
Barry Matchett University Park Oral History Collection

Beck Archives Photograph Collection

Benjamin M. Blumberg Papers

Carson-Brierly Photograph Collection

Central City Opera House Association Records
The Central City Opera Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1931 to manage and preserve the Central City Opera House located in Central City, Colorado and to direct annual summer opera festivals. The collection contains the administrative records of the organization together with programs for performances and photographs of productions and artists.
Cleo Wallace Papers
Cleo Spurlock Wallace (1914-1985), a Colorado native, was a teacher who founded the Wallace Village for Children, a school for children with brain injuries. She received her Master's Degree in speech pathology from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. in 1943. She provided therapy service to children from her home. She started the Wallace School in 1948 with the assistance of businessman Henry Winter. In 1960, the Wallace School was renamed the Wallace Village for Children. As the founder and executive director of The Wallace Village for Children until her retirement in 1974, Wallace provided innovative treatment and rehabilitation to children with brain injuries and other disabilities. Wallace recognized the potential in every child. Over the years, she was recognized for her contributions to the field.
Dorothy (Dokes) Kobey Berry Papers

Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research Records

Greater Park Hill Community, Incorporated Records

Henry Augustus Buchtel Collection

Herbert Alonzo Howe Collection

Howard Jenkins, Jr. Papers
Howard Jenkins, Jr., (1915-2003) was a labor law attorney who was the first African-American appointed to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), where he served from 1963-1983. He began his law career in Denver, Colorado and was Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law from 1946-1955. He also served as Special Assistant to the Solicitor of Labor, 1956-1959; Director of the Office of Regulations at the Bureau of Labor-Management Reports, 1959-1962; and Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau, 1962-1963. Jenkins concentrated on eliminating racial discrimination in labor unions and establishing national labor policy that held discrimination on basis of sex or race was unfair labor practice. He was instrumental in drafting and passing the "Landrum-Griffin" Act of 1959, a labor reform document known as "Employees' Bill of Rights." The papers contain correspondence, speeches, oral history transcripts, journals, journal articles, newspaper clippings, books, reports, notebooks, congressional hearings, certificates, diplomas, plaques, photographs, and memorabilia primarily covering Jenkins' service on the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.
Jack Foster Papers
Jack Foster was a journalist and editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado from 1940-1970. He changed the format of the newspaper to a magazine-style format in an effort to sustain it in the early 1940s. He also introduced an advice column, the Molly Mayfield column, written by his wife Frances. His papers include correspondence with Dwight D. Eishenhower, Roy W. and Jack Howard of Scripps-Howard News Service, and Richard Nixon, as well as typewritten copies of speeches presented to civic, educational and business organizations.
Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society Records

John A. Love Papers
John Arthur Love (1916-2002) was governor of Colorado from 1962-1973. His gubernatorial terms saw increases in spending for education and pollution control, as well as the first state law legalizing abortion, and a "sunshine law", which opened government meetings to the public. After leaving the governorship, he became Director of the Office of Energy Policy under President Richard M. Nixon. He later served as CEO and Director of the Denver-based Ideal Basic Industries, taught history at the University of Northern Colorado, and served as a trustee of the University of Denver. The papers of John A. Love consist primarily of materials and correspondence related to his campaigns for governor of Colorado in 1962, 1966, and 1970 and his involvement with the Republican Governors Association. It also includes personal correspondence, documents and political correspondence relating to his terms in office and to the 1964 presidential election, and research publications on Colorado politics and demographics.
University of Denver yearbook first published in 1894 (by the Class of 1895) as: Mount Olympus. None published in 1895, 1896 or 1897. During this suspension, the University of Denver yearbook was published in magazine format under the titles: KZINE : the Kynewisbok magazine (1997) and: K-ZINE : building bridges, making memories (1998).
Levette J. Davidson Papers
Teaching notes, class notebooks, correspondence, and students' papers from Levette J. Davidson's English Literature courses at the University of Denver. Research notes, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, photographs, postcards, and published articles relating to his research in folklore and literature of the American West. Also includes records from Colorado Education Association, Colorado Folklore Society, State Historical Society of Colorado, Westerners and American College Quill Club.
Loewenstein Family Holocaust Papers
Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, Loewenstein was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence, personal letters from family and friends, photographs, and Henry Lowenstein's oral history, as well as an exhibit booklet containing a brief family history. The collection is arranged chronologically into seven folders and documents the Loewenstein Family's struggle to survive in Berlin during the Holocaust.
Mabel Rilling Collection

Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection

Maurice B. Mitchell Papers
Maurice B. Mitchell (1915-1996) served as the thirteenth Chancellor of the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado from 1967 to 1978. During his tenure he established the annual Publishing Institute and oversaw the construction of several buildings such as Penrose Library and the Shwayder Art Building. While he was Chancellor, Woodstock West, a student protest against the Vietnam War, was resolved. Prior to his arrival at the University, Mitchell was President of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
May Arno Schwatt Scrapbooks

National Asthma Center Records

Raymond G. Carey Papers
Carey teaching and French document collection.
Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society Oral Histories

Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society Records

Ruth Suckow Collection
Author Ruth Suckow was born in Iowa and moved to Denver, Colorado to join her sister Emma (.d 1923) who had moved to Denver to seek relief from tuberculosis. Suckow graduated from the University of Denver, earning a B.A. degree (English) in 1917 and an M.A. in 1918. She worked as a graduate assistant for Dr. Ida Kruse McFarlane, head of the English Department at the University. Suckow's friend during these years was Amy Carlson (later Amy Buchanan). Suckow married Ferner Nuhn in 1929. She wrote 12 books of fiction, short stories, and non-fiction works between 1924 and 1960. She wrote The Folks, a novel, published in 1934. Suckow's papers include letters, notes and postcards from Suckow to her friend Amy Carlson Buchanan spanning 1918 to 1960, as well as photographs, poetry, and two biographical sketches written by Buchanan.
Ruth Underhill Papers
Anthropologist Ruth Murray Underhill served as Supervisor of Indian Education with the U.S. Indian Service from 1942-1948 and was professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver from 1948-1952. She was born in Ossining, New York on August 22, 1884 and graduated from Vassar College in 1905 with a B.A. in comparative literature. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1934 and worked for the U.S. Indian Service (later the Bureau of Indian Affairs). Underhill was involved in the Indian Visiting Program of the American Friends Service Committee, a peace and service organization affiliated with the Quaker Church. Her publications that have manuscripts in this collection include Earth people: the story of the Navaho; First came the family; Red Man's religion; Red Man's America; and Southwest Indians. Ruth M. Underhill's papers consist primarily of materials from 1950-1969 and include course materials from her teaching at the University of Denver: lecture notes, exams, syllabi, course descriptions, and bibliographies. Her work with Native American tribes in education, training, employment and political issues is reflected in the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs publications and memos, newspaper clippings, newspapers, newsletters, convention papers, booklets, and correspondence. Also includes manuscripts, galley proofs, and typescripts of books as well as journal articles, journal reprints.
University of Denver Historical Photograph Collection

Wolfgang Yourgrau Papers
Wolfgang H. J. Yourgrau (1908-1979) served as Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was associated with the University from 1963-1978. He also served as Chair of the Philosophy Department and was a member of the History Department. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in 1932. During World War II, Yourgrau edited an anti-fascist German-language weekly, The Orient. He earned the Einstein Medal in 1970 for his work in the field of general relativity. He was editor of Foundations of Physics, an international periodical he founded with Henry Margenau, Yale physicist and spectroscopy expert. His papers include correspondence, journal articles, journals, speeches, newspaper clippings, press releases, classroom notes, lectures, manuscripts of articles, transcripts of radio broadcasts, photographs, framed paintings, inventory of personal library on slides, reel-to-reel tapes, and academic regalia.