University of Denver
The University of Denver (DU) was founded as the Colorado Seminary, in 1864, twelve years before Colorado became a state. For over 150 years, DU has been a part of the Denver community, providing educational opportunities for men, women, professionals, and the working community. The original campus in frontier Denver eventually moved to a treeless prairie donated by Rufus “Potato” Clark. The move was partially motivated by the fear that the saloons and other distractions of Denver were not conducive to study. In 1982, the institution incorporated Colorado Women's College, and the site became the Park Hill Campus with the law and music schools. DU's concerted efforts to provide its students, and the wider region, with a first-class education are made evident by the tales of resiliency told by faculty, staff, and students as the school overcame brushes with bankruptcy and countless other internal and external threats.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467128537
: Arcadia Publishing
: 08/13/2018
: Colorado
: Campus History
: 222 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Author Steve Fisher was an associate professor, curator of DU Archives, and university historian before his retirement in 2017. Author Thyria K. Wilson worked in the DU Archives and is now the archivist for DU's Beck Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History. Images come predominantly from the University of Denver's Special Collections and Archives.
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