The University of Denver: A History

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Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is among the oldest institutions in Colorado. The school was founded by Dr. John Evans, who wanted to bring education to the citizens of the territory and did so by creating Colorado Seminary. While the school had close ties to the Methodist Church, students of all denominations were welcome. After relocating to the newly established University Park, the school was officially renamed the University of Denver, and it has become a highly ranked private university, attracting students from around the globe. University historian Steve Fisher traces the school's illustrious history from its founding through to today, celebrating the school's 150-year story. .
ISBN: 9781626193185
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Images: 56
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Steve Fisher served as associate professor/curator of special collections at the University of Denver from 1981 to 2012, when he became the university historian. For many years he has taught preservation and rare book courses the DU School of Library and Information Science. Fisher has written numerous articles on DU and South Denver history, and is the author of "University Park and South Denver" (Arcadia, 2009) and "South Denver and University Park , A History" (The History Press, 2012).
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