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Phi Epsilon Phi Letter Sweater

The years between World War I and into the 1960s were the heyday for student organizations and activities in American college and universities. This letter sweater belonged to a member of one of many such organizations – Phi Epsilon Phi, … Continue reading

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DU Anthropology Professor E.B. Renaud’s 1922 Field Notebook

Etienne B. Renaud (1880-1973) was a professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver from 1920-1948. Born in Paris, France, Renaud emigrated to the United States to study anthropology in 1907. He moved to Colorado due to interest in the history … Continue reading

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Stadium Inn Diploma

The Stadium Inn emerged in the early 1940s and was a hit with fans of DU football — a leather-helmeted squad the sportswriters dubbed “the Fighting Parsons.” Before it was a bar, the Stadium’s corner location was a drugstore, says … Continue reading

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Chancellor Chester M. Alter’s Regalia Hood

This regalia hood was worn by the University of Denver’s twelfth Chancellor, Chester M. Alter (1906–2006). Alter served as Chancellor at the University of Denver (DU) from 1953 to 1967. Chancellors and other high university officials’ regalia hoods are frequently … Continue reading

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Penrose Library “Objects” – Egg Chairs and Megaforms

Penrose Library, dedicated in 1972, had a distinctly modern and futuristic set of design choices. Sally Hemmings of the University Park News Sentinel described Penrose Library as the antithesis of a traditional library, with its “terrible academic silence seeming to … Continue reading

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