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University Archives: Secondary Sources

The University Archives contains records of the University of Denver (DU) from its founding in 1864 to the present. These records include those of both active and inactive University departments, athletic programs, faculty research, and much more.

Articles and Exhibits About the University of Denver

"The Story of University Park," Creating Communities, Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Department, last modified September 18, 2011.

"The First Fifty Years: Exploring DU History" University of Denver Presents, accessed July 2, 2014.

The University of Denver magazine has several articles about the history of DU, all under the tag "du history," accessed July 2, 2014.

Books About the University of Denver

University of Denver History - General

Allen Breck. From the Rockies to the World: A Companion to the History of the University of Denver, 1864-1997 (Denver: University of Denver, 1997)

Carol Farnsworth, ed. Built for Learning: a Unified Architectural Vision for the University of Denver (Denver: University of Denver, 2008)

Steve Fisher. University Park and South Denver (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009)

University of Denver Athletics History

Brown, Wava L., ed. University of Denver : football history : 1888--1946 (Denver, CO : University of Denver, 1947).

Smith, Donald R., ed. Football : history and record book : 1885 --1960 (Denver, CO : University of Denver, 1961).

University of Denver Academic Departments

Social Work (GSSW): Eleanor M. Barnett. University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work : a legacy of leadership, 1931-1996. (Denver: University of Denver, Office of Communications, 1996).

Accounting: Peter Firmin. Pioneering excellence : a history of accounting education at the University of Denver. (Denver: University of Denver, 2007). 


Social Science Foundation/International Studies:

Women's Library Association: Gwen Hurd. The history of the Women's Library Association & Friends of Penrose Library : the first fifty years. (Denver: Women's Library Association and Friends of Penrose Library, 2005). 

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