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Student records from DU's inception through 1904

Student records from the University of Denver’s inception through 1904 were hand-written in bound volumes. There are six of these volumes in existence – labeled Book B through Book G. Book A had been lost as early as 1904. These volumes were annotated by Herbert Alonzo Howe, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School in 1904. His introductory notes to each volume are listed below. Phyllis Bay, Associate Registrar, indexed these volumes in 2005. The complete index of students included in these records can be found here. The volumes are held by the University of Denver Special Collections and Archives Department.

Book B

The Records in this book begin with September 1882 and continue through the second term of the year 1889-1890. But they were not complete for the term as appears by the comparison of some records in this book with the originals in Book D.

March 1 1904
Herbert A Howe

I do not find the book containing the records for 1880-1881 and 1881-1882. It would naturally be called A.

Herbert A Howe

Book C

The records in this book begin with September 1882 and continue through the year 1889-1890. But they are not complete for that time as appears by comparison of some records in this book with the original of Book D

March 1904
Herbert A Howe

Book D

The records in this book begin with the term ending in 1887 and end with the term ending in June 1892. The records thru the first term of 1889-1890 & part of the records for the second term of that year were transferred to Books B & C.

March 1, 1904
Herbert A. Howe

Book E

Pages 1-61 of this book contain the records for the years 1892-1893 and 1893-1894.

Pages 64 -247 contain the records of all students who were in school during the year 1894-1895. These pages (64-247) are intended to contain all work done by the students whose names are given there; while at our institution: but if only one page is given to a particular student it contains only his preparatory or collegiate work, and another page may be found in an another book or in the letters kept for the book. For example the preparatory work of Lucius B Pitkin is found on page 177 of this book, his collegiate work on page 172 of Book F.

Pages 248-397 contain the records of those students who came in as new students during the year 1895-1896 & also of some students who had but one page for their preparatory work within the limits of pages 64-247 and needed another page for their collegiate work for example the preparatory of work of William Gordon Plested is on page 180 and his collegiate work is on page 390.

On pages 64-397 the horizontal purple lines separate the work of the different years of the preparatory & collegiate courses, the letter C denotes a credit from some other school. The letter P means passed.

Pages 398-399 contain a partial index.

Students entering school in 1896 are found in Book F.

March 1904,
Herbert A Howe

Book G

Pages 1-93 contain the records of the students who entered during the school year 1899-1900. Pages 94-236 contain the records of those students who entered during the year 1900-1901. Pages 227-239 contain the records of those students who entered during the school year 1901-1902.

March 1, 1904
Herbert A. Howe

List of Students 1882 to 1904.