Fifty years ago, March 17, 1967, the Dayton Memorial Library was dedicated. The library opened in 1966 and was named The Dayton Memorial Library in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton. Mrs. Dayton’s bequest of $850,000 to the university vitalized a 3-year fund drive begun in 1962 by Fr. Ryan to build a science building and a library, and was the largest bequest at that time in the history of Regis. Archbishop Urban J. Vehr officiated at the dedication.
Archive for the ‘perspectives from the Archives’ Category
The Archives are closed Monday, November 21st through Monday, November 28th. The Archives will reopen for normal hours Tuesday, November 29th (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).
Elizabeth Cook, University Archivist, and Jerry Cook, Special Collections Coordinator, received an award at the Colorado Native Plant Society 40th annual conference on September 24, 2016. The award acknowledges the work of the Regis University Archives and Special Collections in preserving the historic print documents of the Society, as well as giving greater access to the records through digitization.
Jan L Turner, co-president of CoNPS [left] with Elizabeth and Jerry Cook
In 2014, Lois Beebe Hayna received the Colorado Author’s League Lifetime Achievement Award. Her poetry is both an expressive achievement and it represents a lifetime, as Lois Hayna was then 101 years old. In 2015, the Colorado Author’s League gave her it highest poetry award for her book Lagniappe. In 2016, she won the Colorado Author’s League Poetry Award for the second year in a row for her book Moon-Hung Midnights. She is now 103.
Regis University is proud of its own relationship with Lois Hayna. In May 2009, she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the university and in 2010 the Lois Beebe Hayna Creative Writing Center opened in the Dayton Memorial Library.
On the 4th floor of the Library, a collection of her writings are available in the Lois B. Hayna Papers in Archives and Special Collections. Her papers document her creative work from the 1930s – 2016. The collection includes poems and their revisions, short stories as well as recollections of her childhood in Wisconsin during the 1920s and 1930s, living in the South of the 1940s, and her return to writing after moving to Colorado.
Lois Beebe Hayna, winner of a Colorado Authors’ Lifetime Achievement award, has published her tenth book, Moon-Hung Midnights. The Archives and Special Collections house the Lois Beebe Hayna Papers, the collected work of this 102-year old poet.
Arnie Herber was quarterback for the 1929 Regis football team. When Regis stopped the football program because of the stock market crash, he moved back to his hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to work as a handyman in the Packer’s clubhouse. Despite being given the nickname “dummy” by the squad, Coach Lambeau gave him a tryout and then signed the 20 year old for $75 per game. Herber went on to lead the Green Bay Packers to four league titles as one of the NFL’s finest passers. His nickname was soon changed to “The Kid” and then “Flash.” He played eleven years for the Packers and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1966.
For more info on Arnie Herber, Regis alum:
Thanks to a Regis neighbor, a sports fan and regular user of our Library, now we know.
STEM courses and jobs? Yes, indeed!
This is a newly-found 1906 photograph of the early Physics and Chemistry lab at Regis University – then called Sacred Heart College. During more than thirty years of teaching, Fr. Armand Forstall covered chemistry, physics, mathematics, mineralogy, geology, and astronomy. And one more course – assaying. The college’s very employable graduates could assay – determining the gold, silver, and lead contents for Colorado miners in the nearby Rocky Mountains.
An Irish treasure in the Regis Archives and Special Collections!
An etching by Henri Matisse for Ulysses by James Joyce. Published in 1935, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book not obscene but a “masterpiece” and allowed its publication in the United States.
In 1886, the first presidential wedding was celebrated in the White House. Grover Cleveland married Francis Folsom, his ward and junior by twenty-seven years. This pair of cigar bands is from the Notarianni Political Collection. Love birds cradle each portrait surrounded by red roses , and Lady Liberty waves a flag over their heads.
The Clevelands had five children. Their second daughter, Esther, was the first baby born in the White House. Happy Valentine’s Day to all members of the Regis community!
Jesuitica Manuscript Collection
This crisp, engaging photograph shows Fr. Felix Ziccardi, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Trinidad, CO sitting in the center of the “Junior Band” which he organized and taught. Furthermore, he acquired the donated instruments from benefactors in Kansas City, Mo., wrote much of the waltzes, religious oratorios, and marches the band played in the parish music hall, a building he had built in 1926. Many of the boys came from families who worked in the coal camps in the region. In July, thousands flocked to the annual festival, a major source of income for Trinidad, featuring games, and live music as the band played [intermittently] from 10:00am to midnight.
Fr. Ziccardi represents the contributions many Neapolitan Jesuits made in the early parishes of the Catholic Southwest.