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Walter E. Chapman Papers

Identifier: WH924

Scope and Contents

Walter E. Chapman papers consist of records of Boy Scout Troop 28, Denver, Colorado, spanning the years 1941-1971, as well as a limited amount of personal correspondence and scrapbooks. Dr. Chapman assisted over 300 scouts in attaining the Eagle rank – the names and photographs of the Eagle Scouts of Troop 28 form a significant part of the collection. There is also substantial correspondence concerning Boy Scout Camp Tahosa.


  • 1920-1982

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Walter Edgar Chapman, Jr. was a Denver, Colo. dentist. Born Ellis, Kan. in 1905, he moved to Denver in 1923 where he attended University of Denver. Began practice of dentistry in 1932. Active in Boy Scout work beginning 1938. Scoutmaster of Denver Troop 28 (1941-1971). Died Lyons, Boulder County, Colo. in 1982.


3 Boxes (3 linear feet)

1 oversize folio

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Frances Chapman and Edwin Nicholls, 1983


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States