Creator: Lowenstein, Henry, 1925-2014
Abstract: Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence, personal letters from family and friends, photographs, Maria and Henry Lowenstein's oral histories, as well as an exhibit booklet containing a brief family history in Germany. The collection also contains sketches and acryllic paintings done by Maria Lowenstein, a few of them sketched in German. And there are watercolors of set designs done by Henry Lowenstein for the Bonfils Theater. The collection is arranged chronologically into seven folders and documents the Loewenstein Family's struggle to survive in Berlin during the Holocaust.
Abstract: The Reed family were supporters of the University of Denver, including Mary Reed, an English professor and trustee of DU, her husband Verner, a real estate and mining magnate, and their children Joseph, Verner Jr., and Margery (the namesake of Margery Reed Building). This collection contains articles, manuscripts, CDs, scrapbooks, ledgers, maps, journals, and photographs related to the Reed family.