Abstract: The Denver Women's Social Union Club was founded in 1898 as a mutual-aid society by members of the Social Science Department of the Women's Club of Denver and was called the Social Union. The club was formed to benefit poor and working-class women and their families living in the Delgany neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Mary C. C. Bradford, Colorado educator and political activist, was considered ''the mother of the Social Union'' because of her involvement in the early years of the Union. In 1921 the Union was reorganized as a philanthropic and social organization; it was renamed The Denver Women's Social Union Club. The Club was formally disbanded in 1977. The records include receipt books, treasurer's account books, a membership book, minutes, calendars, applications for memberships, cards, stamps, clippings, song books, photographs, correspondence, articles of incorporation, invitations, thank you notes and scrapbooks of the Denver Women's Social Union Club. This collection also includes records from the Barnum Women's Club, an organization founded by the Women's Club of Denver.
Abstract: Tillye Shulman Levy was one of the Denver Jewish community’s most dedicated and effective volunteers. Born in Central City in 1895, she first became involved in philanthropic charity work as a young woman, after meeting Fannie Lorber, the longtime president of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children. As a teenager, Tillye worked at the Denver Trunk Factory in downtown Denver, located next door to the Lorber Shoe Company. Mrs. Lorber interested Tillye in the children and soon she was spending Sundays at the Home, visiting and playing with the young charges. After her marriage, Mrs. Levy became a member of the Sheltering Home Board. She later recalled, “Mrs. Lorber really started me off on a career of social service,” which was to include the boards of the Allied Jewish Federation, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. She spearheaded a number of organizations that helped refugees. The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society Oral Histories, B098, have a number of audio recordings of Tillye Levy, including one in which she relates the history of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service, in rhyme.
Creator: Trevorrow, Virginia E.
Abstract: Virginia E. Trevorrow graduated from DU in 1931 with a degree in Biochemistry. She went on to get a PhD and spent her career as a research biochemist at the Child Research Council. The papers in the Archive include biographical information, a selection of papers and family photographs.