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  • Anfenger Family Diaries and Material Culture

    ID: B106

    Creator: Anfenger, Louis, 1842-1900

    Creator: Anfenger, Louise Schlesinger, 1847-1938

    Creator: Hornbein, Flora Anfenger, 1888-1964

    Abstract: Louis Anfenger was typical of the young Jewish men who migrated to the Colorado Territory in the state's formative years. Born in Bavaria, Anfenger came to the United States in the 1850s and moved to Denver in 1870 to seek his fortune. He became a highly successful businessman in the area of real estate as well as a member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce and was later elected to the state legislature in the 1880s. He was a founder of Congregation Emanuel, Denver B'nai B'rith, and National Jewish Hospital. He married Louise Schlesinger Anfenger, and the couple became the parents of eight children, who later also became leaders in the Denver community. His eldest son Milton became a lawyer and a Colorado State Senator in 1904, and his daughter Flora married prominent Denver attorney Philip Hornbein.

    The collection includes Louis Anfenger's diary and clothing, needlework, household accessories, furniture, and memorabilia belonging to various members of the extended Anfenger family.

  • Appel Family and Orange Glo International Records

    ID: B108

    Creator: Orange Glo International, Inc.

    Abstract: Elaine and Max Appel began their first commercial enterprise as a "mom and pop" business called Hoky Carpet Sweeper Company in 1977. They promoted their product locally at state fairs and local department stores. In 1986, Max developed an environmentally safe cleaning product in his garage that incorporated Valencia oranges, and the initial company was named Appel Mountain, Inc. Orange Glo Wood Cleaner and Polish, which they demonstrated to the general public at the Arizona State Fair, became very popular and they added several othe diverse cleaning products over the next decade. In 1992, they formally incorporated the Orange Glo Cleaning Products company, which grew into an international multi million dollar business. It was located at 8765 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

    Elaine and Max's son Joel joined the company in 1992, and his marketing expertise helped grow the business. In 2000, daughter Linda and eldest son David joined the family business as the company continued to expand. In 2002, the company's sales were estimated at $330 million. By 2002, it featured over 25 products, including Oxi-Clean Stain Remover, Orange Clean, and Orange Glo Wood Cleaner & Polish. Elaine and Max sold their company to Church and Dwight Company, Inc. in 2006.

    The Orange Glo records include copies of financial records, ads, and "The Grove," a publication for company employees, 2002-2005.

  • Beck Archives Photograph Collection

    ID: B063

    Abstract: The Beck Archives Photograph Collection contains materials which reflect the rich, varied, and vibrant Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain region, with a special emphasis on Colorado.

  • Beck Family Papers

    ID: B120

    Creator: Simui, Emil

    Abstract: Collection contains the papers of Ira M. Beck, Peryle Beck, the Hayutin family, the Simui family and records of Central Electric. The Ginsberg family settled on Denver's west side in 1910, and they became an active part of the Orthodox Jewish community. Max Ginsberg prospered in an auto-wrecking and metal business and was a founding member of Congregation Zere Israel. Anne Ginsberg, the daughter of Max and D'vera Ginsberg, married the son of Russian immigrants, business Morris Hayutin, who owned the Western Supply Company. Their daughter married businessman Ira M. Beck in 1935 and later received a master's degree in speech from the University of Denver. Peryle Beck founded the Beck Archives in 1976 in memory of her late husband. Peryle and Ira's daughter Devra married Sinui in 1970 and the wedding dress and other wedding items are included in the collection. The collection also contains correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, theatre programs, photographs, material culture and ephemera from 1916-2003.

  • Bessie Wedgle Wedding Dress

    ID: B124

    Abstract: Ellis and Bessie Ruttman Wedgle were married in Denver in 1914 after a brief courtship.The two arrived in the United States around 1912, Ellis emigrating from Poland and Bessie from Russia. In Denver, Ellis worked as a pawnbroker, and Bessie was a seamstress. They lived in Denver's west-side immigrant community and raised four children there. The collection consists of one item, the wedding dress worn by Bessie Wedgle in 1914.

  • Rich Family and Denver Truck Sales Records

    ID: B381

    Creator: Rich, Ruth

    Abstract: Eastern European Jewish immigrant Charles Rich (Shopsie Reich) began as a peddler and eventually started a business of buying and salvaging used automobiles called C. Rich Auto Parts. He helped pioneer the used automotive cars, trucks, and parts business in Denver. He and his wife Rebecca became the parents of 10 children. Their youngest son Ken Rich propelled the Denver Truck Sales to become one of the leading manufacturers and dealers of reconditioned used heavy specialty trucks in over 30 states in the western half of the country.

  • Schayer Family Papers

    ID: B239

    Creator: Schayer, Faye G. (Faye Greenberg), 1915-2009

    Abstract: Milton M. Schayer was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1876 to German-Jewish parents and died in Denver in 1935. In 1920 he founded the Bankers Building and Loan Association, and served as its first president and treasurer. His son Charles Milton Schayer, born in 1913, married Faye Greenberg in 1941.

    Milton M. Schayer was active in many civic and religious organizations. He was director of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, which designated him Denver’s “most valuable citizen” in 1925. He was an active member of Temple Emanuel, president of the Central Jewish Aid Society, and president of the Denver Lodge of the Independent Order of B’nai B’rith. Charles M. Schayer was also active in many organizations and was president of the National Asthma Center from 1975 to 1978.

    The papers include newspaper articles, a genealogical history of the Simon Cohen family, photographs, and commendations and awards to Milton and Charles Schayer.

  • Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

    ID: B101

    Creator: Harsham, Ted E.

    Abstract: Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys became prominent in Aspen as the operators of Kobeys Shoe and Clothing Company. In the early 1900s, Jesse Shwayder opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father Isaac, and brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon. Together they eventually turned it into one of the largest luggage producers in America, the Samsonite Company.