Creator: Kauvar, Abraham J., 1915-2003
Abstract: Abraham J. Kauvar graduated from the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado in 1935 and earned a Doctor of Medicine in 1939 from the University of Chicago. He served as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of University of Colorado Medical School, and conducted research at the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research. He was instrumental in founding the Neighborhood Health Program in 1965. He was manager of the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals and also served as director of Davis Institute for the Care and Study of the Aging. From 1980-1981, he managed New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. He was named Goodstein Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, He also served as President of Denver Club. In 1987 the Kauvar Foundation, which specializes in health care needs of the elderly was established in his honor. He was the son of Rabbi Charles E.H. Kauvar, a Denver religious leader. __The collection included correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, legal documents from court case (Trimble vs. City and County of Denver and Kauvar), scrapbooks, photographs, audiocassettes, and miscellanea covering medical care and public health primarily in Denver, Colorado.
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.
Creator: Lande, Bernard Zion, 1927-1978
Abstract: Bernard Zion Lande, the grandson of early Denver Jewish pioneer Zion Wolf Karsh, was born in Denver, Colorado, on July 11, 1927. Lande grew up on Denver's west side and attended the Hebrew Educational Alliance. While still in his teens, he helped to found the Jewish Youth Council, and in 1947 he attended the Brandeis Camp in California, where he gained his first exposure to the philosophies of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. Lande received a master's degree in social psychology from the University of Denver in 1950, and he served in the army for two years as a research psychologist in Beckly, West Virginia. He was instrumental in the establishment, organization, and evaluation of havurot--groups of people who gather together to read, study, and worship at each other's homes--and these fellowships ultimately evolved into the Colorado Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Lande died at the age of 51 on July 24, 1978. The collection consists of papers belonging to Lande, including personal papers about psychology, papers related to his travels, papers about Shalom Bardin Institute, papers about the Brandeis Camp Institute, notes, journals, correspondence, a framed certificate, and publications.
Abstract: Congregation Shearith Israel (Remnant of Israel), or the Tenth Street Shul as it was also known, was founded in 1899 as a Jewish orthodox synagogue. The young congregation bought a small stone church in Denver at the Tenth Street site in 1903 and remodeled the building to suit its needs as a synagogue. The last of the operating synagogues in the "Old Colfax" area of Denver, Shearith Israel closed its doors in 1958, having been largely used by Jewish businessmen working in the downtown area seeking a convenient synagogue for daily prayer services. The building, which was named an Historic Landmark in 1976, has been converted to the Emmanuel art gallery on the Auraria Campus. The collection includes documents, objects, and textiles, most notably an early Torah cover.
Abstract: The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado, was a pivotal Jewish philanthropic and social service organization in Denver from 1872 through today. This fraternal organization received a charter from the National Order of B'nai B'rith on April 7, 1872. David Kline was the first president and Louis Anfenger was the first secretary. Charles M. Schayer served as president in 1876. The B'nai B'rith Denver Chapter created Colorado's Anti-Defamation League, the Mountain States Hillel Foundation, and the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO). One of the most important projects of the Denver B'nai B'rith was the vital role it played in establishing the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives in 1899. The Denver B'nai B'rith continues to be a major Denver organization. The records include administrative records, correspondence, publications and photographs of the Denver Lodge #171 and some documents and photographs of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and a few records related to other lodges.
Abstract: Collection contains a wood framed document from the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S. National Headquarters granting Jewish War Veterans, Post #342. Collection also contains Jewish War Veterans minutes, correspondence, programming notices, awards, certificates, membership rosters and financial papers from the Jewish War Veterans, Post #342.
Creator: Goodstein, Phil H.
Abstract: Phil H. Goodstein (1952- ) is a freelance historian who has written articles and books about Colorado and its history including Exploring Jewish Colorado published in 1992. The book covers Jewish history, people and organizations in Colorado. The papers relate to the writing of the book, Exploring Jewish Colorado, and include correspondence, questionnaires, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, photocopies of photographs and illustrations from the book, and a computer disk. Newspaper clippings cover Jewish synagogues in Colorado, as well as the Guldman, Friedman and Londoner families. __ __Phil H. Goodstein Papers
Abstract: Collection contains one tintype and one drawing; both of Samuel Weil. Samuel Weil served as the rabbi of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado, in 1876-1877. He was only appointed under a 1 year contract and was granted a 6 month extension in March 1877. However, he was relieved of his duties due to "inadequacies" and remarks he made on June 1st which the board did not "countenance." The Weil family left Denver in December of 1877 after it was learned that the Rabbi had written to a Reverend in the Presbyterian Church proclaiming his belief in Jesus Christ and desire to convert to Christianity. Marjorie Hornbein, Temple Emanuel of Denver: A Centennial History (Denver: Congregation Emanuel, 1974).
Creator: Levy, Robert
Abstract: Dr. Robert Levy (1864-1945) began attending the University of Denver in 1880. Most of the signatures in the autograph album date from when he was a student at the university. He started practicing medicine in Denver in 1884 after training at Bellevue Hospital. He helped found National Jewish Hospital and Gross Medical College. He served as president of the Denver and Colorado medical societies. Publications in the collection by Dr. Levy are on medical education and on the effect of climate and high altitutes on laryngeal tuberculosis. He practiced in Denver for 60 years and was a prominent Jewish doctor and leader.
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.