Creator: Hayutin, Anna Ginsberg, 1893-1973
Abstract: Anna Ginsberg was born in 1893 to East European Jewish immigrants who had settled in New York City. She completed high school in New York and moved to Denver, Colo., in 1910. In 1912 she married Morris Hayutin, and they had three children: Peryle, Irving, and Arthur. The collection contains household and personal items from the early to mid-20th century that belonged to Anna Hayutin. Most of the textiles in the collection were created by Anna Hayutin herself and include a large number of table linens, bed linens, and doilies. The collection also features women's personal accessories and her high school graduation autograph album.
Abstract: The Allied Jewish Committee is an ethnic advocacy group established in New York in 1906. The Denver office of the AJC opened in 1967 and closed in 2013. This collection primarily contains the records of the El Centro Cultural Project from the Colorado Chapter. The joint project between the Jews and the "Chicanos" existed from 1968 to 1971 when it was discontinued due to financial difficulties and inter-group differences. Hispanic art and culture was emphasized. The opening of the center was the first Cinco de Mayo celebration in Denver. One of the most popular classes was driving instruction.
Abstract: Collection contains two large prints of a family tree of Alter Kalman.
Abstract: Established in 1912 as the Central Jewish Council in Colorado, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado is a philanthropic organization supporting Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world. They later merged with the Jewish Community Foundation to form the organization JEWISHcolorado. This collection includes scrapbooks, photographs and papers related to the Allied Jewish Federation.
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.
Abstract: The Allied Jewish Community Council of Denver was established in 1949 with goals to unite the Jewish community of Denver and work to coordinate charitable activities and the advancement of the Jewish community in Denver. Collection contains administrative papers, surveys, pamphlets and brochures relating to the Allied Jewish Community Council of Denver.
Abstract: Collection contains records from various Jewish organizations from around the Denver area from 1880-2007. Organizations include: American Medical Center (1965); Public Attitude Toward Minorities (1948); Beth Jacob High School (1974-79); Cheltenhamm School (1924-25); Denver Academy Torah (1963-94); Free Loan Society (1888-1901); Holocaust Institute (1982-1987); Jews for Jesus (1972-1975); Jewish War Veterans (1916-1951); Jewish Women and Benevolent Societies in Denver (1872-1908); Kauvar Chair and Hebraic Studies (1966-1967); Jewish Women and Benevolent Organizations (2006); Arrow Club (1937-1976); Bikkur Cholim Benevolent Society (1890); B'nai B'rith Lodge 2271 (1980); B'nai B'rith Shalom (1911); Central Jewish Aid Society (1916); Club 1946 (1946-1976); Golden Hills Cemetary (1964); Guldman Community Center (1928); Hebrew Burial Association (1977-1978); Hillel University of Denver (1980); National Jewish Welfare Board, Colorado Springs (1944-1960); Jewish Tuberculosis Hospitals (2009); Lavender Hill Mob (1947-1966); Progress Club (1987); Committee on Resettlement of Refugees (1918-1948); Shroud Society of Pueblo (1946-1947); Tuberculosis Welfare League (1957); Town Club (1947-1975); B'nai B'rith Lodge #883- Cheyenne, WY (1981); B'nai B'rith Institute of Judaism (1966-1968); Council of Jewish Juniors, Denver Section (1928-1932); Jewish League of Mercy (1918); Jewish National Fund (1980); National Jewish Welfare Board (1942-1962); Ku Klux Klan, Colorado (1981-1989); National Council of Women (1955-1961); Shroud Society (1880-1900); Yiddish Culture Club (1930)
Abstract: Dorothy "Dokes" Berry (nee Kobey) was born in Aspen, Colorado in 1905. During Berry's childhood Aspen's primary industry was mining and very few Jewish families lived in the town. Her father and his brothers were businessmen who owned and operated apparel stores in Aspen, including the Kobey Shoe and Clothing Company. After she graduated from Aspen High School, Dorothy Kobey taught at a county school in Cow Creek, Colorado, outside Steamboat Springs. She moved to Denver, Colorado with her siblings in 1924 to attend the University of Denver after receiving a scholarship to the school. In 1927 she married Nathan Berry, a salesman who worked at her uncle's downtown Denver business, the Kobey Shoe Store.
The papers document Jewish family life in Aspen, Colorado during the early 1900s. The papers contain newspaper and magazine articles, 1 photographic print, family tree charts and a CD-ROM that contains digitized photographs and digitized printed materials, including U.S. census records.
The Dorothy (Dokes) Kobey Berry Papers document the growth of businesses in Colorado mountain towns and Jewish social life and customs in Aspen, Colorado during the early 1900s. The Kobey families were among the dozen or so Jewish families in the close-knit mining town of Aspen when Dokes Kobey was growing up. This collection documents Jewish family life, with an emphasis on the lives of Jewish women, in Aspen, Colorado in the early 1900s. Dokes Kobey Berry died in Denver on February 24, 2009.
Abstract: The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Mountain States Regional Office began in 1913 as a volunteer committee led by Simon Heller. The purpose of the organization was to fight prejudice and intolerance and to preserve the Jewish democratic heritage. The formal organization was established in 1941 as the tri-state office with Harold Saks as the first director. The Mountain States Regional Office in Denver worked toward the elimination of discrimination in employment, housing, accommodations and education.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Mountain States Regional Office records contain material relating to Soviet Jewry, anti-semitism and community relations with ethnic groups. The materials include correspondence, press releases, photographs, bulletins, newsletters, newspaper clippings, logs of complaints and incidents, telegrams, festival programs, conference programs, audio cassette tapes, and 16 mm. films.
Creator: General Rose Memorial Hospital
Abstract: General Rose Memorial Hospital was founded in 1945. The hospital was named for General Maurice Rose, a Denver native, who had been killed in action the same year. General Rose was the highest ranking American officer killed in action in Europe and also the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Army. The hospital was intended to “serve the need of every creed.” The records highlight fundraising related to the hospital foundation through photographs, programs and other event ephemera. Several recorded interviews and television programs as well as published texts provide and in-depth history of the organization. The collection includes ephemera, publications, scrapbooks, donation ledgers, photographs, newspaper clippings and audio-visual materials.