Creator: Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
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.
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.
Creator: Tierney, Wanda
Abstract: This collection contains recommendations, correspondence, clippings, programs, scripts, and audiovisual materials related to Wanda Tierney's career and work with community dance/theater organizations in Colorado.
Creator: Graese, Judy
Abstract: This collection contains artwork by Judy Grease and files from her time with Colorado Contemporary Dance.
Abstract: This collection contains cosmetics and realia used by Michelle O'Bryan Hamel during her time as prima ballerina for Denver Civic Ballet (1958-1979).
Creator: Boulder Ballet
Abstract: This collection contains audiovisual materials, clippings, posters, photos, and programs related to the beginnings of Boulder Ballet.
Abstract: The National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section (NCJW) was a women's philanthropic organization founded by Carrie Benjamin in October 1893 to serve the Denver, Colorado Jewish community. Most of the early members were members of Temple Emanuel in Denver and the collection details the contributions of women to social causes in Denver. Education was an early priority of the Denver Section and classes were held to serve Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the West Colfax area of Denver. The Council established a settlement house in West Denver for Jewish boys, worked with disabled children and initiated the Children's Traveling Theatre. During World War II, the Council was involved in the resettlement of Jewish refugees in Denver. In 1938 the Council opened a thrift shop at 27th Street and Welton Street in the Five Points area of Denver. The records include board of director meeting minutes, lists of officers and board members, correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, newsletters, bulletins, yearbooks, publications, invitations, scrapbooks and oral history audiocassette tapes.