Abstract: This collection contains materials intentionally assembled by Beck Archives. Materials relate to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States. Materials are originals or copies of items dating from 1906-2004, including receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, member and founder lists, event programs, invitations, legal documents, interview transcripts, brochures, slichos, Hebrew Bibles, and historical background information about the institutions.
Creator: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Abstract: Collection contains documents, publications, and ephemera intentionally assembled by Beck Archives. A letter from Dr. Sigmund Freud is in the collection. In the letter he mentions that he was supposed to named after his grandfather Solomon, but the registrar of names mixed up the first and second names.
Abstract: Collection contains microfilmed copies of the following publications and organizations: the Intermountain Jewish News, records from the Jewish community in Colorado Springs, a William S. Friedman Scrapbook, the Rose Hill Cemetery Association, the Denver Jewish Outlook, the American Israelite, the American Jewish Archives Files,, the I.M. Beck Microfilming Project of Colorado Jewish History, B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge #171, Colorado Jewish Records and Papers, Montana Historical Society, Colorado Jewish Records, Guldman Golden Eagle Papers and the Temple Sinai Records.
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: 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.
Abstract: Collection contains photographs, exhibit materials, reference materials, and publications used for exhibits from the Beck Archives at the University of Denver.
Abstract: Collection contains a draft of ''The Origins of Denver's JCRS'' byDr. Charles Spivak, newspaper articles, issues of patients' magazine, contribution forms, ''Thirty Years of Saving Lives'' history of JCRS sanitorium, JCRS programs and pamphlets and, books related JCRS from 1900 through 1950.
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.
Creator: Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Abstract: Edward S. Curtis was a photographer known for his portraits of Native Americans. Born in 1868 in Wisconsin, he took up photography as a teenager. Between 1906 and 1930, he produced The North American Indian, a set of 1500 photographs of Native Americans from over 80 tribes, accompanied by ethnographic research. This collection contains photogravure prints by Curtis, donated to BU by Becky Benedict.