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Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society



The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS) was established in 1976 to promote and sponsor historical activity related to the Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain region. The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado partners with the RMJHS and Ira M. Beck and Perle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History to publicize and preserve the Jewish history of the Rocky Mountain region. The first director was Belle Marcus and Dr. Jeanne E. Abrams became the director in 1982. The Beck Archives became a fully integrated part of University of Denver Penrose Library (now University Libraries) Special Collections and Archives in 1995.

Found in 341 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Alan Kraut Speaks at a 2004 RMJHS/HAI Program, 2004 November 16

Identifier: B230.02.0007.0019.00001

Professor Jonathan D. Sarna speaking during the 2006 Professor John C. Livingston Memorial Lecture in American Jewish History. Professor Sarna's lecture was titled ''The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Secular Judaism.'' The lecture was on Monday, February 20th at the Lindsey Auditorium, in Sturm Hall at the University of Denver in 2006.

Dates: 2004 November 16

Dr. Stephen Whitfield, 1978

Identifier: B230.02.0006.0023.00001

Portrait of Dr. Stephen Whitfield, Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University. Dr. Whitfield gave a lecture at the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society's Ninth Annual Meeting, held on Sunday, November 10th, 1995. The lecture was titled ''Jews in American Films.''

Dates: 1978

Early Colonist Synagogue, between 1970-1990

Identifier: B230.02.0014.00022

Early colonist synagogue in Cotopaxi, Colorado.The slide was used as part of the ''To Breathe Free'' slide show presented by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS).

Dates: between 1970-1990

First Reunion, July 1979

Identifier: B264.01.0006.0002

Contains material relating to the first West Side reunion in July 1979. Materials include correspondence, lists, and programs.

Dates: July 1979

Fort Collins, Colorado Trip Panel, 1986 August 1

Identifier: B098.01.0005.00133

Recording covers a bus tour of Fort Collins, Colorado by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and a discussion about growing up Jewish in Fort Collins.

Dates: 1986 August 1

Fourth Annual Heritage Award Program

Identifier: B230.03.0013.00006

Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives fourth annual heritage award program.

Dates: 1976-2020

Frances Wisebart Jacobs Stained Glass in the Colorado State Capitol Dome, between 1970-1990

Identifier: B230.02.0014.00033

Frances Wisebart Jacobs stained glass in the Colorado State Capitol building, located in Denver. Frances Wisebart Jacobs has been hailed as ''the mother of all charities'' and is included in the Colorado Hall of Fame. The slide was used as part of the ''To Breathe Free'' slide show presented by RMJHS.

Dates: between 1970-1990

From Cotopaxi to Denver: Immigrant Jewish Farmers Become American Urban Community Leaders, 2010

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009

History of the ill-fated Cotopaxi Colony of Jewish immigrants in Colorado. Brief biographies of the families involved and their contribution to Denver and Colorado after they left the colony.

Dates: 2010

From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: Early Colorado Jewish Entrepreneurs, 2006

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00005
Abstract Jews played a central role in the development of Colorado through their contributions to economic life and development. Denver's first mercantile store was opened by Jewish citizen Fred Salomon in 1859. Before long, stores run by Jewish merchants and their family members in search of work and wealth flourished on the main streets of most Colorado towns including, Denver, Central City, Leadville, Trinidad, and Fairplay. This film focuses on the lives of a number of early merchants, including...
Dates: 2006

Group at Jewish Community: In Search of our Roots Lecture, 1977

Identifier: B230.02.0005.0009.00001

Picture shows a group of people at a 1977 lecture titled, The Jewish Community: In Search of our Roots. This lecture was put on by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and displayed a photographic history of the Jews of Colorado.

Dates: 1977

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Archival Object 334
Collection 7
Photographs 137
Tours 118
Colorado 115
Historic sites 87
Denver (Colo.) 63
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Oral histories 63
Jewish women 55
Temples 54
Jewish men 51
Greeley (Colo.) 50
Fairplay (Colo.) 48
Jews 44
Alma (Colo.) 35
Synagogues 33
Pueblo (Colo.) 28
Cheyenne (Wyo.) 26
Wyoming 26
Trinidad (Colo.) 21
Colorado Springs (Colo.) 15
Art museums -- United States 13
Rabbis 11
Jewish way of life 7
Hospitals 6
Colfax Avenue (Colo.) 5
Jewish families 5
Leadville (Colo.) 5
Merchants 5
Mikveh 5
Cemeteries 4
Central City (Colo.) 4
Fort Collins (Colo.) 4
Gardens 4
Jewish children 4
Jewish families -- Colorado 4
Men 4
West Colfax (Denver, Colo.) 4
Women 4
Anniversaries 3
Ceremonies 3
Colorado -- History 3
Editors 3
Houses 3
Jewish hospitals -- Colorado -- Denver 3
Jewish women -- Colorado 3
Publications 3
Schools 3
Stores, Retail 3
Sukkot 3
Tour buses 3
Community organization 2
Composers 2
Concerts 2
Cotopaxi (Colo.) 2
Cripple Creek (Colo.) 2
Education 2
Floods 2
Grocers 2
Grocery trade 2
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 2
Immigrants 2
Jewish businesspeople 2
Jewish community centers 2
Jewish composers 2
Jewish lawyers 2
Jewish lawyers -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Jewish men -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Jewish merchants 2
Jewish pioneers -- Colorado 2
Jewish women -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Jews -- Colorado -- Charities 2
Kitchens 2
Las Vegas (Nev.) 2
Lawyers 2
Log cabins 2
Musicians 2
Open-air museums 2
Orchestra 2
Physicians 2
Politicians 2
Questionnaires 2
Reunions 2
Students 2
Teachers 2
Tuberculosis -- Hospitals -- Denver (Colo.) 2
Archives 1
Art 1
Aspen (Colo.) 1
Authors 1
Authors and publishers 1
Berlin (Germany) 1
Businesspeople 1
Chapels 1
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Charity organization 1
Children 1
Chugwater (Wyo.) 1
Church buildings 1
Concert programs 1
Copy negatives 1
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