Skip to main content

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 345 Collections and/or Records:

Colorado Jewish Composers Program, 1980 October 21

Identifier: B098.01.0003.00068

Recording of the 4th annual meeting of RMJHS, program was on Jewish composers and included a musical performance.

Dates: 1980 October 21

Creating Communities Digitized Images

Identifier: B406
Abstract The Denver Public Library began the Creating Communities Project in 2008. The library and partners, including the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS), contributed information and digitized images on different Denver neighborhoods. RMJHS contributed images of the West Colfax Jewish neighborhood. In 2012, the project expanded to digitize photographs of individual families. On July 23, 2012, RMJHS and the Denver Public Library had an ice cream social and digitized photographs of...
Dates: Digitization: 2012

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

Identifier: B230.02.0007.0019.00001
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series contains records of the promotional activities of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society to publicize the history of the Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain West. These activities include: trips to historical sites, annual dinners, fundraisers, and commemorative events.

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

Additional filters:

Archival Object 337
Collection 8
Photographs 136
Tours 118
Colorado 114
Historic sites 87
Oral histories 63
∨ more
Denver (Colo.) 62
Jewish women 56
Temples 54
Jewish men 51
Greeley (Colo.) 50
Fairplay (Colo.) 48
Jews 45
Alma (Colo.) 35
Synagogues 34
Pueblo (Colo.) 28
Cheyenne (Wyo.) 26
Wyoming 26
Trinidad (Colo.) 21
Colorado Springs (Colo.) 15
Art museums -- United States 13
Rabbis 11
Jewish families 7
Jewish way of life 7
Hospitals 6
Colfax Avenue (Colo.) 5
Jewish families -- Colorado 5
Leadville (Colo.) 5
Merchants 5
Mikveh 5
Cemeteries 4
Central City (Colo.) 4
Fort Collins (Colo.) 4
Gardens 4
Jewish children 4
Jewish hospitals -- Colorado -- Denver 4
Jewish women -- Colorado 4
Jews -- Colorado -- Denver 4
Men 4
West Colfax (Denver, Colo.) 4
Women 4
Anniversaries 3
Ceremonies 3
Colorado -- History 3
Editors 3
Houses 3
Jewish community centers 3
Jewish pioneers -- Colorado 3
Jewish women -- Colorado -- Denver 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
Financial records 2
Floods 2
Grocers 2
Grocery trade 2
History--Societies, etc. 2
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 2
Immigrants 2
Jewish businesspeople 2
Jewish composers 2
Jewish hospitals 2
Jewish lawyers 2
Jewish lawyers -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Jewish men -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Jewish merchants 2
Jewish physicians -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Jewish pioneers 2
Jews -- Colorado -- Charities 2
Kitchens 2
Las Vegas (Nev.) 2
Lawyers 2
Log cabins 2
Musicians 2
Newsletters 2
Open-air museums 2
Orchestra 2
Physicians 2
Politicians 2
Presentations (Communicative events) 2
Questionnaires 2
Reunions 2
Students 2
Synagogues -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Teachers 2
Tuberculosis -- Hospitals -- Colorado -- Denver 2
Archives 1
Art 1
Aspen (Colo.) 1
Authors 1
Authors and publishers 1
Berlin (Germany) 1
Budgets 1
+ ∧ less