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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 345 Collections and/or Records:

Belle Marcus and Dr. Isaac M. Fein pose for a portrait at The Jewish Community: In Seach of Our Roots lecture, 1977

Identifier: B230.02.0005.0009.00004

Photograph is a portrait of Belle Marcus and Dr. Isaac M. Fein. Fein presented a lecture entitled, The Jewish Community: In Search of our Roots. This lecture sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society also displayed a photographic history of the Jews of Colorado.

Dates: 1977

Belle Marcus at the Jewish Community: In Search of our Roots Lecture, 1977

Identifier: B230.02.0005.0009.00002

Photograph shows Belle Marcus at a 1977 lecture titled, Jewish Community: In Search of our Roots. This lecture was put on by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society.

Dates: 1977

Book Events and Exhibit, 2018-2020

Identifier: B366.01.0003.0006
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Collection contains a copy of the Colorado History News from April 1995; a copy of the book "The First Twenty-Five Years of the General Rose Memorial Hospital 1945-1970"; a copy of the book "Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battletank Commander in U.S. Military History." It also contains a print of recently restored painting of General Maurice Rose, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and research materials.

Dates: 2018-2020

Box 1, 1970-1978

 File — Box B098.01.0001: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186020739417]
Identifier: B098.01.0001

(33) casette tapes include: Will and Faye Cohen; Max Cowan; Alfred Thal; Max Grimes; Wolfe Karsh; Louis Cook; Rose Millenson; Sam Broscoe; Froeda Marcus.

Dates: 1970-1978

Box 2, 1976-1979

 File — Box B098.01.0002: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186020739425]
Identifier: B098.01.0002

(34) casette tapes include: Irene Stein; Eugene Farkas; George Sukin, Charlotte Miller; Tillie Flaks; Pearl Alperstein; Frayda Ornsten; Rose Stuhlbarg; West Side Reunion.

Dates: 1976-1979

Box 2 (Objects in Search of Stories)

 File — Box B297.02.0002: Series B297.02 [Barcode: U186020739077]
Identifier: B297.02.0002
Abstract The box contains mounted posters of objects and photographs from the Beck Archives. It also contains accompanying panels with a “story” of what an item meant to various people. 1. Overview panel including Robert Lazar Miller, Dolensky family, Frances Jacobs Hospital, Peryle Hayutin; Phil Hornbein, and the National Council of Jewish Women Kosher picnic. 2. Photograph of Charles David Spivak and story by William S. Silvers, M.D. 3. Photograph of Otto Mears and story by Governor Richard D....
Dates: 1880-2016

Box 3, 1970-1990

 File — Box B098.01.0003: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186020739433]
Identifier: B098.01.0003

(31) casette tapes Beck Archives general oral histories include: Trinidad Oldtimers; Peublo Oldtimers; Louis Seigel; Cheyenne trip; Mildred Sweet; Funeral Service Ira Beck.

Dates: 1970-1990

Box 4, 1978-1982

 File — Box B098.01.0004: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186020739441]
Identifier: B098.01.0004

(35) casette tapes include: Joe Coffee; Bessie Lewis; RMJHS Trip to CO Springs and Pueblo; Shalom Sisterhood; Phillip Hornbein Jr.;

Dates: 1978-1982

Box 5, circa 1980

 File — Box B098.01.0005: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186020739459]
Identifier: B098.01.0005

(34) casette tapes include: Charlotte and Sam Boch; Joe Ginsburg; Gertrude Sigman; Jack and Hannah Levy; Donald Meyer.

Dates: circa 1980

Box 6, circa 1990

 File — Box B098.01.0006: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186020739467]
Identifier: B098.01.0006

(36) casette tapes include: Ida Bloom; Dr. Stanley Hordes; Peryle Beck; Betty Lustig; Dorothy Dokes.

Dates: circa 1990

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Archival Object 337
Collection 8
Photographs 136
Tours 118
Colorado 114
Historic sites 87
Oral histories 63
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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
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