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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:

Box 31, circa 1980

 File — Box B098.01.0031: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186022110384]
Identifier: B098.01.0031

(23) CDs - Copies of Beck Archives oral histories: General, numbers 36-64.

Dates: circa 1980

Box 32, circa 1980

 File — Box B098.01.0032: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186022110392]
Identifier: B098.01.0032

(22) CDs - Copies of Beck Archives oral histories: General, numbers 65-72.

Dates: circa 1980

Box 33, circa 1980

 File — Box B098.01.0033: Series B098.01 [Barcode: U186022110407]
Identifier: B098.01.0033

(8) CDs - Copies of Beck Archives oral histories: General, numbers 73-74.

Dates: circa 1980

Cherry Creek Newspaper Article, 1859 June 25

Identifier: B230.02.0014.00008

Newspaper article announcing merchangs to the gold camp in Cherry Creek, Colorado. The article is dated June 25, 1859 and the slide was used as part of the ''To Breathe Free'' slide show presented by RMJHS.

Dates: 1859 June 25

Children Playing at National Jewish Hospital, 1982 June 27

Identifier: B063.03.0019.00053

Group of unidentified children playing outside of National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado. National Jewish Hospital is located on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. This photograph was taken during the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society's Historic Denver Tour in 1982.

Dates: 1982 June 27

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010

Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.

Dates: 2011

Colorado Jewish Composers, 1980

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0001
Abstract On Oct. 31, 1980, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society presented a concert featuring the music of four Jewish composers who lived and worked in Colorado. Goldmark came to Colorado in 1895 and was affiliated with Coloado College. Later, Aaron Copeland was his student at the Juilliard. Schalite was a synagogue organist in Munich and Rome before fleeing in 1933. His compositions were inspired by the Hebrew poets of the Middle Ages, and later, in Colorado, by the mountains. ...
Dates: 1980

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

Colorado Jewish History: A Guide for Teachers, circa 1998

Identifier: B230.03.0003.0004.00001

Promotional Photograph of the Colorado Jewish History: A Guide for Teachers

Dates: circa 1998

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

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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
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Colfax Avenue (Colo.) 5
Jewish families 5
Leadville (Colo.) 5
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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
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Colorado -- History 3
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Jewish hospitals -- Colorado -- Denver 3
Jewish women -- Colorado 3
Publications 3
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Stores, Retail 3
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Tour buses 3
Community organization 2
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Cotopaxi (Colo.) 2
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Education 2
Floods 2
Grocers 2
Grocery trade 2
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 2
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Jewish lawyers -- Colorado -- Denver 2
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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
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Authors and publishers 1
Berlin (Germany) 1
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Chugwater (Wyo.) 1
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