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Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society

 Organization

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 4 Collections and/or Records:

A Grocery Store on Every Corner: A Century of Jewish Grocers in Colorado, 1859-1959, 2002

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0013.00002
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish grocers and histories of groceries in Colorado, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with grocers and with people who knew some of the early grocers.
Dates: 2002

A Grocery Store on Every Corner: A Century of Jewish Grocers in Colorado, 1859-1959, 2002

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0013.00008
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish grocers and histories of groceries in Colorado, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with grocers and with people who knew some of the early grocers.
Dates: 2002

Beck Archives Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B063
Overview The Beck Archives Photograph Collection contains photographs, negatives, and other materials which reflect the rich, varied, and vibrant Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain region, with a special emphasis on Colorado. It also contains some photographs from other states and countries.
Dates: 1790-2006; 1790 - 2006

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

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00005
Overview 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