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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 56 Collections and/or Records:

80th Anniversary at Temple Aaron, 1969 September 17

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0022.00049
Overview Photograph of a photograph of seventeen unidentified men and women sitting and standing around a dining room table with a cake for the 80th Anniversary of Temple Aaron in Trinidad, Colorado.
Dates: 1969 September 17

A Legacy of Caring: Early Colorado Jewish Women, 1860-1930, 2004

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0013.00009
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish women who contributed to philanthropy and social activism, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key women.
Dates: 2004

A Legacy of Healing: Early Colorado Jews in Medicine, 2005

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00004
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.
Dates: 2005

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

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 1865-1950, 2011

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
Dates: 2011

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

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00008
Overview 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

Growing up in Early Colorado: The Lives of Jewish Children, 1860-1940, 2012

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in Jewish communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.
Dates: 2012

Jeanne Abrams, 1982

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Identifier: B063.08.0016.00060
Overview Jeanne Abrams stands holding her booklet ''Historic Jewish Denver.''
Dates: 1982

Peryle Beck Receiving a Tribute, 1990 June 7

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Identifier: B063.05.0038.00059
Overview Dr. Stanley Wagner presents Peryle Beck with a tribute statue for her work with the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and the Ira M. Beck Memorial Archive.
Dates: 1990 June 7

Phil Goodstein Exploring Jewish Colorado Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B025
Overview Phil H. Goodstein (1952- ) is a freelance historian who has written articles and books about Colorado and its history including "Exploring Jewish Colorado" published in 1992. The book covers Jewish history, people and organizations in Colorado. The papers relate to the writing of the book "Exploring Jewish Colorado" and include correspondence, questionnaires, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, photocopies of photographs and illustrations from the book, and a...
Dates: 1990-1992