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 137 Collections and/or Records:
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
Belle Marcus and Dr. Isaac M. Fein pose for a portrait at The Jewish Community: In Seach of Our Roots lecture, 1977
Overview 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.
Overview 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.
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview Promotional Photograph of the Colorado Jewish History: A Guide for Teachers
Dates: circa 1998
Overview 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 the...
Dates: Digitization: 2012
Overview 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.''
Overview 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
Overview 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