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Streltzer, John E. (Ellis), 1901-1985

 Person

Humanitarian John E. Streltzer was born in Denver on June 2, 1901, the son of Ben and Rebecca Streltzer in Denver's West Side. He met Sarah Safran in 1923 at a club he had helped organize on the West Side. John and Sarah Sreltzer established a wholesale office supply business and he served nearly three terms as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives in the 1950s. During his third term, President John Kennedy appointed John Streltzer Director of Customs for Colorado and Wyoming, a position he held until 1969. John Streltzer then became Vice President of Public Relations at Metrobank. Throughout his life he was involved in many Jewish, general, and medical causes, including Ex-Patient's Home, Israel Bonds, B'nai B'rith, AMC Cancer Research Center (JCRS), Red Cross, United Way, and Allied Jewish Welfare Fund. He died December 16, 1985.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative and PR Records, 1911 - 1968

 File
Identifier: B147.01.0001.0001
Scope and Contents The file contains corporate papers of The Ex-Patients Tubercular Home, correspondence, and public relations' seals (stamps), certificates, press release, and envelope.
Dates: 1911 - 1968

B'nai B'rith 171, between 1940-1960

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0004.00036
Overview Five members of B'nai B'rith pose together behind a desk. Back row left to right are Saul Pinchick, John Streltzer, and Lou Gelt and front row left to right Mickey Fried and Chooch Jacobs. Fried and Jacobs hold a copy of Collier's magazine.
Dates: between 1940-1960

B'nai B'rith 171, 1949

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0004.00061
Overview Ten members of B'nai B'rith dressed in tuxedos pose together, some seated on and some standing behind a couch. Back row left to right: John Streltzer, Si Quiat, Mel Zelinger, and an unidentified man. Front row left to right: Harold Cohen, Lou Gelt, Joe Mosko, Ben Blumberg, Saul Pinchick, and A. B. Hirschfeld.
Dates: 1949

Ex-Patients' Tubercular Home Records

 Collection
Identifier: B147
Overview Collection contains contracts, real property records, employee records, promotional materials, minutes, certificates, financial records for the Mental Health Center of America, records for the Ex-Patients' Tubercular Home and, photographs related the Aid Association for Ex-patients of Denver.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within 1911-1968

John E. Streltzer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B185
Overview Collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, plaques, a U.S. Bureau of Customs flag, awards, scrolls and posters related to John E. Streltzer. Humanitarian John E. Streltzer was born in Denver on June 2, 1901, the son of Ben and Rebecca Streltzer in Denver's West Side. He met Sarah Safran in 1923 at a club he had helped organize on the West Side. John and Sarah Streltzer established a wholesale office supply business and he served nearly three terms as a member of...
Dates: 1940-1990

John Streltzer, between 1940-1965

 Item
Identifier: B185.01.0001.0006
Overview John Streltzer stands in the middle of seven unidentified women in a courtroom. Each of the women holds a corsage and John Streltzer stands behind a speaker's podium.
Dates: between 1940-1965

Mental Health Center of America, 1958-1960

 File
Identifier: B147.01.0001.0003
Overview Contains correspondence, legal documents, and notes for using the name The National Mental Health Center of America for the Ex-Patients' Tubercular Home in Denver, Colorado. Much of the materials involve Simon Quiat and John E. Streltzer.
Dates: 1958-1960

Oral History Interview with John Streltzer, 1978 August 31

 Item
Identifier: B098.05.0008.00001
Overview Topics include: Raising money and building the Ex-Patients Home and providing vocational training. When the need to help TB victims lessened they began to focus on patients that needed mental health care they couldn't afford. Interview index in file B098.18.0022.0008.
Dates: 1978 August 31

Oral History Interview with John Streltzer, 1979 June 29

 Item
Identifier: B098.07.0008.00002
Overview Topics Covered: Originally from Denver, West Colfax, family life, involvement with JCC through B'nai B'rith at first, Ranch Camp, Fundraising, President of B'nai B'rith and JCC, time in legislature. Index in file: B098.18.0022.0010.
Dates: 1979 June 29

U.S. Bureau of Customs Flag, between 1950-1970

 Item
Identifier: B185.04.0002.00001
Overview The U.S. Bureau of Customs flag that hung over the U.S. Customs building between 19th and California, and Stout and 20th in Denver, Colorado. It is a nylon flag with 16 vertical stripes, eight red and eight white, with the arms of the U.S.A. imprinted in blue on a white field on the upper left corner. A strip of light weight canvas with a grommet at each end is stitched along the mounting edge of the flag. The flag belonged to John E. Streltzer, who was the federal district customs collector.
Dates: between 1950-1970