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Kagan, Alexander, 1906-1994

 Person

Alexander Kagan was born in Paris, France in 1906 to Russian parents. At the age of 14, Alexander Kagan began work as a frabric designer and also as a designer of jewlry. His mother Chana (Anna) Kagan, his brother Haim Persah (Paul) and he came to the United States in 1922. He became a citizen in 1930. He was a fabric designer in New York. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 and died in the Denver area in 1994.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Box 6, 1895-1954

 File — Box: B187.04.0006
Identifier: B187.04.0006
Overview (3) file folders include: correspondence, documents, and personal papers. Green velvet book containing ''writers'' from Alexander Kagan to his family and correspondence of the Kagan family.

Container 7: Israel Posters, 1970-1979

 File — Folder: B187.03.0007
Identifier: B187.03.0007
Overview Three Jewish political posters.

Container 8: Mary Reed Library Drawing, 1948

 File — Folder: B187.03.0008
Identifier: B187.03.0008
Overview Pencil drawing on paper of the Mary Reed Library building of the University of Denver campus in 1948; mounted to mat board. The drawing is of the Southeast entrance to the building showing wooden revolving doors, two stories of elaborate Collegiate Gothic Architecture and a woman sitting reading a book by the entrance. The door is colored with brown pencil and the brick is red oil crayon or pencil. The white lines of the brick have been painted on.

Correspondece, 1913-1935

 File
Identifier: B187.04.0006.0002
Scope and Contents Contains postcards and letters to Anna Kagan in Paris and New York.

Documents, 1895-1936

 File
Identifier: B187.04.0006.0003
Scope and Contents Folder contains identity papers, work documents, passports, immigration papers, Air Force documents, naturalization papers, and 1938 Nakhshon Limited shares from Haifa.

Kagan Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B187
Overview Alexander Kagan was born in Paris, France in 1906 to Russian parents. At the age of 14, Alexander Kagan began work as a fabric designer and also as a designer of jewelry. His mother Chana (Anna) Kagan, his brother Haim Persah (Paul) and he came to the United States in 1922. He became a citizen in 1930 and was a fabric designer in New York. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 and died in the Denver...

University of Denver, 1948-1954

 File
Identifier: B187.04.0006.0001
Overview Alexander Kagan attended the University of Denver for various years beginning in 1948. He graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1954. The folder contains transcripts, correspondence, and a diploma.