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Kagan, Alexander, 1906-1994



Alexander Kagan was born in Paris, France in 1906 to Russian parents. At the age of 14, Alexander began work as a fabric and jewelry designer. He came to the United States in 1922 with his mother Chana (Anna) and his brother Haim Persah (Paul). He worked as a fabric designer in New York and in 1930 he became a US citizen. 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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Box 6, 1895-1954

 File — Box: B187.04.0006
Identifier: B187.04.0006

(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.

Dates: 1895-1954

Container 7: Israel Posters, 1970-1979

 File — Folder: B187.03.0007
Identifier: B187.03.0007

Three Jewish political posters.

Dates: 1970-1979

Container 8: Mary Reed Library Drawing, 1948 June 3

 File — Folder: B187.03.0008
Identifier: B187.03.0008

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.

Dates: 1948 June 3

Correspondece, 1913-1935

Identifier: B187.04.0006.0002
Scope and Contents

Contains postcards and letters to Anna Kagan in Paris and New York.

Dates: 1913-1935

Documents, 1895-1936

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.

Dates: 1895-1936

University of Denver, 1948-1954

Identifier: B187.04.0006.0001

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.

Dates: 1948-1954

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