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Weinstein, Rowena Akers, 1911-2000



Rowena Mae Akers Weinstein was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1911. Her father was a chemical engineer and the family lived in Oklahoma and Texas before moving to Denver in the 1920s. Rowena graduated from DU in 1933 with a sociology degree and was a scholar in residence in social work during 1932-1933. Samuel Weinstein and Rowena Mae Akers were married in 1935 and became the parents of five children: Loren, David, Robert, Joy, and Steven. Rowena Mae Weinstein spent her career as a social worker for the City and County of Denver.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, 1930-1933

 File — Box B412.01.0001: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023258193]
Identifier: B412.01.0001
Abstract Box contains the 1931 Kynewisbok that belonged to Rowena M. Akers and a folder with University of Denver memorabilia and graduation materials. The items include a 5 centimeter Denver Boone patch, a 1930-1931 "D" Book, card printed with "Rowena Mae Akers," slip of paper printed with "Admission to the Exercises by separate ticket only," University of Denver Liberal Arts graduation invitation for June 7, 1933 at 8:00 P.M. at the Denver city auditorium, Class of 1933 play flyer at Elitch Gardens...
Dates: 1930-1933

Box 3, 1942-1956

 File — Box B412.01.0003: Series B412.01 [Barcode: B186023303419]
Identifier: B412.01.0003

Contains two Bar Mitzvah Plates created by Rowena Weinstein, V-mail letter/envelopes, and World War II clippings.

Dates: 1942-1956

Box 4, circa 1935

 File — Box B412.01.0004: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023300437]
Identifier: B412.01.0004

Box contains a maroon dress with black netting, heavy black beading, and wide decorative lace.

Dates: circa 1935

Box 5, between 1927 and 1929

 File — Box B412.01.0005: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023300445]
Identifier: B412.01.0005

Box contains a mute beige/grey flapper dress. The dress is very fragile. The box also contains a gold sash for a dress and remnants of an undergarment.

Dates: between 1927 and 1929

Box 6

 File — Box B412.01.0006: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023300453]
Identifier: B412.01.0006

Box contains black swimming slippers that belonged to Edith Lillian Joseph Akers, the maternal grandmother of Joy Weinstein. The box also contains a gavel, a shoe box and two sets of baby shoes, a silver evening purse, necklace, and a hair comb. The baby shoes belonged to Joy Weinstein.

Dates: 1920-1967

Box 7

 File — B412.01.0007: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023300461]
Identifier: B412.01.0007

Box contains a coral quilted bed jacket, a small pink bed hat, and embroidered baby clothes. The baby clothes belonged to Joy Weinstein.

Dates: 1920-1967

Box 8, 1920-1967

 File — Box B412.01.0008: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023300495]
Identifier: B412.01.0008

Box dontains books and booklets; Social Worker's Dictionary; Baby book; three photographs of Rose Hospital construction; Eastern Star photograph showing Rowena Weinstein in the first row, 8th from the left; photograph of an event of the Jewish War Veterans showing Sam Weinstein in the second row of men from the right; miscellaneous items including a cherry pitter; and World War II articles on Louis Weinstein.

Dates: 1920-1967

Box 9, 1939-1960

 File — Box B412.01.0009: Series B412.01 [Barcode: U186023303401]
Identifier: B412.01.0009

Box contains a cherry pitter, rick rack, box for fever thermometer, parchment paper, party invites and plates, blank baby album, needlework kit, and decorative fur trim for dress.

Dates: 1939-1960

Cards, Services, and VFW Materials, 1944-1950

Identifier: B412.01.0008.0004

Contains three cards from Rowena Weinstein to her husband Sam Weinstein in 1944, Passover program from the army Chaplain Nathan E Barasch (1944), booklet "Ministering to the Jews in the Armed Forces of the United States" published by the Jewish Welfare Board in 1942, two copies of Jewish War Veterans, Post No. 342, Memorial Day Services and Dedication of Flag Pole (May 30, 1949).

Dates: 1944-1950

Confirmation Class Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol, circa 1928

Identifier: B063.06.0032.0015.00001
Abstract Confirmation class of 1928 at Congregation Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol. Twenty eight young men and women stand on either side of Rabbi Kauvar. Most are identified, Pearl Steinberg, Julia Mendelson Ackerman, Helen Rosenthal Steinberg, Cecilia Lehrman Bedz, Elsie Phillips, Rabbi Kauvar, Gertrude Phillips, Ruth Goldstein, Rebecca Reinveitz Rosenthal, Frayda Tannenbaum Karsh, Rowena Akers Weinstein, Ruth Richman Golden, Ira Beck, Irving Friedland, Al Cook, Max Rifkin, Sam Fortner, Stanley...
Dates: circa 1928