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Shwayder, Nellie Weitz, 1886-1977



Nellie Weitz married Jesse Shwayder who began trunk company that became Samsonite luggage. Their son King D. Shwayder became president in 1961. Nellie Weitz Shwayder wrote five fictional stories set in Denver, Colorado. Nellie Shwayder was born in Denver in 1886 and died there in 1977.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Book Pages

Identifier: B245.02.0005.0004

Nine pages of "Little Women" and "Little Men" kept by Nellie Shwayder.

Dates: 1967-2002

Box 92, circa 1945

 File — Box B258.09.0092: Series B258.09 [Barcode: U186023258127]
Identifier: B258.09.0092

Contains an intaglio engraving plate of Nellie Shwayder, probably made of zinc.

Dates: circa 1945

Digital Container

Identifier: B245.02.0005

Digitized copies of five stories by Nellie Shwayder, a scrapbook containing articles and obituaries on Jessie Shwayder, copy of nine pages from Little Women and Little Men, and eight photographs.

Dates: 1967-2002

Family Information, Trees, and Charts, 1960-2000

Identifier: B433.02.0001.0012

File contains three pages of the Shwayder Line from Isaac Shwayder/Rachel Lea Kobey; family sheet of Jesse and Nellie Weitz Shwayder; family sheet of Isaac and Rachel Lea Kobey Shwayder; family sheet of Eugene and Deborah Shwayder Sims, daughter of Solomon and Ida Weitz Shwayder; family sheet of Solomon and Ida Weitz Shwayder; Hourglass Tree of Irving Bud Joshua Shwayder; handwritten tree of Solomon and Ida Weitz Shwayder; and research materials.

Dates: 1960-2000

Family of Jessie and Nellie Shwayder, circa 1922

Identifier: B063.05.0041.00083

Jesse and Nellie Shwayder sit for a family portrait surrounded by their five children. All members of the family are looking at Norma, the baby, who sits center on Jesse's lap and is the only individual looking at the camera. The other children are, left to right, Dorothy, Fay, King, and Ruth.

Dates: circa 1922

Five Stories by Nellie Shwayder

Identifier: B245.02.0005.0001

Digital copy of "Five Stories" by Nellie Swayder. The stories are fictional but set in Denver, Colorado.

Dates: 1967-2002

Group of Women at a Park, between 1915-1940

Identifier: B063.05.0013.00001

Seven women pose together in a group in a park. Left to right are Fanny Milstein, Bessie Balaban (Kindergarten teacher at Cheltenham School), Ida Shwayder, Grandmother Weitz, Doris Ginsberg, Nellie Shwayder, and Minnie Shwartz.

Dates: between 1915-1940

Shwayder Family

Identifier: U201.02.0141.0012

Black and white print of headshot of Nellie Shwayder, University of Denver donor and wife of Jesse Shwayder.

Dates: 1793-2009

Shwayder Family Histories and Genealogical Material, 1967-2002

Identifier: B245.02
Scope and Contents The series includes 20th-century materials detailing Shwayder family history. including two copies of the book "The Tale of a Little Trunk and Other Stories" by Hannah Shwayder Berry (1977 and 2002), a transcript of an oral history by Hannah Shwayder Berry (1981), a newspaper clipping of Hannah Shwayder Berry's story The 'pied piper' of West Colfax (1967), and a booklet describing the genealogy of the Shwayder family that includes family members born as early as 1876 and as late as 1943....
Dates: 1967-2002

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

Identifier: B245
Abstract The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...
Dates: 1896-2002

Additional filters:

Archival Object 9
Collection 1
Denver (Colo.) 4
Jewish women 4
Photographs 4
Colorado 3
Short stories 2