Mears, Otto, 1840-1931
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Scope and Contents Copies of articles on Otto Mears include: one copy of "Otto Mears, Pathfinder of the San Juan" and two photocopies of the second page of the article by Courtney Randolph, one photocopy of Michael Kaplan's Colorado's Little Big Man", One copy of "Jewish Cowboys and Indians" by William Kramer published in the London Jewish Chronicle Magazine on September 28, 1979. A visitors guide brochure to the Colorado State Capitol and a photo copy of the first floor of the capitol is also included from...
Overview Intentionaly created collection to keep newspaper clippings about Jews in the west. Some of the people and organizations are also in other collections. The articles contain miscellaneous clippings and articles about Jews in the Rocky Mountain west, primarily from the Rocky Mountain News, the Intermountain Jewish News (IJN) and the Denver Post. Some of the articles are from a column, "Out of the Past," written by Mike Zelinger that appeared in the IJN. Also included is the Century Edition of the...
Overview Brief description of several early Jewish leaders of commerce, philanthropy, religion, and community as well as several Jewish lawyers, doctors, merchants, and politicians in Colorado.
File — Box: B216.01.0001
Overview (1) mounted Rocky Mountain Empire Magazine page, 1948; (1) sheet music ''The Ballad of Otto Mears'' (1) letter from Kankakee Federal Savings regarding ballad and (1) supplemental handout about ballad; (1) file folder with photocopies of ''Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly'', clippings from London Jewish Chronicle 1979, photocopy of "Colorado's Littler Big Man: The Early Career of Otto Mears, 1840-1881", and a copy of the Visitors Guide to Colorado's Capitol and a map of the first...
File — Box: B216.02.0002
Overview This film examines the pivotal role early Colorado Jewish citizens played in the state's political life. Despite their distinction as a religious minority, pioneer Jews in communities throughout Colorado were viewed as a positive and stablitizing influence who upheld morality and order in the new settlements. Virtually every town in Colorado had a Jewish mayor by the turn of the nineteenth century, including Denver, Central City, and Fairplay. Includes brief biographies of Jewish men and women...
Overview Otto Mears (1840-1931) was an entrepreneurial businessman who built railroads and was essential to the development of Southwestern Colorado. The son of an English father and Russian mother, he immigrated to the United States after being orphaned at an early age. After making it all the way to California he was placed in a boardinghouse at eleven years old when relatives could not be found to care for him. After serving in the Civil War he moved to Colorado where he began to build his empire....
Dates: Other: 1892, 1948-1980
Overview Magazine article about John E. Phillips, a newspaper man in Irwin and Crested Butte, Gunnison County. He started "The Elk Mountain Pilot" in Irwin in 1980. He moved the printing plant to Crested Butte, Colorado and ran the paper until 1893. Among others, he reported on Otto Mears and Simon Guggenheim.
Overview File contains newspaper clippings from 1962-1994 that are about individual people in the Jewish Denver community. The majority of the articles are from the early 1980s.