Jewish Family and Children's Service, 1947-1979
Language of Materials
Items are predominantly in English, but recordings feature some Yiddish and Hebrew.
Biographical / Historical
The Ex-Patients Tubercular Home was established in 1920 to help patients discharged from Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) by providing inexpensive housing and assistance with job placement. It served as a "halfway" house to ease former patients' transition back into society. The Ex-Patients Home operated for 54 years, and, due to financial struggles, it eventually merged with JCRS.
Scope and Contents
RMJHS Oral Histories comprises audio and video cassettes of oral history interviews recorded by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society. The recordings document Jewish history and culture in Colorado in the 19th and 20th century. The men and women interviewed for this collection are descendants of early Jewish pioneers in Colorado or were Jewish newcomers to the region at the beginning of the 20th century. Most of the interviewees were born between 1886 and 1927 and died in the 20th century. Many of them were founders and/or leaders of Jewish organizations, religious groups, medical and social centers, schools, and businesses in Colorado.