Vytautas ''Vyts'' Beliajus at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, circa 1953
Vytautas ''Vyts'' Finadar Beliajus sits with folk dance music in front of him at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Vyts Beliajus was known as the ''Father of International Folk Dancing in the United States'' and was a patient at the JCRS. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish working men along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.
- circa 1953
Vytautas ''Vyts'' Beliajus at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society
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Scope and Contents
This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good 4.5 x 7 inches black and white
Donated by A.M.C. Cancer Research Center as part of the J.C.R.S. Records.
Title supplied by archivist.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on back of photograph: ''Jan., 1953 Bulletin.'' Handwritten on envelope: ''Patient Activities--Rehabilitation--Broadcasting, Composing, Typing, Worship.''
- From the Collection: Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (U.S.) (Organization)
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