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Oral History Interview with Wolfe Karsh, 1977 March 1

Identifier: B089.01.0001.00008


Wolfe Karsh discusses his family's emigration from Poland to Denver, Colorado when he was three years old. He describes Jewish life in Denver in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the Jewish religious community in the early 20th century. He also discusses his interest in singing, his various jobs in Denver, his experience in the U.S. Navy, and his experience as a farmer and cattle rancher.


  • 1977 March 1


Language of Materials

The interview is in English but has some phrases in Yiddish.

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1 items (2 sound tape cassettes)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series contains minutes and related materials of the Board of Trustees and Committees.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair 2 audiotape cassettes 105 minutes


Interview conducted by Belle Marcus, Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society.

Related Materials

Digital reproduction. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Mediawerx Corp. ; Denver, Colo. : University of Denver, Penrose Library, 2008. 1 sound file in 2 formats : digital, Aiff (157,648,892 ; 158,144,588 ; 158,144,588 bytes) and MP3 (5,404,795 ; 5,417,909 ; 883,309 bytes) files. Streaming audio interview. Mode of access: World Wide Web. User system requirements: Windows or Macintosh workstation with graphical browser and audio player software. Streamed for high bandwidth users at 22.050 kHz sample rate, 24 Kbits/sec. data rate. Derived from an Aiff audio master digitized at 44.1 kHz, 16 bits per sample, mono. from an analog audiocassette. Equipment: Technics RS-BR465 cassette player; M-Audio Audiophile 2496 audio card; Lacie CD-RW burner and Apple Superdrive DVD burner; Apple G4 733 and Apple G5 2.3 gHz dual. Software: Bias Peak DV (for recording); Bias Soundsoap (for noise reduction); Discrete Logic - Cleaner (MP3 Encoder); Roxio Toast (for CD burning of .aif files); Roxio Jam (for CD burning of Redbook Audio files). Sound recording file name: udpl-upoh-ma-00012-emery-t1a ; udpl-upoh-ma-00012-emery-t1b ; udpl-upoh-ma-00012-emery-t2a For rights statement see:


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Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 1301 Utica Street, Denver, Colorado in 1977. ||Participants: Wolfe Karsh ; Belle Marcus


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