Oral History Interview with Sam Boscoe, 1978 April 2-16
Sam Boscoe recalls growing up as a young boy on West Colfax Street on Denver, Colorado's west side. He details his family's early ventures into the bakery business and the establishment of Star Bread Co., previously Star Bakery. He also discusses his time in the U.S. Army during World War II, and describes his memories of the 1913 Denver snowstorm and the 100-year flood of 1965. Sam Boscoe was born in Denver in 1905. His father was Jacob Boscoe (European name was Boscowitz), the founder of Star Bread Co. on West Colfax Street in Denver. He attended Denver's North High School in the 1920s and continued his education by pursuing a degree in business administration at the University of Denver, graduating in 1927. He became head of the company the same year and continued the family tradition of operating this bakery along with his brother, Rudolph (Rudy), until it was sold in the late 1970s.
- 1978 April 2-16
- Boscoe, Samuel A., 1905-1991 (Interviewee, Person)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: Items are predominantly in English, but recordings feature some Yiddish and Hebrew.
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1 items (2 sound tape cassettes)
Scope and Contents
From the Series: Series 1 consists of the recorded oral histories of individuals and, occasionally, groups of individuals representing Jewish organizations. Many of the interviewees are descendants of early Colorado Jewish pioneers or were Jewish newcomers to the state in the beginning of the 20th century. The interviews document Jewish history in Colorado in the 20th century.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
2 audiotape cassettes 98 minutes
Conducted by Jerry Minkoff.
Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted April 2, 9 and 16 at 225 S. Grape Street, Denver, Colorado. ||Participants: Sam Boscoe and Nelson Schachet.
- Boscoe, Rudolph, 1908-1997
- Boscoe, Samuel A., 1905-1991
- Boscowitz, Jacob, d. 1909
- Community life
- Denver (Colo.)
- Family-owned business enterprises
- Jewish businesspeople
- Jewish children
- Jewish families
- Jewish merchants
- Minkoff, Jerry (Interviewer)
- Oral histories
- Social life and customs
- Star Bakery (Denver, Colo.)
- West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)