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Tillye Levy Box Talk, 1978 April 20

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00026

Overview

"""Box Talk"" on ""Jewish oral history, a new approach to an old story"" was presented during Jewish Heritage Week. Alby Segall gives a lecture on oral history and its place in Jewish history. Segall then demonstrates how to conduct an oral history by interviewing Tillye Levy (née Shulman).

Alby Segall works on two oral history projects in Denver, Colo., one interviewing key leaders in the development of local Jewish social service agencies (sponsored by the Allied Jewish Federation), and one interviewing Denver area Jews of all backgrounds (sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society).

Born in Denver, Colo. in 1895, Tillye Mathilda Shulman (Mrs. Sam) Levy grew up in Central City, Colo. where her father, Robert Shulman owned a clothing store and also the George Washington Mine. When she was a child, the family moved to Denver, Colo. after the mine had failed. She married Sam Levy in 1920. Levy was one of the founders of the Jewish Family & Children's Service in Denver, an organization that helped resettle Jewish Holocaust refugees after World War II. She was also involved in the Jewish Sheltering Home, National Council of Jewish Women and was one of the original eight founders of the Women's Library Association (WLA) at the University of Denver's Penrose Library. "

Dates

  • 1978 April 20

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Extent

1 items (1 sound tape cassette)

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.

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