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Oral History Interview with Irene Miller Stein, 1978 April 27

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00034

Overview

"Irene Stein (née Miller) talks about the Miller family in Denver, Colo. and her father Robert Lazar Miller. She gives extensive details about early life in Denver. She also discusses her life as an artist, media she worked with, and her husband Azriel Stein who founded Pencol Drug Store.

Irene Miller (Mrs. Azriel) Stein was born in Denver, Colo. in 1894 and died in Aurora, Colorado in 2000 at the age of 106. Irene Stein was a professional artist well into her 90s. She worked in many different media and styles, from art-deco in the 1920s and 1930s to modern, abstract sculptures and computer generated art in the 1970s and 1980s. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She was the daughter of Anna and Robert Lazar Miller, both pioneers of Denver's Jewish community. In 1921 she married Azriel Stein, a Pittsburgh, Penn. native who moved to Denver at the age of 19. Azriel Stein founded, owned, and operated Pencol Drug Store on the corner of Pennsylvania Street and Colfax Avenue in Denver."

Dates

  • 1978 April 27

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Extent

5 items (5 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.

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Digitized other analog

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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