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Oral History Interview with Tillie Flaks, 1978 July 25

Identifier: B098.01.0002.00035


Interview includes early life in Colorado, Jewish organizations, East High School, and her career as a court reporter.

Tape 1, Side A Minute 0- Family history and migration Minute 68- Victor, Colorado days 1900-1912; nature of the Jewish community; Jewish-Gentile relations; the observances of Judaism, occupations of men, Jewish identification 209- Moving to Denver, residences, feelings about moving 243- Organizations: 245 BMH, 252 Hadassah, 331- Others Tape 2, Side B (begins at minute 87 with informal conversation) 104- Days at East High School 124- Relations b/w Eastern European and German Jews 144- Social Activities 187 – Career and career experiences; education, court reporting, city attorneys; 319- Famous case: should a 13-yr-old girl be allowed to keep her illegitimate baby?; 376- experiences of Depression 418- other organizations and clubs as a young woman 467- Eastern Star and Europe trip in 1931 Tape 2, Side A 0- Continues talk of Europe trip in 1931; false store front in Berlin; African ballet 70- racial disturbances in Denver 80- Occupations of father and sister in Denver, relations with Minnie 104- Recent Jewish organization work. Rose of the Day Award 136- Words of advice to today’s Jewish woman 146- end


  • 1978 July 25


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2 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.


Digitized other analog


Tape 1 incorrectly labeled "Flax, Tillie"


Repository Details

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