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Oral History Interview with Miriam Goldberg, 1982 July 15

Identifier: B098.01.0004.00096


"Miriam Goldberg (née Harris) details the history of her family, beginning with her maternal great-grandparents, Louis and Bertha (née Joseph) Cohn, German immigrants in the late 1840s. Specifics of her grandmother's family, and mother and father's family, are also included, as well as a discussion of her four children. She recounts growing up in Denver, Colo. in a Jewish family, and comments on the division between Denver's East Side and West Side Jewish communities. She talks about Temple Emanuel and Rabbi William Friedman. She discusses how her husband, Max Goldberg, became involved in publishing the Intermountain Jewish News and her continuing involvement in the newspaper following his death. Miriam Goldberg's husband, Max Goldberg, took over the Intermountain Jewish News after World War II and ran it until his death in 1972.

Miriam Harris (Mrs. Max) Goldberg had a career in communications, including publishing, writing, advertising, television, radio, and public relations. For 30 years Max Goldberg's advertising agency handled congressional, senatorial, and gubernatorial political campaigns. Mirian Goldberg was a founding member of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, a Colorado Press Woman of Achievement and a National Press Woman runner-up. She took over as editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News after her husband's death."


  • 1982 July 15


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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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