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Eighty Years Story by Donald Meyer, 1985 August 27

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00128
Donald Meyer reads "Eighty Years" which he wrote about his life. Judge Donald H. Meyer, the son of Morris Meyer, describes the early life of the Meyer brothers, Morris, Sam, Max, and Charles, who emigrated from Poland in the late 1800s. He talks about his father Morris' early business efforts in Wisconsin as well as his father's marriage to his mother, a German immigrant. He also recounts the couple's move to Colorado after his father was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He further describes the migration of his father's brothers to Colorado, and the Meyer stores that the family established in towns such as Rocky Ford, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colo. in the early 1900s. He also discusses his own career. Meyer held many positions, including Deptuty District Attorney for the City and County of Denver, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado, and Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Bureau of Hearings and Appeals.

Dates

  • 1985 August 27

Creator

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Items are predominantly in English, but recordings feature some Yiddish and Hebrew.

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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.

General

Digitized other analog
This is a self-interview.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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