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Oral History Interview with Dorothy Atler, 1992 September 18

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Identifier: B098.01.0006.00150

Overview

"Dorothy Atler (née Robinson) recounts experiences of her childhood, growing up on the family-owned Robinson farm, and her memories of visits to downtown Denver, Colo. and of later living in Denver. She describes meeting her future husband, Noah Atler, and talks about his involvement in civic and religious organizations. This involvement included a boys' summer camp that he personally sponsored for underprivileged children, as well as the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). She discusses Noah's family who immigrated from Russia, and his lengthy career in the practice of law from the 1920s until his death. She reflects on the differences that she has observed in how members of younger generations live today compared to how she was raised, and comments on her marriage to Noah and their children.

Dorothy Robinson (Mrs. Noah) Atler was the daughter of Lottie and Morris Robinson. Her grandfather was Louis Robinson who founded the dairy that became the Robinson Dairy. Her family donated a portion of the land on which the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society was established. She married Noah Atler, a Denver, Colo. attorney, in 1927. They raised three children: Greta, Janet, and Larry. "

Dates

  • 1992 September 18

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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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