Ida Edelson with Colorado Governor John Arthur Love, between 1950-1970
Colorado Governor John A. Love signing a proclamation on behalf of the American Medical Center (AMC). Ida Edelson, Director of the National Council of Auxiliaries is standing next to him. AMC was located on the grounds of the former Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver. In the 1950s, the institution reincorporated as the American Medical Center and became one of the first dedicated cancer institutions in the nation.
- between 1950-1970
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1 items (photograph)
Scope and Contents
From the Collection: The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good 10 x 8 inches black and white
Accession # 1271, Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center as part of the JCRS Records.
Title supplied by archivist.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on envelope: ''#478 JCRS Auxiliary''. On back of photograph: ''Governor John Love, Colo signing proclamation on behalf of hospital Ida Edelson, Director National Council of Aux #478 JCRS -AMC Auxiliary.''
- American Medical Center (Denver, Colo.)
- Cancer treatment and research
- Colfax Avenue (Colo.)
- Denver (Colo.)
- Edelson, Ida
- Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (U.S.)
- Love, John A., 1916-2002
- Spivak (Colo.)
- West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
- From the Collection: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (Organization)