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Sam Stoole and Stoole Construction Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: B415

Overview

Sam Stoole was born in Denver in 1910 and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Engineering. He worked as an engineer for the State of Colorado for seven years. In the early 1940s, he began commercial construction and founded the Sam Stoole Construction Company. Buildings built by Sam included Denver Public schools, Neusteter's Department store in downtown Denver, and several Holiday Inns. He taught wrestling to underprivileged teenagers at JCC in the 1940s. The collection includes two men's hats, two construction hats, a check writing machine, two tobacco pipes, two belt buckles and a tallith bag.

Dates

  • 1945-1965

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Sam Stoole was born in Denver in 1910 and died in 1993. He had always wanted to be an engineer. Sam Stoole graduated Summa Cum Laude and Tau Beta Pi from the University of Colorado School of Engineering. He worked as an engineer for the State of Colorado for seven years. In the early 1940s, he began commercial construction and began the Sam Stoole Construction Company. Buildings built by Sam Stoole include Denver Public schools, Neusteter's Department store in downtown Denver, and several Holiday Inns. He taught wrestling to underprivileged teenagers at JCC in the 1940s and gave to the Allied Jewish Federation. He donated and raised money for the building of Rose Memorial Hospital and to keep Beth Israel Hospital and the first Shalom Park solvent.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (Three record boxes)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a check protector (check writing machine), a Hebrew English bible, name plate, business cards, a tin construction hat and pith helmet. It also contains a Cavanagh fedora and a Knox derby hat, a Hebrew English bible, two smoking pipes, a tallith bag, and two belt buckles.
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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