Beck Archives Communities Collection
The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by Beck Archives that are associated with Jewish communities in the western United States and Mexico. The material is related to various towns in Colorado, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
- University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is predominately in English, but some materials are in Hebrew.
Biographical / Historical
The material is related to general information and various Jewish communities in Colorado, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Mexico. The Colorado Front Range communities included are Atwood, Boulder, Brandon, Brighton, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, Northern Colorado, Pueblo, and Trinidad. The Mountains and Western Slope communities included are Aspen, Central City, Del Norte, Grand Junction, Gunnison County, Lakeside, Leadville, Tin Cup, and Jews of Colorado's Mining Towns.
2 Linear Feet (3 legal document boxes and 1 letter document box.)
Scope and Contents
The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by Beck Archives. Materials include books, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, pamphlets, brochures, biographical essays, and correspondence associated with Jewish communities in the western United States and Mexico. The bulk of the material is related to various towns in Colorado.
The collection is arranged in 10 series: 1. Arizona, 1988. 2. Colorado--Front Range, 1882-1998. 3. Colorado--Mountains and Western Slope, 1882-1998. 4. Montana, 1885-1980. 5. New Mexico, 1972-1990. 6. North Dakota, 1912-1976. 7. Oklahoma, 1984. 8. South Dakota, 1954-1976. 9. Wyoming, 1916-1989. 10. Mexico, undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Intentionally assembled materials collected by Beck Archives.
Further accruals are expected.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description