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Jeanne Abrams Papers

Identifier: B459


  • Coverage: 1980 - 2024


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Biographical / Historical

Jeanne E. Abrams was born April 2, 1951 in Stockholm, Sweden to Holocaust survivors and immigrated to Utica, NY with her parents at the end of 1951. She attended public schools in Utica and graduated from Utica Free Academy High School in 1968. Dr. Abrams received her BA in History from Stern College in New York City (1972), her MA in American History from the University of Colorado, Denver (1978), and her PhD in American History with a Special Certificate in Archival Management from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1983. Her dissertation was titled, "Chasing the Cure: An Early History of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society of Denver." In 1982, Dr. Abrams was hired as the Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives at the University of Denver. She became an assistant professor in 1997, associate professor in 1999, and a full professor in 2006.

Dr. Abrams is the author of eleven books: six peer-reviewed and five non-peer reviewed. She has also written nine book chapters, dozens of peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles, op-eds for Time and The Washington Post, several encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and video scripts. In addition, Dr. Abrams has given lectures, presentations, and taught classes. Finally, she has been the recipient of multiple honors, awards, and grants.


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