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Beck Archives Congregations Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B115

Overview

This collection contains materials intentionally assembled by Beck Archives. Materials relate to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States. Materials are originals or copies of items dating from 1906-2004, including receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, member and founder lists, event programs, invitations, legal documents, interview transcripts, brochures, slichos, Hebrew Bibles, and historical background information about the institutions.

Dates

  • c. 1800-2015

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The collection relates to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States. Denver congregations or temples include Congregation Tikvat Shalom, Congregation Zera Abraham, Isaac Solomon Synagogue, Ostrover Synagogue, Roumanian Congregation Yad Achaas, Temple Sinai, United Hebrew Center, Yeshiva Toras Chaim, and Zerah Israel Musach Ashknazi. Other Colorado congregations covered by this collection are B'nai Chaim (Littleton), B'nai Israel (Colorado Springs), B'nai Jacob Congregation (Pueblo), Congregation Beth Evergreen (Evergreen), Congregation Beth Shalom (Centennial), Congregation Har Hashem (Boulder), Temple Beit Torah (Colorado Springs), Temple Emanuel Pueblo (Pueblo), and Temple Shalom (Colorado Springs). There is also a folder of documents relating to Temple Beth Israel, which was located in Boise, Idaho.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet : 1 legal document box, 1 record box, 1 flat box

Scope and Contents

Collection materials relate to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States. including Denver congregations or temples. There is also a folder of documents relating to Temple Beth Israel, which was located in Boise, Idaho. Materials are originals or copies of items dating from 1906-2004, including receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, member and founder lists, event programs, invitations, legal documents, interview transcripts, brochures, slichos, Hebrew Bibles, historical background information about the institutions, and a copy of a 1941 inventory of Colorado church and synagogue archives prepared by a division of the Works Progress Administration.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Intentionally assembled materials collected by Beck Archives.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Additional information about Ostrover Synagogue can be found in Ostrover Synagogue Records (B215). Additional information about Temple Sinai can be found in Beck Archives Microfilm and Microforms Collection (B117), Box 33, and in Temple Sinai Slides (B259).
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

Contact:
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Denver CO 80208
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