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Levitt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B315

Isadore and Yetta Prezant Levitt and their descendants have lived in Denver, Colorado for over a century. Isadore (Shea) and Yetta Prezant Levitt came to Denver, Colorado from Russia in the early 1900s and settled in the Eastern European Jewish enclave around West Colfax Avenue. The Levitt Family Papers contain a family tree, a reunion directory and scanned photographs. The papers reflect the Americanization of an Eastern European Jewish extended family during the twentieth century.



Isadore (Shea) and Yetta Prezant Levitt came to Denver, Colorado from Russia in the early 1900s and settled in the Eastern European Jewish enclave around West Colfax Avenue. They had nine children: Sarah, Nathan, Jerry, Tillie, Mary, Moshe, Anne, Dorothy and Edward Levitt. The five daughters married into the Richardson, Tein, Rubanowitz, Marcus, and Cohen families. The extended family had a reunion and a family tree and Levitt family directory were created in 1989. The scanned photographs are of the Levitt and related families.

Dates

  • 1876-1995
  • Majority of material found in 1940-1952

Creator

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-letter document box)

2.29 Gigabytes (33 digital photographs)

Scope and Contents

The papers include a Levitt Family Tree and Levitt Family Director showing Isadore and Yetta Prezant Levitt and their descendants through 1989. There are also scanned family photographs from the twentieth Century that show the extended Levitt family.

Biographical / Historical

Isadore (Shea) and Yetta Prezant Levitt came to Denver, Colorado from Russia in the early 1900s and settled in the Eastern European Jewish enclave around West Colfax Avenue. They had nine children: Sarah, Nathan, Jerry, Tillie, Mary, Moshe, Anne, Dorothy and Edward Levitt. The five daughters married into the Richardson, Tein, Rubanowitz, Marcus, and Cohen families.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two series:; 1. Photographs, 1916-1995.; 2. Family Information, 1876-1989.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were a gift from Gail Marcus in May, 2010.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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