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Beck Family Papers

Identifier: B120


Collection contains the papers of Ira M. Beck, Peryle Beck, the Hayutin family, the Simui family and records of Central Electric. The Ginsberg family settled on Denver's west side in 1910, and they became an active part of the Orthodox Jewish community. Max Ginsberg prospered in an auto-wrecking and metal business and was a founding member of Congregation Zere Israel. Anne Ginsberg, the daughter of Max and D'vera Ginsberg, married the son of Russian immigrants, business Morris Hayutin, who owned the Western Supply Company. Their daughter married businessman Ira M. Beck in 1935 and later received a master's degree in speech from the University of Denver. Peryle Beck founded the Beck Archives in 1976 in memory of her late husband. Peryle and Ira's daughter Devra married Sinui in 1970 and the wedding dress and other wedding items are included in the collection. The collection also contains correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, theatre programs, photographs, material culture and ephemera from 1916-2003.


  • 1916-2003


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Beck Family Papers


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Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428