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Ida Uchill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B169
Ida Libert Uchill was born in 1917 on a farm outside of Denver, Colorado to Paul and Fannie Pepper Libert. She died in 2014. Her family on her paternal side arrived in Denver via the port of Galveston in about 1911. In junior high she was a columnist in the childen's section of the Denver Post. Ida Uchill graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in jouranalism and history and became a writer and journalist, specializing in Colorado Jewish history. She was the author of Pioneers, Peddlers and Tsadikim: The Story of Jews in Colorado, which was published in 1957 and a third edition published in 2000. She was an English teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School before teaching English at George Washington High School for seven years. In the fall of 1976 Ida Uchill returned to Thomas Jefferson High School where she was the faculty support for the "Jefferson Journal" until May, 1980. The collection contains articles and newsclippings written by her and about her. The collection also contains copies of the "Jerfferson Journal."

Dates

  • 1957-1980

Creator

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet : flat box (19 x 15 x 3 inches)