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Phil Goodstein Exploring Jewish Colorado Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B025

Phil H. Goodstein (1952- ) is a freelance historian who has written articles and books about Colorado and its history including Exploring Jewish Colorado published in 1992. The book covers Jewish history, people and organizations in Colorado. The papers relate to the writing of the book, Exploring Jewish Colorado, and include correspondence, questionnaires, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, photocopies of photographs and illustrations from the book, and a computer disk. Newspaper clippings cover Jewish synagogues in Colorado, as well as the Guldman, Friedman and Londoner families. __ __Phil H. Goodstein Papers

Dates

  • 1865-1992
  • Majority of material found in 1990-1992

Creator

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 letter document boxes)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials related to the writing of Phil Goodstein's book, Exploring Jewish Colorado. The book explores Jewish historical sites and life in Colorado, and was published in March 1992 by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society. Much of the material used in the book came from the Ira. M. Beck Memorial Archives. The collection is organized by types of material into seven series: correspondence, questionnaires, secondary sources, drafts, galley proofs, photographic images and illustrations, and a computer diskette. It includes materials dated from 1865 to 1992, with the majority of materials from the years 1991 to 1992. It also includes drafts for an article titled, ''The Jews of Capitol Hill,'' which was published in Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Notes, Summer/Fall 1990. The papers also inclued pamphlets, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, and photocopies of photographs as well as illustrations from the book. Newspaper clippings cover Jewish synagogues in Colorado, as well as the Guldman, Friedman and Londoner families. Goodstein donated this collection to the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society at the University of Denver after publication of Exploring Jewish Colorado. The collection was transferred to Special Collections/Archives, at the University of Denver in 2000. Goodstein retains some materials used in writing the book in his personal collection.

Biographical / Historical

Phil H. Goodstein was born in 1952 in Denver, Colorado, and is a fourth generation Colorado native. Goodstein grew up as a member of the Beth HaMedrosh Hagadol (BMH) and his parents were active in the B'nai B'rith. He graduated from East High School in Denver in 1970, and received a degree in history from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1973. He earned a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Denver in 1975 where he specialized in Eastern European history. Goodstein earned a Doctor of Philosophy in history from the University of Colorado in 1981. Goodstein has worked as a freelance historian and has taught at local Denver area colleges and has written numerous articles and books about Denver and its history.

Following his doctorial work at the University of Colorado, where his dissertation focused on ''The Theory of the General Strike From the French Revolution to Poland,'' Goodstein began his career as a local public and academic historian. He publishes a monthly newsletter called The Naysayer, and conducts tours of Denver through the Colorado Free University. He has written numerous articles and books about Denver and its history.

The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society at the University of Denver commissioned Phil Goodstein to write a book on Jewish sites in Colorado. The book, Exploring Jewish Colorado was published in 1992. The book covers Jewish history, people and organizations. Much of the material used in the book came from the Ira. M. Beck Memorial Archives in Penrose Library at the University.

Arrangement

These papers consist of materials that relate to the writing of the book Exploring Jewish Colorado and include seven series:; 1. Correspondence, 1991 - 1992; 2. Questionnaires, 1991 - 1991; 3. Secondary Sources, 1865 - 1992; 4. Drafts, 1991; 5. Galley Proofs, Undated; 6. Photographic Images and Illustrations, 1891 - 1981; 7. Computer Diskette, 1990 - 1992;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, 2000.

Accruals

No further accurals are expected.

Related Materials

Related collections include the RMJHS Records, B230, and Denver Lawyers Oral Intervews, M135.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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