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Hirschfeld Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B166

A. B. (Abraham Bernard) Hirschfeld was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1888. In 1904 he moved to Denver, Colorado, and in 1907 he started A. B. Hirschfeld Press. A. B. Hirschfeld's son Edward Hirschfeld (1907-1984) worked alongside his father and held leadership positions in the family business after his father's death in 1957. Edward's son A. Barry Hirschfeld served as president of the family printing business, which is now called National Hirschfeld. In 2005, Hirschfeld Press merged with National Printing and Packaging and C and M Press.

The Hirschfeld Family Papers are primarily focused on A. B. Hirschfeld Press and the roles that A. B., Edward, and A. Barry Hirschfeld played in founding and leading the company. Materials consist of three books; a videocassette; a CD; documents and newspaper clippings about A. B., Edward, and Barry Hirschfeld; and an invitation for the National Hirschfeld 100th anniversary celebration. Some materials in the collection were printed by A. B. Hirschfeld Press.

Dates

  • 1934-2007

Creator

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 legal document box)

Scope and Contents

The collection is primarily focused on A. B. Hirschfeld Press and the roles that A. B., Edward, and A. Barry Hirschfeld played in founding and leading the company. Materials consist of two books that mention A. Barry Hirschfeld, "Ellis Island Medals of Honor Retrospective 1986-2004" and "Ellis Island Medals of Honor Awards Gala Tribute Journal," and one book, "In the Beginning," published by A.B. Hirschfeld Press in 1957 to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary. Other materials in the collection are a videocassette (VHS), "DMCVB Foundation Gala 2002 Hall of Fame Inductee: A. Barry Hirschfeld"; a CD, "Mizel Museum: Hirschfeld--Power Point"; documents and newspaper clippings about A. B., Edward, and Barry Hirschfeld; and an invitation for the National Hirschfeld 100th anniversary celebration.

Biographical / Historical

A. B. (Abraham Bernard) Hirschfeld was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1888. In 1904 he moved to Denver, Colorado, with his father, Isaac, who had come to be treated for tuberculosis at National Jewish Hospital. A. B. Hirschfeld started printing company A. B. Hirschfeld Press in Denver in 1907. A. B. Hirschfeld's son Edward Hirschfeld (1907-1984) worked alongside his father in the family business and held leadership positions in the company after his father's death in 1957. Edward Hirschfeld graduated from the University of Denver and was actively involved in Denver Jewish and civic organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League and United Way. He was married to Dorothy Hirschfeld, and their son A. Barry Hirschfeld served as president of the family printing business, which is now called National Hirschfeld. A. Barry Hirschfeld is married to Arlene (nee Friedman) Hirschfeld, who is actively involved in Denver community organizations. In 2005 Hirschfeld Press merged with National Printing and Packaging and C and M Press.

Arrangement

The collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. Barry and Arlene Hirschfeld, 1994-2007, and gift of Allen D. Breck, 1977.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

An interview with Arlene Hirschfeld can be found in the following collection: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society Records (B230). ||A framed photograph of A.B. Hirschfeld can be found in the following collection in this repository: Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge #171 (Denver, Colo.) Records (B009).

General

No accession record was created at time of acquisition for the materials donated by the Hirschfelds.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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