Hornbein Family Papers
The Hornbein family of Denver, Colorado, was actively involved in the Colorado Jewish and larger community. Philip L. Hornbein (1879-1962) married Flora Anfenger (1888-1964) in 1905, and they had three children: Louis (1907-1912), Marjorie (1913-2006) and Philip (1915-1987). The collections consists of material objects, photographs, and documents that belonged to the Hornbein family.
- Hornbein family (Family)
Language of Materials
Materials are primarily in English with some in Hebrew.
Biographical / Historical
The Hornbein family of Denver, Colorado, was actively involved in the Colorado Jewish community. Philip L. Hornbein (1879-1962) was a 1901 graduate of the University of Denver School of Law, a noted trial lawyer, chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party from 1918 to 1920, and President of the National Lawyers Guild Denver chapter from its formation in 1938. He was a founder of Denver's Zionist movement, supporter of JCRS, and led the fight against the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s. In 1905 he married Flora Anfenger (1888-1964), the daughter of early Colorado pioneer Louis Anfenger, and they had three children: Louis (1907-1912), Marjorie (1913-2006), and Philip, Jr. (1915-1987). Marjorie Hornbein received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Denver, was a founder and served on the executive board of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society; authored a book and many journal and magazine articles; and contributed to the boards of many charitable, educational, and municipal commissions in Denver. Philip Hornbein, Jr. served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a labor attorney.
18.25 Linear Feet (13 containers)
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 20th century material objects, photographs, and documents belonging to the Hornbein family, including the baby book of Louis Hornbein, a Hebrew bible in a cedar box, additional books and magazines, ledgers, scrapbooks, cartoons, U.S. Army jacket and hat worn by Philip Hornbein, Jr., Flora Hornbein's wedding dress, metalwork, a souvenir trinket, cups, a proclamation of Marjorie Hornbein Day from Denver's Mayor Pena, and a eulogy on Philip L. Hornbein.
The collections has been partially arranged.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Marjorie Hornbein, 2001, and bequest from the Estate of Marjorie Hornbein, 2006.
No further accruals are expected.
- Denver (Colo.)
- Hornbein family
- Hornbein, Flora Anfenger, 1888-1964
- Hornbein, Louis, 1907-
- Hornbein, Marjorie, 1913-2006
- Hornbein, Philip, 1879-1962
- Hornbein, Philip, Jr., 1915-1987
- Jewish lawyers -- Colorado -- Cripple Creek
- Jewish lawyers -- Colorado -- Denver
- Men's clothing
- Military uniforms
- Wedding costume
- Women's clothing
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description