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Hornbein Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B167

The Hornbein family of Denver, Colorado, was actively involved in the Colorado Jewish community. Philip L. Hornbein (1879-1962) married Flora Anfenger (1888-1964) in 1905, and they had three children: Louis (1907-?), Marjorie (1913-2006) and Philip (1915-1987). The collections consists of material objects, photographs, and documents that belonged to the Hornbein family.

Dates

  • 1902-1988

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English with some in Hebrew.

Extent

27 Linear Feet (2 record boxes, 1 legal document box, 1 letter document box, 5 flat boxes, 6 framed photographs, 1 framed document, 1 painting)

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.

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, and chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party from 1918 to 1920. In 1905 he married Flora Anfenger (1888-1964), the daughter of early Colorado pioneer Louis Anfenger, and they had three children: Louis (1907-?), Marjorie (1913-2006), and Philip, Jr. (1915-1987). Marjorie Hornbein received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Denver, served on the provisional executive board of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society; authored a book and a number of 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.

Arrangement

The collections has been partially arranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marjorie Hornbein, 2001, and bequest from the Estate of Marjorie Hornbein, 2006.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Additional items concerning the Hornbein family can be found in RMJHS oral histories (B098), and materials related to the Hornbein family can be found in the Anfenger Family Papers (B106).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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