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Friends of Shalom Park Cookbook Records

Identifier: B277


Friends of Shalom Park is a group of volunteers and supporters of the Jewish nursing home and residential senior center, Shalom Park, in Aurora, Colorado. As a fundraising project, the group created the cookbook entitled, Shalom on the Range: A Roundup of Recipes and Jewish Traditions from Colorado Kitchens. The collection includes the published cookbook as well as administrative documents, marketing material, and publicity forms that describe the book's planning and publication process. The records document a project of the Colorado Jewish community in the 1990s, and they provide information about Jewish cooking in Colorado.


  • 1995-2003


Biographical / Historical

Friends of Shalom Park is a group of volunteers and supporters of the Jewish nursing home and residential senior center Shalom Park, which is located in Aurora, Colorado. The group conceived of the Shalom on the Range cookbook as a fundraiser for Shalom Park. The cookbook, published after almost three years of planning and recipe testing by Friends of Shalom Park, contains more than 350 traditional and contemporary kosher recipes as well as memories and stories from the Colorado Jewish community. The book's first printing was in 1997, followed by a second printing in 1998 and a third printing in 2001.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 legal document box)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the cookbook itself, administrative records associated with the book's planning and creation, newspaper and magazine clippings, and documents used to publicize and market the book. The majority of records are from the 1990s, although some are from the first decade of the 21st century. Most records were created by Friends of Shalom Park, the group of Denver, Colorado, volunteers and supporters who planned and coordinated the book--with the proceeds benefiting Shalom Park, a Jewish nursing home and a residential health and social services facility for seniors. The majority of article clippings come from various Colorado newspapers, but a few articles are from other parts of the United States or from national magazines. The records document the process involved in creating the cookbook, and they provide information about Jewish cooking and the Jewish community in Colorado.


The records are arranged in three series: 1. Administrative Records, 1995-2001. 2. Publicity, 1995-2003. 3. Publications, 1997. __The cookbook has been physically removed from the collection, cataloged, and shelved with the Husted Culinary Collection. The call number assigned to the cookbook in University Libraries is TX724 .S47 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Friends of Shalom Park, June 29, 2007.


No further accruals expected.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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