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Moses Katz Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B278

Moses (Moe) Katz was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1899. He grew up in Denver and was educated at West Denver High School, the University of Denver, and the University of Illinois. He founded the Chemical Sales Company with H. Fine in 1927. Katz was also involved in the Allied Jewish Federation of Denver and became its president in 1956. This collection includes a small number of items related to Moses Katz' education in chemistry as well as his career in the chemistry field.

Dates

  • 1915-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

The items in this collection are in English.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 letter document box)

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a small number of items related to Moses Katz's education in chemistry as well as his career in the chemistry field. The collection includes two notebooks containing Katz's 1915-1917 school chemistry notes as well as some notes about government. The other item in the collection is his business card for the Chemical Sales Company.

Biographical / Historical

Moses (Moe) Katz was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1899. He grew up in Denver and was educated at Washington School and West Denver High School. Katz attended the University of Denver for three years before transferring to the University of Illinois, from which he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1920. He was a chemist for the public service company before founding the Chemical Sales Company (Denver, Colorado) with H. Fine in 1927. The company served as a wholesale distributor of industrial and laboratory chemicals as well as supplies for laundry, dry cleaning, plating, graphic art, and swimming pools. The company was in operation until 1994, its last location being at 4661 Monaco Parkway. Katz was involved in the Allied Jewish Federation of Denver and became its president in 1956.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into one series: 1. Education and Professional Life, 1915-1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The business card was a gift from Moses Katz donated on September 15, 1982. The other items, given to Beck Archives in July 2007, are accruals that were found in the home originally belonging to Katz by Lori DeVito, the house's current owner.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Related informaton can be found in the oral history interview with Moe Katz, RMJHS Oral Histories (B098), series 2 (Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, tape 3.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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