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John E. Streltzer Papers

Identifier: B185


Collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, plaques, a U.S. Bureau of Customs flag, awards, scrolls and posters related to John E. Streltzer.

Humanitarian John E. Streltzer was born in Denver on June 2, 1901, the son of Ben and Rebecca Streltzer in Denver's West Side. He met Sarah Safran in 1923 at a club he had helped organize on the West Side. John and Sarah Streltzer established a wholesale office supply business and he served nearly three terms as a member of the Colorado House of Represenatives in the 1950s. During his third ter, President John Kennedy appointed John Streltzer Director of Customs for Colorado and Wyoming, a position he held until 1969. John Streltzer then became Vice President of Public Relations at Metrobank. Throughout his life he was involved in many Jewish, general, and medical causes, including Ex-Patient's Home, Israel Bonds, B'nai B'rith, AMC Cancer Research Center (JCRS), Beth Israel Hospital, Red Cross, United Way, and Allied Jewish Welfare Fund. He died December 16, 1985.


  • 1940-1990



10 Linear Feet (1 record box, 2 flat boxes, 1 map case folder.)