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American Jewish Committee, Colorado Chapter, El Centro Cultural Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: B105
The American Jewish Committee is an ethnic advocacy group established in New York in 1906. The Denver office of the AJC opened in 1967 and closed in 2013. This collection primarily contains the records of the El Centro Cultural Project from the Colorado Chapter. The joint project between the Jews and the "Chicanos" existed from 1968 to 1971 when it was discontinued due to financial difficulties and inter-group differences. Hispanic art and culture was emphasized. The opening of the center was the first Cinco de Mayo celebration in Denver. One of the most popular classes was driving instruction.

Dates

  • Other: 1968-1973

Creator

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet (Legal document box)