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Robinson Film Collection

Identifier: B229


Louis Robinson came from Eastern Europe with his wife Etta and their children in the 1890s. He founded the Climax Dairy in the 1895 in Denver, Colorado. He also donated land and was on the Board of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. His sons Hyman and Morris took over the dairy and Hyman married Etta Miller. Etta Robinson died in 1900 when their son Samuel was born. After the depression World War II, Sam Robinson started the Robinson Dairy. Sam Robison and his wife Helen Stone had two sons, Richard and Edward. Dick and Eddie Robinson ran the dairy until 1999 when it was sold. Collection contains newsclippings, brochure, book and photographs related to the Robinson Family from 1908 through 2012. The Sam Robinson Film Collection consists of 180 rolls of 16mm home movie footage containing promotional, educational, old time movies and historical footage of Colorado, Denver, and local Jewish life from 1926 to 1980. The collection contains film reels related to the Robinson family as well as commercial films.


  • 1924-1981



40.75 Linear Feet (35 containers)

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Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428