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Overview Intentionaly created collection to keep newspaper clippings about Jews in the west. Some of the people and organizations are also in other collections. The articles contain miscellaneous clippings and articles about Jews in the Rocky Mountain west, primarily from the Rocky Mountain News, the Intermountain Jewish News (IJN) and the Denver Post. Some of the articles are from a column, "Out of the Past," written by Mike Zelinger that appeared in the IJN. Also included is the Century Edition of the...
Overview The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society was known as the JCRS and was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients, free of charge, in all stages of the disease. The society was one of the leading tuberculosis sanatoria in the country at the turn of the century founded by a group of immigrant Eastern European Jewish men, many of whom were themselves victims of TB. Headed by Dr. Charles Spivak as Secretary (1904-1927) and by Dr. Philip...
Dates: 1897-1989; Majority of material found within 1904-1973
Overview The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) campus was originally the campus of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society. Former RMCAD professor Martin Mendelsberg designed a graphic design course that challenged his students to consider the power of storytelling through words and images. The subject matter for the project was the thousands of patients records from the JCRS in the Beck Archives. The books are a selection of the student work that was created during the tenure of that...
Dates: between 2004-2013