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Harry Pells Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B328
Abstract

Harry Pells was Jewish businessman in Denver, CO. He owned and operated an insurance agency and was an active marine. Harry Pells enlisted in the Army in both WWI and WWII. He was later involved in veterans’ organizations, such as the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion where he organized a toy drive that sent over 50,000 toys to Europe. Collection contains personal papers, news clippings, pamphlets and, a newsletter related to Harry Pells from 1918 through 1986.

Dates: Other: 1918-1986

Leo L. Block Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M342
Abstract Leopold "Leo" Louis Block (November 25, 1914 - August 31, 2009) was a native of Denver, Colorado, born to parents Lily (Silver) and Morris Herz Block. He attended East High School, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver June 5, 1935. He worked in the insurance industry before serving in the Army during World War II, and then joined his cousin Edward Block in a wine bottling business in San Antonio, Texas where the two formed Block Distributing Company. Leo...
Dates: 1930 - 2005; Majority of material found in 1930 - 1935