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Beck Family Papers

Identifier: B120
Abstract Collection contains the papers of Ira M. Beck, Peryle Beck, the Hayutin family, the Simui family and records of Central Electric. The Ginsberg family settled on Denver's west side in 1910, and they became an active part of the Orthodox Jewish community. Max Ginsberg prospered in an auto-wrecking and metal business and was a founding member of Congregation Zere Israel. Anne Ginsberg, the daughter of Max and D'vera Ginsberg, married the son of Russian immigrants, business Morris Hayutin, who...
Dates: 1916-2003

Benjamin Draper Manuscript

Identifier: M025
Abstract Benjamin Draper (1907-1980) was a professor of Broadcast Communications at San Fransisco State College, during which he returned to DU for a PhD in theatre. Draper also spent time as assistant to Ida Kruse McFarlane and Anne Evans at the Central City Festival in th 1930s. The Benjamin Draper Manuscript is titled "A Preliminary Tabulation of Colorado Theatre Structures 1859 - 1900 and An Outline of a Four-Part Comprehensive Study The Colorado Theatre 1859-1900, prepared by Benjamin...
Dates: 1964

Bernice Cooke Laverty Papers

Identifier: M378
Abstract Bernice Cooke Laverty was born in Calfornia in 1904. She served as the University of Denver Lamont School of Music's speech teacher for a number of years. This collection contains programs and photographs from various plays and musicals directed by Laverty as well as correspondence, musical scores, songbooks, scripts and teacher's guides.
Dates: 1910-1960

Bonfils Theatre Records

Identifier: M113
Abstract Helen Bonfils built the Bonfils Theatre, on East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street, Denver, Colorado, in 1953. The theatre was built to try to preserve live theater in a time when Hollywood Films were taking over the entertainment industry. In 1985 the theatre was renamed the Lowenstein Theatre and was then closed in 1986 by its umbrella organization, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The collection consists of two copies of the Bonfils Memorial Theatre dedication program (1953)...
Dates: 1953-1973; Majority of material found in 1953, 1973

Centennial Towers Miracle Theatre Company Records

Identifier: U342
Abstract The Centennial Towers Miracle Theatre Company appears to have been a small, student-run theatre group that existed for approximately fifteen (15) years. It consisted of and/or was run by theatre students, and they produced small plays that were performed in the Main Lounge of Centennial Towers.
Dates: Other: 1981

Crescent Comedy Company Collection of American Melodrama Scripts

Identifier: M385
Abstract Contains 38 scripts of melodramas assembled by B.A. Bergman, manager of the Crescent Comedy Company (also known as the Crescent Stock Company), based in Chicago. The working scripts (containing dialogue, stage directions and music cues) were used for performances in Chicago, Illinois and on road tours, chiefly in Michigan.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1905-1913

Department of Theatre Records

Identifier: U100
Abstract The department to theater was established in 1929, as the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts. Students could obtain three degrees from the department when it first opened; Dramatic Arts, Speech A (public speaking) and Speech B (Oral interpretation). The University Civic Theater left the university in 1953 having officially separated themselves from the school financially in 1951. The department continued on as academic unit at the university until it was cut in 1984 due to university wide...
Dates: Other: 1934-1984

Elitch Theatre

Identifier: M141
Dates: Other: 1905-1962

Glenn Giffin Papers

Identifier: D019
Abstract Glenn Giffin, an alumnus of the University of Denver, was the Music and Dance critic at the Denver Post for 32 years, from 1970 to 2002. After his retirement from the Post, he served as curator of the Carson-Brierly Dance Library at the University of Denver. The collection consists of press kits and sound recordings of individuals Giffin interviewed as part of his duties as critic at the Post. The collection also contains personal papers, publications, and other memorabilia belonging to...
Dates: Other: 1950-2001

Harry A. Huffman Papers

Identifier: M154

Harry A. Huffman (1883-1969) was an early theater pioneer in Denver, Colorado. He owned the Bluebird Theater, the Aladdin and the Tabor during his career. The collection at the University of Denver includes material from his theater and production interests as well as items associated with his other civic accomplishments.

Dates: 1920-1969

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