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Bercu Gross Family Papers

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Identifier: B356
Overview The material in the collection includes items, photographs, and papers related to Dorothy Bercu Gross and her husband Norman Gross, her extended family, and her Vaudeville career in the 1920s and 1930s. Her father owned the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool Company in Douglas, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. The collection spans from the late 1800s to 2015 and illustrates an extended Jewish family and vaudeville performers.

Deborah Howard's Holocaust Portraits and Papers

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Identifier: B398
Overview Deborah Howard is an Associate Professor and Head of Painting Program at the University of Denver. After a discussion on racial stereotypes and aging in a Figure Painting course Howard was teaching, she began to develop her Portraits of Child Holocaust Survivors project and settled on drawing as the media for the project. Howard has drawn and painted twenty-five people who escaped, hid or survived concentration camps during the Jewish Holocaust of WWII. Four portraits from the project are in...

Eleanor M. Lawney Papers

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Identifier: M352
Overview The collection contains a University of Denver Diploma and a Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners certificate issued to Eleanor M. Lawney; also contains a framed portrait of Eleanor Lawney.

Fred Veston Paintings

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Identifier: B362
Overview Fred Veston was originally from Poland and survived the Holocaust. After World War II, he came to the US and settled in Albuquerque, NM. He was a painter and would paint portraits as bar/bat mitzvah gifts for the members of his congregation. Collection contains 2 paintings by Fred Veston. One is a portrait of a young woman lighting candles; it was a gift for her from the artist for her Bat Mitzvah. The other is a framed oil painting of two Russian Jewish men sitting at a table with a Samovar...

Kaplan Family Digitized Photographs

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Identifier: B349
Overview The Kaplan family was the only Jewish family in the small town of Rocky Ford, Colorado during the early 1900s. Nathan Kaplan owned and operated Kaplan Mercantile on Main Street in Rocky Ford and Lamar Dry Goods Company in Lamar after immigrating from Poland around 1915 with his wife Anna. Children of Anna and Nathan are Elsa Kaplan Tobin and Pearl Kaplan Herman.The collection contains pictures of the Kaplan family from the early 1900s, showing Nathan's store Lamar Dry Goods Company,...

Lowenstein Family Papers and Art

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Identifier: B333
Overview Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence,...

Marianne Pisko Hausmann Pen and Ink Drawing

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Identifier: B198
Overview Marianne Pisko Hausmann (1880-1969) was born in Vienna, Austria and studied at the Academy of the Austrian Museum of Art and Industry in Vienna. She moved to Denver in 1939 to join her daughter Margaret Grieg, an ophthamologist who had settled in Denver in 1938. Marianne was the niece of Denver Jewish pioneer Edward Pisko, who was elected a Colorado Territorial Representative in 1875. Her aunt by marriage, Seraphine Pisko, served as the executive director of National Jewish Hospital from...

Rabbi Samuel Weil Portraits

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Identifier: B383
Overview Samuel Weil served as the rabbi of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado, in 1876-1877. He was only appointed under a 1 year contract and was granted a 6 month extension in March 1877. However, he was relieved of his duties due to "inadequacies" and remarks he made on June 1st which the board did not "countenance." The Weil family left Denver in December of 1877 after it was learned that the Rabbi had written to a Reverend in the Presbyterian Church proclaiming his belief in Jesus Christ...

Viki Eagle Papers

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Identifier: M401
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs, exhibit signs, and other materials related to Viki's Real Life Indian work. Collection of color photographs and one sign related to the "Real Life Indian" portfolio photography project, on display in the Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, from November 7, 2014 through April 15, 2015.

Wolcott Family Photographs

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Identifier: M303
Overview Collection contains photographs related to the Wolcott family from 1869 through 1912.