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AMC Cancer Research Center Records

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Identifier: B360
Overview In 1954 Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) changed its mission to cancer research and became the American Medical Center and later known as the AMC Cancer Research Center. AMC completely merged with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2014. Collection contains board of trustee's minutes, committee minutes, reports, AMC By-laws, name plates, posters, publications, programs, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the AMC Cancer Research Center from 1957 through 2012....

Beck Archives' Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society Collection

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Identifier: B307
Overview Dr. Jeanne Abrams of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society of the Center for Judaic Studies collected materials of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society separate from the JCRS Records. Collection contains a draft of "The Origins of Denver's JCRS" by Dr. Charles Spivak, newspaper articles, issues of patients' magazine Hatikvah, contribution forms, "Thirty Years of Saving Lives" history of JCRS sanitorium, JCRS programs and pamphlets and, books related JCRS from 1900 through 1982.

Charles Miller Papers

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Identifier: B330
Overview Charles Miller was secretary of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society (JCRS). The Jewish Consumptives Relief Society Collection opened in 1904 (in now Lakewood, Colorado) as a sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers. It operated until 1954 when it changed its focus to cancer research and became the American Medical Center. contains programs, photos, and scrapbooks related to Charles Miller from circa 1920 through 1958.

David Gross Papers

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Identifier: B140
Overview David Gross was born in Austria-Hungary and died at the age of 53 on February 23, 1920. David Gross married Rosa Printz in 1894 in Denver, Colorado. He retired from active business when in his 40s and devoted his time to philanthropic efforts. David Gross was particulary involved with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS), serving as the first vice-president. As chairman of the house committee he personally chose food at the markets in the early morning, and established a deli at JCRS....

Dr. Emanuel Friedman Papers

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Identifier: B288
Overview Dr. Emanuel Friedman came to Colorado in the late 19th century when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He graduated from Denver's Gross Medical College in 1904. After recovering his health, he opened his office on West Colfax Avenue in the immigrant Jewish community and became one of Denver's first pediatricians. He also served on the medical staff at National Jewish Hospital (NJH) and the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The collection consists of copies of photographs of...

Fannie Eller Lorber Papers

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Identifier: B272
Overview Fannie Eller was born in Geishen, Russia, in 1881. She and her family immigrated to America when Fannie was a teenager and moved to the West Colfax area of Denver in 1896. She married Jacob Lorber and became interested in the plight of "tb orphans." In 1907, Fannie Lorber, Bessie Willems, and some other eastern European women founded the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children to care for children of Jewish tb patients at the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives and at the Jewish...

Isidor Bronfin, M.D. Papers

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Identifier: B174
Overview Isidor D. Bronfin was born in 1886 in Russia and migrated to the United States in 1902. He earned a medical degree from the University of the State of New York in 1911--the same year that he became a U.S. citizen. Bronfin was a noted authority on tuberculosis treatment and authored several publications on the topic. Within the Colorado medical community and at the national level, he served in a number of leadership roles including medical director of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society...

JCRS Isaac Solomon Historic Synagogue Foundation Records

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Identifier: B353
Overview The Isaac Solomon Historic Synagogue Foundation was founded in 2001 with a mission to restore the Beth Jacob Synagogue building and a tent structure on the former campus of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) in Lakewood, Colorado. The Foundation was dissolved in 2013 due to financial challenges. This collection shows the process and challenges of historic preservation. Collection contains correspondence, architectural and construction information, historical background materials,...

National Jewish Hospital Records

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Identifier: B005
Overview In 1899, the Jewish community erected National Jewish Hospital (NJH), the first sanatorium in Denver, Colorado for tuberculosis victims. With the financial assistance of the International Order of B'nai B'rith, the hospital served Jews and gentiles alike and accepted indigent patients free of charge. The NJH adopted a program that emphasized the benefits of fresh air, good nutrition, and rest. Some of the physicians associated with the hospital included Dr. Saling Simon, Dr. Robert Levy, and...

Ray Shapiro Photographs

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Identifier: B286
Overview

Mrs. Aaron (Ray) Shapiro was born and raised in New York City and became involved in the fund raising activity for the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as a member of the New York Ladies' Auxiliary. The collection consists of an 1899 photograph of Ray Shapiro and a photograph of a plaque for a building on the JCRS campus erected with funds collected by the New York Ladies' Auxiliary.