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Allen duPont Breck Papers

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Identifier: M063
Overview Born in Denver, Allen Dupont Breck graduated from the University of Denver in 1936 and served in World War II. He was a professor of history at DU from 1946 to 1996, during which time he was chair of the history department and wrote the official history of the university. He helped found the Rocky Mountain Medieval Renaissance, Western History, and Western Social Science associations. The Allen duPont Breck Papers contain material he collected in writing his history of the University of Denver.

Ben Hoffman B'nai B'rith Gold Star

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Identifier: B352
Overview Benjamin Hoffman was killed in 1943 in the U.S. Navy. His brother Harry received permission to erect a headstone in Golden Hill Cemetery in 1949. Collection contains one framed gold star certificate related to Ben Hoffman from 1945.

Circle of Sisters/Circle of Friends Collection

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Identifier: M128
Overview Circle of Sisters / Circle of Friends is a coalition of women who served as civilians with various organizations in Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Established in 1996, the idea for the collection came about after Jolynne Strang and Cathleen Cordova, both of whom served in Vietnam, gathered information on civilian women who had lost their lives during that conflict. The Circle of Sisters/Circle of Friends collection includes personal papers, photographs,...

Committees

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Identifier: U140
Overview Collection contains University historical committees, University and world affairs, and War emergency materials from the University of Denver.

Davis Moore Collection

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Identifier: M267
Overview Davis Willett Moore was born in in Atlanta, Georgia in 1911 and died in Denver in 1997. Moore attended the University of Colorado and graduated from Yale University in 1932. Moore worked for First National Bank of Denver and retired in 1968 as executive senior vice president and during World War II he served as lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve in Washington D.C. Moore was a philanthropist who gave gifts to the Denver Art Museum, and was involved in the Denver Public Library...

Freed World War II Scrapbook and Map Collection

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Identifier: M050
Overview

The collection consists of 99 scrapbooks covering war-related issues spanning August 1939 to September 1947. The scrapbooks contain clippings, political cartoons, and editorials from Denver, Colorado area newspapers. The collection also includes a selection of Newsmaps, weekly publications of the War Department Public Relations Division that are in large poster format with maps, pictures and text.

General Maurice Rose Collection

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Identifier: B366
Overview Maurice Rose was born in 1899 in Middletown, CT to Orthodox Jewish parents. The family moved to Denver, CO when Maurice was three. After graduation from highschool, Maurice Rose enlisted in the United States army when he was 15 and fought under General Pershing. He stayed in the army and attended various military schools. After fighting in North Africa and Sicily, Rose was sent to command forces during the D-Day Normandy invasion as a Brigadier General. During the Battle of the Bulge, the 3rd...

Gertrude Dienst Papers

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Identifier: M031
Overview Gertrude Grabowsky Dienst (Mrs. George Dienst) headed the American Red Cross Production Unit and War Service of the Denver Turner's Auxiliary for the Denver Federation of Federated Women's Clubs. She organized the auxiliary to send relief packages overseas during World War II.The papers include letters from civilians living in postwar Germany to the American Red Cross Production Unit and War Service of the Denver Turner's Auxiliary asking for assistance. The collection also includes...

Harry Pells Papers

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Identifier: B328
Overview 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.

Lillian Fogel Rubin Photograph Albums

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Identifier: B194
Overview Lillian Fogel Rubin was born in Denver, Colorado on August 17, 1922 to parents who came from Maczyv, Poland through Ellis Island in 1904. Her parents and aunts and uncles were Orthodox Jews. Lillian Fogel's mother belonged to the Sisterhood at the Hebrew Educational Alliance and the Auxiliaries of JCRS and Beth Israel Hospital. Lillian Fogel lived on the West Side of Denver until she married Herman Rubin in 1947 and they moved to Ogden, Utah. Lillian Rubin died in Ogden, Utah on March 24, 1997....

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