Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Beck Archives Photograph Collection contains photographs, negatives, and other materials which reflect the rich, varied, and vibrant Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain region, with a special emphasis on Colorado. It also contains some photographs from other states and countries.
Dates: 1790-2006; 1790 - 2006
Overview The Miller family came from Lithuania in 1890s. Robert Lazar Miller was one of the founders of the Denver stockyards and became the chief buyer for the K and B Meat Packing Company. The Averch family arrived in Denver from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s and later founded the Capitol Meat Packing Company in 1925. Holocaust survivor Jack Stern came to the US as a refugee in 1949, moved to Denver and became a cattle buyer for the Averch family packing house. He later operated his own farm and...
Overview Shul Baer Milstein arrived in Denver in 1884. He was the impetus behind the Jewish agricultural colony at Cotopaxi, Colorado. Nettie Milstein, daughter of Shul Milstein, married her first cousin Jacob Muhlstein in Central City, Colorado. The couple homested near Longmont, Colorado and then farmed near Broomfield, Colorado where they lived for years without running water or indoor plumbing for their family of nine children. One of the nine children, Rose Muhlstein, married Samuel Ornstein in...
Overview Topics covered: Came to Denver from Warsaw, Poland in 1922; worked in garment factory in Poland, couldn't find job in Denver, ended up working in a Jewish restaurant- Rosen's, married a cattle dealer and farmer from Longmont; Jewish farm life; moved family to Denver; memories of WWI in Poland, desperation, starvation, no contact with their father during war who had come to US in 1913.
Dates: 1979 August 24
Overview Topics include: Early history, born in Kiev, what his family did in Russia; immigrating to America through Galveston, family farm in St. Joseph, MO, farming and labor on the farm, spoke Yiddish at home, met wife in Atlantic City, worked in amusement business, wife’s family background.
Dates: 1978 July 20
Overview Topics covered: Early life in Austria, Chedar education, only surviving child of 10 boys (all others died in infancy, mother died at tuberculosis, Czarist Russia, Polish/Russian relations, came to US at 15 years old, memories of his grandparents, ended up in South Bend, Indiana with his uncle working with horses, went to night school to learn English, farm work, Austrian Army, married and lived in Toledo.
Dates: 1979 August 4
Overview "Sam Beck explains how his family escaped from Russia when he was very young and lived in Cotopaxi, Colorado, before settling in Denver. He discusses his life in Denver in the early 1900s, including such topics as his school days, some of his pastimes, Jewish families living in Denver, farmers in Colorado, and businesses and business owners in Denver. He mentions prejudice against Jews in Denver and also talks about the Ku Klux Klan's influence in the city. In addition, he discusses Jewish life...
Dates: 1976 September 17