Skip to main content


Subject Source: Library of Congress Name Authority File

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara A. Bloom Papers

Identifier: B409
Abstract Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple opened Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado. Sam Bloom married Lillian Gershowitz in 1937 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. They became the parents of three children: Alan Bloom, Barbara Bloom, and Marshall Bloom. Sam Bloom and his parents grew Downing's Hardware Store into the largest appliance store...
Dates: 1915-2018

Bernard Hurwitz, 1887-1981

Identifier: B111.05.0005.0016

Bernard Hurwitz emigrated to Denver from Poland in 1882, his passage paid by the Rothschild family. He was a scholar and teacher, sold Manischewitz matzos for Pesach, and served as president of the Mizrachi Society. He helped found Chevro Mishno for the study of the Scriptures.

Dates: 1887-1981

Bessie Wedgle Wedding Dress

Identifier: B124

Ellis and Bessie Ruttman Wedgle were married in Denver in 1914 after a brief courtship.The two arrived in the United States around 1912, Ellis emigrating from Poland and Bessie from Russia. In Denver, Ellis worked as a pawnbroker, and Bessie was a seamstress. They lived in Denver's west-side immigrant community and raised four children there. The collection consists of one item, the wedding dress worn by Bessie Wedgle in 1914.

Dates: between 1911-1914

Box 1, 1948-1988

 File — Box B162.01.0001: Series B162.01; Series B162.02 [Barcode: U186020736126]
Identifier: B162.01.0001

Three file folders include: Heller family histories, Heller family trees, and newsclippings.

Dates: 1948-1988

Box 2: Paintings, c. 1960 - 1979

 File — Box B362.0002: Series B362.01 [Barcode: U186023299369]
Identifier: B362.01.0002

This box contains four (4) paintings by Fred Veston. They are titled, "The Burning of Cracow [sic]"; "The Blessing of the Moon"; "Nine Jewish Faces"; and, "Two Musicians-Two Dancers." Three (3) of the paintings are oil on canvas (Burning of Cracow, Blessing of the Moon, and Two Musicians-Two Dancers). The fourth painting, Nine Jewish Faces, is a black ink watercolor.

Dates: c. 1960 - 1979

Box 3, 1870-1878

 File — Box B411.02.0003: Series B411.02 [Barcode: U186023257367]
Identifier: B411.02.0003

Contains photograph of the six Harris brothers taken in New Jersey and a photocopy of scan of their mother Hannah Levi Hirsch.

Dates: 1870-1878

Cook Family, 2003 June 4-6

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0017

Harry "Herschl" Cook (1865-1911) and Ida "Hinda" Cook (1868-1934) left their shtetl Kamin Koshirsky in Poland for the United States in 1892. The couple and their four children settled in Denver on the advice of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and joine the West Colfax community. The family opened a bathouse called Cook's Baths. The Cook Family Reunion was held July 4-6, 2003, in Denver, Colorado.

Dates: 2003 June 4-6

Correspondence, 1920 April-September

Identifier: B375.01.0001.0002

The collection consists of original letters between Dr. Charles Spivak and his family and colleagues during Dr. Spivak's travels to Poland via France in the 1920s. Dr. Spivak was appointed a member of the Joint Distribution Committee's relief unit to study health and sanitation in Europe after World War I.

Dates: 1920 April-September

Eleanor Winograd Judd Correspondence, 1936-2002

Identifier: B266.04.0008.0005

Eleanor Winograd Judd's correspondence, including letters to her father during her trip to Europe in 1936. Also includes her passport used during the trip.

Dates: 1936-2002