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Jewish pioneers

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972-1984

Identifier: B114.05.0001.0001
Abstract The Albuquerque Jewish community dates from 1863 when German Jew Aaron Zeckendorf opened a store in Old Town. "Congregation Albert 1897-1972" documents Albuquerque Jews' subsequent participation in the political and cultural life of the Albuquerque community. Newspaper materials focus on activities and rabbinic opinions in the mid-1980s.
Dates: 1972-1984

American Jewish Literature: Immigrant Fiction, 2013 May

Identifier: B382.01.0001.0003
Scope and Contents Two student papers from English 2741: American Jewish Literature: Immigrant Fiction taught by Dr. Adam Rovner. Students were assigned to choose an individual represented in the Beck archives that paralleled or contrasted a text chosen from the course. Also included in the file is a copy of the final paper assignment.
Dates: 2013 May

Arizona Jewish Pioneers, 1988

Identifier: B114.01.0001.0002
Abstract An article from Arizona Highways magazine documents the Arizona history of prominent Jewish families who were known for their business acumen and public service. One was the family of U.S. senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
Dates: 1988

Aspen, Colorado, between 1940-1995

Identifier: B114.03.0001.0003
Abstract A Jewish resident of Aspen offers her reflections on Jewish life in Aspen in 1994 and surveys Jewish contributions to Aspen's culture and economy. David Hyman was an early investor in Aspen in 1880 and, along with Elias Cohn, was a major figure in the town's mining industry. Yom Kippur services were held in the Wheeler Opera House in 1889.
Dates: between 1940-1995

Atwood, Colorado, between 1975-2014

Identifier: B114.02.0001.0004
Abstract Poor Russian Jewish immigrants established the Atwood Colony in 1896 when B'nai B'rith and investment companies encouraged 75 adults and six children to settle in Atwood by offering farm land, seed, water rights, houses, implements, and cattle. The barren colony, lacking promised assistance, was near starvation and failed. By 1899, only a few Jewish families remained.
Dates: between 1975-2014

Beck Archives Photograph Collection

Identifier: B063
Abstract 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

Binnard Family, circa 1978, 1861-1978

Identifier: B111.01.0001.0012
Abstract The Binnard family was prominent throughout the American west during the late-nineteenth century, having settled throughout Washington, Montana, and Idaho. James Binnard and his brothers Abraham, Bennet, and Berka (Birka?) emigrated from Poland to America in 1861. James and Bennet settled in Rochester, New York, where Bennet worked as a hoop skirt and corset manufacturer. James Binnard's son Joseph Binnard moved west to Butte, Montana. Annie Binnard, Bennet' s eldest daughter, was born in...
Dates: circa 1978; Other: 1861-1978

Box 3, 2015

 File — Box B321.01.0003: Series B321.01 [Barcode: U186023261196]
Identifier: B321.01.0003
Abstract (1) blue binder contains the research and commentary of Miles Saltiel, "The Cotopaxi Papers, Miles Saltiel, London, 2015."

Miles Saltiel, who is related to Emmanuel Saltiel, has researched and interpreted many of the Cotopaxi documents.
Dates: 2015

Brandon, Colorado, 1978-1998

Identifier: B114.02.0001.0006
Abstract The Bain family left Sioux City in 1910 to homestead in Kiowa county in Colorado. In addition to farming his homestead in southeast Colorado, Edward Bain's father served as rabbi for High Holidays at a small synagogue in Pueblo. Edward's reminiscences feature colorful details of life on the homestead.
Dates: 1978-1998

Butler Family, 1935-1965

Identifier: B111.01.0001.0019
Abstract Nathan Butler (1849-1935) and his wife Rosa Greenblatt Butler (1859-1936) immigrated with their children Louis and Fanny to the United States from Russia in 1893. They initially settled in Lewiston, Montana, but moved to the mining town of Kendall, Montana, in 1899. During this period, the Butlers had three more children, Dora, Julia, and Lena ("Lee"). Butler opened a successful dry goods store in Kendall in 1901. When the Kendall mines were closed in 1909, the family left to start a homestead...
Dates: 1935-1965