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Jewish businesspeople -- Colorado -- Denver

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:

Schayer Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B239
Overview Milton M. Schayer was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1876 to German-Jewish parents and died in Denver in 1935. In 1920 he founded the Bankers Building and Loan Association, and served as its first president and treasurer. His son Charles Milton Schayer, born in 1913, married Faye Greenberg in 1941. Milton M. Schayer was active in many civic and religious organizations. He was director of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, which designated him Denver’s “most valuable citizen” in 1925. He...

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: B245
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...

Squire Shop Garment Bag

 Collection
Identifier: B378
Overview The Squire Shop in Cherry Creek was started by Harold and Frayde Sobel Leventhal in 1954. The shop later was incorporated as the Young Squire Shop, Inc. in December 1962 by Harold Levenhal, Frayde Leventhal, and Dean Italiano. The shop primarily sold men's and boys' clothing. Harold and Frayde's son Steven Richard Leventhal later became became manager. The Squire Shop closed in January 1998 and the building was leased to Rochester's Big and Tall Clothing based in San Francisco. The black...

Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B101
Overview Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys...

The May Company/David May, 1952-1979

 File
Identifier: B112.03.0001.0008
Overview File contains a history/biography by M.A. student Byron Bronstein on ''The Gladiator of Low Prices: the Saga of David May in Early Colorado'' from Spring 1979. File also contains a "Special Edition of the Mayfare" entitled "The May Co. Celebrates Sevelty-Five Years of Progress. 1877 - 1952".

The May Company was founded by David May in 1877.

Tobin's Pharmacy Digitized Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B390
Overview Digital collection of photographs, clippings and images of medicine bottles and a prescription notebook from Tobin's Pharmacy, later Tobin's Drugs and Liquors. Tobin's was founded in 1936, and ran as an independent drug store by the family until 2005.

Wagman Auto Supply Records

 Collection
Identifier: B270
Overview Abner Wagman, who lived at 295 S. Williams, was the manager of the Wagman Auto Supply Company located at 1606 Welton. Collection contains one bound ledger of financial information related to Wagman Auto Supply from 1915-1919.

Whiskey Jug, circa 1900

 Item
Identifier: B386.01.0001.00001
Overview Stoneware whiskey jug from Adolf Goldhammer Wholesale Wines and Liquors. Painted in blue on front: "Adolf Goldhammer Wholesale Wines and Liquors 2633 W. Colfax Ave. Phone Main 7761 - - Denver, Colo."