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Jews

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Mountain States Regional Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: B090
Overview The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Mountain States Regional Office began in 1913 as a volunteer committee led by Simon Heller. The purpose of the organization was to fight prejudice and intolerance and to preserve the Jewish democratic heritage. The formal organization was established in 1941 as the tri-state office with Harold Saks as the first director. The Mountain States Regional Office in Denver worked toward the elimination of discrimination in employment, housing,...

Beck Archives Biographical Materials Collection

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Identifier: B111
Overview

This collection contains biographical materials associated with prominent Colorado Jewish individuals or families and, in a few cases, groups of Jewish Coloradoans. Materials include newspaper clippings, obituaries, correspondence, photocopies of legal documents, books, magazines, and essays.

Collection on Guldman Family and Golden Eagle Dry Goods

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Identifier: B294
Overview Leopold H. Guldman was born in Harburg, Bavaria in 1853 and immigrated to the United States in 1870. He was one of Colorado's leading merchants and philanthropists. Guldman came to the Colorado mountains in search of silver, but found it more profitable to open the Golden Eagle clothing stores in Leadville and Cripple Creek. In 1879, Guldman moved to Denver and opened his third and most successful Golden Eagle enterprise, which for many years was Denver's leading popular-price department...

Collection on Lillian Hoffman

 Collection
Identifier: B331
Overview Collection contains books and videos, related to Lillian Hoffman from 1960 through 2014. Lillian Hoffman was a founding and active member of the Colorado Commitee of Concern for Soviet Jewry. She began public Jewish protests in Denver and was the first to speak to a Soviet Jewish prisoner.

Edward Simon Papers

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Identifier: B329
Overview

Edward Elias Simon was a long-time board member and president of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) from 1967 to 1969. He initiated a development fund during his presidency of the JCC and the new facilities were dedicated in August of 1972. The collection includes material on the expansion project of the JCC, administrative materials, photographs, and newsclippings.

Fashion Bar and Levy Family Papers

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Identifier: B097
Overview The Fashion Bar began as a hosiery shop established by Jack Levy in 1933 and managed by his sister Hannah Levy. Born in Haigerloch, Germany, both Hannah, Jack with their brother Edward, emigrated to America in the 1920s. Jack started as a traveling salesman and Hannah as a shop girl in Denver, Colorado working for Neusteter's Department Store, before opening their own store which evolved into the Fashion Bar Corporation. Despite the Great Depression, the enterprise flourished and within...

Martin Mendelsberg Students' Art Books

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Identifier: B354
Overview The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) campus was originally the campus of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society. Former RMCAD professor Martin Mendelsberg designed a graphic design course that challenged his students to consider the power of storytelling through words and images. The subject matter for the project was the thousands of patients records from the JCRS in the Beck Archives. The books are a selection of the student work that was created during the tenure of that...

Maurice Wolfe Musical Compositions

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Identifier: B305
Overview Maurice Wolfe was a songwriter, music and lyrics, in the first half of the 1900s. He was born in Denver, Colorado, October 13, 1888 and was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. According to his daughter, the song "When you were six and I was ten" was written about Maurice and Lily and their childhood in Cripple Creek in the 1890s. The collection consists of 101 songs written by Maurice Wolfe. The songs illustrate music written by a Jewish composer...

National Asthma Center Records

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Identifier: B089
Overview The National Asthma Center (NAC) existed under a series of names. It was founded in 1907 by Fannie Lorber as the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children; from 1928-1952, it was called the National Home for Jewish Children in Denver; from 1953-1956, it was the Jewish National Home for Asthmatic Children in Denver; from 1957-1972, it was the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH); and from 1973-1977, it became the National Asthma Center. In 1978, it merged with the...

Pueblo Jewish Community Collection

 Series
Identifier: B220
Overview Pueblo, Colorado's Jewish community really solidified in 1886 with the founding of the Hebrew Benevolent Union although Jews had been in Pueblo since the 1870s. The first congregation was started in 1895. In 1900, Temple Emanuel, a reform temple was built and the orthodox later incorporated as B'nai Jacob. In 1950, the United Hebrew Center was formed. Over the century a once sizable Jewish population has dwindled. Temple Emanuel still operates today with about 30 families....