Housed on the University of Denver campus since 1976, the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society formally became a part of the Penrose Library's Special Collections and Archives Department in 1992. The Archives serve not only as a repository of the heritage of Jewish culture and history of the region, but also as a necessary aid to researchers studying the Jewish history and sociology of the Rocky Mountain West and the American Jewish experience.
The Archives contain a variety of materials including manuscripts, private papers, institutional records, oral histories, photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and microfilmed documents that reflect the history of organizations and businesses, and the lives of individuals who have contributed to the building of Jewish life in the area. Of special interest are the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) and National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives (NJH) collections, which shed light on immigration, health, and ethnic history in America.
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Learn more about the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS), one of the premier local Jewish historical societies in the United States. Together with its Beck Memorial Archives, the Historical Society preserves the fascinating history of Jews in the West and serves the needs of scholars and other individuals interested in historical research.
For more information about the Beck Archives or the RMJHS, contact Dr. Jeanne Abrams
E-mail: Jeanne.Abrams@du.edu Telephone: 303-871-2977