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Special Collections and Archives

Beck Archives

Established in 1976 as a part of the Center for Judaic Studies, the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives serves as a repository of the heritage of Jewish culture and history of the Rocky Mountain region, with an emphasis on Colorado. The archives formally became a part of Special Collections and Archives in 1992. The collections held by the Beck Archives contain a variety of materials including manuscripts, private papers, institutional records, oral histories, photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and documents which reflect the history of organizations and businesses, and the lives of individuals who have contributed to the building of Jewish life in the region.

Learn About and Support Our Collection

Patients Undergoing Heliotherapy at the Jewish Conumptives' Relief SocietyLearn 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:

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