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Hidden Gems in a Treasured Collection: The Works of Rachel Szalit-Marcus

When the Beck Archives became home for the Lowenstein Family Holocaust Papers it was certain the collection would contain a wealth of rare and irreplaceable resources. However, mixed within the collection, surprises waited. The Lowenstein Family Holocaust Papers survived due to the foresight and determination … Continue reading

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Peryle Hayutin Beck

Peryle Hayutin Beck (b.1915-d.2006) was the primary founder of the Ira M. and Peryle H. Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History at the University of Denver. This year marks the 100th anniversary of her birth. For nearly thirty … Continue reading

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Oberfelder Concert Series and Marian Anderson

Pioneer impresario Arthur M. Oberfelder organized his concert management agency in 1917 and soon became the exclusive Denver manager of all stage presentations on tour. In 1915, he wed Denver native Hazel Marx at a ceremony performed by Rabbi William Friedman … Continue reading

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World War II Bomb of Remembrance

This World War II practice bomb shell, formerly a 100-pound MK 15, was used in training exercises at the Alamogordo Army Air Corps Base (today’s Holloman AFB) in New Mexico. The MK 15 is an empty shell that was originally … Continue reading

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NJH Stained Glass Window

The leaded stained glass window pictured at the left featured a Star of David design and formed part of the decoration in the Lewisohn Chapel at the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives (NJH). The chapel was built in 1909, and … Continue reading

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