Category Archives: Special Collections Showcase

Wartime Wedding

An internationally known milliner, fashion designer and manufacturer, Hattie Carnegie’s designs were the epitome of high fashion. But even a fashion icon was not impervious to the constraints brought on by the war. With many everyday items rationed, fabric included, … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Jewish Colorado Women

Since the inception of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985, 152 women have been inducted into the exclusive circle.  Four of these trail-blazing women are represented in the Beck Archives collection and will also be featured in an … Continue reading

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Barbie’s Eastern European Jewish Roots

Though introduced in 1959, Barbie’s story begins much earlier in turn-of-the-20th century Poland.  Life in Eastern Europe had become increasingly challenging for people of Jewish faith because of religious persecution and the economic restrictions.  It was in 1905 that Jacob Mosko … Continue reading

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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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“TANGIBLE THINGS / Out of a stark oblivion”: Spellbinding TOM TIT TOT

Guest Post by W. Scott Howard, University of Denver Department of English TOM TIT TOT is a unique letterpress volume of textual montage, visual art, and collaborative design and production by Susan Howe and R. H. Quaytman, the poet’s daughter. … 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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