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DU Art Professor adds to Beck Collections

University of Denver Associate Professor of Studio Art – Painting, Deborah Howard, recently donated her “Portrait Project: Child Survivors of the Holocaust” to the permanent collection of the Ira M. and Peryl Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives.  The project involved drawing … Continue reading

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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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Exhibit of Golden Age Bibliomysteries

We are currently exhibiting a selection of books from our Bibliomystery Collection on the upper level of the library, outside the Dean’s suite, room #370. The bibliomysteries are from the Golden Age of detective fiction, a period between the world … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Map Society Lectures May 11th & 18th

Learn more about maps and mapping in two stimulating lectures by Professor Susan Schulten (DU Department of History) and Curtis Bird (owner of The Old Map Gallery).  These events are free and open to the public (details below). The lectures are in … Continue reading

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Phi Epsilon Phi Letter Sweater

The years between World War I and into the 1960s were the heyday for student organizations and activities in American college and universities. This letter sweater belonged to a member of one of many such organizations – Phi Epsilon Phi, … Continue reading

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