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Rocky Mountain Jewish History

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 contains 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.

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Additional Resources

Access Research Guides about Rocky Mountain Jewish History.

View the online exhibit Images of Pioneer Jewish Families, which features textiles, objects, and images that reflect the history and culture of the Colorado Jewish community from the late 1800s to the 1970s.

Search the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society Patient Records, a database that contains patient records of tuberculosis treatment and medical history, immigration and acculturation, and provides insight on the growth and development of Colorado's Jewish community.

Learn About and Support Our Collection

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: Telephone: 303-871-2977

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