ROCKY MOUNTAIN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Images of Pioneer
About the Guide
Methods of Access
In 1998 the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS) and Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives, part of the Center of Judaic Studies and Penrose Library at the University of Denver, AND the Central Agency for Jewish Education in Colorado (CAJE) created A Curriculum Guide for the Study of the Early History of Jews of Colorado. Beginning in 2000, the University of Denver digitized photographs and material culture textiles and objects of the Beck Archives as part of the Colorado Digitization Project. Images of many of the material culture items and highlights of the 5,000 photographs are available at the online exhibit Images of Pioneer Jewish Families. Portions of the Curriculum Guide and the online exhibit are now linked through this online version of the Curriculum Guide. The video of the Curriculum Guide is not available online, but may be purchased as part of the Curriculum Guide from the RMJHS for $25.
- Table of Contents: Features links to the beginning of each section of the online Guide. The words A Curriculum Guide” at the top of each page are hyperlinked back to the Table of Contents.
- People: Click on the person’s name to see a photo of that person.
- Places: Click on a town’s name to see a photo from that location.
- Images of Pioneer Jewish Families: Features links to the beginning pages of the Photographs and the Material Culture (Textiles & Objects) of the online exhibit. Click on any image to see a larger view of that image.
- Photographs: Divides into three overall groups—Families & Individuals, Community, and Businesses. Click on any image to see a larger view of that image. Each of the photographs is cataloged and is searchable using subject and key words in Penrose Library’s Online Catalog
- Material Culture: Divides into eight overall groups—Clothing, Personal Accessories, Household Accessories, Religious Objects, Community Objects, Personal Memorabilia, Wedding & Anniversary Memorabilia, and Medical Equipment. Click on any image to see a large view of that image. The photographs and material culture images are catalogued and searchable through the Colorado Digitization Program.
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