ROCKY MOUNTAIN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society
The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society is one of the premiere 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.
In 1995 the Beck Archives became a fully integrated part of Special Collections at Penrose Library at the University of Denver. A new state-of-the-art compact shelving system has recently been established exclusively for the use of the Beck Collection.
The Beck Archives is the major repository of Jewish history in our region. It contains memorabilia and over one million documents including manuscripts, oral histories, newspapers, microfilm, and more than 5,000 photos.
The varied projects and programs of the Historical Society include:
- Acclaimed exhibits at area museums
- Lectures featuring leading scholars in the field of American Jewish history
- Field trips to places of regional Jewish historical interest
- Several scholarly and popular publications, including Exploring Jewish Colorado, A Colorado Jewish Family Album, and a video documentary “A Pioneering Legacy: An Early History of the Jews of Colorado”
- Curriculum Guide
- Images of Pioneer Jewish Families
- Jewish Consumptives Relief Society
Online Exhibits are made possible in part with a grant from Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and from the Colorado Digitization Program (http://www.cdpheritage.org/).