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Jeanne Abrams

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Jewish Western history
  • Jewish women’s history

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • History
  • Women’s issues
  • Medical history
  • Tuberculosis treatment


Prof. Abrams received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Colorado in 1983. She has served on the faculty of the Penrose Library since 1997, and in 1999 was promoted to Associate Professor. She is the Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and the Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives. She is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of American and Jewish history, including “Blazing the Tuberculosis Trail, A Place to Heal”, “For A Child’s Sake: An Early History of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children”, “Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: A History in the American West”, “Jewish Denver, 1859-1940” and “Dr. Charles David Spivak, A Jewish Immigrant and the American Tuberculosis Movement”

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  • Fax: 303-871-3037
  • Best Contact Method: Office

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