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Joe Ryzman Papers

Identifier: WH777

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a scrapbook of show dates (1929-1936) kept by Joe Ryzman; newspaper clippings; photographs; programs from dance schools.


  • 1929-1947


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Reems Ryzman was born in Cokedale, Colo. on November 25, 1910. He married Blanche Margaritte "Sis" Funcheon (1915-1993) on June 27, 1936 in Golden, Colo. The couple were partners in the dance team of Reems & Funcheon. The Ryzman's traveled and performed throughout the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. Joe Ryzman died on August 18, 1974 in Denver, Colo.


1 box (.25 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Blanche Ryzman, 1984.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection formerly cataloged as: Ryzman family papers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States