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A.B. Hirschfeld Press Records

Identifier: WH2151

Scope and Contents

Collection contains company related records, correspondence, minutes, clippings, contracts, printing jobs, photographs; materials from philanthropic/educational organizations supported by the Hirschfeld family: correspondence, reports, financial information, plaques, certificates, programs; family related ephemera: photographs, guest books, academic records, correspondence.


  • 1900-2005


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

Abraham Bernard "A.B." Hirschfeld moved with his family to Denver, Colo. in 1903 from Cincinnati, Ohio. From an early age he wanted to be a printer and at 15, he began working as a printer's "devil" or apprentice. In 1907, he bought a small hand press for $39 and opened his first business in the basement of a fruit stand at 17th and Larimer Streets, Denver. His printing business increased and the company moved many times into ever larger quarters, finally moving into the 50,000 square foot A.B. Hirschfeld Press building located at Speer Boulevard and Broadway. Hirschfeld was active in numerous civic and social organizations and was a Colorado State Senator (1935-1941). He died in 1957. The company was also run by his son, Edward Hirschfeld and grandson, A. Barry Hirschfeld. In 2005, the A.B. Hirschfeld Press merged with National Printing and Packaging Co. and C&M Press to become National Hirschfeld. After 102 years, the company ceased operations in 2009.


29 Boxes

6 Oversize Boxes

2 oversize folders

2 Photo folders

1 photo box

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, A.B. Hirschfeld Press, Inc., 2010.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Varying Form of Title

Hirschfeld press records.

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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States