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Diane Barbanel Vickers papers

Identifier: Mss 1034-058

Collection Overview

The collection contains memorabilia Diane Barbanel collected throughout her youth including: her Charleston Hebrew Kindergarten certificate of completion (1950), a Charleston Hebrew Institute program for its Second Annual Graduation (1950), Certificates of Honor from the Synagogue Emanu-El for "Excellence in Studies" and "Perfect Attendance" (1955-1956), the 1958-1959 USY club roster"The Twelfth Annual Confirmation Service of Synagogue Emanu-El" program (1960), Certificate of Confirmation (1960), congratulatory "Leagrams" to Diane Barbanel on her confirmation (1960), a menu for LaBrasca's Pizzeria and two matchbooks (ca. 1960), a Western Union telefax sent to Diane and the Charleston BBG concerning the Southern Region BBYO Convention (1960), handwritten correspondence from friends concerning her election as BBYO secretary-treasurer for the region and her nomination for AZA#143 "sweetheart" (1960-1961), ticket stubs for the Annual Sweetheart Weekend and BBG Beau Dance, newspaper clippings from the News and Courier and the Charleston Evening Post concerning the Regional BBYO convention, the BBG Beau dance, and the AZA's annual Sweetheart Dance (1961). Photos of the following are also included in the collection: Diane in Kindergarten graduation robes (1950), her kindergarten graduating class photo with teachers (1950), Diane with group of female classmates in caps and gowns (ca. 1960). There are also four loose pages from Diane Barbanel's scrapbook with memorabilia from AZA Sweetheart Weekends, the Southern Region BBYO Convention, the BBG Heartthrob Dance, the Young Judaean Summer Convention, and the Cecile Rubin Banquet. Memorabilia includes photos, name tags, ticket stubs, place cards, a room key, and a red foil leaf (1959-1960).


  • Creation: 1950-1961

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Diane Barbanel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Barbanel of Charleston, SC, actively participated in many Jewish youth activities throughout her life. She attended the Charleston Hebrew Institute as a child, received her confirmation at the Synagogue Emanu-El, was involved in the United Synagogue Youth program, and was the first president of the Charleston chapter of B'nai B'rith Girls, which along with Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) belonged to the greater B'nai B'rith Youth Organization. The BBYO provides opportunities for Jewish youth to develop leadership skills and Jewish identity.


2 folders (1 folder, 1 oversize paper folder) : 32 leaves ; 5-31 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Diane Barbanel Vickers.

Inventory of the Diane Barbanel Vickers Papers, 1950-1961
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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