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Accession 2019-56, 1900s-1980s


Collection Overview

From the Collection:

The collection consists of photographs, correspondence, school records, certificates, and clippings that document the Bloom family of Greenville, South Carolina, as well as a small number of materials relating to the Chernoff, Cohen, and Shatenstein families. Materials focus mainly on Julius and Jennie Bloom and their son, Jack. The largest portion of the collection consists of photographs, featuring mainly Jennie and Julius Bloom, their son Jack, and daughter, Shirley. Several photograph albums contain images of later generations of the Chernoff family. Paper documents pertain primarily to Jack Bloom's correspondence, education, military career, and involvement in the Jewish community, with a smaller number of items documenting the education and career of his wife, Lillian Chernoff Bloom. The collection also contains research files, drafts, and the final manuscript for A History of the Jewish Community of Greenville, South Carolina by Jack Bloom.

Additions consist of 4 photo scrapbooks containing photographs, documents, and ephemera pertaining to the Chernoff family from the collection of Lillian Chernoff Bloom and assorted photographs, genealogical materials, memoirs, memorials, family histories, Hunter College yearbook of Lillian Chernoff, correspondence, clippings, and certificates mainly pertaining to members of the Chernoff family.


  • Creation: 1900s-1980s


Language of Material

From the Collection:

Materials in English and Yiddish.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. Additions to this collection have been minimally processed, but are open for research.


From the Collection: 6.0 linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 carton, 2 flat boxes, 2 oversize folders, 5 compact discs)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424
(843) 953-8016
(843) 953-6319 (Fax)