Harry Levinson papers
Papers of Harry Levinson, World War I veteran and clothing store owner. Collection consists of a one-page biography of Harry Levinson, a photocopy of a letter from Commander-in-Chief John Pershing to soldiers (February 1919), and a reproduction of a photograph of soldiers, including Levinson, celebrating Passover in France (April 1919).
- Levinson, Harry, 1894-1956 (Person)
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Harry Levinson (1894-1956) was born in Manning, South Carolina, to Russian Jewish immigrants. After leaving school at the age of 12, Levinson worked as a salesman in a family clothing store in Bishopville, South Carolina. He was drafted into the army during World War I and assigned to an office in Paris, France. After the war, Levinson returned to Bishopville and married Anna Katz, the sister of a fellow Jewish solider. In 1927, Harry and Anna Levinson moved with their two children, Irene and David, to Fairmont, North Carolina, where they opened a clothing store. Levinson was elected president of the Fairmont Rotary Club, appointed to the school board, and was active in the local Masonic Lodge.
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Papers of Harry Levinson, World War I veteran and clothing store owner. Collection consists of a brief biography of Harry Levinson, a photocopy of a letter from Commander-in-Chief John Pershing to soldiers (February 1919), and a reproduction of a photograph of soldiers, including Levinson, celebrating Passover (April 1919) in France.
The collection is described at the item level.
Materials were donated in 2000 by Irene Levinson Schwartz.
Processed by Sarah Dorpinghaus, March 2011.
- France -- History -- 1914-1940
- Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Bishopville
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Bishopville
- Levinson, Harry, 1894-1956
- Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948 -- Correspondence
- World War, 1914-1918 -- France
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Jewish
- Inventory of the Harry Levinson Papers, 1919
- Processed by: Sarah Dorpinghaus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Sarah Dorpinghaus
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