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Glenn Springs, South Carolina, photographs

Identifier: Mss 1034-087

Collection Overview

Black and white photographs of Jewish visitors to the Glenn Springs hotel and resort in Glenn Springs, South Carolina. Images include portraits of Gittel and Jake Lerner (1927); Rivka Leah Kirshstein Goldberg, Gittel and Jake Lerner, Ida and Morris Sokol (1927); Ida and Morris Sokol (1927); and Irvin "Dunny" and Joseph Zalkin (1927). Also included are two group portraits (1924, 1925).


  • Creation: 1924-1927

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Glenn Springs, South Carolina, was named for John B. Glenn who purchased the land in 1825 and constructed an inn for guests coming to drink from the nearby springs which were reputed to have healing powers. Because of the springs growing popularity, a hotel was built in 1840, replacing the original inn. Additional small cabins and a bottling facility, which shipped the spring water throughout the United States and parts of Europe, were erected around the hotel. The resort closed in 1941 after the main building was destroyed by a fire.

Jewish Charlestonians who frequented the resort were mainly recent immigrants, "uptown" Jews who had left Eastern Europe in the decades before and after World War I. They included a core group of Kalushiners-newcomers from Kaluszyn, Poland-who in 1911 helped found Beth Israel, also known as "The Little Shul."


1 folder (6 photographs)


Black and white photographs of visitors to the Glenn Springs hotel and resort in Glenn Springs, South Carolina. Individuals pictured include Gittel and Jake Lerner, Rivka Goldberg, Ida and Morris Sokol, Irvin "Dunny" and Joseph Zalkin.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are arranged and described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2003 by Max and Jennie Garfinkel.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include Glenn Springs, So. Ca.: its location, discovery, history, personal sketches of its habitues, what it will cure, etc., 1888. Special Collections holds the papers of many of the identified individuals pictured in these photographs.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, July 2011.

Inventory of the Glenn Springs, South Carolina, Photographs, 1924-1927
Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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