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Holocaust archives field researchers collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-049

Collection Overview

The collection consists mostly of copied materials, including photographs, memoirs, clippings, books, objects, and other papers. These materials were collected for the Holocaust Archives from Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, and others, including liberators of German concentration camps, who settled in South Carolina.

Dates

  • 1894-2010

Language of Material

Materials in English, German, French

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical Note

The collection of Holocaust materials was sponsored by the Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Endowment, the Sam and Regina Greene Family Fund, the Lieberman Family Endowment, the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, the Coastal Community Foundation, and other private donors. Work began in 2000 with a grant from the Zucker family that allowed the Jewish Heritage Collection to solicit archival materials from Charleston-area Holocaust survivors and liberators of the concentration camps. Field researcher Sheila Rodin-Novak gathered photographs, documents, correspondence, interviews, albums, scrapbooks, and other artifacts. Some items were donated to the archives; others were loaned for reproduction and returned.

In 2003, the focus of the collection extended beyond Charleston to include other areas in South Carolina. Working with the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, the Holocaust Archives hired Melissa Jane Taylor, a graduate student in history at the University of South Carolina, to conduct fieldwork in Columbia and the Midlands. This expansion continued in 2005 with the fieldwork of Karen Tannenbaum, who concentrated on Greenville and the Upstate.

Small collections, most consisting of only a few items, are consolidated in this collection. Larger collections are cataloged individually.

Extent

0.83 linear feet (2 document boxes)

Abstract

The collection consists mostly of copied materials, including photographs, memoirs, clippings, books, objects, and other papers. These materials were collected for the Holocaust Archives from Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, and others, including liberators of German concentration camps, who settled in South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Holocaust survivors, 1894-2009
  2. World War II veterans and others, circa 1944, 1992-2010

Acquisitions Information

Materials collected by Holocaust Archives field researchers, including Sheila Rodin-Novak, Melissa Jane Taylor, Karen Tannenbaum, Dale Rosengarten, and others, from various donors between 2000 and 2010.

Related Material

Other collections in the Holocaust Archives may be found in the Special Collections catalog using call number Mss 1065.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, August 2013.

Title
Inventory of the Holocaust Archives Field Researchers Collection, 1894-2010
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2013
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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