Nathan S. Addlestone papers
The collection consists of materials documenting the professional career and philanthropy of Nathan Addlestone, including scrapbooks containing clippings, correspondence and photographs relating to his business, as well as programs, newsletters, and reports on his philanthropic activities, particularly in the area of education. The collection also contains his high school yearbook, yearbooks of Trident Technical College, and an audio tape of Addlestone reminiscing with his long-time friend Nate Muskin.
- circa 1910-2009
- Addlestone, Nathan S., 1913-2001 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English
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Nathan Addlestone (1913-2001) was born to Rachel and Abraham Addlestone in Charleston, South Carolina. Though Nathan was registered to begin college at the University of South Carolina in 1931, due to difficulties caused by the Great Depression, he was forced to forgo college to help with the family's scrap metal business. He went on to establish several of his own highly successful scrap metal businesses, including Steelmet, Incorporated and Addlestone International Corporation. Nathan also served on the Foreign Trade Committee for the Institute of Scrap, Iron, and Steel and the Trident Technical College Area Commission.
In 1937, Nathan married Ruth Axelrod and the couple had two children, Carol and Susan. After 42 years of marriage, Nathan and Ruth were divorced, and in 1982 Nathan married Marlene Alfred Kronsberg.
Throughout his life, Nathan was known for his support of education. He gave significant gifts to Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Trident Technical College, and the College of Charleston, among other Charleston institutions. At the College of Charleston, he established an endowment for Lowcountry Art and Culture and, with his wife Marlene, donated 1.5 million dollars towards the College's new library, completed in 2005. To honor their generous support, the College named the building the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library.
1.5 linear feet (1 document box, 1 flat box, 1 oversize box, 2 audiocassettes)
Scrapbooks, yearbooks, clippings, programs, newsletters, and reports pertaining to Nathan Addlestone, a Charleston businessman who founded several scrap metal businesses, including Steelmet, Incorporated and Addlestone International Corporation. He was also very active in philanthropy, particularly pertaining to education.
- Scrapbooks, circa 1910- 2001, undated
- Yearbooks, 1931, 1977-1978
- Philanthropy files, 1989-2000, undated
- Audiovisual materials, 1997, 2009
- Other, 1970-2009, undated
Materials donated in 2011 by Marlene Addlestone.
Processed by Amy Lazarus, June 2015.
- Addlestone International Corporation
- Addlestone, Nathan S., 1913-2001
- Educational benefactors -- South Carolina
- Jewish businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Philanthropists -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Scrap metal industry -- United States
- Steelmet, Inc.
- black-and-white photographs
- clippings (information artifacts)
- color photographs
- files (document groupings)
- programs (documents)
- Addlestone, Marlene Alfred (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Nathan S. Addlestone Papers, circa 1910-2009
- Processed by: Amy Lazarus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amy Lazarus
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