St. Philip Street "Rewisited" Reunion
Material related to reunion of St. Philip Street Jewish community, March 2-4, 1990, Charleston, South Carolina. Includes planning notes, reminiscences and correspondence, publicity materials, a video, photographs, prints of photographs, and photocopies of photographs. The collection consists of reminiscences by St. Philip Street residents regarding life in the area during the 1930s-40s. Questionnaires containing biographical information about former residents are also available. Also notable is a group of photographs of residents, businesses, homes, etc., on St. Philip Street, ca. 1920-1950. Most are numbered and can be matched to a master list of identifications. Another group of photographs does not correspond to the list of identifications, although some are identified. Negatives exist for several photographs. The collection also contains oversize photocopies of most original images. Event memorabilia is available including a videotape of the reunion that documents the religious services, dinner dance, and scenes of Charleston. Other material consists of planning documents, steering committee meeting notices, address lists, lists of people registered for the event, and publicity material. Miscellaneous materials include photocopies of Charleston city directories for King and St. Philip Streets (1920s-1940s).
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The St. Philip Street "Rewisited" Reunion held in Charleston, S.C., was co-chaired by Faye Appel Rones and Barbara Berlinsky Stine. It drew former St. Philip Street residents who grew up during the 1930s and 1940s when the area contained a nucleus of Jewish families. Most of their parents were European Jews who had a hard time pronouncing "v's," hence the title. Over 300 people attended the reunion. The weekend was documented on video. A book about St. Philip Street containing photographs and anecdotes was also proposed (but never materialized).
1.5 linear feet
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Materials donated by Fannie Appel Rones.
- Charleston (S.C.) -- Commerce -- History
- Charleston (S.C.) -- History
- Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Correspondence
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History
- Reunions -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- St. Philip Street (Charleston, S.C.) -- History
- Streets -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- negatives (photographs)
- video recordings (physical artifacts)
- Inventory of the St. Philip Street "Rewisited" Reunion, 1920-1990
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