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Neidich-Rudowitz family papers

Identifier: Mss 1014

Collection Overview

Includes correspondence, speeches, photographs, photocopies, clippings, ephemera, pamphlets. Family photographs (1890-1960) include: cabinet cards (bulk from New York photographers), photo postcards and images at B'nai B'rith events. Papers (1950s-90s) of Dr. Sol Neidich include: obituary and eulogy, publications (1958-1988) regarding Israel and Middle Eastern affairs, speeches (1950s-1980s) regarding Israel and Middle East affairs and several from B'nai B'rith and Beaufort events; clippings (1950s-60s) about Dr. Neidich; B'nai B'rith papers (1950s-90s) include convention ephemera and District No. 5 B'nai B'rith Constitution (1978). United Jewish Appeal material (1969-1990) contains speeches and fund raising letters; correspondences series includes: miscellaneous personal letters (1920s-90s); personal correspondence (1975-90) from Dr. William Wexler, Honorary President, B'nai B'rith International; letters (1971-94) regarding medical service; correspondence (1949-96) regarding Alan and Rose Neidich Memorial Fellowship and South Carolina B'nai B'rith Scholarship; letters (1965-96) regarding appointments to B'nai B'rith committees; mixed social/pro-forma correspondence (1961-96). Political correspondence(1966-94), state and national; letters (1966-92) to and from South Carolina politicians (including L. Mendel Rivers, Ernest F. Hollings, John C. West and Strom Thurmond) regarding US-Middle East affairs; correspondence (1984-80) regarding B'nai B'rith International and Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith relations; letters (1970) regarding chaplaincy services at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Center. Miscellaneous material (1910s-1990s) contains family ephemera (photocopies of wedding invitations, letterhead, certificates) and Jewish interest pamphlets and clippings from South Carolina events.


  • Creation: 1890-1996

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Biographical Note

Beaufort, South Carolina, families connected by the marriage (1938) of second cousins Dr. Sol Neidich (1913-1996) and Evelyn Rudowitz (1915-1996). Dr. Neidich, a general practitioner, was an original member of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital medical staff (1944) and practiced for almost 50 years. He was active in B'nai B'rith District Lodge No. 5 (president 1958), the Jewish Welfare Fund, and the United Jewish Appeal, Israel Bonds. His interest in Middle East Jewish affairs brought him in contact with state and national politicians. Dr. and Mrs. Neidich died in a 1996 automobile accident.


0.75 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Linda Neidich Hoffman and Kenneth Hoffman.

Inventory of the Neidich-Rudowitz Family Papers, 1890-1996
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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