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Benjamin and Evelyn Rubin family papers

Identifier: Mss 1022

Collection Overview

Includes photographs, photocopies, clippings. Bulk of collection consists of Rubin family photographs (1930s-1950s). All are black and white; most feature Evelyn and Benjamin Rubin (1940) or Alan Rubin as a child (1930s-1950s); also, group photographs (1940s) of extended Rubin family and of Nancee and Julie Rubin (1970s). Other material includes photocopies of newspaper and magazine clippings re. members of the Rubin family and advertisements for Evelyn Rubin [store]. Also photocopies of the marriage license and consent form (1930s) of Evelyn Selz and Benjamin Rubin.


  • Creation: 1930s-1980s


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Benjamin Rubin (1893-1969) co-founded (1927) the French Boot Shop (278 King Street) and founded (ca. early 1950s) Evelyn Rubin, Inc., a children's clothing store (300 King Street) that eventually opened at two other Charleston locations. Benjamin's wife, Evelyn Selz Rubin, (1911-1993) ran Evelyn Rubin, Inc. She was later joined by son Alan, and his wife Nancee. Benjamin Rubin's brother was Mitchell I. Rubin, a prominent physician.


0.25 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Alan and Nancee Rubin.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Mitchell I. Rubin papers (Mss 1015).

Inventory of the Benjamin and Evelyn Rubin Family Papers, 1930s-1980s
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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