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Gordan B. Stine scrapbooks

Identifier: Mss 1028

Collection Overview

The scrapbooks contain correspondence, speeches, photographs, photocopies, clippings, ephemera, and pamphlets. Collection consists of 27 unbound scrapbooks (have been rehoused in original order) compiled by Stine over the course of his professional career. Majority of collection deals with Stine's political and community accomplishments and highlights local and state political and civic issues, 1960s-1970s. His activities and achievements are documented by newspaper articles (majority from Post and Courier) and correspondence from friends, colleagues, political figures, heads of organizations, etc. Includes correspondence from prominent individuals including Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon; Generals William Westmoreland and Mark Clark; Senators Strom Thurmond, Ernest Hollings and Edward Kennedy; SC Governor James B. Edwards; and Mayors J. Palmer Gaillard and Joseph Riley, Jr. Collection also reflects Stine's association with the College of Charleston, mainly as President of the Alumni Association. Jewish material (found primarily in the first eight scrapbooks) includes clippings re. Stine's election as president of K.K. Beth Elohim Brotherhood and Hebrew Benevolent Society, congratulatory letters (for accomplishments) from Rabbi Cohn (KKBE) and Nat Shulman (JCC and Jewish Welfare Relief Fund) and misc. ephemera. Collection contains a variety of photographs (color and black and white) of Stine receiving awards, visiting a naval submarine (USS Frances Scott Key) and posing with various committees (Bicentennial Committee, County Council.) Misc. loose personal papers include original invitation (1937) to Stine's bar mitzvah and a school autograph book (1936-1937); correspondence (personal and related to Stine's 1984 Charleston County Council Bid); b/w and color photographs (1970s-1990s) of Stine with various politicians and receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the College of Charleston; misc. invitations and awards (1970s-2000s) and certificates of achievement and recognition for civic work and dentistry. Also includes several items (pins, caps, belt buckle) related to Stine's service (1940s) in the U.S. Marines; thirteen of Stine's original paintings (dental themes); misc. material including Stine's vitae and a birthday card (1994) from President and Mrs. Clinton.


  • Creation: 1937-1989


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Charleston native, Gordan B. Stine, D.D.S, had an active political and civic career. Over the course of twenty years, Stine headed the Exchange Club of Charleston, College of Charleston Alumni Association, K.K. Beth Elohim Brotherhood, Hebrew Benevolent Society, Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Dental Association, Charleston County Council, and Charleston County Democratic Party. He married (1951) Barbara Berlinsky and had two sons, Robert (b. 1952) and Steven (b. 1954).


2.0 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Gordan B. Stine.

Inventory of the Gordan B. Stine Scrapbooks, 1937-1989
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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