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Rosen family scrapbooks

Identifier: Mss 1031

Collection Overview

The scrapbooks include photographs, photocopies, clippings, ephemera, and pamphlets. Collection consists of five scrapbooks compiled by Yetta and Nathan Rosen. First (1930-1935) contains photographs, clippings and ephemera from Nathan Rosen's days at College of Charleston (includes dance cards and bid notice from Tau Epsilon Phi (TEP). Scrapbooks #2 and #3 pertain to Yetta Rosen's life, 1937-1940, and include ephemera from Greenville High School, clippings regarding work with Greenville YWCA and Synagogue Beth Israel and departure for University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, S.C. College material includes ephemera from football games and Tri Kappa sorority, playbills from campus performances, semester class schedules, rough draft (1939) of USC publication, "The Red Sheet," academic achievement certificates and 1939 commencement program. Scrapbook #4 (1931-1948) further documents Nathan Rosen's College of Charleston days and early political career; includes photographs of Rosen with friends at Folly Beach, on the College of Charleston campus, and at a TEP Stag Dinner at Fort Sumter Hotel (1939); ephemera includes fraternity party invitation, tickets to football games and the 10th Azalea Festival luncheon; clippings re. Rosen's involvement with the Charleston Elks Club and his legislative work with the South Carolina House of Representatives. Loose material includes clippings regarding the Rosen's wedding and rough drafts of thank you notes for gifts. Final scrapbook (#5) documents both Yetta and Nathan Rosen's lives, 1942-1944; includes photographs of their wedding (Greenville, SC) and honeymoon in Miami, FL; clippings re. Rosen's re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, Yetta Rosen's involvement with the Girl Scouts, World War II, food rationing, post-war planning and development of St. Andrews Parish; clippings and ephemera re. births of Russell and Alan Rosen. Miscellaneous collection material consists of Yetta Rosen's autograph book (1931-1932), ephemera and oversize photograph from the Grand Lodge Convention of B.P.O.E. Elks, New York City, July 6-11, 1946; Yetta Rosen's memo book (1954) and color photocopies of Rosen family photographs (ca. 1919-1954), including interior image of Sam Rosen's Drygoods (181 King St.), ca. 1919.


  • Creation: 1930-1954


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Nathan Rosen and Yetta Bicoff were married in Greenville, South Carolina, in May, 1942. They had three sons, Russell (1944), Alan (1945), and Baran (1950.) Yetta Rosen is a charter member of the League of Women voters in the Charleston area, and Nathan Rosen was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1941-1946). The Rosens lived in Charleston, SC.


1.0 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Yetta Bicoff Rosen.

Inventory of the Rosen Family Scrapbooks, 1930-1954
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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