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Kipnis family papers

Identifier: Mss 1034-008

Collection Overview

Includes ephemera and clippings related to the Kipnis and Sokol families. Contains a business card (ca. 1950s) from J. Sokol Furniture House (563 King St.) and note (1992) typed on Morris Sokol Furniture (510 King) letterhead; also Dr. Kipnis's "certified pharmacist" patch (1970s). Clippings re. development and growth of pharmaceutical profession in the South Carolina low country (1976) and interview article re. Dr. Kipnis's career as a Charleston pharmacist (1986). Also invitation and ephemera from wedding of Valerie Ann Kipnis (daughter of Dorothy and Frank Kipnis) and Eric Brian Eisenstein, September 6, 1998.


  • Creation: approximately 1950, 1976, 1986, 1992, 1998


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Charleston native Dorothy Sokol and New York native Dr. Frank Kipnis (1917-1998) were married in 1948. Dr. Kipnis started his pharmacy at Kaye Drug Store (515 King Street) in 1956. Often referred to as "Dr. Kaye," Kipnis was known for compassionate treatment of his patients and workers, especially African Americans. He retired in 1986.


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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Dorothy Sokol Kipnis.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include Our Family: A Short History of the Sokol Family by Frances Sokol Halio.

Inventory of the Kipnis Family Papers, approximately 1950, 1976, 1986, 1992, 1998
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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