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Doris Marks Ferst papers

Identifier: Mss 1156

Content Description

Photograph albums, loose photographs, clippings, correspondence, and assorted ephemera of Doris Marks Ferst.


  • Creation: approximately 1900-2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found within approximately 1900s-1959


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Doris Marks Ferst (1898-1980) was born into the Marks family of Charleston, South Carolina, and she was a first cousin of prominent mathematician and author Robert Marks. Her mother Rosa Mortiz Marks was involved in preservation of historic buildings in Charleston, and her grandfather was Moses Marks, an early Jewish merchant in the city.


1.0 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize paper folder)


Photograph albums, loose photographs, clippings, correspondence, and assorted ephemera of Doris Marks Ferst (1898-1980) of the Marks family of Charleston, South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2015 by (Doris) Leslie Ferst.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Robert Walter Marks papers (Mss 0029).

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Bickel, October 2022.



Inventory of the Doris Marks Ferst Papers, approximately 1900s-2000 (bulk approximately 1900s-1959)
Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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