Mazo, Rabin, and Sorota families papers
Family papers of the Mazo, Rabin, and Sorota families of Charleston, South Carolina. Included are photographs and albums, correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and ephemera. Some of them relate to Leon's Men's Wear and various properties the family owned on King Street, the activities of Eliot and Eileen Rabin, and various activities of Leon Rabin.
- approximately 1920s-2023
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Materials in English.
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The Mazos were three brothers who immigrated to Charleston from Minsk, each of whom ran a deli--one uptown, one downtown, and one on Folly Beach. Elihu Mazo (1876-1939) and his wife Essie Tandet Mazo (1886-1956) had ten children, including Ann (1913-2003) who married Leon Rabin (1911-2005), son of Hyman and Anna Rabin of New York City. They had one son, Eliot, and one daughter, Eileen [later Sorota]. Leon was the owner and operator of Leon's Men's Wear, President of Dawn's Incorporated, and Chairman of Rale Stores. He was active in many local civil and Jewish organizations.
4.0 linear feet (1 carton, 2 flat boxes, 1 wrapped item, 3 oversize paper folders)
Family papers of the Mazo, Rabin, and Sorota families of Charleston, South Carolina. Included are photographs and albums, correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and ephemera.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated 2010, 2017, 2020, 2022, and 2023 by Eileen Rabin Sorota.
Processed by Lauren Bickel, January 2023.
- Jewish businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Jewish families -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Jews -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
- Mazo family
- Rabin family
- Sorota family
- black-and-white photographs
- clippings (information artifacts)
- family papers
- legal documents
- Inventory of the Mazo, Rabin, and Sorota Families Papers, approximately 1920s-2023
- Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
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