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Wolper family photographs and medal

Identifier: Mss 1034-003

Collection Overview

The collections includes two photographs. First is an 8X10 black and white print (not original) of the Jacob Wolper Family (made after the family was reunited in Charleston, 1915). Pictured are Cecile Wolper Lazarus (1903-1975), Pauline Wolper Lynch (1898-1950), Cecile Barr Wolper (1887-1965), Louis Edwin Wolper (1910-1987), Jacob Wolper (1876-1940) and Max Wolper (1900-1985). Second photograph is an 8X10 group image (black and white) of the South Carolina-Georgia Masada Conclave at Jekyll Island, GA, March 1949. Leon Wolper pictured. The photograph was originally owned by Lilly Rubenstein. Collection also includes Jacob Wolper's Kalushiner Society Medal, engraved with the dates he was president of the society, 1930-1931.


  • Creation: 1915-1949


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Jacob Wolper immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, from Poland, ca. 1910. His first wife died in an earlier immigration attempt. His second wife, Cecile Barr, and four children joined him in Charleston in 1915. The Wolpers had three more children, including Isadore Wolper (1917-1989), Moses Wolper (1919-1979), and Leon Wolper (1923-2011). The family lived at 162 King Street where Jacob Wolper made his living as a cobbler.


1 folder (3 items)

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Leon Wolper.

Inventory of the Wolper Family Photographs and Medal, 1915-1949
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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