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Louis Michael Libater papers

Identifier: Mss 1034-019

Collection Overview

Papers consist of Louis Michael Libater's certificate of U.S Citizenship (1904) and a photographic portrait (re-print) of Libater, ca. 1885. Citizenship certificate was issued by Judge William H. Brawley, U.S. District Court of South Carolina, on testimony of O.N. Levy and Wolf Levin, both of Charleston, SC. Notation on certificate that Libater must "renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria."


  • Creation: 1895-1904

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Originally from Austria, Louis Michael Libater immigrated to the United States and settled in Charleston, South Carolina. He became a U.S. citizen in 1904. Libater married and had a son, Samuel Alex Libater, in 1912. He worked as a clerk at I.D. Rubin Clothing Store in Charleston until his death in 1920. Donor, Lawrence Michael Libater, is Louis Libater's grandson.


1 folder (5 items) ; 14-36 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Lawrence Michael Libater and Charlotte Portugal Libater.

Inventory of the Louis Michael Libater Papers, 1895-1904
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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