Ethel Oberman Katzen papers
Collection includes personal photographs and ephemera of Ethel Oberman Katzen. Six candid photographs (ca. 1930s-1940s) of Katzen with friends posing at various Charleston, SC, locations including Folly Beach, the Battery and King Street (photocopies of images with identifications included). Ephemera includes an invitation to a circumcision (Charleston, SC, 1913); notice of the price of High Holy Day seats at Beth Israel Congregation (Charleston, SC, 1933); Ethel Oberman Katzen's certificate of distinction (1933) from Bennett School in Charleston, SC; certificate of membership (1934-1935) to Cecile Rubin Chapter of Young Judaea; membership cards (1935-1936) to Girl Scouts, Inc. Also included are an invitation to the Charleston Israel Bonds dinner (1976); sheet of letterhead (ca. 1940s) from I. Oberman Complete Household Furniture (King Street); letterhead (ca. 1940s) from Beth Israel Congregation.
- Katzen, Ethel Oberman, 1920-2002 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English.
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The youngest of seven children, Ethel Oberman Katzen was born at home in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1920. Her parents, Isaac (b. 1884) and Sarah (b. 1885) Oberman emigrated from Poland in 1906 and settled in Charleston, SC, where Isaac worked in the furniture business. Ethel Oberman married Julius Katzen in 1943.
2 folders (24 items) ; 5-28 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials donated by Ethel Oberman Katzen.
- Bennett School (Charleston, S.C.)
- Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.)
- I. Oberman Furniture (Charleston, S.C.)
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs
- Katzen, Ethel Oberman, 1920-2002
- Young Judaea, Inc. Cecile Rubin Chapter (Charleston, S.C.)
- printed ephemera
- Inventory of the Ethel Oberman Katzen Papers, 1913-1976
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