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Lourie family papers, 1945-1995 (photocopies)

Identifier: Mss 1034-042

Collection Overview

Note: entire collection is color copies of photographs. Includes images of Annie Friedman Lourie with her mother, Betty Friedman, and sisters Becky Friedman and Minnie Kalinsky, ca. early 1940s; group photos (ca. 1945) include Sara Lourie Gordon, Sarah Kalinsky Nossakoff, Morris Kalinsky, Ethel Kalinsky Kramer, Minnie Kalinsky, Arnold Levinson, Libby Levinson, Margie Levinson Goldstein, Mary Lourie Rittenberg, and Dr. Herbert Lourie. Also includes image of Gov. Strom Thurmond in 1950 cutting the ribbon at the opening of the second location in Columbia, SC, 1437 Main Street; group photograph of extended Lourie family, 1995; copy of Annie G. Friedman and Louis Lourie's wedding invitation, 1921.


  • Creation: undated

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Born in Russia, Louis Lourie (1890-1938) immigrated to the United States and opened a department store in St. George, South Carolina, at the age of 22. He married Ann Friedman in 1921, and the couple had six children (including donor). In 1948 Lourie's sons, Sol and Mick, expanded the business and opened a retail outlet at 1435 Main Street in Columbia, SC. Another son, Isadore Lourie (b. 1932), served in the South Carolina legislature from the 1960s-1980s.


1 folder (10 items) ; 13-28 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Isadore E. Lourie.



Inventory of the Lourie Family Papers, 1945-1995 (photocopies), undated
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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