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Walter N. Boags papers

Identifier: AMN 1053
Abstract From 1949 to the late 1970s, Walter N. Boags (1917-1997) owned and operated Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio, one of the few African-American photography studios in Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1980s, Boags continued to operate as a freelance photographer.The collection consists mostly of black-and-white and color negatives, with some prints and proofs, taken by Walter Boags from 1945 through the 1980s. Boags' work focused on African-Americans, African-American...
Dates: 1945-1980s

Coards Studio photographs and records

Identifier: AMN 1086
Abstract The Coards Studio was a photography studio owned and operated by Joseph and Rachel Coards in Charleston, South Carolina. Coards photographed African American families and individuals in the studio and various events and groups outside of the studio, such as graduations, weddings, and other ceremonies. The studio, located at 78 Line Street, closed in the late 20th century.The collection contains business records, photographs, and personal material, including customer contacts,...
Dates: approximately 1930s-1990s

Dinner jacket

Identifier: Mss 1034-044
Collection Overview

Black wool dinner jacket, lined in black with sleeves lined in mauve, carries a label sewn inside collar: "Bentschner and Visanska Fashionable Outfitters, Charleston, S.C." A label on an interior pocket states: "Tailored in all-wool/fabric by A.B. Kirschbaum Co., Philadelphia, New York" and provides a line for the owner's name and date.

Dates: between 1915-1940

Greenville Aleph Zadik Aleph shirt

Identifier: Mss 1171

Blue and yellow three quarter sleeve shirt with "Greenville A.Z.A." in white letters on front from the 1930s-1940s.

Dates: approximately 1930s-1940s

Hirsch family papers

Identifier: Mss 1080

Legal documents, financial papers, correspondence, photographs, and other assorted papers of the Hirsch family of Charleston, South Carolina, and New York, New York. Materials relate to Jacob Hirsch and his wife, Esther Hirsch; his sons, Max Joseph Hirsch, an actor in New York's Yiddish theaters, Louis Hirsch, and Isaac "Bingo" Hirsch; his daughter Julia Hirsch; Max's wife Sylvia Charen Hirsch, and his daughter Betty Hirsch Lancer.

Dates: 1916-1990

"Jew Boy" football jersey

Identifier: Mss 1174

White football jersey with blue lettering of "Jew Boy" on front and "J.B. 1"on the reverse. Given to Andrew Cohen, manager of the St. Johns High School football team, by his team members at an end of season banquet.

Dates: 1974

Jack Krawcheck business records

Identifier: Mss 1026
Collection Overview Includes business records, financial documents, correspondence, photographs, photocopies, carbon copies, clippings, ephemera, pamphlets, scrapbooks, realia. Bulk of collection are records from Jack Krawcheck's business (filed alphabetically, in original order in which they were donated); vendor records exist for 1948-49, 1950-51 and 1951-52; files contain invoices, order forms, and occasional correspondence; also included are tax and banking information for same time periods and carbon...
Dates: 1939-1980; Majority of material found within 1948-1953

Mendelsohn family papers

Identifier: Mss 1139

Photographs, eulogies, audio interview, and clippings relating to the Mendelsohn family of Charleston, South Carolina. Benjamin Mendelsohn and his wife, Fay Zamler Mendelsohn, settled in Charleston in 1907 where Benjamin operated a tailor shop on King Street and Fay later opened her own store, the Bandbox, selling women's hats and dresses. The collection also includes images of the related Bluestein family.

Dates: 1920-1968, 2001

Rhetta A. Mendelsohn collection

Identifier: Mss 1105

Photographs, assorted correspondence and papers of the Block, Rich, and Aronson families of Camden, South Carolina, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Kingstree, South Carolina collected by Rhetta A. Mendelsohn.

Dates: 1850s-1986

Milton A. Pearlstine and Cecile M. Pearlstine papers

Identifier: Mss 1104

Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other assorted papers relating to the life and work of Milton Alfred Pearlstine, founding member and secretary of the South Carolina State Ports Authority from 1942 to 1972 and president and secretary of I. M. Pearlstine & Sons. The collection also contains materials relating to his wife, civic volunteer and former president of the Charleston Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Cecile Mayer Pearlstine.

Dates: 1869-1994

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