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Inventory of the Jan Goin Collection, 1786-1998
Inventory of the Jan Goin Collection, 1786-1998
|Abstract:||Family papers collected by Jan Goin, owner of the Jan Goin Gallery in Charleston, S.C. and estate executor for relative and Charleston social worker Rena Muller. Includes data regarding Muller, Kruse, Wulbern and related German family history, including Charleston real estate materials, items from World War II veteran Kruse Muller, family photographs, Confederate paper money, and a large number of Charleston artist files from the gallery.|
|Title:||Jan Goin collection|
|Date(s):||1786-1998 (bulk 1940-1985)|
|Extent:||10.5 linear feet
(19 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
|Repository:||Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
|Call Number:||Mss 0165|
|Language of Material:||Materials primarily in English. Bible, prayer book, and some legal material in German.|
Jan Goin, daughter of John and Mary Muller, owned the Jan Goin Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1963, The Mullers opened the Charles Town Gallery at 22-24 State Street, which was later purchased and relocated to 241 King Street by Jan Goin and her husband David Goin. The gallery focused mainly on picture framing and art consignment, and later was renamed Jan Goin Gallery (1980).
The first series includes biographical materials relating to the Muller family of Charleston, South Carolina, especially Rena Muller (1908-1987), Kruse Muller, Jack Muller, and John Muller. Rena Muller materials include correspondence and data relating to her career as a social worker with the South Carolina Department of Welfare, including new hire guides and manuals, Muller's personal notebooks, charter requests, and writings including case studies and essays relating to social work. Other biographical materials include data regarding World War II veteran Kruse Muller's honorable discharge documents and his "Hell on Wheels" military blouse. Also includes a large number of original family photographs and cabinet cards.
The second series includes legal and business materials such as deeds, correspondence, titles, mortgates, and other data relating to Muller/Wulbern/Kruse family real estate in Charleston's Ansonborough neighborhood, 20 Glebe Street, and 40 Society Street. This series also includes materials relating to Jan and David Goin's successful Charleston gallery, the Jan Goin Gallery.
The third series consists of a variety of paper currency, including Confederate and non-Confederate bills.
This collection is arranged in three series.
|1.||Biographical and family materials, 1786, 1810, 1850s-1998, undated|
|2.||Business and legal materials, 1858-1993|
Search TermsThe following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.
- Goin, Jan
- Muller, Kruse
- Muller, Rena, 1908-1987
- Muller family
- Artists--South Carolina
- Art galleries, Commercial--South Carolina
- Germans--Charleston (S.C)
- Women social workers--United States
- World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--South Carolina
- Charleston (S.C.)
Types of Material
- Blouses (military garments)
- Cabinet photographs
- Color photographs
- Paper money
- Plats (maps)
Published material originally with the collection has been removed and catalogued separately.
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1. Biographical and family materials, 1786, 1810, 1850s-1998, undated
Includes biographical information and materials about the Muller family, including Charleston social worker Rena Muller, World War II veteran Kruse Muller, Charleston architect Jack Muller, South Carolina artist John Muller, and other data on the Kruse and Wulbern families.
Includes job offers for Muller, performance reviews, case notes.
Includes letters about automobile accident involving Muller (1953), letters between Muller and her mentor, Julia Bell, and wartime and other letters (1943-1952) from Otto J. Muller, Kruse Muller, and others.
Includes Muller's graduation programs, newspaper clippings during the course of her social worker career, obituary, and a small amount of other materials.
From the Department of Public Welfare for the South Carolina Historical Society (?). Includes one request for Medway Plan Foundation (1950).
With annotations and marginalia. Also includes 1958 Charleston County Public Welfare Board report.
Drafts and bound copies, created for the South Carolina Department of Public Welfare.
Includes professional data and inspirational aphorisms.
Correspondence between family members, lists of estate holdings, legal correspondence, notebook with handwritten estate lists, various financial materials. Also includes Preservation Society membership list (1971-1972).
Includes two small change purses and photographs of Muller with purse. One change purse contains antique coins nearly all fused together as a result of a lightning strike to the attic of 20 Glebe Street.
Served in the 2nd Armored Division of the United States Army, or "Hell on Wheels," during World War II.
Includes membership cards, receipts, honorable discharge documents, and obituary. Also includes signed letter from Nancy Reagan, thanking Muller for contributions.
From Kruse Muller to various family members.
Loose pages include clippings, membership cards, photographs, and other materials relating to John Muller's career. Also includes rice from 275th anniversary celebration of the first rice harvest in America.
Correspondence, price lists, clippings relating to the gallery's sales.
Newspaper clippings, original photographs, two photoengraver plates.
Flyers, invitations, exhibition pamphlets, typed "Constitution and By-Laws," clippings and a small amount of correspondence.
Relating to career as Charleston housing official, includes obituaries.
Photocopies. Also includes several photocopies of handwritten family histories.
Includes two envelopes of materials sorted by maternal and paternal side. Paternal line contains 1850s citizenship papers and printed statute regarding rebuilding Charleston after 1838 fire. Also includes Muller membership cards for Freemason societies, a Muller engraving plate, newspaper clippings.
Includes silhouette, childhood pictures of Rena Muller.
Taken in various locations, including New York and Germany.
Include Wulbern family negatives, photographs of Muller and Wulbern families, especially Rena Muller, scenery, 1939 World's Fair, Glebe Street property, and several other topics.
Most blank, some written in German. Also includes a map of the Roman Empire.
Includes images of family in Germany and Wagner, Muller, Stelling, Wulbern, Koopman, and Thumb families. From studios in Charleston, Savannah, Newberry, and others.
2. Business and legal materials, 1858-1993
Stock shares, contracts, auction lists, genealogical information and other data, mostly in German.
Includes income tax and expense receipts, power of attorney documents, sketch of gravestone memorial, renovation materials, correspondence regarding estate, Rena Muller's caregiving notebook/diary.
Newspaper clippings, renovation notes and correspondence, materials from Charleston preservation societies about the neighborhood, especially 20 Glebe Street and 40 Society Street.
Includes correspondence, news clippings, mortgage receipts, several photographs and a photocopy of Christiania Kruse property title.
Legal correspondence, plats, and materials related to Rena Muller's purchase of the property.
Materials relating to Charles Town Gallery (opened 1963), later renamed as Jan Goin Gallery (1980). A large number of artist files include data on artists featured at both galleries. Also includes promotional materials for Jan Goin Gallery post-renovation, including type styles, business requests, lecture materials, newspaper clippings, and number of photos and negatives.
Include artist résumés, consignment lists, payment receipts, correspondence, color slides, art samples, and related materials. Arranged alphabetically.
3. Currency, 1861-1864
Ranges from fifty cent notes to one hundred dollar bills. Also includes various currency sheets, one Bank of South Carolina note (1862 January 1), "Soldiers' Way-Side Home" notes, Keatinge & Ball one dollar note.
Includes currency from North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia, ranging from five cent notes to ten dollar bills.
Charleston Importing and Exporting (1863) shares, Carolina Insurance (1862) shares, Jacob Kruse Confederate Tax receipt (1862), Nicaraguan 50 cents note, miscellaneous newspapers, and several other items.
This collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Jan Goin collection, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Donated by Jan Goin, July 2010.
Processed by Cara McHugh, May 2013.
Encoded by Cara McHugh, May 2013.
Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, July 2013.