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Inventory of the Ruth Bass Jacobs Papers, 1882-2011

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, newsletters, memoirs, recordings, and other papers of Ruth Bass Jacobs. Materials relate to Jacobs's family history and involvement in Charleston's Jewish community, particularly Brith Sholom Beth Israel and the Addlestone Hebrew Academy. Included are biographical papers and documents regarding the Bass and Jacobs families as well as newspaper clippings on topics of interest. The collection also consists of audio and video recordings of family events, oral history interviews, and religious ceremonies.
Title: Ruth Bass Jacobs papers
Creator: Jacobs, Ruth Bass, 1923-2007
Date(s): 1882-2011  
Extent: 7 linear feet
(11 document boxes, 1 flat file box, 1 rolled item box, 17 audiocassette tapes, 1 microcassette tape, 42 videocassette tapes)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
URL: http://archives.library.cofc.edu
Call Number: Mss 1010
Language of Material: Materials in English, Hebrew, and Spanish

Biographical Note

Ruth Bass Jacobs (1923-2007) was born in North, South Carolina, to Esther Cohen Bass and Nathan Bass.

Nathan Bass (1887-1958) was born in Vasilishok, located in modern-day Lithuania, and in 1901, immigrated to the United States. He and his cousin left New York City in 1908 for Charleston, South Carolina. Four years later, Bass relocated to North, where he established the Bass Mercantile Company, a clothing and textiles store.

Esther Cohen (1889-1974) was born in Bialystok, Poland, and immigrated to the United States in 1891 with her parents and older sister. She grew up in New York City and worked for a jewelry wholesaler until she met Nathan Bass, who was visiting the city to purchase merchandise for his store. They were married in 1917 and settled in North.

The Basses had seven children: Samuel "Bernie" Bass, Herbert "Herbie" Bass, Ruth Bass Jacobs, Frances Bass Ginsberg, Marcia Bass Brody, Lucille Bass Lipsitz, and Jack Bass. Samuel and Herbert Bass graduated from the Citadel and served in World War II. In 1943, Herbert Bass was killed in action during a failed mission in Guadalcanal. Frances Ginsberg and Lucille Lipsitz both operated family-owned businesses- Ginsberg Ladies Shop in Bishopville and Lipsitz Shoe Store in Beaufort. Marcia Bass Brody co-authored Vos Makhstu Y'all: The Bass Family of North and has documented the family's activities and achievements in the Bass family newsletter. Jack Bass, a journalist and professor, has co-authored several publications on the political culture of the American South.

Ruth Bass graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1943 with a Secretarial Science Certificate. She was working for the South Carolina State Board of Health in Columbia when she met Isaac Jacobs, a travelling salesman for Jacobs Hosiery Company based out of Charleston. Bass and Jacobs were married in 1951 and raised six children in Charleston. The Jacobses were members of the Brith Sholom Beth Israel (BSBI) Congregation.

While raising her children, Ruth Jacobs worked part-time as an office assistant for BSBI and the Addlestone Hebrew Academy, formerly known as the Charleston Hebrew Institute. She was an active member of several Jewish communal organizations, including the BSBI Sisterhood and Charleston Jewish Community Center; she edited the BSBI newsletter The Messenger; and served on the board of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (1999-2006). Jacobs also volunteered with the Jewish Heritage Collection by recording and transcribing oral history interviews. In 2004, she was honored by BSBI as "A Woman Who Makes a Difference." Ruth Jacobs passed away in 2007.


Collection Overview

Newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, newsletters, memoirs, recordings, and other papers of Ruth Bass Jacobs. Included are biographical papers and documents regarding the Bass and Jacobs families, including Noach Bass, Nathan Bass, members of the Pearlstine family, and Ruth Jacobs's siblings, husband, and children. Materials also relate to Jacobs's involvement in Charleston's Jewish community, particularly Brith Sholom Beth Israel and the Addlestone Hebrew Academy. Also included are Jacobs's newspaper clippings on individuals and topics of interest, and Jacobs's audio and video recordings of family events, oral history interviews, and religious ceremonies.

Collection Arrangement

1.  Biographical, 1920s-2007
2.  Ruth and Isaac Jacobs family, 1941-2000s
3.  Bass family, 1890s-2011
4.  Jacobs, Karesh, and Pearlstine families, 1882-2003
5.  Brith Sholom Beth Israel, 1904-2007
6.  Addlestone Hebrew Academy, 1965-2005
7.  Organizations, 1957-2006
8.  Topical files, 1935-2007
9.  Audiovisual material, 1985-2000, undated


Search Terms

The 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.

    Names

    • Bass, Ruth Jacobs, 1923-2007
    • Bass family
    • Jacobs family
    • Addlestone Hebrew Academy (Charleston, S.C.)
    • Brith Sholom Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.)

    Subjects

    • Jews--South Carolina
    • Jewish women--South Carolina
    • Judaism--Customs and practices

    Places

    • Charleston (S.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Audiocassette tapes
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Correspondence
    • Newsletters
    • Photographs
    • Videocassette tapes

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include three oral history interviews with Ruth Bass Jacobs and Isaac Jacobs, 1995 and 1998 (Mss 1035-005, Mss 1035-009, Mss 1035-173), and several manuscript collections and oral histories relating to the Bass, Jacobs, Pearlstine, Karesh, and Cohen families. Special Collections also holds copies of Vos Makhstu Y'all: The Bass Family of North by Marcia Bass Brody and Ken Bass (2011) and two of Tzvi Jacobs's publications: Truths Revealed: Modern day stories of faith and miracles (1996) and From the Heavens to the Heart: True stories of extraordinary happenings in the lives of ordinary people (2000).


    Detailed Description of the Collection

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    1. Biographical, 1920s-2007 



    General, 1940-2007, undated   box 1 | folder 1

    Includes certificates, photographs, a digital recording on DVD of Ruth Jacobs's graveside service, and eulogies for Jacobs's funeral.



    Childhood and education, 1924-1943, 1994, 2001, undated   box 1 | folder 2-3

    Includes report cards, play programs, and materials relating to North High School. Memoirs written by Jacobs about growing up during the Great Depression and about daily life in North, South Carolina, are also included. Jacobs's high school diploma is stored in oversize box 1.


    Ruth Bass high school diploma, circa 1941 (oversize)   box 12


    South Carolina State Board of Health, 1945-1951   box 1 | folder 4

    Includes correspondence and a summary of job duties relating to Ruth Bass Jacobs's secretarial work at the South Carolina State Board of Health.



    Marriage to Isaac Jacobs, 1951   box 1 | folder 5-6

    Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and a guestbook.



    Correspondence, 1947-2004   box 1 | folder 7


    Event invitations, 1941-2005   box 1 | folder 8


    80th birthday party, 2003   box 1 | folder 9

    Consists of photographs and cards.



    Photographs, 1920s-1950s   box 1 | folder 10

    2. Ruth and Isaac Jacobs family, 1917-2000s 

    Isaac Jacobs, 1917-1999


    General, 1941-1999   box 1 | folder 11

    Includes mostly newspaper clippings of articles written by Isaac Jacobs.



    Correspondence, 1943, 1991-1997   box 1 | folder 12

    Largely consists of letters from Glen Milnor, a childhood friend, describing memories of growing up in Charleston. Also includes a letter from Jacobs to the Pearlstine family sent while Jacobs was serving in the Pacific during World War II.



    "BSBI West Ashley Minyan House: The first twenty-five years, 1967-1992" manuscript, undated   box 1 | folder 13


    Photographs, 1917- circa 1999   box 1 | folder 14


    Children, 1959-1991, undated   box 2 | folder 1

    Includes wedding invitations, newspaper articles, and an eyewitness account of the 1991 Crown Heights riot in Brooklyn, New York, written by Joszef Steinherz.

    Tzvi (born Herbert) Jacobs, 1961-2000


    General, 1961-2000   box 2 | folder 2

    Largely consists of newspaper articles written by Tzvi Jacobs or regarding his publications.



    Truths Revealed second edition manuscript, undated   box 2 | folder 3


    Charles Jacobs, 1968-1990, undated   box 2 | folder 4


    "30 Years of the Family Jacobs" scrapbook (dismantled), 1941-1986   box 2 | folder 5-8

    Mostly photographs of family members but also includes newspaper clippings and other ephemera.



    Photographs, 1950s-2000s   box 2 | folder 9

    3. Bass family, 1890s-2011 



    General, 1940-2004   box 2 | folder 10

    Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to Ruth Bass Jacobs and her siblings. Includes a transcript of an interview with Charles Bass and a list of the descendants of Esther and Nathan Bass. One letter is written in Hebrew.

    Noach (Noah) Bass, 1946, 1977, 1997, undated

    Noach Bass (1874-1940s), Ruth Bass Jacobs's uncle, was an important figure in the early Zionist movement in Grodno, Belarus (formerly Poland and Lithuania).



    Grodno, undated   box 2 | folder 11


    Noach Bass, 1946   box 2 | folder 12

    Publication of essays written in Noach Bass's memory.



    Translations of Noach Bass, 1977, 1997   box 2 | folder 13

    Translated by Rabbi David J. Radinsky, Charleston. For audio recordings of this translation, please refer to the audiovisual series.



    Nathan and Esther Cohen Bass, 1936-1993   box 3 | folder 1-2

    Includes biographies, obituaries, and newspaper clippings regarding the Bass's store in North, South Carolina. Also included is Nathan Bass's naturalization certificate (1936).



    Cohen family, 1927-1968   box 3 | folder 3

    Newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Moses Cohen, Sadye Cohen Green, and David E. Cohen.



    North, South Carolina, 1994-1999, undated   box 3 | folder 4

    Narrative descriptions of growing up in North, South Carolina, written by Marcia Bass Brody, Lucille Bass Lipsitz, and Ruth Bass Jacobs. Jack Bass's memories of North are recorded in his essay "Just Like One of Us" (Box 3, Folder 12). Also included are several newspaper clippings about North.



    Samuel "Bernie" Bass, 1941-1985   box 3 | folder 5

    Includes photocopies of newspaper articles regarding Samuel Bass's service in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War and copies of correspondence to family members. After his army service, Bass was an attorney and alderman in Chicago, Illinois.

    Herbert "Herbie" Bass, 1920-1949

    Herbert Bass (1920-1944) was a dive-bomber pilot in World War II. Bass was killed in action in 1943 during a mission in Guadalcanal.



    General, 1940-1949   box 3 | folder 6

    Includes brief biographies and photocopies of materials regarding Bass's military service and funeral.



    1940 issue of The Sphinx (The Citadel's yearbook)   box 3 | folder 7


    Correspondence, 1938-1948   box 3 | folder 8-9

    Includes correspondence from Herbert Bass to friends and family describing his daily activities at the Citadel and opinions on the war. One letter describes his experiences attending the reform and orthodox synagogues in Charleston (1938). Also included are sympathy letters in response to Bass's death.



    Photographs, 1920-1943   box 3 | folder 10
    Jack Bass,1954-2009 ,  


    General, 1954-2006   box 3 | folder 11


    Just Like One of Us manuscript, undated   box 3 | folder 12

    Bass's memoir about growing up in North, South Carolina.



    Articles, 1963-2009   box 3 | folder 13

    Includes articles written by Bass and articles regarding Bass's publications.



    U.S. Congress campaign, 1978   box 4 | folder 1

    Includes photocopies of newspaper clippings, flyers, and promotional material from Bass's unsuccessful bid as the Democratic candidate for South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.


    Campaign t-shirt, 1978 (oversize)   box 12


    Photographs, 1940s, 1990s   box 4 | folder 2


    Bass family reunion, 1997   box 4 | folder 3
    Newsletters, 1989-2011 ,  


    The Bass Triannual News, No. 1-12, 1989-1993   box 4 | folder 4


    The Bass Triannual News, No. 13-30, 1994-2001   box 4 | folder 5


    The Bass Family Newsletter, No. 31-46, 2001- 2005   box 4 | folder 6


    The Bass Family Newsletter, No. 47-64, 2006-2011   box 4 | folder 7
    Bass family photographs, 1890s-2000s


    Bass and Cohen families, 1890s-1970s   box 4 | folder 8

    Includes images of Nathan Bass and Esther Cohen Bass.



    Album, 1910s-1930s   box 4 | folder 9


    Group portraits, 1920s-1960s   box 4 | folder 10

    Photograph of Samuel, Herbert, and Ruth Bass, circa 1926 (oversize)   box 12


    Snapshots of Bass siblings and friends, 1930s-1960s   box 4 | folder 11


    Snapshots of family and friends, 1960s-2000s   box 5 | folder 1


    Photocopies, 1920s-1970s   box 5 | folder 2


    Slides and negatives, 1890s-1960s   box 5 | folder 3

    Also includes slides and negatives from the Pearlstine and Jacobs families.


    4. Jacobs, Karesh, and Pearlstine families, 1882-2003 

    Family trees,1838-2003


    General (1838-2003), undated   box 5 | folder 4


    Descendants of Jacob Karesh (1795-1996), undated   box 5 | folder 5


    Descendants of Harris Nathan Cohen (1859-1998), undated   box 5 | folder 6


    Descendants of Samuel Karesh (1906-1998), undated   box 5 | folder 7
    Pearlstine family, 1882-2000


    General, 1891-2000, undated   box 5 | folder 8

    Includes materials regarding Milton A. Pearlstine, Edwin Pearlstine, Susan Pearlstine-Foster, Thomas Pearlstine, Hanna Pearlstine, and Flora Pearlstine Jacobs.


    Thomas L. Pearlstine's tallis bag, undated (oversize)   box 12


    Land titles, 1882-1906   box 5 | folder 9

    Mostly regarding land in Orangeburg County.



    Pearlstine vs. Jacobs legal documents, 1947-1956   box 5 | folder 10

    Includes correspondence, financial records, and legal documents regarding a dispute between Ethel Jacobs and Thomas Pearlstine over inherited land.



    Lena Pearlstine Berkman, 1931,1939, 1982, undated   box 5 | folder 11

    Includes Lena Pearlstine Berkman's memoir describing her family's voyage from Russia to America in 1856.



    Photographs, circa 1880s-1940s, 1990s   box 5 | folder 12-13
    Jacobs family, 1880s, 1944-2002


    General, 1950-2002, undated   box 5 | folder 14

    Includes materials regarding Harold Jacobs, Samuel Jacobs, Bezalel Moshe Jacobs, Solomon Epstein (son of Florette Jacobs), Herbert Jacobs, and Janette Jacobs Wolper.



    Louis Jacobs and Ethel (Pearlstine) Jacobs, 1944-1976, undated   box 6 | folder 1


    Photographs, 1880s-1990s   box 6 | folder 2


    Karesh family, 1960s, 1990s   box 6 | folder 3

    Includes newspaper clippings relating to Jan Karesh and Charles Karesh.



    Slager family history, ca. 1977   box 6 | folder 4

    Photocopy of a narrative history of the Slager family beginning with Samuel Slager (1853-?), whose older sister, Jeanette, married Isaac Jacobs in 1859.


    5. Brith Sholom Beth Israel, 1904-2007 

    History, 1904-1994


    General, 1904-1994   box 6 | folder 5

    Includes newspaper clippings, timelines, and narrative histories of BSBI.


    Sketch of the BSBI synagogue on Rutledge Street, undated (oversize)   box 12

    Brith Sholom cemetery survey, 1935 (rolled item)   box 13


    Merging of B'rith Sholom and Beth Israel Congregations, 1954, 1956   box 6 | folder 6


    Dedications, 1948,1956   box 6 | folder 7

    Includes newspaper clippings and programs relating to the dedication of Beth Israel Synagogue in 1948 and Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue in 1956.

    Administrative, 1945-2003


    General, 1945, 1995-2003   box 6 | folder 8

    Includes financial records, materials relating to board members and committees, and a real estate title and bill of sale (1945).



    Board of trustees meeting minutes, 1994-1997   box 6 | folder 9


    Congregational meetings, 1994-2003   box 6 | folder 10


    Officers and presidents, 1953-2001   box 6 | folder 11
    Rabbis, 1935-2004

    Mostly consists of newspaper clippings and other articles.



    Isaac Feinberg and family, 1935, undated   box 6 | folder 12


    Nachum Rabinovitch, 1960-1963, undated   box 6 | folder 13


    David and Barbara Radinsky, 1995-2004   box 6 | folder 14


    Miscellaneous, 1948-2004   box 6 | folder 15


    Correspondence, 1928, 1973, 1996-2004   box 6 | folder 16

    Mostly correspondence from the BSBI president to the congregation.



    Newspaper clippings, 1946-2005   box 6 | folder 17


    Events, 1976, 1987-2007, undated   box 7 | folder 1-4


    Anniversaries, 1985, 1995   box 7 | folder 5


    Yahrzeit lists, Book of Life volumes, and books on mourning, 1986, 1993-2004   box 7 | folder 6
    Messenger (scattered issues)


    1946, 1971-1989   box 7 | folder 7-9


    1990-2007   box 8 | folder 5


    Correspondence and drafts, 2001-2004, undated   box 8 | folder 6
    Sisterhood, 1950s-2007


    Daughters of Israel, 1958-1968   box 9 | folder 1

    Precursor organization to the BSBI Sisterhood. Includes correspondence, financial records, constitution and by-laws.



    Administrative records, 1950s-2007   box 9 | folder 2


    Meetings and events, circa 1995-circa 2005   box 9 | folder 3


    Fundraising, 1997-2007, undated   box 9 | folder 4

    Includes flyers for selling orthograms and Purim baskets.



    Photographs, 1980s-2000s   box 9 | folder 5


    Photographs, 1950s-2000s   box 9 | folder 6-7

    Interior photograph of BSBI, undated (oversize)   box 12

    6. Addlestone Hebrew Academy, 1962-2004 

    Formerly known as the Charleston Hebrew Institute.



    History and brochures, 1987-1997   box 9 | folder 8


    Administrative records, 1996, 1997, undated   box 9 | folder 9

    Includes meeting minutes and the AHA constitution.



    Fundraising and financial records, 1995, undated   box 9 | folder 10


    Events, 1985-1996   box 9 | folder 11


    Commencement programs, 1962-2004   box 9 | folder 12


    Newsletters, 1966, 1996, 1997   box 9 | folder 13


    Addlestone Hebrew Academy section of Charleston Jewish Journal, 1995-1997   box 9 | folder 14


    Newspaper articles, 1969-2005   box 9 | folder 15

    Charleston Hebrew Institute cotton gym suit, 1970s-1980s (oversize)   box 12


    Miscellaneous, 1965-1993   box 9 | folder 16

    7. Organizations, 1957-2006 

    Charleston Jewish Community Center, 1957-2003


    General, 1995-2003   box 10 | folder 1

    Includes correspondence, event programs, and a JCC 50th anniversary booklet.



    Archives committee, 1987-1989   box 10 | folder 2


    L'Chaim newsletter, 1982-1985   box 10 | folder 3

    Jacobs was editor of L'Chaim, a JCC newsletter for senior adults. Includes correspondence, drafts, and several issues.



    Oral history project, 1989-2002   box 10 | folder 4


    Articles regarding JCC president Aaron Solomon, 1957-1967   box 10 | folder 5


    Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, 1995-2006   box 10 | folder 6


    South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1993-1995   box 10 | folder 7


    Miscellaneous, 1982-2003   box 10 | folder 8

    Includes newsletters and invitations from the Charleston Chapter of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women.


    8. Topical files, 1935-2007 

    Consist mostly of newspaper clippings.



    Charleston, South Carolina, 1955-2005   box 10 | folder 9


    Holidays (Jewish), 1993-2005   box 10 | folder 10


    Holocaust, 1984-2006   box 10 | folder 11


    Hurricane Hugo, 1989-1990   box 10 | folder 12

    Includes photographs of damage from the hurricane.



    Israel, 1996-2005   box 10 | folder 13
    Individuals and families, 1940-2007


    Garfinkel, Paul, 1995, 2000   box 10 | folder 14


    Goldberg, Sonny, 1994   box 10 | folder 15


    Greenberg, Ruben, 2001-2005   box 10 | folder 16


    Hyman family, 1993-1999   box 10 | folder 17


    Kirshtein family, 1940, 1995-1996, undated   box 10 | folder 18


    Krawcheck, Saul, 1995-2007   box 10 | folder 19


    Richman, Billy, 1994-2000   box 10 | folder 20


    Smith, Cecil, 1965-1989   box 11 | folder 1


    Sokol family, 1998-2000   box 11 | folder 2


    Zucker family, 1995-2006   box 11 | folder 3


    Miscellaneous individuals, 1980s-2000s   box 11 | folder 4-5


    Jewish war veterans, 1995, 2002   box 11 | folder 6


    Judaism, 1935, 1995-2005   box 11 | folder 7


    Kosher food, 1995-2003   box 11 | folder 8


    Letters to the editor, circa 1994-2000   box 11 | folder 9


    "Serendipity "column from the Charleston Jewish Journal, 1982, 1995, 1997   box 11 | folder 10


    Synagogue Emanu-El, 1950, 2004, undated   box 11 | folder 11

    Includes an Emanu-El Sisterhood cookbook.



    Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, undated   box 11 | folder 12


    Miscellaneous papers, 1984-2002   box 11 | folder 13

    Includes a Confederate $10 bill, photocopies of several articles in Spanish written by Joseph D. Benmaman, and the 1970 yearbook for Yeshiva of the South.


    9. Audiovisual material, 1985-2000, undated 

    Videocassette tapes, 1988-2000, undated
    (JHC Videocassettes Box 2-4 | 42 videocassette tapes)

    Most of the videos were recorded and narrated by Ruth Bass Jacobs. Original titles have been retained.

    Family

    "Grandchildren in New Jersy, BSBI Minyan House, Lena Berkman window," circa 1993   videotape 1010-v01

    "Hanna Pearlstine's birthday party," 1993 (2 copies)   videotape 1010-v02, 1010-v03

    "Jack Bass receives Kennedy Book Award," 1994   videotape 1010-v04

    "Bass family pictures and documents," circa 1996   videotape 1010-v05

    "Isaac Jacobs's bamboo, King Street Deli," 1990s   videotape 1010-v06

    "North High School reunion," 1990s   videotape 1010-v07

    "Bass pictures, Schafer party," 1990s   videotape 1010-v08

    "Freida's birthday," 1990s   videotape 1010-v09

    "Lipsitz shoe store; Morristown, NJ; Crown Heights, Brooklyn," 1990s   videotape 1010-v10

    "From Generation to Generation: Dedicated in loving memory of Nathan and Esther Cohen Bass," undated   videotape 1010-v42
    Oral history interviews

    "Syd Schraibman interview," 1995 (2 copies)   videotape 1010-v11, 1010-v12

    "Isaac Jacobs interview," 1998   videotape 1010-v31

    "Irving Sonenshine interview," 1997   videotape 1010-v14
    BSBI

    "St. Philip Street neighborhood reminiscences," 1988   videotape 1010-v51

    "Installation in shul, honoring Mona Sokol," 1992   videotape 1010-v16

    "Banquet celebration for 140th anniversary," 1995   videotape 1010-v17

    "BSBI installation and awards," 1998 (5 copies)   videotape 1010-v18, 1010-v19, 1010-v20, 1010-v21, 1010-v22

    "Beth Israel documents, Rabbi Radinsky, Michael Kogan, Winstock pictures, cemeteries," undated   videotape 1010-v23

    "BSBI chapel, Tubiana wedding, BSBI Minyan House, Lena Berkman window," undated   videotape 1010-v24

    "Rabbi Radinsky, Michael Kogan, Pearlstine family, cemeteries," undated   videotape 1010-v25

    "Sisterhood meeting," undated   videotape 1010-v26
    Brises, weddings, upsherins

    "Humanities tradition: Bris, upsherin, weddings," undated   videotape 1010-v27

    "Bris, Messages to Israel," undated   videotape 1010-v28

    "Pre-bris, brit milah," undated   videotape 1010-v29

    "Tubiana wedding, Adam Lipsitz bris, Letters to Israel," undated   videotape 1010-v30

    "Upsherin, assistant rabbi's house, Lord Ashley house, Epstein house," undated   videotape 1010-v31

    "Gordon and Kirshtein bris; Tubiana-Jacobs wedding," undated   videotape 1010-v32

    "Shayna-Douber's wedding," undated   videotape 1010-v33
    Miscellaneous

    "Escape to Paradise, Charleston Jewish Federation Outreach Video," 1992   videotape 1010-v34

    "Carol Nussbaum and friends," 1994 (2 copies)   videotape 1010-v35, 1010-v36

    "Nightline with Ted Koppel- town meeting in Jerusalem, Thou Shalt Not Kill," 1995   videotape 1010-v37

    "South Carolina ETV Holocaust program", 1999   videotape 1010-v38

    "Airbase, sukkah," 2000   videotape 1010-v39

    "Olympics, hurricane memories," undated   videotape 1010-v40

    "The War Brought Home- Bill Sharpe," undated   videotape 1010-v41

    Includes brief interviews with native Charlestonians living in Israel.

    Audiocassette tapes, 1985-2000, undated
    (JHC Audiocassettes Box 1-2 | 17 audiocassette tapes)

    Dr. Raymond Rosenblum roast at BSBI- part 1 and 2, 1985   audiocassette 1010-a01, 1010-a02

    Audio letter from Isaac Jacobs to Glen Milner, 1985   audiocassette 1010-a03

    Unknown call-in radio program regarding Hurricane Hugo, 1989   audiocassette 1010-a04

    Bella Goldman Grauer interview, 1997   audiocassette 1010-a06

    Judge Klyde Robinson interview, 1997   audiocassette 1010-a07

    Translations of Noach Bass- part 1, 1997 (3 copies)   audiocassette 1010-a12, 1010-a13, 1010-a14

    Noach Bass is a compilation of essays in memory of Noach (Noah) Bass (1874-1941) published in 1946. The publication was translated from Hebrew to English by Rabbi David Radinsky.


    Translations of Noach Bass- part 2, 1997 (2 copies)   audiocassette 1010-a15, 1010-a16

    Ruth Bass Jacobs interviewed by Elizabeth Moses re: Tanchum Pearlstine and selling buttons to Confederate soldiers, 2000   audiocassette 1010-a17

    Jewish music and Charles Jacobs lecture on Judaism at College of Charleston, undated   audiocassette 1010-a18

    Orangeburg Massacre radio program- part 1 and 2, undated   audiocassette 1010-a08, 1010-a09

    Palmetto Pathways meeting, undated   audiocassette 1010-a10

    Rabbi Radinsky describes how to arrange a Seder plate, undated   audiocassette 1010-a11

    "Chants- Lehem," undated   audiotape 1010-m01
    (JHC Miscellaneous Audiovisual Formats Box 1 | 1 microcassette tape)


    Miscellaneous audiovisual papers, 2007, undated   box 11 | folder 14


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    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

    The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

    The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ruth Bass Jacobs papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2002 by Ruth Bass Jacobs and in 2007 by Susan Sonenthal.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sarah Dorpinghaus, June 2011.

    Encoded by Sarah Dorpinghaus, September 2011.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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