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Inventory of the Lillie Goldstein Lubin Papers, 1930s-1940s

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: The collection consists primarily of photographs of Lillie "Lisa" Goldstein Lubin (1923- ), an opera singer born in Charleston, South Carolina. Sheet music, a compact disc compilation of Lubin's musical performances, and a newspaper clipping are also included.
Title: Lillie Goldstein Lubin papers
Creator: Lubin, Lillie Goldstein, 1923-
Date(s): 1930s-1940s  
Extent: 19 items
(2 folders)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
Call Number: Mss 1034-053
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

The daughter of Polish and Lithuanian immigrants, Lillie Goldstein Lubin was born in 1923 in Charleston, South Carolina. Her mother, Bessie Goldstein, ensured her daughters (Lillie and younger sister, Rosalie) received a musical education, and by age seven, Lillie was performing on radio station WCSC's "Children's Hour." In 1939, Goldstein was chosen to represent South Carolina at the Radio Queen of the South competition in Miami, Florida. (Her sister won the same contest three years later.) Goldstein married Harry Lubin in the mid-1940s and pursued a professional operatic career in New York City under the stage name "Lisa" Lubin.

Collection Overview

The collection includes publicity photographs of Lillie Goldstein as well as snapshots of Goldstein with her sister, Rosalie Goldstein (Kurland), and friends. Also included is sheet music, a compact disc compilation of Lisa Lubin's musical performances titled The Voice of Lisa Lubin, and a newspaper clipping detailing Lubin's 1940 performance at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

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.


    • Lubin, Lillie Goldstein, 1923-


    • Jewish singers--South Carolina--Charleston
    • Jews--South Carolina--Charleston

    Types of Material

    • Black-and-white photographs
    • Compact discs
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Photographs
    • Sheet music

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related resources include a 1998 oral history interview with Lillie Goldstein Lubin (Mss 1035-185) and the Rosalie Goldstein Kurland papers (Mss 1034-036).


    Photographs and newspaper clipping, circa 1930-1942   folder 1

    Sheet music and recordings, undated   folder 2

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

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    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], Lillie Goldstein Lubin papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated by Lillie Goldstein Lubin.

    Alternate Form of Materials

    Most photographs also exist in slide and negative format and are housed in the JHC Negative Notebook.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Anne Bennett, July 2011.

    Encoded by Sarah Dorpinghaus, February 2012.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, February 2012.

    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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