To search the full text of this finding aid, type Ctrl and F on a PC. Mac users, type Command and F. A box will appear in the browser window. To search the full document, Open All must be selected first in the Detailed Description of the Collection.

Inventory of the Price Family Papers, 1904-2003

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Photographs, eulogies, and newspaper clippings of the Price family of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Materials mostly relate to the family's clothing store, Prices' Store for Men. Also included is a brief history of the founders of Temple B'nai Israel in Spartanburg.
Title: Price family papers
Creator: Price family
Date(s): 1904-2003  
Extent: 4 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
URL: http://archives.library.cofc.edu
Call Number: Mss 1034-079
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

Harry Price was born in New York in 1881 to Lithuanian immigrants and in 1900, moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Three years later he opened Prices' Store for Men, a men's clothing store. His son, William Price (1910-1999), became store manager in 1929, followed by his son, Harry Price (1951- ), who took over after his father's death. Prices' Store for Men celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2003.

Harry Price (1881-1937) was a founding member of Spartanburg's Congregation B'nai Israel, which was dedicated in 1917.


Collection Overview

Photographs, eulogies, and newspaper clippings of the Price family of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Materials mostly relate to the family's clothing store, Prices' Store for Men. Also included is a brief history of the founders of Temple B'nai Israel in Spartanburg.

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.

    Names

    • Price family
    • Prices' Store for Men (Spartanburg, S.C.)
    • Congregation B'nai Israel (Spartanburg, S.C.)

    Subjects

    • Family-owned business enterprises
    • Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Spartanburg
    • Jews--South Carolina--Spartanburg--History

    Places

    • Spartanburg (S.C.)--History

    Types of Material

    • Articles
    • Eulogies
    • Photographs

    Inventory



    General, 1999, 2001, undated   folder 1
    Consists of eulogies for William Price (1910-1999) and his wife Miriam Price (1920-2011), and the undated article "In Search of Spartanburg's Founders" by Joe Wachter. The article includes brief biographies of the founding members of Congregation B'nai Israel, a list of building committee members (including Harry Price), and images of the synagogue.


    Family photographs, 1901, 1946, 1996, 1999, undated   folder 2
    Images of Harry Price (1881-1937), William Price, Miriam Price, and Harry Price (1951-).


    Prices' Store for Men, 2003, undated   folder 3
    Mostly newspaper articles regarding the store's 100-year anniversary (1903-2003).


    Prices' Store for Men photographs, 1903-2003   folder 4
    Images of the storefront, customers, and employees, including Wofford College students.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    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], Price family papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2009 by Harry Price.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Melissa Bronheim and Sarah Dorpinghaus, January 2011.

    Encoded by Sarah Dorpinghaus, August 2011.

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

    Table of Contents