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Inventory of the Glenn Springs, South Carolina, Photographs, 1924-1927

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Black and white photographs of visitors to the Glenn Springs hotel and resort in Glenn Springs, South Carolina. Individuals pictured include Gittel and Jake Lerner, Rivka Goldberg, Ida and Morris Sokol, Irvin "Dunny" and Joseph Zalkin.
Title: Glenn Springs, South Carolina, photographs
Date(s): 1924-1927  
Extent: 1 folder
(6 photographs)
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 1034-087
Language of Material: Materials in English

Historical Note

Glenn Springs, South Carolina, was named for John B. Glenn who purchased the land in 1825 and constructed an inn for guests coming to drink from the nearby springs which were reputed to have healing powers. Because of the springs growing popularity, a hotel was built in 1840, replacing the original inn. Additional small cabins and a bottling facility, which shipped the spring water throughout the United States and parts of Europe, were erected around the hotel. The resort closed in 1941 after the main building was destroyed by a fire.

Jewish Charlestonians who frequented the resort were mainly recent immigrants, "uptown" Jews who had left Eastern Europe in the decades before and after World War I. They included a core group of Kalushiners-newcomers from Kaluszyn, Poland-who in 1911 helped found Beth Israel, also known as "The Little Shul."


Collection Overview

Black and white photographs of Jewish visitors to the Glenn Springs hotel and resort in Glenn Springs, South Carolina. Images include portraits of Gittel and Jake Lerner (1927); Rivka Leah Kirshstein Goldberg, Gittel and Jake Lerner, Ida and Morris Sokol (1927); Ida and Morris Sokol (1927); and Irvin "Dunny" and Joseph Zalkin (1927). Also included are two group portraits (1924, 1925).

Collection Arrangement

Materials are arranged and described at the item 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

    • Goldberg, Rivka Leah Kirshstein
    • Lerner, Gittel
    • Lerner, Jake
    • Sokol, Ida
    • Sokol, Morris
    • Zalkin, Irvin
    • Zalkin, Joseph

    Subjects

    • Health resorts--South Carolina--Glenn Springs
    • Jews--Recreation--South Carolina
    • Jews--Social life and customs--20th century

    Places

    • Glenn Springs (S.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Black-and white-photographs

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include Glenn Springs, So. Ca.: its location, discovery, history, personal sketches of its habitues, what it will cure, etc., 1888. Special Collections holds the papers of many of the identified individuals pictured in these photographs.


    Inventory

    Black and white photograph of Gittel and Jake Lerner taken at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, 1927 July 18
    Black and white photograph of Irvin "Dunny" and Joseph Zalkin taken at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, 1927 July 14
    Black and white photograph of Ida and Morris Sokol taken at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, 1927 July 17
    Black and white group photograph of Rivka Goldberg, Gittel and Jake Lerner, Ida and Morris Sokol, and unidentified woman taken at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, 1927 July 15
    Partially identified black and white group photograph taken at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, 1925 August 22
    Unidentified black and white group photograph taken at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, 1924 July 24

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Glenn Springs, South Carolina, photographs, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2003 by Max and Jennie Garfinkel.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joshua Minor, July 2011.

    Encoded by Joshua Minor, September 2011.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, November 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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