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Inventory of the Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley Papers, 1867-1996

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Photographs and papers of Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Sumter, South Carolina. Materials relate to the parents and relatives of Sipley and also to the history of the stained glass windows of Temple Sinai in Sumter, South Carolina.
Title: Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley papers
Creator: Sipley, Alice Gertrude Moïse, 1906-2003
Date(s): 1867-1996  
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 1034-092
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley (1906-2003), was born is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Albert Luria Moïse (1872-1940), a native of Sumter, South Carolina, and Eva May Nathans Moïse (1878-1948), a native of Charleston, South Carolina. In 1946, Alice married Louis Walton Sipley (1897-1968), the founder and director of the American Museum of Photography in Philadelphia. From 1946 to 1959, in connection with Louis's work with the American Museum of Photography, Alice started the Model's Guild of Philadelphia. The Guild, initially starting with a group of sixteen models and eventually expanding to approximately two hundred, supplied photographers and fashion stores with models in the Philadelphia area.


Collection Overview

Photographs and papers of Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Sumter, South Carolina. Materials include black and white photographs of family members and downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the 1904 wedding album of Albert Luria Moïse and Eva May Nathans, and an 1867 award of merit pendant to L. Cohen. Also included are color photographs of the stained-glass windows of Temple Sinai in Sumter, South Carolina, and a 1996 newspaper clipping describing their history

Collection Arrangement

1.  Family photographs, 1952, undated
2.  Wedding album and invitation, 1904, undated
3.  Award of Merit pendant, 1867
4.  Temple Sinai, Sumter, South Carolina, 1996, 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

    • Sipley, Alice Gertrude Moïse, 1906-2003
    • Congregation Sinai (Sumter, S.C.)

    Subjects

    • Jews--South Carolina--Sumter
    • Synagogues--South Carolina--Sumter
    • Stained glass windows--History

    Places

    • Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Sumter (S.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Black-and-white photographs
    • Color photographs
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Wedding albums
    • Pendants (jewelry)

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include the 1961 publication The Moïse family of South Carolina: an account of the life and descendants of Abraham and Sarah Moïse who settled in Charleston, South Carolina, in the year 1791 A.D. by Harold Moïse.


    Inventory



    Family photographs, 1952, undated   folder 1

    Images include black and white portraits of J. N. Nathans; Gertrude Nathans; Solomon Cohen; a group portrait of Hortense Cohen, Clara Solomons, and Zipporah Solomons; two black and white photographs of the Oglethorpe Hotel in Brunswick, Georgia; a black and white, unidentified group portrait, titled "The Four Generations"; a 1952 black and white photograph of the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina; and a 1952 black and white photograph of St. Philips Church, Charleston, South Carolina.



    Wedding album and invitation, 1904, undated   folder 2

    The wedding album of Albert Luria Moïse and Eva May Nathans. Also included is the wedding invitation of Alice Gertrude and J. N. Nathans.



    Award of Merit pendant, 1867   folder 3

    Small silver Award of Merit pendant awarded to L. Cohen. On the back of pendant is inscribed the Latin phrase "Ex hoc Victoria Signo."



    Temple Sinai, Sumter, South Carolina, 1996, undated   folder 4

    Set of color photographs of stained-glass windows and a 1996 newspaper clipping from The Item newspaper on the history of the stained-glass windows of Temple Sinai, Sumter, South Carolina. Also included are papers related to the Sinai Sisterhood. Papers include a list of Sinai Sisterhood presidents from 1951 to 1993; a 1996/1997 budget sheet; and nomination committee correspondence.


    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alice Gertrude Moïse Sipley papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2009 by Anita Rosenberg.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2011.

    Encoded by Joshua Minor, September 2011.

    Reviewed, edited, and uploaded by Martha McTear, January 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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