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Inventory of the Anita Rosen Levine Papers, 1875-2006

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Assorted papers and publications of Anita Rosen Levine, who served as secretary to the rabbi of Brith Sholom Beth Israel congregation in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1956 to 1986, and as secretary for Addlestone Hebrew Academy.
Title: Anita Rosen Levine papers
Creator: Levine, Anita Rosen, 1921-2011
Date(s): 1875-2006  
Extent: 1.35 linear feet
(1 document box, 1 flat box)
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 1107
Language of Material: Materials in English and Yiddish

Biographical Note

Anita Rosen Levine was born was born in Port Chester, New York, in 1921, and lived there until her marriage to Sol Levine (1918-2003) in 1942, when she moved to Charleston, South Carolina. She served as secretary to the rabbi of Brith Sholom Beth Israel congregation in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1956 to 1986, and as secretary for Addlestone Hebrew Academy, originally named the Charleston Hebrew Institute. She was an active member of Hadassah, AMIT Women, and the BSBI Sisterhood.

Collection Overview

Assorted papers and publications of Anita Rosen Levine, who served as secretary to the rabbi of Brith Sholom Beth Israel congregation in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1956 to 1986, and as secretary for the Addlestone Hebrew Academy. Collection consists of earlier mixed materials relating to the congregation and includes general correspondence, annual and monthly financial statements, membership applications, and receipts. The collection also contains various publications collected by Levine, including brochures, newsletters, and pamphlets related to the Charleston Jewish community. Also included is a scrapbook assembled by Levine, assorted materials relating to her brother-in-law Mordecai (Max) Levine, "Book of Life" memorial book materials, a Jewish Community Center Day Camp Baker pennant, and assorted clippings, fliers, and miscellaneous correspondence.

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.


    • Levine, Anita Rosen, 1921-2011
    • Brith Sholom Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.)
    • Addlestone Hebrew Academy (Charleston, S.C.)


    • Jewish women--South Carolina--Charleston


    • Charleston (S.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Correspondence
    • Financial records
    • Minutes
    • Black-and-white photographs
    • Brochures
    • Newsletters
    • Pamphlets
    • Scrapbooks
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Fliers (printed matter)
    • Pennants

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include the Brith Sholom Beth Israel records (Mss 1068) and an oral history interview with Anita Rosen Levine and Sol Levine (Mss 1035-150).


    Beth Israel congregation, 1911-1949, undated

    General correspondence, 1927-1949, undated   box 1 | folder 1

    Includes thank you letters, member resignations, appointment letters, and letters of acknowledgement.

    Annual and monthly financial statements, 1911, 1932, 1939   box 1 | folder 2

    Membership applications, 1933, 1937, undated   box 1 | folder 3

    Receipts, 1923, 1940, undated   box 1 | folder 4

    Minutes and resolutions, 1931-1932, undated   box 1 | folder 5

    Torah procession photograph, 1956   box 1 | folder 6

    Single image of the procession of Torahs up the steps of the newly merged Brith Sholom and Beth Israel synagogues. Numerous individuals are identified.

    Deceased members Rolodex cards, undated   box 1 | folder 7

    Rolodex cards listing deceased individuals and their families.

    Publications, 1950-2006, undated

    Includes brochures, newsletters, and pamphlets.

    Brith Sholom Beth Israel, 1953-2006, undated   box 1 | folder 8

    Addlestone Hebrew Academy, 1956-2002   box 1 | folder 9

    Brith Sholom Beth Israel Messenger newsletter, 1986-2001   box 1 | folder 10

    Center Talk newsletter, 1947-1957   box 1 | folder 11

    Charleston Jewish community bicentennial celebration, 1950   box 1 | folder 12

    Scrapbook, 1949-1993   box 2

    Max Levine, 1875, 1986   box 1 | folder 13

    Contains original and photocopied material relating to Anita Rosen Levine's brother-in-law Mordecai (Max) Levine. Materials include a translation of the Russian military draft certificate, eulogy for Max Levine given by Rabbi David J. Radinsky, and the tenayim (agreement to marry) of Max Levine and Lilla Ginsberg.

    Book of Life memorial book materials, 1995-2001, undated   box 1 | folder 14

    Includes order forms and flier.

    Jewish Community Center Day Camp Baker pennant, 1954   box 1 | folder 15

    Clippings, 1950, undated   box 1 | folder 16

    Fliers, 2002, undated   box 1 | folder 17

    Includes a flier for the Daughters of Israel Naughty Nineties Revue, a flier for the West Side Market and Kosher Deli in Charleston, South Carolina, and a flier for a ZAKA Rescue and Recovery lecture.

    Miscellaneous correspondence, 1950, 1953, 2002   box 1 | folder 18

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anita Rosen Levine papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2007 by Anita Rosen Levine.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joshua Minor, September 2011.

    Encoded by Joshua Minor, September 2011.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, October 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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