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Title: Laz Levkoff Schneider family papers

Collection #: Mss 1034-001

Dates: 1870-1996

Size: 14 items

Biographical Note: Four South Carolina Jewish families (Weinberg, Lewenthal, Schneider and Levkoff) connected by marriage.

Scope and Content Note:

Collection includes photographs, photocopies, clippings, and genealogies.

All collection materials are copies of originals; Lewenthal-Schneider family papers include marriage certificate (1881) of Philip Lewenthal and Sarah Weinberg; letter (to Laz Schneider) from Salem College (NC) regarding Frances Lewenthal's time at the school (1897-1900); newspaper ad (1988) regarding closing of Philip Schneider's store in Georgetown, SC.

Copy photographs include portrait images of Benedict and Fannie Weinberg (1870s), Sarah Weinberg Lewenthal (1890s) and Frances Lewenthal Schneider (1902), Citadel portrait of Philip Lewenthal (1929), Laz L. Schneider's bar mitzvah (1952) and Levkoff Family Reunion (1998.)


  A. Lewenthal Schneider Papers: color copy of Philip Lewinthal and Sarah Weinberg’s marriage certificate, 1881; page from "History of Darlington," referencing the Lewinthal home; letter (1976) from Salem College to Laz. L. Schneider re. his grandmother, Frances Lewinthal Schneider’s, time at the school (1897-1900); copy of advertisement (printed in the Georgetown Times Dec. 1988) re. closing of The New Store, Inc (with image of owners, Philip and Harold Schneider)  
  B. Levkoff Papers: photocopy of Lazarus Levkoff and Sophie Strashun’s (d. 1915) Georgia marriage license, 1908; clipping from Columbia Record (1928) re. Luba Strashun’s election to the S.C. Pharmaceutical Assoc.; article (Feb. 1999) from The State (Columbia, SC) re. the former home of Sonia Strashun; family tree, "Descendents of Moses M. Levkoff"; contact list from Levkoff Family Reunion (compiled 1998), includes names and addresses; article from New York Post re. performance of Elissa Lee (Elisha Fox), a relative?  
  C. Photographs: (all color copies): portrait images of Benedict Weinberg and Fannie Reis Weinberg, ca. 1870s; portrait images of Frances Lewenthal Schneider, ca. 1902 and Sarah Weinberg Lewenthal, ca. 1890; Citadel portrait of Philip Lewenthal, 1929; Laz L. Schneider at his bar mitzvah, 1952; group photograph, Levkoff Family Reunion, 1998