Transcriptions of Rabbi Padoll’s typewritten and handwritten sermons and addresses from his various rabbinates, including Charleston’s Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. A civil rights advocate, Padoll discusses ongoing struggles for social justice, contemporary events such as the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and parables related to the Sabbath and holiday celebrations.
Two memorial photograph albums documenting the funeral of Moshe Yidel Gelbart. Gelbart died of appendicitis on February 25, 1935, in Mogielnica, Poland. The albums, made of fabric and paper, contain black and white photographs that chronicle Gelbart's funeral procession, his casket, mourners, and gravesite, including an image of Gelbart with his wife and son eight days before his death. The cover of each book pictures a broken candle and a broken tree, symbolic of a life cut short. Each page includes decorative labels in Hebrew that describe the photographs. The albums were sent to his two brothers, George Goldberg and Israel Geldbart, in South Carolina.
As Confederate States Secretary of War, Judah P. Benjamin requests Printups assistance in mustering companies to populate the 55th regiment of the Confederate army. Printup was the son of wealthy planter who owned land near Rome, Georgia.
Alwyn Goldstein is interviewed by his grandson, Keith Greenspon. Goldstein discusses his parents, Max and Rosie Goldstein, who owned a clothing store on King Street in Charleston (S.C.); his childhood in Charleston and working in the family store; and starting his own store, Alwyn's Department Store, in Georgetown (S.C.).