Institution: College of Charleston

William M. Halsey and Corrie McCallum Paintings

William M. Halsey, an American artist (1915-1999), established the studio art program at the College of Charleston in 1964. He served as assistant professor and artist-in-residence at the College for nearly twenty years; upon his retirement the faculty voted unanimously to name the art gallery at the College in his honor. Corrie McCallum, Halsey’s wife, …


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South Carolina LGBTQ Oral Histories, Archives, and Outreach

These oral histories, a part of the SC LGBTQ: Oral Histories, Archives, and Outreach Project, are narratives of mostly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people in South Carolina. The oral histories are archived in Special Collections at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library and are part of the SC LGBTQ’s mission to also collect and make …


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Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers

The Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers digital collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, records, and photographs encapsulating the life and work of Rabbi Jacob Salmon Raisin and his family. A prolific writer and supporter of the Reform, Jacob Raisin served as rabbi of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) in Charleston, South Carolina from 1915 to …


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Phillips Family Papers

The Phillips Family Papers collection is comprised of typescripts and manuscripts created by members of the Phillips family, prominent members of Charleston’s Jewish community in the Antebellum period. The collection contains recollections and a memoir, both serving as accounts of the family’s daily activities prior to and during the Civil War. Notable from the collection is a typescript copy account …


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Moses Family Papers

The Moses Family Papers collection is composed of photographs and narratives related to and created by members of the Moses Family, a prominent Jewish family in South Carolina. Notable in the collection is a typescript narrative given by Octavia Harby Moses, daughter of the prominent Jewish reformer and founder of Harby’s Academy, Isaac Harby, which …


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Lazarus and Hirsch Family Papers

The Lazarus and Hirsch Family Papers collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, and documents created by and related to the Lazarus and Hirsch families, two prominent Jewish families in South Carolina. Notable from the collection are several letters between Jane Levy (Hart) and Mordecai M. Levy, grandparents of Jane Lazarus Raisin; a letter to Private …


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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation Records

The Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation Records collection consists of Board of Trustees meeting minutes, correspondence, and various documents encompassing all aspects of congregational life. Notable in this collection are the nineteenth-century meeting minute volumes which provide firsthand accounts of the many changes adopted by the congregation in their turn towards Reform Judaism. The minutes …


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John F. Riley Papers, 1849-1855

Collection consists of papers, including a handwritten “Journal” [diary], exercises, and lecture notes written by physician, J.F.R. The diary commences at New Orleans, Louisiana and includes entries about classes, students, and faculty at the medical department of the University of Louisiana. In May 1853 the author became the medical officer on the steamer Falcon and …


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Isaac Harby Family Papers

The Isaac Harby Family Papers collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts regarding Isaac Harby and the Harby family. Notable from this collection are a letter from Isaac Harby to John C. Calhoun, Isaac Harby’s Copybook, and Isaac Harby’s prayer book manuscript. Harby’s prayer book contains the Reform Society’s “Articles of Faith,” which introduced several elements of …


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Hebrew Benevolent Society Papers

The Hebrew Benevolent Society Papers collection consists of records related to the Hebrew Benevolent Society which functioned under the Congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina. Incorporated in 1830, it is known to have assisted in burial of the dead, help for the poor, and medical help to the ill. The digitized …


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