Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Arthur V. Williams and Elza Meyers Alterman

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Arthur V. Williams and Elza Meyers Alterman
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Grossman, Michael Samuel
Interviewee:
Williams, Arthur V., 1919-2007, Alterman, Elza Meyers, 1925-
Date:
1997-02-03
Description:
Cousins Arthur Williams and Elza Meyers Alterman grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. They discuss the Williams and Meyers family histories, intermarriage and assimilation, and Charleston’s Reform Jewish community, including changes in the congregation and services during their lifetimes. Arthur became a physician and helped to develop an artificial kidney machine in the 1940s. Elza followed her mother into retail and ran a dress shop in the former home of the Williams family on George Street.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Williams, Arthur V., 1919-2007 -- Interviews, Alterman, Elza Meyers – Interviews, Richmond, Zerline Levy Williams, 1898-1999, Meyers, Rosalie Levy, Padoll, Burton L., Tarshish, Allan, 1907-1982, Raisin, Jacob S. (Jacob Salmon), 1878-1946, Tobias, Thomas J, Marks, Robert W., 1907-1993, Rubin, Ruth Ensel, 1899-1963, Halsey, Ashley, Mrs.
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina –- Interviews, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.), Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs, Jews -– Cultural assimilation -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Intermarriage -- South Carolina –- Charleston, Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations, Jewish sects -- South Carolina -- Charleston -– History, Segregation -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- Identity, Reform Judaism, African Americans -– Relations with Jews
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-114
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2011, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.