Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Irving Abrams and Marjorie Kohler Abrams

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Irving Abrams and Marjorie Kohler Abrams
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Rosenblum, Sandra Lee Kahn
Interviewee:
Abrams, Irving, 1925-, Abrams, Marjorie Kohler, 1925-
Date:
1997-02-27
Description:
Irving Abrams moved with his family to Greenville, South Carolina, in 1936, where his father, Harry, led the effort to revive Temple of Israel, the city's Reform congregation. Harry managed the Piedmont Shirt Company, and hired African-Americans as early as 1939. Irving married Marjorie Kohler of Knoxville, Tennessee, followed his father into textiles, and oversaw the integration of his factory during the Civil Rights Movement.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Abrams, Irving, 1925- -- Interviews, Abrams, Marjorie K. -- Interviews, Max M. (Moses) Heller, 1919-
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Immigrants -- United States -- History, South Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-128
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.