Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with William Ackerman

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with William Ackerman
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Grossman, Michael Samuel
Interviewee:
Ackerman, William, 1915-1999
Date:
1999-12-05
Description:
William Ackerman, the son of Hungarian immigrants, grew up in a small coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, with a community of about 35 Orthodox Jewish families who came from the same region of Hungary. He married Jennie Shimel of Charleston, South Carolina, and worked there as an attorney, joining her father, Louis Shimel, in his practice. He developed the suburban neighborhood and shopping center, South Windermere, and was a founder of the Conservative synagogue, Emanu-El.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Ackerman, William, 1915-1999 –- Interviews, Shimel, Louis M., 1885-1969, Blatt, Solomon, 1896-1986, Waring, Thomas R.
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Brownsville -– History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Politics and government, Political corruption -- South Carolina –- History, South Windermere (Charleston, S.C.) -- History, Charleston (S.C.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-, Synagogue Emanu-El (Charleston, S.C.), Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Antisemitism -- South Carolina -- Charleston -– History, Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Sunday legislation -- South Carolina, Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations, African Americans -- Relations with Jews
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-101
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.