Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Doris Levkoff Meddin

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Doris Levkoff Meddin
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-
Interviewee:
Meddin, Doris Levkoff, 1919-
Date:
2002-07-23
Description:
Doris Levkoff Meddin recalls her experiences growing up in Augusta, Georgia, where her parents, Shier and Rebecca Rubin Levkoff, ran The Smart Set Dress Shop. Shier and Rebecca, descendants of Russian and Polish immigrants, were born in Charleston, South Carolina. They and their children frequently visited Charleston and summered on Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms. Doris married Hyman Meddin, who was born and raised in Savannah and ran a meat-packing business in Charleston. While raising three children, she devoted her time and energy to philanthropic work. Among her many contributions to local organizations, Doris helped to establish the Pink Ladies, a volunteer group at Roper Hospital, and served as president of the Charleston Area Mental Health Association. As a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, she assisted German refugee Margot Freudenberg after she arrived in Charleston.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Meddin, Doris Levkoff, 1919- -- Interviews, Freudenberg, Margot, 1907-
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Interviews, Jewish merchants -- Georgia -- Augusta -- History, Jews -- Georgia -- Augusta -- Social life and customs, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill -- History, Adas Yeshurun (Augusta, GA)
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-273
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.