Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Joseph Melvin Schafer

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Joseph Melvin Schafer
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Robinson, Klyde, 1922-
Interviewee:
Schafer, Joseph Melvin, 1928-2009
Date:
1995-07-11
Description:
Joseph Schafer, raised in Little Rock, South Carolina, was the grandson of Abraham Schafer, who emigrated from Germany around 1870. Abraham married Rebecca Iseman of Darlington, South Carolina, and established a dry goods store in Little Rock. Joseph describes his family history, race relations in Dillon County, and how his father, Sam, got started in the beer distribution business in the 1930s. He also discusses his children and his siblings, particularly his brother Alan, who was the founder of South of the Border, the all-inclusive rest stop for travelers on I-95 in Dillon.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Interviews, Jewish businesspeople--South Carolina--Little Rock--History, Jewish businesspeople--South Carolina--Dillon--History, Jews--Immigrants--United States--History, African Americans--South Carolina--Relations with Jews, South Carolina--Race relations--History--20th century, Jewish refugees--Germany
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-030
S.C. County:
Dillon County (S.C.), Darlington County (S.C.), Florence County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg, application/pdf
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
Joseph Schafer, audio interview by Dale Rosengarten and Klyde Robinson, 11 July 1995, Mss 1035-030, Special Collections, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2013, College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.