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Harby Academy Cashbook

The Harby Academy Cashbook collection consists of the cashbook kept by Isaac Harby, founder of Harby’s Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. Harby’s Academy was established as a coeducational private academy in Charleston on January 3, 1810. The cashbook contains information for parents with children enrolled at Harby’s Academy. The cashbook includes notes on tuition fees […]

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Cohen, Emanuel, Moses, Seixas Family Papers

The Cohen, Emanuel, Moses, Seixas Family Papers collection consists of correspondence, diaries and narratives, and photographs created by and related to the Cohen, Emanuel, Moses and Seixas family members, prominent Jewish families from South Carolina. Notable in the collection is the diary of Eleanor H. Cohen Seixas which documents General William Tecumseh Sherman’s raid on […]

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Moses Family Papers

The Moses Family Papers collection is composed of photographs and narratives related to and created by members of the Moses Family, a prominent Jewish family in South Carolina. Notable in the collection is a typescript narrative given by Octavia Harby Moses, daughter of the prominent Jewish reformer and founder of Harby’s Academy, Isaac Harby, which […]

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Harby, Moise, Levy, Moses, Davis Family Photographs

The Harby, Moise, Levy, Moses, and Davis Family Photograph collection consists of cabinet cards, tintypes, and carte de visite portraits which were originally housed in a photograph album believed to belong to Octavia Harby Moses, daughter of Isaac Harby, the prominent Jewish Reformer and founder of Harby’s Acadamy. Many of the photographs include inscriptions to […]

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Temple Sinai (Sumter, S.C.) Records

The Temple Sinai (Sumter, S.C.) Records collection is comprised of various records regarding Temple Sinai, a Reform Judaism synagogue in Sumter, South Carolina. The digitized portion of this collection are the scrapbooks, correspondence, and several published poems written by Penina Moise, a prominent American poet and hymnist; and a scrapbook compiled by Abraham Moise. The […]

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Hebrew Benevolent Society Papers

The Hebrew Benevolent Society Papers collection consists of records related to the Hebrew Benevolent Society which functioned under the Congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina. Incorporated in 1830, it is known to have assisted in burial of the dead, help for the poor, and medical help to the ill. The digitized […]

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Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers

The Rabbi Jacob S. Raisin Papers digital collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, records, and photographs encapsulating the life and work of Rabbi Jacob Salmon Raisin and his family. A prolific writer and supporter of the Reform, Jacob Raisin served as rabbi of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) in Charleston, South Carolina from 1915 to […]

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Lazarus and Hirsch Family Papers

The Lazarus and Hirsch Family Papers collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, and documents created by and related to the Lazarus and Hirsch families, two prominent Jewish families in South Carolina. Notable from the collection are several letters between Jane Levy (Hart) and Mordecai M. Levy, grandparents of Jane Lazarus Raisin; a letter to Private […]

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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation Records

The Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation Records collection consists of Board of Trustees meeting minutes, correspondence, and various documents encompassing all aspects of congregational life. Notable in this collection are the nineteenth-century meeting minute volumes which provide firsthand accounts of the many changes adopted by the congregation in their turn towards Reform Judaism. The minutes […]

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Isaac Harby Family Papers

The Isaac Harby Family Papers collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts regarding Isaac Harby and the Harby family. Notable from this collection are a letter from Isaac Harby to John C. Calhoun, Isaac Harby’s Copybook, and Isaac Harby’s prayer book manuscript. Harby’s prayer book contains the Reform Society’s “Articles of Faith,” which introduced several elements […]