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Morris Speizman Papers

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Speizman (Morris) Papers

Inventory of the Morris Speizman papers
MS0082

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Speizman, Morris
Title
Morris Speizman papers
ID
MS0082
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1965-1983
Date [inclusive]
1952-1989
Extent
11.0 Items
Location note
Charlotte (N.C.); New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Israel; Poland
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of a Charlotte businessman, author, and Jewish community leader. Includes biographical material; typescript of his book, Our World to Come (1975); manuscript autobiography of his father, David S. Speizman (ca. 1873-1957), who immigrated from Poland in 1905; and correspondence with and material about Harry Golden.

Preferred Citation note

Morris Speizman Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Morris Speizman was born in Lodz, Poland in 1905. Six months later, his family immigrated to the United States. He grew up in Paterson, N.J., Kingston, Ont., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and attended the Philadelphia School of Textiles. In 1936, he and his wife, Sylvia Valenstein, came to Charlotte and founded Speizman Industries, Inc., a textile machinery company. In addition to his business, Speizman was very active in the Jewish and civic communities. As an author, he wrote This Week's Miracle (Charlotte: Heritage Printers, 1968), Our World To Come (Charlotte: Graham Publishing Co., 1975), The Jews of Charlotte (Charlotte: McNally and Loftin, 1978), and Some Things I Wish I Had Said--And Some I Did! (Charlotte: Graham Publishing Co., 1983). He died in Charlotte on July 25, 1987 and was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery. [For addition information, see box 1:1.]

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Scope and Contents note

Primarily personal items written and collected by Morris Speizman. Includes correspondence, essays, and material concerning his father's autobiography.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gifts of Morris Speizman, 1983-86. Transfer from University Archives, 1990.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Morris Speizman Hosiery Collection, North Carolina State University. Harry Golden Papers (Mss 20).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Speizman, Morris

Subject(s)

  • Businessmen--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Jewish businesspeople

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Collection Inventory

BIOGRAPHICAL 1974-1987

Scope and Contents note

BIOGRAPHICAL (1974-87): newspaper clippings about Speizman, including obituary.

Box
1
Folder
1

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GOLDEN, HARRY

Scope and Contents note

GOLDEN, HARRY: includes observation (4-7-65) on Jewishness; "Harry Golden: Every Man Has His Quota of Warts and Pimples," Speizman's essay (1983) describing problems between Golden and Charlotte's Jewish community; "Harry Golden--A Man with Two Faces," anonymous diatribe (ca. 1965) describing alleged unethical business and personal ventures; "Right to Life Committee--What about Masturbation?," Golden's 1-page essay (1979) mocking anti-abortionists; and Speizman's rebuttal (12-29-69) of Golden's protest of the Charlotte City Club's exclusion of blacks and Jews.

Box
1
Folder
2

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OUR WORLD TO COME 1974

Box
1
Folder
3

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SURVIVAL (Charlotte: Graham Publishing Company, 1983) 1983

Scope and Contents note

SURVIVAL (Charlotte: Graham Publishing Company, 1983): manuscript [phonetically written], transcript [chapter 1], and published copy of the autobiography of Speizman's father, David Samuel Speizman. The elder Speizman recounts his immigration to the US and subsequent business ventures.

Box
1
Folder
4-6

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WORLD COUNCIL OF SYNAGOGUES (1972) 1972

Scope and Contents note

WORLD COUNCIL OF SYNAGOGUES (1972): proceedings of the Ninth International Convention in Jerusalem. Speizman served as the council's president (1970-72) and honorary president (1972-74). [See pages 16-18 and 69 for Speizman's remarks.]

Box
1
Folder
7

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