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Blumenthal Family Papers

Inventory of the Blumenthal family papers
MS0394

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Blumenthal family.
Title
Blumenthal family papers
ID
MS0394
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1945-2001
Date [inclusive]
1910-2004
Extent
26.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Predominantly in English, though some materials are in Hebrew.
Abstract
The collection contains primarily the papers and photographs of I.D. and Herman Blumenthal and also records from the Radiator Specialty Company, and the Blumenthal Foundation. Other papers concern Judaism, Israel, Wildacres Conference Center and Retreat, the Blumenthal Jewish Home and Fair Oaks Assisted Living Facility, during the twentieth century.

Preferred Citation note

Blumenthal Family Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Notes on I.D. Blumenthal: According to his obituary (printed in the Charlotte News on December 7, 1978), Isadore D. Blumenthal was the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, born in New York City on September 4, 1894. The family soon moved to Savannah when Isadore was still very young. His father owned a discount retail store (then known as a 5 and 10 cent store), where he worked during his youth. Known familiarly as “Dick” to his family and friends, he later attended the University of Georgia, but when the United States became involved in World War I, he joined the army. Later, while working as a traveling salesman, he had automotive problems in the form of a faulty radiator. By chance, he met George G. Ray, a tin-smith, who had developed a product that would seal the leaks in a radiator. Blumenthal was fascinated with this product, which Ray was unable to market. With Blumenthal’s business acumen and Ray’s patented product, the two of them formed the Radiator Specialty Company. In time, Blumenthal later became the president of the company, which went on to develop many more products, most of which had automotive applications. Success came steadily, but when the U.S. entered World War II, the company profited more than its owner could have imagined. Over the years, Blumenthal turned Radiator Specialty into a multi-million dollar enterprise with plants and distribution centers in Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Ontario, Canada. Blumenthal at one time employed Harry Golden’s Advertizing agency, though conflicts over billing issues and debts of the Golden Advertising Agency to Radiator Specialty soured their friendship and business relationships. Ultimately, an arbitration committee heard their case and sided with Blumenthal and Radiator Specialty. Blumenthal was also one of Charlotte’s greatest philanthropists, giving millions to colleges, universities, hospitals and local performing arts venues. For his generosity, he was lauded and rewarded by (among other institutions) Catawba College and Belmont Abbey College in the form of honorary doctoral degrees. On August 23, 1944 he married Madolyn Carpenter Flynn. Like her husband, Madolyn was extensively involved in community service and philanthropy. In 1968 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her health steadily declined. She died on Friday, July 19, 1974. The couple had no children. Blumenthal was active with his synagogue—Temple Israel. He was also the president of the North Carolina Association of Jewish Men in the 1950s, and he was one of the driving forces behind the highly successful “Circuit-Riding Rabbi” program. One of his greatest accomplish-ments was the establishment (along with his younger brother, Herman) of the North Carolina Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged. Blumenthal conceived this idea in the early 1960s, and even chose the location for this home, himself. Subsequent planning and growth of the home came mostly as the result of his younger brother’s initiative. Blumenthal was also the owner and publisher of the American Jewish Times-Outlook, and its articles were a reflection of his personality and values. As an active member of the Charlotte community, Blumenthal was a member of Civitan International, and the Masons. He died on December 6, 1978, at the age of 84. [Sources: The Blumenthal Papers, Mss 394, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library ; Charlotte Observer, Dec. 28, 1958 ; The Blumenthal Foundation’s website (accessed online on March 24, 2010) http://www.blumenthalfoundation.org/BFHistory.htm ; Correspondence and arbitration memo. Harry Golden Papers, Part 2, box 3, file 16.]

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Biographical/Historical note

Notes on Herman Blumenthal: Herman Blumenthal joined his brother, I.D. “Dick” Blumenthal, at the Radiator Specialty Company in 1936. It was then that his brother (who was twenty one years older) bought out his partner, George Ray, from the company that they had founded. Herman helped manage Radiator Specialty and was a co-inventor of Liquid Wrench. Over the years, Radiator Specialty expanded its line of automotive and mechanical products, steadily amassing a fortune over time. When the United States entered World War II in 1941, he joined the Army and served as a captain. In addition to his work in the family firm, Herman was known as one of North Carolina’s greatest philanthropists. He was a co-founder of the Blumenthal Foundation in 1953, and made a large contribution to the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. He was instrumental in the establishment of the North Carolina Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (along with Dick Blumenthal). After Dick died in 1978 Herman took the initiative in establishing Fair Oaks—an institution within the North Carolina Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged. He, along with Dick, founded the Wildacres retreat in the mountains of western North Carolina in 1946. He was the major contributor to the Blumenthal Cancer Center at the Carolinas Medical Center, and he served on the North Carolina School of the Arts endowment fund board. In 1993, he received the Vanguard Award for his contributions to the Performing Arts Center, the Charlotte Symphony, the Mint Museum of Art, Discovery Place and Opera Carolina. In 1998 he received the Charlotte World Affairs Council annual World Citizen Award as a result of his generous philanthropy to so many causes. For this the Charlotte Chapter of the National Society of Funding Raising Executives named him its Outstanding Philanthropist. Herman was a man who was dedicated to his Jewish faith and was deeply involved in activities at his synagogue—Temple Israel. His contributions there included the financing of the Blumenthal Education Wing at Shalom Park, and also the sanctuary at Temple Beth El. He was also connected to Jewish issues internationally and had met twice with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. When Rabin was assassinated in November 1995, Blumenthal commented, "I had met with him a couple of times. This was the first time I’d had the opportunity to have an audience with him and hear him talk about the plans they had for the peace. It appeared when we were there that things were moving along, and maybe they would have peace… He was so intent on negotiating peace with all of the neighboring Arab countries… he made a lot of concessions in order to do that." (Charlotte Observer, November 5, 1995, p6A) Herman died on October 28, 2001. [Sources: The Blumenthal Papers, Mss 394, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library ; Charlotte Observer, October 31, 2001 ; Business North Carolina, July 1996.]

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Scope and Contents note

The Blumenthal Family papers (Collection 394) contain a large assortment of documentation of one of the most prominent Jewish families in North Carolina. The history of this family in Charlotte, North Carolina goes back to the 1920s, when Isadore D. Blumenthal (familiarly known as “Dick” Blumenthal) established the Radiator Specialty Company along with George G. Ray, his partner. As this company prospered, Blumenthal bought out his partner and then ran the company with his younger brother, Herman. With the wealth that they accumulated, they dispensed millions of dollars to a wide variety of charitable causes, and there is a great deal of documentation in this collection concerning their various charities in this collection. As devout Jews, the Blumenthals were active with their synagogue, Temple Israel, and were also interested in the history and the development of the state of Israel since 1948. There is a wealth of information in this collection concerning the Charlotte Jewish community, Judaism, the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, anti-Semitism, and Israel. One of their biggest and dearest projects was the establishment and development of the North Carolina Blumenthal Home for the Jewish Aged and also for Fair Oaks retirement center. Both of these institutions were conceived, planned by the Blumenthals and financed mostly from their generosity; and there are many files in this collection about these institutions.

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Arrangement note

This collection is divided into six series, most of which are subdivided into sub-series (and sub-sub-series). The first series is a small collection of papers concerning the Blumenthal family, and includes information about a family reunion in 1990 and also an illustration of their family coat of arms. Most of the rest of this collection consists of the accumulated documentation of two Blumenthal brothers—Herman and Isadore (known familiarly as “Dick”). Though the two were often involved in many of the same charitable causes and projects, both kept their own records. Series II contains the papers of Herman Blumenthal and Series III contains Dick’s papers. Series IV consists of documentation on Jewish history and Israel. Series V contains a large assortment of record books that Radiator Specialty Company generated. The last series contains a large assortment of photographs, whose arrangement mirrors that of the rest of the collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2010

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

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

Donated by Philip Blumenthal, in May of 2008.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Harry Golden Papers, Mss 20 ; Morris Spiezman Papers, Mss 82 ; Leon Gutmann Papers, Mss 297.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Blumenthal family.

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Blumenthal family

Coat-of-Arms

Box
1
Folder
1

Family Reunion 1990

Box
1
Folder
2

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Series II: Blumenthal, Herman 1915-2001

Birthdays

80th

Box
1
Folder
3

85th

Box
1
Folder
4

Blumenthal Cancer Center

Box
1
Folder
5

Blumenthal Foundation

Box
1
Folder
6

Blumenthal Jewish Home

Charlotte Observer

Box
1
Folder
7

Neill, Rolfe

Box
1
Folder
8

Chuck Grace Award

Box
1
Folder
9

Correspondence

Box
1
Folder
10

A-B

Box
1
Folder
10

Blumenthals

Box
1
Folder
11

Bowles, Erskine

Box
1
Folder
12

Bush, George

Box
1
Folder
13

Breitman, Harold M.

Box
1
Folder
14

C-D

Box
1
Folder
15

Dole, Bob

Box
1
Folder
16

E

Box
1
Folder
17

Edwards, John

Box
1
Folder
18

Friday, William

Box
1
Folder
19

G

Box
1
Folder
20

Gantt, Harvey

Box
1
Folder
21

H

Box
1
Folder
22

Helms, Jesse

Box
1
Folder
23

Hunt, Jim

Box
1
Folder
24

J-L

Box
1
Folder
25

Liu, John C.

Box
1
Folder
26

M

Box
1
Folder
27

Martin, D.G.

Box
1
Folder
28

Martin, Jim

Box
1
Folder
29

McColl, Hugh

Box
1
Folder
30

Myrick, Sue

Box
1
Folder
31

Neill, Rolf

Box
1
Folder
32

R

Box
1
Folder
33

Rabin, Yitzhak

Box
1
Folder
34

S-Y

Box
1
Folder
35

Torchinskys

Box
1
Folder
36

Miscellaneous

Box
1
Folder
37

Thank you letters for gifts

Box
1
Folder
38

Davidson College

Box
1
Folder
39

Endowment for the Arts & Sciences

Box
1
Folder
40

Freemason. Phalanx Lodge #31

Box
1
Folder
41

Herman Blumenthal in the news

Box
1
Folder
42

Johnson C. Smith University. Board of Visitors

Box
1
Folder
43

Judaism

Box
1
Folder
44

Blumenthal Jewish Home

Charlotte Jewish Federation

Box
1
Folder
45

Israel, Trip to

Box
1
Folder
47

Judiac Studies

King David Society

Box
1
Folder
47

North Carolina Association of Jewish Men

Box
1
Folder
48

Annual conventions

Box
1
Folder
49

Assessment records

Box
1
Folder
50

Circuit-Riding Rabbi

Box
1
Folder
51

Corrrespondence

Box
1
Folder
52

History

Box
1
Folder
53

Meeting-Luncheon April 10, 1988

Box
1
Folder
54

Miscellaneous

Box
1
Folder
55

Officers

Box
1
Folder
56

Tax exempt status

Box
1
Folder
57

North Carolina Association of Jewish Women

Box
2
Folder
1-3

North Carolina Association of Jewish Men and Women

Box
2
Folder
4

North Carolina Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged

Accountants

Ernst and Whinney

Box
2
Folder
5

Laventhol & Horwath

Box
2
Folder
6

Reports 1985, 1991-1993

Box
2
Folder
7

Admissions and Financial Agreement

Box
2
Folder
8

Anniversaries

Box
2
Folder
9

Annual Meetings 1967-1977

Box
2
Folder
10-20

Architects -- Newman & Jones

Box
2
Folder
21

Balance Sheets 1981-1992

Box
2
Folder
22

Board of Trustees

Admissions Committee

Box
2
Folder
24

Building Committee

Box
2
Folder
25

Executive Committee, Minutes of Meetings 1971-1987

Box
2
Folder
26

Executive/Financial Committee

Box
2
Folder
27

House & Grounds Committee

Box
2
Folder
28

Budgets 1987

Box
2
Folder
29

Bylaws 1992

Box
2
Folder
30

Committee Assignments

Box
2
Folder
31

Computers

Box
2
Folder
32

Current residents

Box
2
Folder
33

Daily Census Report 1984

Box
2
Folder
34

Declaration of Endowment 1986

Box
2
Folder
35

Duke Power Easement 1986

Box
2
Folder
36

Employee Policies & Procedures

Box
2
Folder
37

Endowment Campaign Fund circa 1963

Box
2
Folder
38

Fair Oaks

Capital Campaign

Accountants -- Laventhol and Horwath

First Mortgage Revenue Bond 1987

Box
2
Folder
39-42

Brochures

Box
2
Folder
43

Commemorative Opportunities

Box
2
Folder
44

Construction Costs

Box
2
Folder
45

Correspondence

A-K

Box
3
Folder
1

L

Box
3
Folder
2

M-Z

Box
3
Folder
3

Thank you letters

A-C

Box
3
Folder
4

Conn-F

Box
3
Folder
5

G-K

Box
3
Folder
6

L-P

Box
3
Folder
7

Q-Z

Box
3
Folder
8

Feasibility Study 1986

Box
3
Folder
9

Foundations

Box
3
Folder
10

Babcock-Reynolds

Box
3
Folder
11

Brenner

Box
3
Folder
12

Dickson

Box
3
Folder
13

Fullerton

Box
3
Folder
14

Giles

Box
3
Folder
15

Hanes

Box
3
Folder
16

Heilig-Meyers

Box
3
Folder
17

Reynolds

Box
3
Folder
18

Winston-Salem

Box
3
Folder
19

Mailing Lists

Box
3
Folder
20

Meeting Notes

Box
3
Folder
21

Miscellaneous

Box
3
Folder
22

North Carolina National Bank

Box
3
Folder
23

Personnel

Morris, Don

Box
3
Folder
24

Schlosberg, Bruce

Box
3
Folder
25

Silverman, Wayne

Box
3
Folder
26

Young, Bob

Box
3
Folder
27

Zwickel, Jerry

Box
3
Folder
28

Pledge Reports

Box
3
Folder
29

Single Premium Life Insurance

Box
3
Folder
30

The Continuing Campaign

Box
3
Folder
31

Trips

Box
3
Folder
32

Trustees’ Division

Box
3
Folder
33

Wachovia Bank

Box
3
Folder
34

Wall of Honor

Box
3
Folder
35

Zones

Box
3
Folder
36

1. Asheville

Box
3
Folder
37

2. Chapel Hill

Box
3
Folder
38

3. Charlotte

Box
3
Folder
39

4. Durham

Box
3
Folder
40

5. Fayetteville

Box
3
Folder
41

6. Fort Mill/Rock Hill

Box
3
Folder
42

7. Gastonia

Box
3
Folder
43

8. Greenville, SC

Box
3
Folder
44

9. Greensboro

Box
3
Folder
45

11. Henderson

Box
3
Folder
46

12. Hickory

Box
3
Folder
47

13. High Point

Box
3
Folder
48

15. Raleigh

Box
3
Folder
49

16. Rocky Mount

Box
3
Folder
50

17. Salisbury

Box
3
Folder
51

18. Statesville

Box
3
Folder
52

19. Wilmington

Box
3
Folder
53

20. Winston-Salem

Box
3
Folder
54

Elizabeth Small Library

Box
3
Folder
55

Fund Raising 1992

Box
3
Folder
56

Groundbreaking Ceremonies 1964

Box
3
Folder
57

History

Box
3
Folder
58

Magazines & Articles

Box
3
Folder
59

Marion Sosnik Memorial Fund

Box
3
Folder
60

Miscellaneous

Box
4
Folder
1

NCNB loan circa 1965

Box
4
Folder
2

Nursing Wing Dedication Plan 1975

Box
4
Folder
3

Personal Care Facility Market Study 1985

Box
4
Folder
4

Personnel

Brenner, Morris

Box
4
Folder
5

Morris, Don

Box
4
Folder
6

Schneiderman, Dee

Box
4
Folder
7

Silverman, Wayne

Box
1
Folder
8

Plaques

Box
4
Folder
9

Publicity

Box
4
Folder
10

Recap of Life Memberships by Towns

Box
4
Folder
11

Sale of Charlotte Property 1989

Box
4
Folder
12

Site Proposal

Box
4
Folder
13

Site Purchase

Box
3
Folder
14

Speeches

Box
4
Folder
15

Task Force on Role & Scope, Structure & Function

Box
4
Folder
16

“Welcome to the Blumenthal Jewish Home”

Box
4
Folder
17

Temple Beth El

Gala

Box
4
Folder
18

Honorary President

Box
4
Folder
19-20

Zion Orphanage & Education Center—Jerusalem

Box
4
Folder
21

Laureate Business Hall of Fame

Box
4
Folder
22

Mercy Hospital—Board of Visitors

Box
4
Folder
23

National Council of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Service Award 1985

Box
4
Folder
24

National Society of Fund Raising Executives – Outstanding Philanthropist

Box
4
Folder
25

Nations Bank—Advisory Board

Box
4
Folder
26

North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Box
4
Folder
27-28

Correspondence

Box
4
Folder
29-30

North Carolina Philanthropy Award 1998

Box
4
Folder
31

Queens College

Doctor of Humane Letters 1986

Box
4
Folder
32

Entrepreneurial Circle

Box
4
Folder
33

Queens University

Box
4
Folder
34

Tower Club – Board of Governors

Box
4
Folder
35

UNC-Chapel Hill

Board of Advisors

Box
4
Folder
36

Board of Visitors

Box
4
Folder
37

Dentistry School

Box
4
Folder
38

Dentistry School—Dr. Jack Freedman

Box
5
Folder
1

Doctor of Humane Letters 1995

Box
5
Folder
2

Judaic Studies

Box
5
Folder
3

National Development Council

Box
5
Folder
4

UNC-Charlotte

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Box
5
Folder
5

Doctor of Humane Letters

Box
5
Folder
6

H.B. Professorship in Religious Studies

Box
5
Folder
7

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest

Box
5
Folder
8

Wildacres

Box
5
Folder
9

World Citizens Award 1998

Box
5
Folder
10

Series III: Blumenthal, Isodore D. 1894-1978

Belmont Abbey College—Honorary Degree—Doctor of Humane Letters 1978

Box
5
Folder
11

Biographical Information

Box
5
Folder
12

Biographies, by Legette Blythe

Box
5
Folder
13-15

Birthdays

70th

Radiator Specialty Company’s party

Box
5
Folder
16

Temple Beth El

Box
5
Folder
17

Temple Israel

Box
6
Folder
18-19

77th

Scrapbook

Box
5
Folder
20-21

80th

Cards

Box
5
Folder
22

Contributions

Box
5
Folder
23

Greensboro plans

Box
5
Folder
24

Israel trip

Box
5
Folder
25

Letters of Congratulations

Box
5
Folder
26-28

Newspaper clippings

Box
5
Folder
29

News releases

Box
5
Folder
30

Party

Arrangements

Box
5
Folder
31

Expense accounts & receipts

Box
5
Folder
32

Guest lists

Box
5
Folder
33

Invitations

Box
6
Folder
1

Napkin

Box
6
Folder
2

Program

Box
6
Folder
3

Remarks

Box
6
Folder
4

Temple Israel

Box
6
Folder
5

Sermon

Box
6
Folder
6

Tribute and Resolutions

Box
6
Folder
6

82nd

Scrapbook

Box
6
Folder
8-9

83rd

Box
6
Folder
10

Blumenthal, Madolyn

Box
6
Folder
11

Death

Box
6
Folder
12

Brandeis Institute

Box
6
Folder
13

Catawba College—Honorary Degree—Doctor of Humanitarian Service 1954

Box
6
Folder
14-15

Charlotte Sales & Marketing Executives Award 1976

Box
6
Folder
16

Civitan International

Box
6
Folder
17

Distinguished Citizen Awards 1952, 1959, 1967-1977

Box
6
Folder
18

Newsletters

Civi-chats

Box
6
Folder
19

Western Tar Heel Civitan

Box
6
Folder
20

Youth Conference at Wild Acres

Box
6
Folder
21-23

Death of IDB 1978 December 6

Box
6
Folder
24

Easterling, Ruth Ann Moss

Box
6
Folder
25

Ecumenical Institute

Box
6
Folder
26

Freedoms Foundation

Awards

Box
6
Folder
27

Nomination

Box
6
Folder
28

Freemasons

Box
6
Folder
29

Golden, Harry

Box
6
Folder
30

Jokes

Box
6
Folder
31

Judaism

Anti-Semitism

Box
6
Folder
32

B’nai B’rith

Anti-Defamation League

Torch of Liberty Award 1969-1971

Box
6
Folder
33-34

Greensboro, NC

Box
6
Folder
35

Institute of Judaism 1960-1980

Box
6
Folder
36-39

Clippings—“The Old Testament Revisited”

Box
6
Folder
40

Eternal Light radio program

Box
6
Folder
41

Federation of Jewish Charities

Box
6
Folder
42

Israel

Box
6
Folder
43

Judea Reform Congregation—Dedication of Temple Building

Box
6
Folder
44

Layman of the Year

Box
6
Folder
45

Letter to Bar and Bas Mitzvahs

Box
6
Folder
46

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings

Box
6
Folder
47

North Carolina Association of Jewish Men

Box
6
Folder
48

Circuit Riding Rabbi

Box
6
Folder
49-50

Financial Accounts

Box
6
Folder
51

Rabbi Harold Friedman 1953-1976, 1997

Box
6
Folder
52

Rabbi William Furie 1962-1976

Box
7
Folder
1

Rabbi Reuben Kesner 1968-1978

Box
7
Folder
2-3

Synagogue on Wheels

Box
7
Folder
4

North Carolina Hebrew Academy, Inc.

Box
7
Folder
5

North Carolina Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged

Chapel design & fundraising

Box
7
Folder
6

Founding of 1960-1967

Box
7
Folder
7

History of

Box
7
Folder
8

Passover

Box
7
Folder
9

Prayers

Box
7
Folder
10

Religion in the Schools

Box
7
Folder
11

Second Bar Mitzvah

Clippings

Box
7
Folder
12

Contributions to

Box
7
Folder
13

Blumenthal Jewish Home

Box
7
Folder
14

Temple Beth El

Box
7
Folder
15

Wildacres

Box
7
Folder
16

Expenses

Box
7
Folder
17

Guest list

Box
7
Folder
18

Invitations (acceptances)

Box
7
Folder
19

Invitations (regrets)

Box
7
Folder
20

Invitations (returned to sender)

Box
7
Folder
21

Letters 1978 Mar-Aug

Box
7
Folder
22-23

Napkins

Box
7
Folder
24

Notes

Box
7
Folder
25

Programs

Box
7
Folder
26

Sermon and Prayers

Box
7
Folder
27

Yarmulke

Box
7
Folder
28

Sermons 1966-1976

Scope and Contents note

(5727-5737)

Box
7
Folder
29

Sermons—Yom Kippur

Box
7
Folder
30

Speeches and articles

Box
7
Folder
31

Temples

Box
7
Folder
32

Temple Beth El

Box
7
Folder
34

Temple B’nai B’rith Jacob

Box
7
Folder
35

Temple Israel

Box
7
Folder
35

Torahs

Box
7
Folder
36

Truman and Zionism

Box
7
Folder
37

Who’s Who in World Jewry

Box
7
Folder
38

Junior Women’s Club of Charlotte

Box
7
Folder
39

Knight of the Queen’s City

Box
7
Folder
40

Military Discharge, Certification of

Box
7
Folder
41

Miscellaneous

Box
7
Folder
42

Miscellaneous Articles

Box
7
Folder
43

Miscellaneous Honors

Box
7
Folder
44

National Conference of Christians and Jews

Brotherhood Week 1945

Box
7
Folder
44

Brotherhood Week 1946

Box
7
Folder
25

Brotherhood Week 1947

Box
7
Folder
46

Brotherhood Week 1960

Box
7
Folder
48

Nominations for IDB

Box
7
Folder
49

Plaques

Box
12

Savannah High School—Blue and White 1910

Box
7
Folder
50

Trophies

Box
13

Vietnam Peace Observance 1973 January 28

Box
7
Folder
51

Wedding 1944

Box
7
Folder
52

Wild Acres

Box
7
Folder
53

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Series IV: Jewish history

Anti-Semitism 1978

Box
8
Folder
1

Arab-Israeli relations

Box
8
Folder
2

B’nai B’rith—Anti-Defamation League

Box
8
Folder
3

Diaspora

Box
8
Folder
4

Holocaust

Box
8
Folder
5

Babi Yar

Box
8
Folder
6

B’nai B’rith

Box
8
Folder
7

Denial of the Holocaust

Box
8
Folder
8

Kristallnacht

Box
8
Folder
9

Schindler’s List

Box
8
Folder
10

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Box
8
Folder
11

Missouri Historical Society

Box
8
Folder
12
Box

Newsletters 1988-1991

11

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council

Box
8
Folder
13

News Releases

Box
8
Folder
14

Yad VaShem

Box
8
Folder
15

Holy Arks and Ritual Appurtenances transferred from Italy to Eretz Israel

Box
8
Folder
16

Israel

Box
8
Folder
17

Israel—Six-day War 1967 June

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8
Folder
18

Jewish Museum (New York, NY)

Box
8
Folder
19

Jews in or from:

America

Box
8
Folder
20

Florida—Miami

Box
8
Folder
21

Illinois—Chicago

Box
8
Folder
22

North Carolina

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8
Folder
23

North Carolina—Biographies

Box
8
Folder
24

North Carolina—Charlotte

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8
Folder
25

North Carolina—Statesville

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8
Folder
26

North Carolina—Wilmington

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8
Folder
27

Rhode Island—Touro Synagogue

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8
Folder
28

Virginia—Richmond

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8
Folder
29

America—Population statistics

Box
8
Folder
30

Austria

Box
8
Folder
31

Czechoslovakia—Prague

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8
Folder
32

England

Box
8
Folder
33

Europe

Box
8
Folder
34

Poland

Box
8
Folder
35

Russia

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8
Folder
36

USSR

Box
8
Folder
37-39

Lubavitch

Box
8
Folder
40

Miscellaneous

Box
8
Folder
41

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Box
8
Folder
42

Passover

Box
8
Folder
43

People Important to Jewish History

Ben Gurion, David

Box
8
Folder
44

Carter, Jimmy

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8
Folder
45

Dinitz, Simcha

Box
8
Folder
46

Eban, Abba

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9
Folder
1

Einstein, Albert

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9
Folder
2

Frank, Anne

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9
Folder
3

Gerber, Israel (Rabbi)

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9
Folder
4

Gorbachev, Mikhail

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9
Folder
5

Herzl, Theodore

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9
Folder
6

Hitler, Adolph

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9
Folder
7

Jabotinsky, Ze’ev

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9
Folder
9

Kanof, Abram

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9
Folder
9

Kessner, Reuben (Rabbi)

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9
Folder
10

Meir, Golda

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9
Folder
11

Naumoff, Lawrence

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9
Folder
12

Nethanyahu, Benjamin

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9
Folder
13

Perlman, Itzhak

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9
Folder
14

Rabin, Yitzhak

Box
9
Folder
15

Rauch, Marshall (Senator)

Box
9
Folder
16

Rosenzweig, Ephraim (Rabbi)

Box
9
Folder
17

Shamir, Yitzhak

Box
9
Folder
18

Shumaker, Dan

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9
Folder
19

Seigel, Robert (Rabbi)

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9
Folder
20

Speizman, Morris

Box
9
Folder
21

Szold, Henrietta

Box
9
Folder
22

Wallenberg, Rhoul

Box
9
Folder
23

Wiesel, Elie

Box
9
Folder
24

Poetry

Box
9
Folder
25

Publications and Magazines

Box
10

American Jewish Times (bound) 1934-1950

American Jewish Times-Outlook 1950-2000

Avenue Legacy, Special Tribute Issue 1977-1978

“Portraits of Family Achievement in the Jewish-American Community.”

Haddassah 1974 March, April

Holiday—Israel: A Special Issue 1967 December

Israel, 20th Anniversary

Jewish family 1993 February

Jewish Living, “Chanukah.” 1979 Nov/Dec

LIFE

“Traveling Synagogue: North Carolina Rabbi holds service in bus.” 1955 September 19

“Exultant Birthday for Israel” 1958 May 5

“The Spirit of Israel: 25th Anniversary.” 1973

LOOK

“The Vanishing American Jew.” 1964 May 5

“How the Jews Changed Catholic Thinking.” 1966 Jan 25

“Israel: The Perilous Days Ahead.” 1968 Apr 30

National Geographic Magazine -- “The Ghosts of Jericho.” 1951 Dec

National Jewish Monthly 1965 Sep

Saturday Post “The Revolt at Treblinka.” 1967 May 20

Skeptic, “Israel of Oil?”

Worldview, “Speaking of God after Auschwitz” 1974 Sep

Purim

Box
9
Folder
26

Simon Wiesenthal Center-Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance

Box
9
Folder
27

Spertus Museum

Box
9
Folder
28

Sports

Box
9
Folder
29

Sukkot—Simchat Torah

Box
9
Folder
30

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Series V: Radiator Specialty

Accounting ledgers

Advertising poster—see oversize storage

Map-case
4
Drawer
5
Folder
1

Check stubs

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Inventory of Oversize items

Map-case
4
Drawer
5
Folder
1

Certificate April 28, 1963

Scope and Contents note

Awarded to Madolyn Blumenthal by the North Carolina Association of Jewish Women for her many philanthropic contributions.

Certificate February 21, 1954

Scope and Contents note

Election of I.D. Blumenthal as an honorary member of the Chas. M. Setzer Lodge No. 693 of Freemasons.

Award certificate December 8, 1957

Scope and Contents note

Presented to I.D. and Madolyn Blumenthal for Distinguished Service to North Carolina Jewry.

Tree Fund certificate

Scope and Contents note

Issued by the Jewish National Fund of America.

Certificate July 28, 1959

Scope and Contents note

Awarded to Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Blumenthal by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Certificate undated

Scope and Contents note

Awarded to the American Jewish Times-Outlook, by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Poster undated

Scope and Contents note

For I.D. Blumenthal’s birthday, drawn by the advertising staff at Radiator Specialty, Inc.

Citation May 13, 1995

Scope and Contents note

Issued by the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, conferring the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on Herman Blumenthal as a tribute to his philanthropy.

Poster

Scope and Contents note

Advertising the “Core 19” Program, illustrating some of Radiator Specialty’s most successful products.

Maps

Scope and Contents note

Drawn as blueprints, of the Forest Hills Farm—property that the Blumenthals bought for the establishment of the North Carolina Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (seven items).

Photographs-Prints

Blumenthal, ID

Belmont Abbey College—Honorary Degree

Box
P42
Folder
1
item
P394/1-4

Birthdays

70th

Box
P42
Folder
2
item
P394/5-6

80th

Photo album

Box
P42
Folder
3
item
P394/7-20

Snap-shots

Box
P42
Folder
4
item
P394/21-90

Catawba College—Honorary Degree

Box
P42
Folder
5
item
P394/91-93

Judaism

B’nai B’rith Institutes 1950-1980

Box
P42
Folder
6
item
P394/94-131

ADL Torch of Liberty Award 1970

Box
P42
Folder
6
item
P394/132

Layman of the year

Box
P42
Folder
7
item
P394/133

NC Association of Jewish Men

Box
P42
Folder
8
item
P394/134-137

NC Association of Jewish Youth

Box
P42
Folder
9
item
P394/138

NC Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged

Box
P42
Folder
10
item
P394/139-204

Second Bar Mitzvah

Box
P42
Folder
11
item
P394/205

Torah dedication at Temple Israel

Box
P42
Folder
12
item
P394/206-231

Madolyn

Box
P42
Folder
13
item
P394/232-242

Miscellaneous snapshots

Box
P42
Folder
14
item
P394/243-256

Portraits of ID Blumenthal

Box
P43
Folder
23
item
P394/746-747
Box
P42
Folder
15
item
P394/257-267

Vietnam Peace Observance

Box
P42
Folder
16
item
P394/268-271

Wildacres

Box
P42
Folder
17
item
P394/272-283

Jewish History

Ceremonial Objects

Box
P42
Folder
18
item
P394/284-320

Holocaust

Box
P42
Folder
19
item
P394/321-332

Art

Box
P42
Folder
20
item
P394/333-337

Kristallnacht

Box
P42
Folder
21
item
P394/338-341

Post-Holocaust history

Box
P42
Folder
21
item
P394/338-341

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Box
P42
Folder
23
item
P394/347-372

Yad VaShem

Box
P42
Folder
24
item
P394/373-377

Television documentaries about the Holocaust

“Anne Frank Remembered”

Box
P42
Folder
25
item
P394/378-387

“Lodz Ghetto”

Box
P42
Folder
25
item
P394/388

“SHOAH”

Box
P42
Folder
25
item
P394/389-392

“Survivors of the Holocaust”

Box
P42
Folder
25
item
P394/393-399

Israel

Box
P43
Folder
1
item
P394/400-428

Ancient ruins

Box
P43
Folder
2
item
P394/429-443

Dead Sea

Box
P43
Folder
3
item
P394/444-448

Jerusalem

Box
P43
Folder
4
item
P394/449-486

Tel Aviv

Box
P43
Folder
5
item
P394/487-493

Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Box
P43
Folder
6
item
P394/494-513

Jews in or from:

America

Box
P43
Folder
7
item
P394/514-515

New York (see also Jewish Museum, NY, NY)

Box
P43
Folder
8
item
P394/516-517

North Carolina

Bruck, Susan

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/518

Evans, Eli

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/519-521

Fleishman, Linda E.

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/522

Silverman, ? [Rabbi]

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/523

Speizman, Morris

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/524-525

Ucko, ? [Rabbi]

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/526

Zielonka, David M.

Box
P43
Folder
9
item
P394/527

Rhode Island

Touro Synagogue

Box
P43
Folder
10
item
P394/528-530

Ethiopia

Box
P43
Folder
11
item
P394/531-544

Poland

Box
P43
Folder
12
item
P394/545-549

Russia

Box
P43
Folder
13
item
P394/550

USSR

Box
P43
Folder
14
item
P394/551-565

Yemen

Box
P43
Folder
15
item
P394/566-574

Lubavitch

Box
P43
Folder
16
item
P394/575-579

Passover

Box
P43
Folder
17
item
P394/580-596

People Important to Jewish History

Arafat, Yasir

Box
P43
Folder
18
item
P394/597

Begin, Menachem (see also Jimmy Carter)

Box
P43
Folder
18
item
P394/598-604

Ben-Gurion, David (see also Abba Eban)

Box
P43
Folder
18
item
P394/605-612

Ben-Yehuda, David

Box
P43
Folder
18
item
P394/613

Bikel, Theodore

Box
P43
Folder
18
item
P394/614-615

Carter, Jimmy

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P43
Folder
18
item
P394/616-623

Dayan, Moshe

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P43
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18
item
P394/624-629

Dinitz, Simcha

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P43
Folder
18
item
P394/630

Eban, Abba

Box
P43
Folder
18
item
P394/631-649

Einstein, Albert

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P43
Folder
18
item
P394/650-655

Frank, Anne

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P43
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18
item
P394/656-658

Gorbachev, Mikhail

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P43
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19
item
P394/659

Herzl, Theodor (see also Abba Eban)

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P43
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19
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P394/645, 660-661

Herzog, Chaim

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P43
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19
item
P394/662-663

Jakobovitz, Immanuel

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P43
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19
item
P394/664

Jobotinsky, Ze’ev

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P43
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19
item
P394/665

Kissinger, Henry

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P43
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19
item
P394/666-667

Meir, Golda

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P43
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19
item
P394/668-703

Menuhin, Yehudi

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P43
Folder
19
item
P394/704

Netanyahu, Benjamin

Box
P43
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19
item
P394/705-707

Peres, Shimon

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P43
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19
item
P394/708-711

Rabin, Yitzhak

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P43
Folder
19
item
P394/712-720

Rauch, Marshall (Senator)

Box
P43
Folder
19
item
P394/721

Reagan, Ronald

Box
P43
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19
item
P394/722-723

Saddat, Anwar

Box
P43
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19
item
P394/616-623

Shamir, Ytzhak

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P43
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19
item
P394/724-728

Shayes, Daniel

P43 19 P394/739-741

Weisel, Elie

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P43
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19
item
P394/729-736

Weizman, Chaim

Box
P43
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19
item
P394/649

Wolpert, Ludwig Yehuda

Box
P43
Folder
19
item
P394/737

Simon Wiesenthal Center--Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance

Box
P43
Folder
20
item
P394/738

Sports—Schayes, Daniel

Box
P43
Folder
21
item
P394/739-741

Sukkot—Simchat Torah

Box
P43
Folder
22
item
P394/742-745

Radiator Specialty, Inc.—photos of I.D. Blumenthal

Box
P43
Folder
23
item
P394/746-747

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Photographs-Large

The Honorable Josephus Daniels award

Scope and Contents note

Winner of the second annual Carolina Israelite

Box
PL8
Folder
9
item
PL394/1

Vietnam Peace Observance 1973

Scope and Contents note

I. D. Blumenthal speaking at the Vietnam Peace Observance, January 25, 1973.

Box
PL8
Folder
9
item
PL394/2

Tryon Center for Visual Arts

Scope and Contents note

(Formerly the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church)

Box
PL8
Folder
9
item
PL394/3

“A Man of Peace” by Joseph Margulies.

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PL8
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9
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PL394/4

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