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Blumenthal Family Papers

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Blumenthal Family Papers

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 accomplishments 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

Box
1
Folder
17

Edwards, John 

Box
1
Folder
18

Friday, William 

Box
1
Folder
19

Box
1
Folder
20

Gantt, Harvey 

Box
1
Folder
21

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

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

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

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 

Scope and Contents note

Wooden plaque: "The Commission on Adult Jewish Education of B'Nai B'Rith salutes Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Blumenthal..."

Box
Unboxed
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
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Guest list 

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18

Invitations (acceptances) 

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7
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19

Invitations (regrets) 

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7
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20

Invitations (returned to sender) 

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21

Letters 1978 Mar-Aug 

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Napkins 

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Notes 

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25

Programs 

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7
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Sermon and Prayers 

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7
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27

Yarmulke 

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Sermons 1966-1976 

Scope and Contents note

(5727-5737)

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Sermons—Yom Kippur 

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Speeches and articles 

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Temples 

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Temple Beth El 

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Temple B’nai B’rith Jacob 

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Temple Israel 

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Torahs 

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Truman and Zionism 

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Who’s Who in World Jewry 

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Junior Women’s Club of Charlotte 

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Knight of the Queen’s City 

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Military Discharge, Certification of 

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Miscellaneous 

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7
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42

Miscellaneous Articles 

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7
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43

Miscellaneous Honors 

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7
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44

National Conference of Christians and Jews 

Brotherhood Week 1945 

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7
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44

Brotherhood Week 1946 

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7
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25

Brotherhood Week 1947 

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7
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46

Brotherhood Week 1960 

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7
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48

Nominations for IDB 

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7
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Plaques 

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12

Savannah High School—Blue and White 1910 

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7
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Trophies 

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13

Vietnam Peace Observance 1973 January 28 

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Wedding 1944 

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Wild Acres 

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 Series IV Jewish history 

Anti-Semitism 1978 

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Arab-Israeli relations 

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B’nai B’rith—Anti-Defamation League 

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8
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Diaspora 

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Holocaust 

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8
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Babi Yar 

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8
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B’nai B’rith 

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8
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7

Denial of the Holocaust 

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8
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8

Kristallnacht 

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8
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9

Schindler’s List 

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8
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10

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

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8
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11

Missouri Historical Society 

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8
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12
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Newsletters 1988-1991 

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council 

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8
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13

News Releases 

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8
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14

Yad VaShem 

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8
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15

Holy Arks and Ritual Appurtenances transferred from Italy to Eretz Israel 

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8
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Israel 

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8
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17

Israel—Six-day War 1967 June 

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Jewish Museum (New York, NY) 

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8
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19

Jews in or from: 

America 

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8
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20

Florida—Miami 

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8
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21

Illinois—Chicago 

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8
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22

North Carolina 

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8
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23

North Carolina—Biographies 

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8
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24

North Carolina—Charlotte 

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8
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North Carolina—Statesville 

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8
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North Carolina—Wilmington 

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Rhode Island—Touro Synagogue 

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8
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28

Virginia—Richmond 

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29

America—Population statistics 

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30

Austria 

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8
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Czechoslovakia—Prague 

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8
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32

England 

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8
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Europe 

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8
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Poland 

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8
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35

Russia 

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8
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USSR 

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8
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Lubavitch 

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8
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Miscellaneous 

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8
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Museum of Jewish Heritage 

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8
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Passover 

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8
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43

People Important to Jewish History 

Ben Gurion, David 

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8
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44

Carter, Jimmy 

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8
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45

Dinitz, Simcha 

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8
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46

Eban, Abba 

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Einstein, Albert 

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Frank, Anne 

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Gerber, Israel (Rabbi) 

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Gorbachev, Mikhail 

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Herzl, Theodore 

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Hitler, Adolph 

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Jabotinsky, Ze’ev 

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9

Kanof, Abram 

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9

Kessner, Reuben (Rabbi) 

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10

Meir, Golda 

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11

Naumoff, Lawrence 

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9
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12

Nethanyahu, Benjamin 

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9
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13

Perlman, Itzhak 

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14

Rabin, Yitzhak 

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15

Rauch, Marshall (Senator) 

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16

Rosenzweig, Ephraim (Rabbi) 

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Shamir, Yitzhak 

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9
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18

Shumaker, Dan 

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9
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19

Seigel, Robert (Rabbi) 

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20

Speizman, Morris 

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9
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21

Szold, Henrietta 

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9
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22

Wallenberg, Rhoul 

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9
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23

Wiesel, Elie 

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9
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24

Poetry 

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9
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25

Publications and Magazines 

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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 

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Simon Wiesenthal Center-Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance 

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9
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27

Spertus Museum 

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9
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28

Sports 

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9
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29

Sukkot—Simchat Torah 

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9
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30

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 Series V Radiator Specialty 

Accounting ledgers 

Advertising poster—see oversize storage 

Map-case
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Check stubs 

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Inventory of Oversize items 

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Certificate 1963 April 28 

Scope and Contents note

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

Certificate 1954 February 21 

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 1957 December 8 

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 1959 July 28 

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 1995 May 13 

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).

Fair Oaks, N.C. Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged--artists' rendering of exterior and nursing home rooms 

Photographs-Prints 

Blumenthal, ID 

Belmont Abbey College—Honorary Degree 

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Birthdays 

70th 

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80th 

Photo album 

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Snap-shots 

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Catawba College—Honorary Degree 

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Judaism 

B’nai B’rith Institutes 1950-1980 

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ADL Torch of Liberty Award 1970 

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Layman of the year 

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NC Association of Jewish Men 

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8
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P394/134-137

NC Association of Jewish Youth 

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9
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P394/138

NC Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged 

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P394/139-204

Second Bar Mitzvah 

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11
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Torah dedication at Temple Israel 

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12
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P394/206-231

Madolyn 

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Miscellaneous snapshots 

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Portraits of ID Blumenthal 

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P394/257-267

Vietnam Peace Observance 

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P394/268-271

Wildacres 

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Jewish History 

Ceremonial Objects 

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P394/284-320

Holocaust 

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P394/321-332

Art 

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P394/333-337

Kristallnacht 

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P394/338-341

Post-Holocaust history 

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P394/338-341

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

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P394/347-372

Yad VaShem 

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P394/373-377

Television documentaries about the Holocaust 

“Anne Frank Remembered” 

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“Lodz Ghetto” 

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“SHOAH” 

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“Survivors of the Holocaust” 

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Israel 

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Ancient ruins 

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Dead Sea 

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Jerusalem 

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Tel Aviv 

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Jewish Museum, New York, NY 

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Jews in or from: 

America 

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

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North Carolina 

Bruck, Susan 

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Evans, Eli 

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Fleishman, Linda E. 

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Silverman, ? [Rabbi] 

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Speizman, Morris 

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Ucko, ? [Rabbi] 

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Zielonka, David M. 

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Rhode Island 

Touro Synagogue 

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Ethiopia 

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Poland 

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Russia 

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P394/550

USSR 

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Yemen 

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Lubavitch 

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Passover 

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P394/580-596

People Important to Jewish History 

Arafat, Yasir 

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Begin, Menachem (see also Jimmy Carter) 

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Ben-Gurion, David (see also Abba Eban) 

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Ben-Yehuda, David 

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Bikel, Theodore 

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Carter, Jimmy 

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Dayan, Moshe 

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Dinitz, Simcha 

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Eban, Abba 

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Einstein, Albert 

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Frank, Anne 

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Gorbachev, Mikhail 

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Herzl, Theodor (see also Abba Eban) 

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Herzog, Chaim 

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Jakobovitz, Immanuel 

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Jobotinsky, Ze’ev 

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Kissinger, Henry 

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Meir, Golda 

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Menuhin, Yehudi 

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Netanyahu, Benjamin 

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Peres, Shimon 

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Rabin, Yitzhak 

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Rauch, Marshall (Senator) 

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Reagan, Ronald 

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Saddat, Anwar 

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Shamir, Ytzhak 

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Shayes, Daniel 

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Weisel, Elie 

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Weizman, Chaim 

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Wolpert, Ludwig Yehuda 

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Simon Wiesenthal Center--Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance 

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Sports—Schayes, Daniel 

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P394/739-741

Sukkot—Simchat Torah 

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

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Photographs-Large 

The Honorable Josephus Daniels award 

Scope and Contents note

Winner of the second annual Carolina Israelite

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Vietnam Peace Observance 1973 

Scope and Contents note

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

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Tryon Center for Visual Arts 

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(Formerly the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church)

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“A Man of Peace” by Joseph Margulies. 

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