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Jews in the South

The following materials are available from the Mississippiana Collection and General Special Collections which are located on the third floor of McCain Library & Archives and, where noted, Cook Library.  The following list is a select bibliography and is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of all resources on the topic.

Books [USM Libraries]

 

Adler, David. An Oral History with Mr. David Adler. Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, 1989. [McCAIN F341.5 .M57 v.282]

Apte, Helen Jacobus. Heart of a Wife: the Diary of a Southern Jewish Woman. Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 1998. [COOK F220 .J5 A68 1998]

Bauman, Mark K. and Berkley Kalin. The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil Rights, 1880s to 1990s. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1997. [COOK BM750 .Q85 1997]

Cohen, Edward. Peddler's Grandson: Growing up Jewish in Mississippi. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1999. [COOK & McCAIN F349 .J13 C64 1999]

Dinnerstein, Leonard.  Jews in the South. Baton Rouge, Lousiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1973. [COOK F220 .J5 D56]

Evans, Eli N. The Lonely Days were Sundays: Reflections of a Jewish Southerner. Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1993. [COOK F220 .J5 E8 1993]

Evans, Eli N. The Provincials; a Personal History of Jews in the South. New York: Atheneum, 1973. [COOK F220 .J5 E82 1973]

Feibleman, Julian Beck. An Oral History with Julian Beck Feibleman, Native Mississippian, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Sinai, New Orleans.  New Orleans: Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi,  1974. [McCAIN F341.5 .M57 v.80x]

Inventory of the Church and Synagogue Archives of Mississippi.  Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. [McCAIN CD3320 .H48 J4]

Isaacson, Abe. From the Russian Ghetto to the Mississippi Delta. Photocopy. Missouri Historical Society, 1970.  [McCAIN F350 .J5 I83x ]

Kaganoff, Nathan N. and Melvin I. Urofsky. "Turn to the South": Essays on Southern Jewry. Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia, 1979. [COOK F220 .J5 T87]

Nelson, Jack.  Terror in the Night: the Klan's Campaign Against the Jews. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. [COOK DS146 .U6 N45 1993; McCAIN DS146 .U6 N45 1996]

Proctor, Samuel with Louis Schmier and Malcolm Stern, eds. Jews of the South: Selected Essays From the Southern Jewish Historical Society. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, c1984.  [COOK F220 .J5 J48 1984]

Reznikoff, Charles. The Jews of Charleston; a History of an American Jewish Community. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1950. [COOK BM225 .C4 R4]

Mississippiana Vertical File

Jews in Mississippi
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
Turitz, Leo

Historical Manuscripts

Kerstine Family Business Records, 1927-1969 (AM 96-40)
Ledgers of several Delta area stores owned by the Kerstine family, 7 cu.ft.

Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers, 1950s-1960s (AM 98-46)
Writings, correspondence, photographs, and condolence letters on the death of this outspoken
proponent of Civil Rights and Rabbi at Temple B'Nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, .70 cu.ft.

Shemper Family Papers, 1996 (AM 98-73)
Family photograph album, 1 vol.

Temple B'Nai Israel Records, 1960-1997 (AM 98-59)
Minutes, scrapbooks, newsletters, programs, other of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi congregation,
3 cu.ft.

Online Jewish Heritage Resources

Essential Reading in Jewish History [http://www.ajhs.org/reference/essential_readings.cfm]
American Jewish Historical Society
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience [http://www.msje.org]
Southern Jewish Archives [http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/JewishStudiesIntro.html]
    Special Collections, Tulane University Libraries
Jewish-American U.S. Civil War Veterans [http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/civilwar.htm]
    JewishGen, Inc.