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Gus and Emma Adler Collection

"Emma and Gus Adler," [adl_012], Gus and Emma Adler Collection,
D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville

Title Gus and Emma Adler Collection
Creator John Charles Hunter
Alt. Creator Gus Adler
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/adler_gus_emma/default_adler_gus_emma.htm
Subject Keyword Gus Adler ; Emma Adler ; Sky Club ; Robert Mitchum ; Grace Kelley ; movies ; film ; restaurants ; Asheville, NC ; Heidelburg restaurant ; dining ; Beau Castle ; celebrities ; catering
Subject LCSH Adler, Gus
Adler, Emma
Asheville (N.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Appalachian Mountains -- Social life
Celebrities -- Socialites
Jews -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- Sources
Jews -- Southern states -- History
Description A small group of photographs and documents of Gus and Emma Adler that covers their years managing the Sky Club, a fine-dining establishment in Asheville in the early 20th century. Includes photographs of famous people who came to the club and who knew the Adlers.
Publisher D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville
Contributor Sharon Fahrer
Date original 2011-12-13
Date digital 2011-12-16
Type Collection ; Text ; Image
Format 1 small manuscript box
Source M2011.10.1
Language English
Relation Is related to Jewish Heritage in Western North Carolina collections, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville ;

Beale and Peggy Fletcher Oral History ;
Coverage Temporal 1920s-1960s
Coverage Spatial Asheville, NC ; Miami, FL
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Some materials in collections are electronic rights only. Please ask for assistance from Special Collections staff.
Donor Donor number: 408
Acquisition 2011-12-08
Citation Gus and Emma Adler Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections staff, 2010 ; LL ; HP
Last update 2012-04-11
Biography Emma Adler, b. Pageland SC, 1904; d. Cincinnati, OH April 14, 1987. She lived in Asheville N.C., for most of her life. On July 13, 1957, Mrs. Adler was arrested along with five nightclub owners in Asheville on charges of illegal resale of tax paid liquor.

Gus Adler, b. March 31, 1879, Germany ; d. April 17, 1952, Asheville N.C. Final resting place is in Cavalry Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fletcher, Henderson Co. N.C.
History/Context The Sky Club was established by the Adlers in the old O.C. Hamilton residence in ca. 1920s and was called "The Heidelburg." During WWII the name was changed to the Sky Club, reflecting the change in public response to all things German.
Series > Biographical information
> Photographs
> Sky Club
Items List
Box Folder Item Description Thumbnail
M2011.10.01 01 01 Biographical Information [photocopy only]  
  02 02 Gus and Emma's families [photocopy only]  
  03 03 Celebrities [photocopy only]  
  04 04 Sky Club [photocopy only]
  05 05 Miscellaneous [photocopy only]  
  06 06 Photographs [original and photocopy]

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