D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Louis Blomberg Family Papers
M2004.02

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Louis Blomberg Family Papers
ID
M2004.02
Date
1851-1992
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Location
Located in Special Collections, Row 7, Section 6.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains personal papers, letters of correspondence, some in Hebrew, telegrams and congratulatory letters for community service and personal achievement, and family photo albums and loose photos. Correspondence related to the Louis Blomberg family businesses and related Jewish businesses in Asheville, N.C. Note "Blomberg" is used interchangeably with "Blumberg" in many early documents. Collection also contains a 1992 Congregation Beth Ha-Tephila directory.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]; Louis Blomberg Family Papers, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804


Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
ghyde@unca.edu

Rights

No restrictions. 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.

Accruals

At this time, no accruals are anticipated.

Creator

Marilyn Blomberg Patton; Barbara Blomberg; Louis Blomberg Family

Contributors

Jan Schochet ; Sharon Fahrer ; History@Hand

Processing Information

Originally processed by Special Collections staff, 2004. Reprocessed with new finding aid by Jess Furst, December 2013.


Physical Description

Collection contains personal papers, letters of correspondence, some in Yiddish, telegrams and congratulatory letters for community service and personal achievement. Correspondence related to the Louis Blomberg family businesses and related Jewish businesses in Asheville, N.C. Note "Blomberg" is used interchangeably with "Blumberg" in many early documents. The collection also includes family photo albums and photos.


Subject Keywords

small business ; family business ; The Racket Store ; Congregation Beth Ha-Tephila


Collection Inventory

Folder 1

1992 Directory, Congregation Beth Ha-Tephila.

Personal letter from Harry Blomberg to Freada and Edna, n.d.

Folder 2

Personal letter from Harry Blomberg to sisters Freda and Edna, n.d.

Paper bag with logo: The Racket Store, 1887--Asheville's Grand Old Store--1929. L. Blomberg, Proprietor, 16 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, N.C.

Folder 3

Russian Postal Card addressed to "Mr. A. Blomberg, 23 North Main Str. Asheville, N.C. America." 1907. Handwritten note in Hebrew.

Russian Postal Card addressed to "Mr. L. Blumberg, 17 Patton Ave. Ascheville, N.C. America." 1905. Handwritten note in Hebrew.

Russian Postal Card addressed to "Mr. L. Blumberg, 17 Patton Ave. Acheville, N.C. America." Date indecipherable. Handwritten note in Hebrew.

Folder 4

Letter in German on stationery "Model Cigar Store, L. Blomberg, Wholesale and Retail, Cigars and Tobacco, A General Line of Smokers Articles, 17 Patton Ave., Asheville, N.C. Jan. 31, 1893." [2 pages]

Document with two seals and multiple stamp-seals. Pauline Paracleis and Benjamin Schmerl Segal [?]. November 5, 1851. In German. [7 pages]

Folder 5

Marriage document in Hebrew on form printed by Saphirstein & Co., 40 Canal St., N.Y and published by A.L. Cremansky, 30 Canal Street, N.Y. [1 item]

Folder 6

Letter in Hebrew on Blumberg letterhead: "Blumberg Bros. Outfitters for Men, Women and Children, 113-119 Broughton Street, West, Savannah, Ga. Feb. 26, 1924." [1 item]

Folder 7

"Allison's Drug Store Agency, New Royal Photographic Company, Commercial Photographers, Kodak Finishing" envelope with note on face: "Telegrams for Sig's Barmetzvah and Mames wedding."

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. S. Ginsberg to Sigmond Blumberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Abe Blanche to Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg, August 21, 1909.

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. H. Raskin to Sigmund Blomberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. B. Abramovitz and family to Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. J. Cohen to Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Blomberg Bros. to Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. Bluestein to Mr. Sigmund Blomberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Uncle Albert to Sigmund Blomberg, August 21, 1909.

Telegram from Segal to L. Blomberg.

Telegram from Ike L. Ettinger to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blomberg.

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. M. Frank to Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg.

Telegram from Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marcus to Mr. Sigmund Blomberg, August 22, 1909.

Telegram from Minnie and Sam to L. Blomberg, August 21, 1909.

Telegram from Grandma and Uncle to Mr. and Mrs. L. Blomberg.

Folder 8

Two copies of a check to A. Blomberg from D.L. Duck for $10.00, April 16, 1905.

Letter from Senator Robert R. Reynolds, United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations, June 1, 1940 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stern, expressing good wishes and noting that a copy of the latest Congressional Directory has been sent to them.

Folder 9

Picture postcard of: "The shops of the Biltmore Industries, Inc. Asheville, N.C. where beautiful Biltmore Handwoven Homespuns have been created for over half a century." Used to solicit interest in handwoven woolens. At bottom is note from customer "Would appreciate samples of light weight suitings in blue and purple. Lillian Stickh ..." [1 item]

Folder 10

Newsprint advertisement for The Racket Store with photo of L. Blomberg.