|D.H. Ramsey Library - Web Exhibit|
The Family Store
|Title||The Family Store|
|Alt. Title||The Family Store: A History of Jewish Businesses in Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990|
|Alt. Title||The Family Store: A People's Memory is History|
|Alt. Creator||Sharon Fahrer|
|Alt. Creator||Jan Schochet|
|Subject Keyword||Jews ; Jewish businesses ; Coleman Zageir ; Pritchard Park ; Patton Avenue ; Lexington Avenue ; Harry Blomberg ; North Main Street ; Asheville, NC ; South Main Street ; business ; merchants ; architecture ; stores ; clothing ; groceries ; restaurants ; religion ;|
|Description||This is a virtual exhibit of The Family Store: A History of Jewish Businesses in Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990 , a twelve-station exhibit that was located at sites around downtown Asheville, North Carolina where former Jewish businesses used to thrive. Created by Jan Schochet and Sharon Fahrer, the exhibit "showcases a time when all downtowns were destinations of purpose, providing the items necessary for daily life, from groceries to clothing to restaurants." Most of the documents, interviews and images used to create this exhibit are held in the Special Collections of D. H. Ramsey Library and were part of existing collections, or were donated as part of the research efforts of Schocket and Fahrer while creating The Family Store exhibit..|
|Publisher||Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804|
|Contributors||Jan Schochet ; Sharon Fahrer|
|Date||Date digital: 2008-04-30|
|Type||Collection ; Text ; Images ;|
|Source||D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections - Multiple collections,|
|Relation||Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA ; Leo Finkelstein oral history in Voices of Asheville Oral History Collection, Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville ; Digital copies of personal photographs and microfilm copies of Leo Finkelstein's scrapbooks and manuscripts at Appalachian State University, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Archives, Boone, NC. Sol Schulman Collection, a small collection of material related to Jewish businesses in the western part of the state. Includes material on Sol Schulman, a businessman in Waynesville, NC.. The Ada and Lou Pollock Collection contains rich material on many of the individuals and businesses mentioned in the Beth-Ha-Tephila collection and also contains supplementary material related to the Congregation Beth-Ha-Tephila. Jewish Roots in the Carolinas: A Pattern of American Philo-Semitism, Charlotte, M.C.: The Charlotte Israelite, 1955, in the D.Hiden Ramsey Collection, Folio #4, Correspondence, 1955 (miscellaneous) ; Choosing to Remember - From the Shoah to the Mountains , Center for Diversity Education, UNC Asheville; Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, UNC Chapel Hill ; American Jewish Historical Society ; Sidney Schochet Family Papers at UNC Asheville; "A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life," in Documenting the American South, UNC Chapel Hill ;|
|Rights||Copyright retained by History @ Hand and by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.|
|Citation||The Family Store, Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville|
|Processed by||Special Collections staff 2008, HW|
|Context||For over a century, from 1880-1990, nearly every building in downtown Asheville housed a Jewish owned
store. For most of the twentieth-century Asheville had the second largest
Jewish population in North Caroliona. This history is documented in The Family
Store: A History of Jewish Businesses in Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990
The Family Store: A History of Jewish Businesses in Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990 is a twelve-station exhibit that was originally located at sites around downtown where former Jewish businesses thrived. It showcased a time when all downtowns were destinations of purpose, providing the items necessary for daily life, from groceries to clothing to restaurants. During the majority of this period, downtown Asheville was the shopping hub of western North Carolina.
These merchants (more than 435) laid the groundwork, both physical and commercial, for downtown Asheville to be the arts and tourism destination it is today.
History @ Hand partners Jan Schochet and Sharon Fahrer, have been collecting materials and doing oral history interviews for this exhibit for more than four years. They are working in cooperation with City Seeds, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps downtown based projects.
The collected materials and interviews for the Family Store are housed at UNC-Asheville in the Ramsey Library Special Collections division and can be viewed on the internet by searching "Jewish Life in western North Carolina."
The Family Store: A History of Jewish Businesses in Downtown Asheville, 1880-1990 can be ordered from the History @ Hand website http://www.history-at-hand.com "
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|3||South Main Street|
|4||North Main Street|