Inventory of the Barbara Gabowitz Scrapbook 1953-1958 Gabowitz, Barbara Scrapbook Mss. Acc. 2009.363

Inventory of the Barbara Gabowitz Scrapbook 1953-1958

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Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2009.363


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Special Collections Research Center
01/Mss. Acc. 2009.363
Barbara Gabowitz Scrapbook 1953-19581955-1958
Alternate Extent Statement:
1 vol.
Gabowitz, Barbara arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Barbara Gabowitz Scrapbook, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 08/20/2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned and described in August 2009 by Ute Schechter. Additional rehousing by Kimberly Bassett, SCRC staff, in February 2010.

Biographical Note

Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href=" Gabowitz"> Gabowitz</a>.

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1955-1958 of Barbara (Bobbi) Gabowitz, a teenager from Highland Parks, New Jersey documenting her time spent in a Jewish summer camp, Camp Tel-Hai in Jamison, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Scrapbook includes letters, photographs, admission tickets, newsletters and handmade cards as well as many comments made on those items by Bobbi Gabowitz, who titled the first page "This book contains memoirs of my summer romances at Camp Tel-Hai." Also included is a 1953 photograph showing her parents on a cruise and an undated group photograph of Camp Tel-Hai.The following excerpts of names mentioned in the scrapbook was provided by the seller:"Axelrod, Cohen, Lazar, Pearlman, Gabowitz, Sukoneck, Miller, Freedman, Turner, Spatz, Press, Goldstein, Grossman, Leorne, Feister, Levine, Shubin, Brandoff, Rothstein, Lewis, Torchon, Finestone, Daiell, Lief, Babad, Nathanson, Muchnick, Schoenberg, Koslow, Weinberg, Syrkus, Krant, Davidson, Abramson, Weisblatt."

Related Material

A diary of Barbara Gabowitz's sister, Phyllis Gabowitz Diary, is filed under Mss. Acc. 2009.348.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Admission tickets
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Programs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Topical Term:

  • Jewish camps
  • Jewish teenagers--United States--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • Newsletters.
  • Teenagers--New Jersey
  • Teenagers--Social life and customs