Morris Speizman papers
Scope and Contents
Primarily personal items written and collected by Morris Speizman. Includes correspondence, essays, and material concerning his father's autobiography.
- 1952 - 1989
- 1965 - 1983
- Speizman, Morris (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
Morris Speizman was born in Lodz, Poland in 1905. Six months later, his family immigrated to the United States. He grew up in Paterson, N.J., Kingston, Ont., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and attended the Philadelphia School of Textiles. In 1936, he and his wife, Sylvia Valenstein, came to Charlotte and founded Speizman Industries, Inc., a textile machinery company. In addition to his business, Speizman was very active in the Jewish and civic communities. As an author, he wrote This Week's Miracle (Charlotte: Heritage Printers, 1968), Our World To Come (Charlotte: Graham Publishing Co., 1975), The Jews of Charlotte (Charlotte: McNally and Loftin, 1978), and Some Things I Wish I Had Said--And Some I Did! (Charlotte: Graham Publishing Co., 1983). He died in Charlotte on July 25, 1987 and was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery. [For addition information, see box 1:1.]
0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box (shared))
Papers of a Charlotte businessman, author, and Jewish community leader. Includes biographical material; typescript of his book, Our World to Come (1975); manuscript autobiography of his father, David S. Speizman (ca. 1873-1957), who immigrated from Poland in 1905; and correspondence with and material about Harry Golden.
Charlotte (N.C.); New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Israel; Poland
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts of Morris Speizman, 1983-86. Transfer from University Archives, 1990.
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