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Carol Gayman Stein Camp Tel-Hai Photographs and Memorabilia

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Carol Gayman Stein Camp Tel-Hai Photographs and Memorabilia

1948-1956, 1996 

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Stein, Carol Gayman

0.92 linear feet (1 box) 

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.

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Biographical Note
Carol Gayman Stein attended Camp Tel-Hai for thirteen summers beginning in 1944 at the age of three. Camp Tel-Hai, a co-educational Jewish summer camp located in Jamison, Bucks County, PA was founded by Joseph Levitsky, graduate of Temple University, founder of Akiba Hebrew Academy, and fellow of Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Camp Tel-Hai operated from the 1930s until the close of the 1965 camp season, when a Catholic organization took over the camp renaming it Camp Neumann.

Description of Collection
The Carol Gayman Stein Camp Tel-Hai Photographs and Memorabilia consists of a presentation or marketing album filled with black and white photographs of Camp Tel-Hai and its campers engaged in various activities such as swimming, fishing, craft making, and dancing. The album was used by Camp Tel-Hai staff to showcase the camp and its activities to potential campers and their families.  At the back of the presentation album, are approximately thirty color photographs of a 1996 Camp Tel-Hai reunion, organized by Carol Gayman Stein. Also included in the collection are reproduction photographs of Camp Tel-Hai in 1948; correspondence from James Warren addressed to Carol Gayman Stein; souvenirs and personal memorabilia of Carol Gayman Stein including activity patches, camp cabaret programs, and other printed ephemera.

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Catalog Record
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5595575~S30

Research Access
Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information
The Carol Gayman Stein Camp Tel-Hai Photographs and Memorabilia is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds literary rights only for material created by university employees and to material given to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Carol Gayman Stein Camp Tel-Hai Photographs and Memorabilia, SCRC 41, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material
Other Institutions: Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Barbara Gabowitz Scrapbook

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Donated by Carol Gayman Stein in May 2012.

Processing Information
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.

Index Terms
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Stein, Carol Gayman

Corporate Names:
Camp Tel-Hai (Jamison, Pa)

Camps—Pennsylvania—Bucks County
Jewish camps
Jews--United States--Social life and customs

Warwick (Bucks County, Pa. : Township)

Material Types:
Souvenir programs