Guide to the Jerome Epstein papers, 1877-1895,1915-2002

Jerome Epstein C0262


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Epstein, Jerome, 1925-2002
Title Jerome Epstein papers
Date 1877-1895, 1915-2002
Physical Characteristics 8.0 linear ft.
Abstract The collection includes World War II military letters, photography equipment, newspapers, correspondence, scrapbooks, notebooks, audiotapes, 8mm film reels, and military badges. The collection contains material from 1877-1895 and 1915-2002.
Collection Number C0262
Language English

Biographical Information

Born August 25, 1925 to Jerome and Rosella Epstein, Jerome Zachariah Epstein, Jr. attended Jefferson Public Schools until being accepted into Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1942. After attending Miami University in Oxford for one year, Epstein enlisted in the U.S. Army, August 10, 1943, and went into active service January 3, 1944. He was sent to Italy and served for seven months as a radio operator with the 110th Mountain Signal Company 10th Mountain Division located in the Northern Appennines and the Po Valley. Epstein was honorably discharged April 19, 1946 and was awarded two bronze service stars. After returning to civilian life, Epstein finished a 4-year program at Univeristy of Dayton. After college, he would go on to work at Western Iron and Steel, a family business. Jerome Epstein, Jr. died August 14, 2002.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes photographs, photography equipment, newspapers, correspondence, scrapbooks, notebooks, audiotapes, 8mm film reels, and miltary badges. The collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1: World War II Era Items (1942-1946) includes photographs, maps, identification papers, travel books, and numerous letters.

Series 2: Photographs (1914-2002) includes photographs of Jerome Epstein, Jr., the Epstein family, negatives, photo albums, and photography equipment.

Series 3: Scrapbooks and Slides (1940-1954) includes color slides of the Epstein family, vacations, and spring flowers. It also includes many scrapbooks which contain post cards, newspaper clippings, and many World War II items.

Series 4: Epstein Family Items (1877-1895, 1915-2002) includes many items belonging to the Epstein family including financial documents, date books, newspapers clippings, Western Iron and Steel documents, and school documents.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: World War II Era Items, 1942-1946 (Boxes 1-2)
Series 2: Photographs, 1914-2002 (Boxes 3-10)
Series 3: Scrapbooks and Slides, 1940-1954 (Boxes 11-16)
Series 4: Epstein Family Items, 1877-1895, 1915-2002 (Boxes 17-22)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Jerome Epstein papers must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds other collections that document World War II and postwar United States history, including the Leonard H. Clark military history collection and the Mary Elsie Fox photograph collection.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Epstein, Jerome, 1925-2002

Subjects:

Letters.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
World War, 1939-1945.

Document Types:

Correspondence.
Negatives.
Newspapers.
Photographs.
Slides.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jerome Epstein papers, C0262, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by L. Claire Kincannon in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Bill Keeler in October 2017. EAD markup completed by Bill Keeler in October 2017.

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Contents List

Series 1: World War II Era Items, 1942-1946 (Boxes 1-2)
This series includes photographs, maps, identification papers, travel books, and numerous letters.
Box Folder
1 1 Military Issue Pamphlets, Identification Cards, Photographs of Jerome Epstein, 1944-1945
2 World War II Era Letters to Family, June 1942, January-July 1944
3 World War II Era Letters to Family, August-December 1944
4 World War II Era Letters to Family, January-June 1945
5 World War II Era Letters to Family, July-December 1945
6 World War II Era Letters to Family, January-November 1946
7 Discharge Papers, Identification Photos, Newspaper, 1945
Box Folder
2 1 English-Italian Dictionaries, Maps of Italy and Venice, Newspapers, 1944-1945
2 Discharge Papers and Correspondence, 1943-1946
3 Military Service Records of Jerome Epstein, 1946-2015
4 Travel Books for Venice, Italy, circa 1940s
Series 2: Photographs, 1914-2002 (Boxes 3-10)
This series includes photographs of Jerome Epstein, Jr., the Epstein family, negatives, photo albums, and photography equipment.
Box Folder
3 1 Photographs, Invitations, Playbills, and Newspaper Clippings, circa 1950
2 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Family, Artwork, 1940-1998
3 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Family, Artwork, 1940-1998
4 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Family, Artwork, circa 1960
5 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Family, and Negatives, 1948-1952
6 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Family, Negatives, Color Film Transparencies, 1943, 1953-1957
Box Folder
4 1 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Family, Color Film Transparencies, 1947-1960
2 Color Film Transparencies from New York City, Marsha Bramson Wedding Announcement, May 1960
3 Negatives of Family Photographs, 1930-1950
4 Negatives of Family Photographs and Jerome Epstein, circa 1940-1950
5 Portrait of Rosella Epstein, Photographs, 1957-2002
6 Epstein Family Photo Album, circa 1950
Box Folder
5 1 Photographs and Rememberance Booklet, 1925,1967
2 Photographs and Negatives of Jerome Epstein, circa 1930
3 Photographs of Epstein Family, Friends, Jerome Jr. and Rosella Epstein, 1895-1930, 1949-1990
4 Photographs of Jerome Epstein, Jr., and Family, 1944, circa 1960
5 Photo Album, circa 1930-1950
Box Folder
6 1 Photographs of Family and House, circa 1980
2 Photographs of Family and House, 1977
3 Photographs of Family and House, 1980-1981
4 Photographs of Family and House, 1978-1980
5 Photographs of Artwork and House, 1965, 1977-1980
6 Photographs of Family and Vacation, circa 1970s
Box Folder
7 1 Photographs of Vacation and House, circa 1960s
2 Photographs of Family, House, and Artwork, 1966, 1979, 1989
3 Photographs of Family, House, and Artwork, 1976-1977, 1979-1980
4 Photographs of Family, House, and School, circa 1940, 1967, 1980-1994
5 Photographs of Family, Vacation, and House, 1965, 1966
Box Folder
8 1 Photographs of Family, Negatives, Letter from Jerome Epstein, circa 1960
2 Photographs of Family and House, circa 1970
3 Photographs of Family and Vacation, circa 1970
4 Photographs of Rosella Epstein and Family Vacation, circa 1960
5 Photographs of Jerome Epstein in Uniform, Family, and Vacation, circa 1940-1960
6 Photographs of Saul Green, Jerome as a Child, Family, Jerome Sr. and Rosella Epstein, 1914, circa 1930-1960
Box Folder
9 1 Epstein Family Photo Album, circa 1960s
Box Folder
10 1 Vernon 8mm Camera and Photo Viewers, circa 1960s
Series 3: Scrapbooks and Slides, 1940-1954 (Boxes 11-16)
This series includes color slides of the Epstein family, vacations, and spring flowers. It also includes many scrapbooks which contain post cards, newspaper clippings, and many World War II items.
Box Folder
11 1 Color Slides of Sea Isle, Miami, and Spring Flowers, 1951
2 Color Slides of Sea Isle, Essex House, and Thanksgiving, 1950-1951
3 Color Slides of Epstein Family, 1950-1951
4 Color Slides of Epstein Family, 1950-1951
5 Color Slides of New York City, 1950
6 Color Slides of Epstein Family and House, 1953
7 Color Slides of Sea Isle, 1951
Box Folder
12 1 Color Film Transparencies, circa 1954
2 Color Film Transparencies, circa 1954
3 Color Film Transparencies, 1953-1954
Box Folder
13 1 Post Cards, circa 1950
2 Scrapbook of Post Cards, circa 1950
3 Scrapbook of Post Cards, circa 1940-1950
4 Scrapbook of Playbills, circa 1930s
Box Folder
14 1 Barker Music Box, Birthday Card to Jerome Epstein, circa 1940s
2 Color Slides of Spring Flowers, circa 1950s
3 Color Slides of New York City, 1950
4 Scrapbook Part I, circa 1930s-1940s
5 Scrapbook Part II, circa 1930s-1940s
Box Folder
15 1 Scrapbook Part III, circa 1930s-1940s
2 Scrapbook Part IV, circa 1930s-1940s
3 Scrapbook Part V, circa 1930s-1940s
4 Scrapbook Part VI, circa 1930s-1940s
Box Folder
16 1 Scrapbook of World War II Era Items, circa 1940s
Series 4: Epstein Family Items, 1877-1895, 1915-2002 (Boxes 17-22)
Includes many items belonging to the Epstein family including financial documents, date books, newspapers clippings, Western Iron and Steel documents, and school documents.
Box Folder
17 1 "The Daytonian", Dayton High School Yearbook, 1915
2 "The Daytonian", Dayton High School Yearbook, 1947
3 "The Daytonian", Dayton High School Yearbook, 1948
4 "The Daytonian", Dayton High School Yearbook, 1949
Box Folder
18 1 "The Cauldron", Frankfurt Highschool Yearbooks, 1912, 1913
2 "The Cauldron", Frankfurt Highschool Yearbooks, 1914, 1917
3 "The Cauldron", Frankfurt Highschool Yearbooks, 1918, 1920
4 Rosella Green School Record Book, Jerome Epstein University Diploma and Writings, 1915, circa 1950
5 Newspapers and Clippings, 1945
Box Folder
19 1 Name Tapes, Graduation Programs, Letters, Rosella Epstein Driver's License, 1940-1949
2 Moses Epstein Financial Documents and Letters, Letters and Invitations to Rosella and Jerome Epstein, 1877-1915, 1943-1978
3 Letters, Western Iron and Steel Co. Records, Invitations , 1942-1991
4 Dayton Woman's Club Yearbook, Rosella Green Diploma, Spelling Book, 1915-1921
5 Correspondence, Report Cards, Invitations, 1934-1944, 1945, 1986
6 Jerome Epstein Sr. Correspondence, 1962-1963
7 Correspondence of Jerome Epstein, Sr., Western Iron and Steel Co. Paperwork, 1951-1954
Box Folder
20 1 Sympathy Cards and Donation Acknowledgements, 1967
2 Sympathy Cards and Donation Acknowledgements, 1967
3 Sympathy Cards and Donation Acknowledgements, 1967
4 Sympathy Cards and Donation Acknowledgements, 1967
5 Sympathy Cards and Donation Acknowledgements, 1967
Box Folder
21 1 Date Books, Letters, Newspapers, University Documents, 1978-2002
2 Record Books, Post Cards, Will of Louis Green, Hotel Receipts, 1953-1992
3 Invoices, Tax Returns and Forms, Western Iron and Steel Co. Financial Documents, 1951-1955
4 Temple Israel Service Programs, Letter to Jerome Epstein, Sr., 1894, 1967
Box Folder
22 1 Rosella and Jerome Epstein, Sr. Correpondence, Western Iron and Steel Documents, 1948-1963
2 Jerome Epstein High School Papers, Report Cards, Play Reviews, 1935-1943
3 Jerome Epstein High School Papers, Play Scripts, School Newspaper, 1940-1945
4 Newspaper Clippings, Jerome Epstein Writings, Scripts, 1941-1943
5 Pamphlets and User Manuals, circa 1950
6 Poetry Collection, circa 1940-1950
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