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“1500 Mexicans and Negro Laborers are Expected in County” Clarksdale Daily Register.

September 17, 1925, 1.

Abernathy, Harry. “Clarksdale Was Bustline during 1890s.” Clarksdale Press Register, July 17, 1982.

______. "New World Scorned by Clarksdale's Elite." Clarksdale Press Register. August 14-15,

1982, Clarksdale Centennial 1883-1982 Section ed., 4B.

Abrams, Marilyn Binder. Interview by author, Memphis ,TN. August 17, 2012.

Abrams, Sam & Lolly. 1994. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. January 17.

Adelson, Pauline Fink. Interview by author. Merigold, MS, October 31, 1999.

"Alcazar (Castles) of Spain: Three Magical Spanish Fortresses." Digital Images: Alcazar (Castles) of Spain: Three Magical Spanish Fortresses, accessed August 02, 2015. http://Album.exploring-castles.com/ alcazar_castle.html.

“Alcazar Hotel,” CPLCC Vertical File, Clarksdale Press Register, October 28, 1989.

Alexander, Charles, Elaine, Sarah, and other family members 1994. Interview by author, July 5.

Allen, Thomas 2004, Letter to the author. Clarksdale, MS. February 2.

“Al Nachman.” Clarksdale Challenge. November 29, 1900, 2.

“Al Nachman Sails for Trip Around the World.” Clarksdale Daily Register, February 5, 1924, 3. “Announcement For January: Wedding of Miss Friedman and Mr. Weiss.” Clarksdale Daily

Register, October 30, 1928, 5.

“Annual Confirmation Exercises Will be Held at Beth Israel Temple Here Sunday, June 9; Elaborate Program is Being Arranged for Notable Event.” Clarksdale Daily Register, June 6, 1935, 1, 6.

Ashkenazi, Elliott. The Business of Jews in Louisiana, 1840-1875. Tuscaloosa, Alabama:

University of Alabama Press, 1988.

Barnes, Harris. Cotton: A 50 Year Pictorial History: The Photographs of Harris Barnes,

Brandon, MS: Exposures Publishing, Inc., 2002.

Baucom, Madge P., and Harold K. Sage, Comp., Clarksdale-Coahoma County, 1836-1936: one hundred years of progress in the MS Delta: Centennial Edition. (Delta Staple Cotton Festival Association 1936).

Beatus, Leona Sack. 1993. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. September 4.

Beck, Lawrence. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. September 13, 2008.

Behrend, Blanche Dinner. Interview by author, Jackson, MS. July 1, 1996.

Bennie K. Kantrovitz Dies in New York.” Clarksdale Daily Register. May 26, 1919, 6. Beth Israel Anniversary Issue. Clarksdale, MS: Clarksdale Beth Israel Congregation, 1939. "Beth Israel & 75th Year to Be Celebrated." Clarksdale Press Register. October 10, 1969, 3. Beth Israel To Have New Cemetery.” The Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS) January 25, 1916. 1. Binder, Leon & Rebecca “Bebe”. Interview by author. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. October 31,

1999.B

Bloom, Julian. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. November 18, 1993.

Blouin, C. Z. “Announces the Opening of the New Store.” Clarksdale Daily Register. May 17, 1918, 6.

“Boone Bought Out by I. Kerstine.” Clarksdale Daily Register. February 4,1920, 3.

“Boone Bought Out By I. Kerstine.” Clarksdale Daily Register, March 29, 1920, 3.


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Bontemps, Arna, Editor, Handy's Father of the Blues. (New York: MacMillan), 1969, 78.

Borod, Max. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. October 7, 1994.

Brenner, & Gaisman v Hirsh, Lowenstein & Levy. (Circuit Court, Coahoma County) 69 MS Reports 1891-1892, 309.

“Brief Personal Mention.” The Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS). February 2, 1917. 4.

Califf, Leon. Interview by author, Memphis, TN. November 5. 2002.

“Chancery Court To Be Called at 2 P.M.” Clarksdale Daily Register, Octobe4 28, 1920.

“City Saddened By Death Today of Mr. Nachman.” Clarksdale Register and Daily News, January 7, 1947, 1.

“City Schools Open Under Auspicious Conditions.” The Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS) September 18, 1916, 1.

“CLARKSDALE FIRE: The Little Town of Clarksdale a Mass of Ruins,” The New Coahomian, Friars Point, MS, April 13, 1889, 3.

Clarksdale Hide & Fur Co. “We Sell Feed,” Advertisement, Clarksdale Daily Register, April 24, 1922, 2.

“Clarksdale Tailor Visiting Markets.” Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS). January 18, 1917. 6. "Clarksdale, The Queen City of Delta Has Future That Is Most Promising.” Clarksdale Press

Register, August 26, 1926, 20.

Clarksdale Woman’s Club, “Walter Chapman,” Clarksdale Daily Register, March13, 1918, 2. "Coahoma County Is Famous Throughout Dixie for Its Abundant Crop." Clarksdale Daily Register

and News, September 3, 1936, Cotton Festival Edition, 5, 6.

Cobb, Harvey. Clarksdale Press Register, Internet Edition, May 27, 2003.

Cobb, James C. The Most Southern Place on Earth: The MS Delta and the Roots of Regional

Identity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Coffman, Michael, Ph.D. and Kristie Pelletier. “The Forgotten Depression, 1920-1921. Digital Image. Accessed February 1, 2019. http://Album.newswithviews.com/Coffman/ mike128.htm.

“Condensed City News.” The Daily Register. (Clarksdale, MS.) September 4. 1917. 4 “Confirmation Service Plan.” Clarksdale Daily Register. June 22, 1929, 4.

“Congregation Beth Israel." The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families. New Orleans, LA: The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company, March 23, 1923, 6.

“Cotton Picking Price $1.25 in County.” Clarksdale Daily Register, September 4, 1925. 1.

Croft, Freddie Beherend. 1996. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. July 1.

Croner, Jo. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. August 10, 2008.

Curtis, Catherine. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. November 21, 1999.

“C. Z. Blouin Opens New Line of Goods.” Clarksdale Daily Register, May 17, 1918, 3.

Dabbs, Miriam. Local Historical Site To Be Marked," Here's Clarksdale, May-June 1973, map, 7.

Clarksdale, May-June, 1974, 22, 23.

___. "Clarksdale in 1897 (Diary Mrs. Pauline A. Clark)." Here's Clarksdale, March/April 1973, 16-22.

___. “Clarksdale's Tuttle Hotel.” Here's Clarksdale. November-December 1976. 16.

___. “Fabulous Packets,” Here’s Clarksdale, Nov-Dec 20-23, 1973, 20-23.

___. "The Mayors of Clarksdale." Here's Clarksdale, January/February 1975, 7.

“Dave Binder, 14 is Drowned at Mackey's Lake.” Clarksdale Daily Register, August 26, 1925, 1.

Davidson, Hermine. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. April, 2005.

“Death Claims Young Citizen: Sam Segal Crosses The Bar After An Illness of Several Weeks At


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The Hospital." Clarksdale Daily Register, May 4, 1926, 1.

"Demand for and Scarcity of Houses Driving Desirable Families from Clarksdale." Clarksdale Press Register, September 18S, 1912, Town Talk ed. “

Delicatessen Store Receives Patronage.” Clarksdale Daily Register, September 7, 1920, 3.mber 18S, 1912, Town Talk ed.

DeShanto, Dorothy, G.V. Mitchell, A. Album. Comings, and E. R. Thomas. Clarksdale, MS City Directory, 1933.

Dudnow, Simon M. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the Earliest times until the Present Day. New York: KTAV Publishing House., 1975.

Edwards, Olive. "Herman Damsker." Here's Clarksdale, September/October 1973, 6-9.

______. "Circa 1932." Here's Clarksdale Volume I6, #3, May/June 1982, 6-7.

______. "Landry's Since 1891." Here's Clarksdale, March/April 1978, 6-9.

______. "The Clarksdale Hospital." Here's Clarksdale, September/October, 1978, 6-9.

______. “Last Words and Testament of Reverend Thomas Wesley Dye.” Here's Clarksdale, May-

June 1980, 6.

______ and Robert Tonkel. "This Is My Story." Here's Clarksdale Volume I6, #3, July/August

1978 pp. 10-24.

"Ellis Henry Shapira Dies After Long Illness, Services Held Here Today." Clarksdale Press Register (Clarksdale, MS), January 17, 1949.

“Excursions Running from St. Louis and Chicago Expected to Reach Memphis Sunday.” Clarksdale Daily Register, September 15, 1925, 1.

"Exhibit of Useful and Artistic Articles Made by Clarksdale Boys and Girls during Summer Playground Period." Clarksdale Daily Register, August 13, 1931, 2.

“Expect A Large Crowd at Temple Tomorrow Night.” Clarksdale Daily Register, August 7, 1920, 1.

“Extension of City White Way Sought By Business Men.” The Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS).

March 28, 1917. 1.

Fink, Alvin , Kathleen Lowenthal, Corinne Kerstine. Interview by author. Memphis, TN.

November 27, 1993.

Foster, Kevin “Riverboat Dave's About Delta Queen, Part 1” National Historic Landmark Study, 1989. Digital Image: National Historic Landmark Study. Accessed February 15, 2019.

“Fourth Delta Handicap Underway Today; Shooters Here From All Corners U.S,. Over 75 Shooters Already on Hand for Big Event.” Clarksdale Daily Register. August 17, 1925, 1.

“Frank Baker Passes After Long Illness.” Carnegie Public Library Album Volume #1, 1936. Friedman, Charles, Elaine Friedman Alexander and Sarah Friedman Alexander, and other family

members. Interview by author, July 4, 1994.

“Friedman-Nelson Nuptials Solemnized in Greenville.” Clarksdale Daily Register, July 1, 1933, 3, 1994.

Forst, Harold. Letters to Kerstine family, 1985-1994.

“Funeral for Mrs. Levinson." Clarksdale Press Register. June 29, 1928. 1.

“Funeral Service for Mr. Sacks is Held at Temple.” Clarksdale Register and Daily News. February 19, 1940, 1.

"Funeral Services for Mrs. Balicer At Home on Maple." Clarksdale Press Register, January 14, 1936, 1.

Greenberg, Harriet Baker. “Grandma Harriet Remembers,” Julia Baker Glassman Genealogical Collection, Memphis, TN.


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Glassman, Julia Belle Baker. Interview by Terry Thompson and author, Memphis TN. September 15, 2008.

______. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. February 16, 2003.

______. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. October 27, 2010.

______. “Correction of Website." Julia Belle Baker Glassman, Memphis, TN, February 16, 2001,

_____. "Information on Morris Baker." Glassman Private Genealogical Collection.”

Baker, Ora, “A Memorable Interview,” August 1916, Julia Baker Glassman Private Genealogical Collection, Memphis, TN.

Goldberg, Leon. Hebrew Watchman May 14, 1929. p, 1.

“Goodman Now in Realty Field.” Clarksdale Register, January 21, 1918, 6. Greenwood, Amy Morrow. Interview by author. Chicago, Illinois. October 28, 1999. H. Kantor Sells Oakhurst Residence.” Clarksdale Daily Register, March 3, 1920, 3. “Handsome Natatorium Completed.” Carnegie Public Library Album Volume #1, 164. 29. "Hardwig Peres Goes to MS Upon Patriotic Mission." The Jewish Spectator (Memphis, TN, New

Orleans, LA,) 7.

Hibbert, Paul. Email exchange, Santa Fe, NM September 2005.

Hirsberg, Bernard. Hirsberg. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. April 27, 1994.

______. Interview with Plaut, Rabbi Joshua, Clarksdale, MS, 1986.

Hirsberg, Flora Okun. Interview by author, September 30, 1993.

“Holland's Letter: The Richest Town in the United States” The Wall Street Journal. March 26, 1920, 3.

Isaacson, Abe "The Old Days." Here's Clarkdale, January/February 1979, 10-18.

______. "There’s Where the South Begins." Clarksdale Press Register, June 30, 1986. (page no.)

Issaquena Department Store. “Selling Out Sale.” Advertisement. Clarksdale Daily Register, February 23, 1933, 5.

“J. C. Boone Purchases C. Z. Blouin Business.” Clarksdale Daily Register. November 29, 1919, 3. “Jack of All Trades, World Traveler, Cosmopolitan Composer finds Home and Develops South’s Finest Band,” Clarksdale Daily Register and Daily News, September 7th, 1946, 1, 8.

Jacobson, Edith Shainberg. 1993 Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. November 27.

Jacobson, Gilbert. 2001. Email exchange with author. August 19.

______. Email exchange with author. October 19, 2001.

______. Email message to author, August 19, 2001.

______. Interview with author. Memphis TN. November 24, 2014.

______. Interview with author, August 2, 2012.

______. Interview with author. Memphis TN. November 24, 2014.

______. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. November 18, 2014.

______. Interview by author, Memphis, TN. Author 2, 2012.

______. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. April 8, 2012.

Jacobson, Gilbert. E-mail exchange with author. August 19, 2001

______. Email exchange with author. October 19, 2001.

______. Email exchange with author, 2015.

______.E-mail exchange with author. January 7, 2015.

Jaegar, Burt and Harriet Damsker Jaegar. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS., October 10, 1994. Jaeger, Burt, Irvin Kaufman, and Alvin, Labens. Interview by author. Memphis, TN, November 18,

2004.

James, Selma Weinberger. 1985. Interview by Harold Forst. January 6, 1985.


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______. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. September 2, 1999.

______. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. October 1, 1999.

______. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. November 14, 1999.

______. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. July 21, 2000

______. Interview by author. Jackson, MS.-August 1, 2000

______.and Corinne Kerstine, interview by author, Jackson, MS, September 16, 1993.

______.and Corinne Kerstine, interview by author, Jackson, MS, November 28, 1993.

Jenkins, Anona comp. “Early Days in Clarksdale as Witnessed by R.H. Wildberger, Makes Most Interesting Story.” January 28, 1925, Volume. 1, Carnegie Album #1, 6.

Jennings, James. "History of Floods in the Delta." Clarksdale Press Register, March 17, 2002, First section.

“Jewish Aid Society Elects New Officers.” Clarksdale Daily Register. February 7, 1916. 1. “Jewish Aid Society Meets in Alligator.” Clarksdale Daily Register, May 11, 1928, 5. “Jewish Celebration to be Held Tomorrow.” Clarksdale Daily Register. June 10, 1938, 1. “Jewish Confirmation Services Sunday--” Clarksdale Daily Register, May 26, 1923, 4. “Jewish Dance Tomorrow Night.” Clarksdale Daily Register. November 27, 1917, 6. JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry - USA - MS Burial Record." Record of Salomon,

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"Jewish Historical Edition of Clarksdale, MS" The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families (New Orleans, LA: The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company) March 23, 1923, 6. “Jewish Ladies Aid Society Give Dance--” Clarksdale Daily Register, January 3, 1920, 3. “Jewish Young Men Open Harmony Club.” Clarksdale Daily Register. November 6, 1920, 1. “Jews Plan to Carry Torahs to Synagogue.” Clarksdale Daily Register. May 7, 192-. 3.

“Julius Picard Passes Today At his Home.” Clarksdale Daily Register and Daily News, March 9, 1946. 1.

Kantor, Ira. interview by author, Memphis, TN. November 27, 1993.

Katz, Clara and Aaron-Kline. Interview with Plaut, Rabbi Joshua. Clarksdale, MS. July 7.

1986.

Kaufman, Irwin. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. November 18, 1993.

______. Email exchange., May 25, 2001

Kerstine, Corinne. Interview by author, St. Louis, Missouri, June 20, 1977.

———. Interview by Harold Forst, Jackson, MS, . January 7, 1985.

———. Interview by author, Upland, CA, June 3, 1989.

———.Interview by author, Upland, CA, October 1, 1989.

———.Interview by author, Upland, October 10, 1989.

———. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. November 27. 1993.

———.Interview by author, Jackson, MS, January 4, 1994.

———.Interview by author, Jackson, MS, January 30, 1994.

———. Interview by author, Jackson, MS, April, 1995.

Kerstine Corinne, Aaron Kline, and Adele Cohen-Kline. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS.

November 28, 1993.

Kerstine, Corinne, James, Selma Weinberger, Margery Kerstine. Interview by Harold Forst.


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Jackson, MS. January 7, 1985.

Kerstine, Isidor. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. August 10. 1954.

Kerstine’s Private Genealogical Collection.

Koppman, Lionel, and Bernard Postal. Guess Who's Jewish in American History, Volume 2. New York, NY: Shapolsky Books, 1986, 241.

Korn, Rabbi Bertram. Papers re: Civil War, Temple Israel Archives, Memphis, TN.

Labens, Alvin. Interview by author, Memphis, TN, November 3, 2004.

______. Interview by author, Memphis, TN, November 10, 2004.

______. Interview by author, Memphis, TN, May 22, 2009.

Labens Maurice. Phone interview by author, Waco, Texas, January 23, 2017.

"Ladies Aid Society” The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families (New Orleans, LA:

The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company) March 23, 1923, 9.

Land Deed Record 2nd District Coahoma County #CC, MS Coahoma County Clarksdale, July 11, 1890, 326.

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———. #P. Clarksdale, Coahoma County, MS. January 12, 1876, 559.

———. #P. Clarksdale, Coahoma County, MS. February 12, 1876, 581.

———. #Q, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, MS. April 15, 1876, 144.

———.#Q, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, MS. ">May 2, 1876, 237.

———. #Q, Clarksdale, Coahoma County, MS. May 2, 1876, 241.

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———. #V. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. Pages 267-268. March 29, 1884.

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———. #FF MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. Pages 473. December 8, 1892. “Landau-Jacobs Wedding Today.” The Daily Register. (Clarksdale, MS) July 28, 1915. 1 “L. Kaufman” Advertisement. Friars Point Coahomian, April 11, 1896, 2.

M Landau Co. (The). “Announcement” Advertisement, Clarksdale Daily Register. March 20, 1925. 3

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“Local Department,” Clarksdale Challenger, March 1, 1900, 3. “Local Department,” Clarksdale Challenger, March 8, 1900, 3. “Local Department.” Clarksdale Challenger. March 15, 1900, 3. “Local Department.” Clarksdale Challenger. May 19, 1900, 3. “Local Department.” Clarksdale Challenger. September 6, 1900, 3. “Local Department.” Clarksdale Challenger. September 13, 1900, 3. “Local Department,” Clarksdale Challenger, October 25, 1900, 3.


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"Local Historical Site To Be Marked," Here's Clarksdale, May-June 1973, p 6, 9, map, 7.

Loewenberg, Cindy. Email exchange. April 20, 2017.

“Louis Goldstein Passes Monday at Memphis Hospital.” Clarksdale Register and Daily News.

November 21, 1938, 1.

“Local Department Column.” Clarksdale Challenge. September 13, 1900. 3.

Local Department,” Clarksdale Challenge, October 25, 1900, 3.

"Lorraine Gordon-Weds Theodore Salomon Thursday Evening: Ceremony Brilliantly Solemnized at Six-Thirty O’clock at Alcazar Hotel.” Clarksdale, Miss. Daily Register, December 28, 1934. 5.

Lurie, Leonard, Hal Lurie, and Mary Ann Peay. Interview by Terry Thompson and author.

Memphis, TN,. July 22, 2013.

Marriage Certificate #979 for Abraham Woolbert and Yetta Jacobson, State of Ohio, Hamilton County, page 490. Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses.

McLemore, Richard, Aubrey. A History of MS, Volume I. Hattiesburg, MS: University & College Press of MS, 1973.

McLemore, Richard, Aubrey. A History of MS, Volume II. Hattiesburg, MS: University & College Press of MS, 1973.

Magdovitz, Harry. interview by author, Clarksdale, MS, September 21, 1987.

Magdovitz, Lawrence interview by author, Memphis, TN, July, 22, . 2004.

Magdovitz, Jerome and Barbara Phone interview by author. Memphis, TN. August 4, 1994.

______. Interview by author, Memphis, TN.

Magdovitz, Joe, Interview by author. Memphis, TN. November 14, 2002.

Marriage Certificate #979 for Abraham Woolbert and Yetta Jacobson, State of Ohio, Hamilton County, page 490. Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses.

"Marriage of Miss Flora Okun to Mr. Bernard Hirsberg Is Announced Today: Ceremony Performed April 6." Clarksdale Daily Register. May 12, 1932, 3.

Martin, Stella. "Local Fire Department Has Grown Steadily." Clarksdale Press Register February 14, 1959, 5.

Max Landau Company. “Seven Women Hung in Clarksdale.” Advertisement. Clarksdale Daily Register, October 16, 1923, 3.

May, Fay Millstein. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. October 15,<![if !vml]><![endif]>2010.

"MBA State Band Clinic Pictures." MBA State Band Clinic Pictures. Accessed June 26, 2016. \.msbandmasters.com/clinic.htm (Note: Difficult to find and maybe removed.)

McLemore, Richard, Aubrey. A History of MS, Vol. I, (Hattiesburg, MS: University & College Press of MS), 1973.

McLemore, Richard, Aubrey. A History of MS, Vol. II, (Hattiesburg, MS: University & College Press of MS), 1973.

“Medals Given Here in School Music Contest, “ Clarksdale Daily Register, September 19,1932, 8.

Meyer, Esther Frances, Letter to author. Memphis, TN. September 15, 2008.

"Mike Powers Succumbs, Prominent Clarksdale Merchants Death is Source of Grief to Many Friends.” Scrapbooks and Weddings and Anniversaries. February 29, 1936, 21.

“Misha Fetish Concert Given Here in March.” ,” Carnegie Public Library Album Volume #1, 172. Miller Ernest H, comp., Clarksdale, Mississippi City Directory, 1916–1917, vol. 2, the Delta Series

(Asheville, NC: Piedmont Directory).

Miller, Ernest comp. Clarksdale, MS City Directory, 1923-1924. Volume III. The Delta Series.

Asheville, N.C.: Piedmont Directory Company Publishers Incorporated. 102.


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Miller, Ernest, comp. Clarksdale, MS, City Directory 1927-1928. Volume IV. The Delta Series.

Asheville, N.C.: Piedmont Directory, Publishers, 152.

Minutes, Helena AR, 1910, 4.

“Miss Ada Chapman's Pupils in Recital” Clarksdale Daily Register, June 6, 1921, 3. Miss Gertrude Bernstein Weds Mr. Ralph Levy at High Noon Sunday at Beautiful Home

Ceremony." Clarksdale Daily Register and Daily News, October 12, 1936, 3.

"Miss Julia Bell Baker Weds Mr. Julius Glassman of Memphis: Ceremony Beautifully Solemnized Sunday." Clarksdale Press Register, March 31, 1941.

"Miss Pauline Hilda Balicer and Mr. Ben Brook of Dayton Ohio, Were Wed Yesterday in Mount Clemens, Mich." Clarksdale Dily Register and Daily News. July 21, 1937, 3.

"Miss Sarah Jacobson." The Jewish Ledger [New Orleans, LA] March 1923, 9.

“Misses Califf, Robinson and Smith Present in Senior Recital Tuesday Evening by Miss Minnie Shannon of Piano Department; Pianists Assisted by Misses Shell and Presley” Clarksdale Register and Daily News. May 18, 1938, 3.

“Mose Brodofsky.” Clarksdale Daily Register. October 17, 1925, 5.

Mosley, Louis, and Heaton, “Points of Interest,” Kaufman, Irwin Private Collection.

"Mr. Dave Abrams." The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families (New Orleans, LA:

The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company) March 23, 1923, 8.

"Mr. Harry Cohn Taken. Funeral Service Sunday." Clarksdale Register and Daily News, December 18, 1944. 1, 6.

“Mr. Herman Damsker:” The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families (New Orleans, LA: The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company), March 23, 1923, 12.

"Mr. Isaac Bloom Passes Saturday" Clarksdale Register and Daily News. March 6, 1939. Carnegie Public Library Album, Volume II, 75.

Mr. Kerstine Is Taken at Home in Clarksdale Sunday," Clarksdale Daily Register, January 6, 1936, 1.

"Mr. Max Kaufman Passes in West." Clarksdale Register and Daily News August 12, 1940, 1. “Mr. Roseman of Jake Fink Company to Give Instructions in Cotton Classing.” Clarksdale Daily

Register. Mary 19, 1920, 3.

“Mr. Sam Abrams” The Jewish Ledger, March 1923, 8-9.

"Mr. Sam Shepp." The Jewish Ledger, March 1923, 11.

“Mr. Sam Yaffe Taken by Death,” CPLCC’s Scrapbook, Weddings, and Anniversaries, #487” digital image: CPLCC, May 4, 2020, http://cplclarksdale.advantage-preservation.com.

“Mr. and Mrs. Friedman To Celebrate.” Clarksdale Daily Register, March 15, 1928, 3. "Mr.-Mrs. I. Okun Have Been Married 53 Years." December 20, 1946. Carnegie Public Library

Album Volume 1 #1278.

Mrs. Al Israel. ”The Hebrew Watchman, Memphis, TN. June 6, 1929.

Mrs. Al Israel. ”The Hebrew Watchman, Memphis, TN. September, 1929.

"Mrs. Fink Dies in Memphis, Services Here Sunday." Clarksdale Press Register, April 17, 1987.

“Mrs. Friedman, Mr. Turpin are Board Members,” Carnegie Public Library Album #1, 115.

“Mrs. Frank Buried Today.” Clarksdale Press Register. December 20, 1961. 1.

"Mrs. Fannie Brodofsky." Clarksdale Press Register, January 13, 1911,1.

“Mrs. Leo Marks for Mmes. Baum and Whitebook.” Clarksdale Daily Register, March 15, 1928, 3.

Mrs. Max Friedman" ” The Jewish Ledger, March 23, 1923, 10.

Musicians Will Organize Group.” Clarksdale Daily Register, February 6, 1934, 1.

“Nancy F Meets With Accident,” Clarksdale Daily Register, December 4, 1929, 1.


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Nave, Lillie C. "Pioneer Life in Coahoma." Clarksdale Daily Register, Clarksdale, MS. December 1, 1931, 3.

Nelson, Gertrude Friedman. Interview by author. Vicksburg. MS. March 16, 1995.

“New Rabbi Appointed at Temple Beth Israel, “ Clarksdale Press Register, July 13, 1962, 1.

“New Year’s Ball Proved Great Event.” Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS), January 3, 1917, 4.

Osofsky, Laura Manis. Interview by author. Jacksonville, Florida. April 13, 2016.

Owens, David. "Downtown Business to Close After Over 80 Years," Clarksdale Press Register, December 12, 2004.

Pachter, David. "History of Greenwood, MS Reform Synagogue 1851-1982." Greenwood MS Public Library. (unpublished manuscript).

Pachter, John. Greenwood, Public Library, 2000.

______. My Life and Times 1913 to 1933. Greenwood ,MS Public Library. 2000.

Part C Economic Structure and Performance: Historical Abstracts of the United States. Vol. 3.

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“Pep Meeting and Parade to Precede Football Game Against Memphis Boys,” Clarksdale Daily Register, September 20, 1932, 6.

Philippsbom, Gertrude, The History of the Jewish Community of Vicksburg (1820-1968). Unpublished manuscript.

“Piano Recital at High School Tonight.” Clarksdale Daily Register, June 10, 1925, 3.

“Plan New Jewish Temple in City Carnegie Public Library Album Volume 1., 30.

“Purim” Clarksdale Daily Register, March 3, 1920, 3.

R. L. Polk. Memphis City Directory 1903 (Memphis, TN: R. L. Polk & Co.), 1903. 553.

_____. Polk’s 1919 Memphis (Shelby County, TN) City Directory. Memphis, TN: R. L. Polk & Co.,

1919.

______. Memphis City Directory 1928 Memphis (Shelby County, TN: City Directory. Memphis,

TN: R. L. Polk & Co.), 1928.

“Rabbi Alexander Kline to Conduct First Service Here Friday Night,” Clarksdale Daily Register and Daily News, January 2, 1947, 1.

“Rabbi Feigon of St. Louis Named Temple’s Pastor”, Clarksdale Register and Daily News, September 16, 1940, 1.

"Rabbi A. Freyman.” The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families (New Orleans, LA:

The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company), March 23, 1923, 7.

Rabbi Freyman's Funeral Service Held Wednesday." Clarksdale Press Register. August 16, 1939. “Rabbi Samuel A. Rabinowitz Will Deliver Address,” Clarksdale Register and Daily News,

January 16, 1942, 1.

Rappaport Family. Interview by author, Clarksdale, MS. November 11, 1993.

Reform Congregation is Organized Sunday.” Clarksdale Daily Register. October 17, 1921, 3 Ringel, Judy. Children of Israel: The Story of Temple Israel, Memphis, TN, 1854-2004. (Memphis,

TN: Temple Israel Books, 2004).

Roof Garden Closed.” Carnegie Public Library Album Volume #1, Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County.

Rubovitz, Sandra Leibson, Interview by author. Evanston, Illinois. April 8, 2016.

Sack, Lester Sr., Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS. September 30, 1993.

Samfield, Rabbi Max. Marriage Registry #1: 1877-1895. Temple Israel Archives, Memphis, TN.

______. Marriage Registry #2: 1895-1909, Temple Israel Archives, Memphis, TN.

______. Marriage Registry #3: 1909-1915, Temple Israel Archives, Memphis, TN.

“Samuel Cohen Dies in City.” Clarksdale Press Register. February 10, 1958. 1.


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Shackeroff, Marion Fink. Interview by author. Jackson, MS. October 31, 1999.

Shankerman, Lillian. Interview by author. Clarksdale, MS, November. 10, 1993.

“Shankerman's. “50th Anniversary Celebration.” Advertisement. Clarksdale Press Register, August 29/30, 1969, 13.

“Silverblatt Sings.” The Daily Register. (Clarksdale, MS.) May 10, 1917. 4.

“Social Events: Alice In Wonderland.” Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS) April 10, 1917, 6.

“Society and General City News.” The Daily Register. (Clarksdale, MS). January 23, 1917. 4.

“Society.” Daily Register (Clarksdale, MS). October 1, 1917, 1.

“Society Items—Mrs. MeI Archer Wins Valentine Cake.” Clarksdale Daily Register, February 15, 1923. 3.

“Society Column: Lipson-Sack Wedding:” Clarksdale Daily Register. March 3, 1920, 3.

"Society: Piano Recital Enjoyed." Clarksdale Daily Register, June 9, 1925, 3.

Solomon Marion Raymond, Interview with author, Helena, AR. April, 15, 1999.

“Streets are Marked Today Denoting Stops” Clarksdale Daily Register, September 16, 1925, 1.

Style Shop, Owned by Sebulsky of Tutwiler is Opened in Clarksdale.” Clarksdale Daily Register, February 28, 1930, 1.

Talbert, J. L. Letter to Joe Clay Roberts, 1948, Clarksdale, MS, Talbert Collection, Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County.

"The Beth Israel Sunday School,” The Jewish Ledger Weekly Journal for Jewish Families. New Orleans, LA: The Jewish Ledger Publishing Company, March 23, 1923, 6.

To Observe Jewish Relief Day Here.” Clarksdale Daily Register. January 25, 1916. 1.

Tonkel, Dan 1994. Interview by author. Boca Raton, Florida, January 1.

Trust Deed Record, 1st District Coahoma County #N, MS, December 30, 1874. 220-221.(70, 129)

_____. #N. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. March 1875, 451.

______.#P. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. February 12, 1876, 581.

______#Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. March 31, 1876, 112.

______ #Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. April 15, 1876, 144.

______ #Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. April 15, 1876. 185.

______ #Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. May 2, 1876, 237.

______ #Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. May 2, 1876, 241.

______ #Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. May 15, 1876, 357.

______ #Q. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. March 31, 1876, 112.

______ #R. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. September 12, 1877, 75.

______ #R. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. June 11, 1877. 355.

______ #R. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. September 26, 1877, 77.

______ #R. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. November 12, 1878, 493.

______ #S. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. April 18, 1879, 24.

______.#S. MS. Coahoma County. Clarksdale. June 26, 1879, 6.

The Sanborn® Library LLC. "Clarksdale, MS,." Map Scale: 1”= 50'. Milford, CT: Environmental Data Resources, Inc. August, 1892, Sections 1, 2.

“Thirty Three Reasons Are Advanced by M. Landau firm for Home Trading. Clarksdale Daily Register, April 9, 1927. 1.

Tucker, Judith and Margery Kerstine. “Jake Fink: A Delta Entrepreneur.” Arkansas Review Vol. 31, No. 3, December, 2000, 214-219.

"Two Colors of ‘Yum!" Clarksdale Press Register, September 12, 2003, sec. E.


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US Postmaster’s Registry, Clarksdale, MS Room (CPLCC).

USA Works Project Administration, , “B’nai B’rith,” Organizations and Agencies, Assignment #29, Project No. 6055-4120. Source: Material for Mississippi History,, Box 10677, In folder: Organizations, Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, August 3, 1937, 19.

USA Works Project Administration, “Church” Rabbi J. Gerson Tolochko Interviewee. Source Material for Mississippi History, Box 10675. In Folder: Churches. Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, April 27, 1937.

1 USA, Work Project Administration, “Lester M. Sack,” Assignment #27, Project 2984, Source Material for Mississippi History, Box 10677. In Folder: Leaders, Professional & Civic. Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1936.

USA. Works Project Administration, “Mr. Al Nachman,” Mr. Tom Gibson, Interviewer, Assignment #13, Project 2984. Source Material for Mississippi History, Box 10677, In folder: Leaders, Professional and Civic. Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, October 27, 1934.

USA Works Project Administration, “Mr. Max Friedman” Source Material for Mississippi History, Box 10677. In Folder: Leaders Professional and Civic. Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1936.

USA Works Project Administration. “Mr. Max Friedman.” Mrs. J. L. McKeown, Canvasser.

Assignment #3. Source Material for MS History, Box 10677. In Folder: Interviews.

Jackson, MS. MS Department of Archives and History, 1936.

USA Works Project Administration, , “Nathan Okun,” Organizations and Agencies, Assignment #29, Project No. 6022-4120, Source: Material for Mississippi History,, Box 10677, In folder: Organizations. Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, August 3, 1937, 15.

USA, Works Project Administration. “Mr. And Mrs. Louis Stewart. “Letters to Florence Montroy, WPA Project Interviewer.” Houseboat, Coahoma.” Florence Montroy, Source Material for MS History, Box 10677. In Folder: Interviews. Jackson, MS, . MS Department of Archives and History, 1936.

USA Works Project Administration, “Mrs. I Kerstine,” Fine Arts Assignment #16, 2984, Source: Material for MS History,, Box 10677, In folder: unknown, Jackson, MS. MS Department of Archives and History, 1936.

USA Works Project Administration. “(b) Prominent Leaders.” USA Works Project Administration,. “Simon Kooyman,” W. M. Walton, Interviewer, Assignment #10, Project 2984. Source Material for Mississippi History, Box 10677. In Folder: Nationalities. Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, May 19, 1936.

USA Works Project Administration,. “Simon Kooyman,” W. M. Walton, Interviewer, Assignment

#10, Project 2984. Source Material for Mississippi History, Box 10677. In Folder: Nationalities. Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, May 19, 1936.

USA Works Project Administration, “Woman’s Club” Source Material for MS History, Box 10677.

In Folder: Organizations, Jackson, MS. MS Department of Archives and History, 1936.

"Walter Bloom Passes Away at His Home In City" Clarksdale Register and Daily News, October 4, 1943, 1.

Weeks, Linton. Clarksdale & Coahoma County A History. Clarksdale, MS: Carnegie Public

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Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County, 1982.

Wiener, Dave, M. D. Interview by author. Memphis, TN, April 25, 2004.

"Will Binder Dies in Crash." Clarksdale Press Register. September 27, 1950. 1.

Wise, James Edward. Interview by author. Memphis, TN. June 28, 2005.

“'Womanless' Wedding at Majestic Draws Large and Expectant Audience.” The Daily Register.

(Clarksdale, MS). January 26, 1917. 6.

Zitrow Barbara. Interview by author and Terry Thompson. Memphis TN. September 15, 2008.


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