Dale Rosengarten, founding curator of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Library, earned her B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Working with McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, she developed the travelling exhibition A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life (2002-03) and co-edited a book by the same name. While assembling a distinguished archives on southern Jewish history and culture, Dale has continued to pursue her other chief field of interest – the African-American tradition of coiled basketry.

Jewish Heritage Collection Liaison

Alyssa Neely supports the Center’s mission through her work with the Jewish Heritage Collection—managing incoming materials and information, processing oral histories, co-curating exhibits, and assisting researchers. She also works closely with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina on special projects, and produces, with Dale Rosengarten, the Society’s biannual magazine.