Dale Rosengarten, founding director 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.
Adam Hendricks Domby is an award-winning historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South. His forthcoming book, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory (University of Virginia Press, Feb. 2020) examines the role of lies, exaggeration, and racism in the creation of Lost Cause narratives. A second book project, At War with Itself, centers on the role local conflicts played in three divided southern communities during the 1860s and ’70s. With CSJC’s former director Shari Rabin, Adam is also working on a biography of a 19th-century rabbi con man.