SC State's I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium Wants Your Artifacts

Friday, October 22, 2010

NevermoreSC State University’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium (The Stanback) announces a “Call for Artifacts.” Do you have any memorabilia or artifacts about Jim Crow, civil rights in S.C., Holocaust or world-wide genocide? Would you like to share your memorabilia with the community?  Your artifacts can be a part of an upcoming exhibition on the campus of SC State.

This “Call for Artifacts” relates to the Stanback’s upcoming exhibition, “Partnership in Social Justice featuring Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges,”  which opens on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 during SC State’s Homecoming Weekend.

Billops“Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges,”was created and circulated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a living memorial to the Holocaust. This exhibition will tell the story of German and Austrian Jewish refugee scholars who fled from Nazism in the 1930’s and 1940’s and could not find employment at American universities because of Anti-Semitism. However, these scholars were welcomed by African-American colleges in the South.  The encounter between the scholars and the African-American students changed them both.  This exhibition will explore racial conflict, prejudice, overcoming stereotypes and cultural barriers which changed institutional and individual lives.

WoodruffAdditionally, the exhibition will showcase social comment art and artifacts related to Jim Crow, the S.C. Civil Rights Era and Holocaust refugees. Submitted artifacts can include photographs, letters, recorded interviews, diplomas, documents, paintings, books, and other pertinent information relative to the exhibition. 

If you are interested in contributing to the “Call for Artifacts,” contact The Stanback at (803) 536-7174, or visit