Shemper Family Genealogy Project
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a binder compiled by David Shemper in 1996 for a high school English assignment. In addition to photographs, the album contains biographical/historical sketches, obituaries, and other newspaper clippings that document the Shemper and Conway (David’s maternal grandparents) families. David’s paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shemper, founded the company later known as Ben Shemper & Sons, Inc., in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1905.
- Shemper, David (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
Ben Shemper was born July 20, 1908 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the son of Sam and Goldie Shemper. He met and married Esther Rosenthal in Atlanta, Georgia in 1917, and the couple returned to Hattiesburg, where Ben operated Ben Shemper & Sons, Inc., an alter metal recycling company that his father had established in 1905. The couple had four children: Jerry, Marvin, Sam, and Goldie Shemper. Ben died July 21, 1977, and Esther died in 2004.
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Language of Materials
The Shemper Family Genealogy Project consists of a school project organized by David Shemper in 1996 that details the history of the Shemper family of Hattiesburg. This collection is of particular interest to those studying local history, Jewish people in the South, and genealogy.
This small collection has been kept in the original binder David Shemper utilized for his school genealogy project.
Donated by Jerry Shemper via David Shemper on 14 September 1998.
Contents from the collection
- Albums (Books). Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Biographies. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Genealogy. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hattiesburg (Miss.) -- History -- 20th century. Subject Source: Local sources
- Hattiesburg (Miss.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Judaism. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Shemper Family (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
- Shemper Family Genealogy Project
- Collection processed and finding aid written by Jonathan Puckett
- 04 February 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001