Collection Title: Kamien Collection
Collection Number: M243 / 2007.2
Inclusive Dates: 1923 – 1999
Bulk Dates: 1962 – 1993
Volume: 2 Cubic Feet
Processor: W. Ray
Papers and information from four generations of the Kamien Family make up this collection.
Active leaders in the chamber of commerce and Cleveland community, the Kamien Family opened a dry goods business in Cleveland in 1904 which is still in operation today.
Scope and Content:
The collection contains genealogical information, educational programs, news clippings of community theatre and other civic events, awards and certificates, Exchange Club and Rotary Club Charter information, Rotary booklets and bulletins, Cleveland Garden Club, Delta Garden Club yearbooks, and a record album collection.
Box 1 / Folder 1
8 x 10 Photo of Eva and I.A. Kamien Jr.
Bolivar Commercial 1962: I.A. Kamien Sr. dies
Laminated obituary for Isadore Arthur Kamien Jr.
Laminated Memorial Obituary I.A. Kamien, Jr.
Commercial Appeal 1962 – Isadore A. Kamien Dies in Cleveland
Press Scimitar 1962 Isadore Kamien of Cleveland obituary
Newsclipping: Mrs. L. W. Kamien obituary
Bolivar Commercial April 1994 obituary for I.A. Kamien Jr.
Kamien’s Diamond Jubilee 1904-1979 Supplement to The Bolivar Commercial October 5, 1979 (2 copies)
8 x 10 photo of Queen Estelle Bedwell and King Arthur Kamien Jr @Junior Auxiliary Ball
Box 1 / Folder 2
Cleveland High School
Newsclipping “Homecoming Planned for CHS”…alumni officers are … and I.A. Kamien, Jr.
Photo of Cleveland High School Band in about 1930: I.A. Kamien Jr. second on left in middle row.
Dedication Program Cleveland High School May 16, 1950 …and recognizing I.A. Kamien Jr. for new building
Cleveland High School 1983 Reunion for Classes ’31, ’32, ’33, ’34 for I.A. Kamien, Jr.
Box 1 / Folder 3
The Miss Delta October 2, 1980 – Endowment fund established. Families of I.A. Kamien, Jr. /Douglas a. Levingston established the Levingston-Kamien Endowment fund for business at DSU.
The Bolivar Commercial October 4, 1962 – Farm Bureau Pageant – Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. was Director.
The Bolivar Commercial September 21, 1956 – Jr. Auxiliary Harvest Ball – Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. Overall Chair
The Bolivar Commercial October 8, 1954 – Cleveland P.T.A. Mrs. I.A. Kamien, Jr. Panel Leader
October 20, 1983 CHS Reunion Classes of 1931, 32, 33, 34 – Open House at I.A. and Eva Kamien
March 5, 1959 newsclipping: Scouts Hold Series of Banquets – I.A. Kamien, Jr. Cubmaster
Newsclipping: Great Books Club Group Organized: ….. and I.A. Kamien, Jr. appointed as Leaders.
Newsclipping & Photo August 1979: Mrs. Eva Kamien shows Army navy cloth
Summer 1983 news photo “Planning Tea” for Bolivar County Library….and I.A. Kamien
The Bolivar Commercial Feb. 17, 1986 – Bolivar County Library Enowment Fund Board IA Kamien Jr.
The Bolivar Commercial April 3, 1981 – Mrs. Eva Kamien elected 1st woman president for the Adath Israel Temple
Photo and Note from Jim Jordan dated Oct. 1980(DSU) I.A. Kamien
Newsclipping 1987 featured I.A. Kamien Jr.
Program University of Illinois 1936 – Isadore Arthur Kamien – University Honors
Program University of Illinois 1937 – Candidate for Degrees in Political Science – Isadore Arthur Kamien, Jr.
Certificate of Appreciation from the National Jewish Hospital in Denver for TB Building Fund Campaign
Note from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Yates, Jr to Eva and I.A. RE: Master of Ceremonies
Postcard from Girl Scouts April 22, 1955 regarding membership credentials for Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr.
Listing of Delta Council Women’s Committee (Mrs. I.A. Kamien, Jr.)
Letter from DSU Pres. Kent Wyatt to I.A. Kamien, Jr. expressing appreciation for Levingston-Kamien Fund
1935 Certificate from University of Illinois Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi for Isadore Arthur Kamien membership
Letter from Delta Council President dated August 1955 to Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. regarding Women’s Committee.
Certificate from National Council of Boy Scouts certificate to Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. for Den Mothers’ Training
Award dated May 15, 1959.
Program for 1959 Third Annual Meeting of MS Retail Merchants Association September 1959
Newsclipping 1950 Bolivar Commercial “Kamien’s Float in Parade Judged Most Beautiful”
Delta Council “Delta 1000” Certificate certificate to I.A. Kamien Jr for support of agriculture/industrial dlvpt.
Bolivar Commercial January 5, 1967 I.A. Kamien Jr. Chair of Membership and Organization
Program-Bolivar County Talent Show Jan 1967 …featured Barber Shop Quartet ..Leon Kamien, I.A. Kamien
Clipping “Visit to Cleveland” Whistle Stop talents of Leon Kamien, I.A. Kamien, and ….
Delta Democrat Times – I.A. Kamien Jr. named to Library Board
Girl Scouts newsclipping – Feb. 1958 – Mrs. I.A. Kamien, Jr. Intermediate Consultant Intermediate Girl Scout activities
Newsclipping – Mystery Photo Contest features I.A. Kamien Jr.
Adath Israel Congregation Confirmation Service June 7, 1968 – I.A. Kamien Jr. President/Mrs. Kamien, Sisterhood
Correspondence dated June 1979 from William Winter to Mr. and Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. regarding making
Announcement to run for Governor.
Milestones 1st United Methodist Church for Dedication of Ed. Bldg March 1981 – land purchased from Kamien Family (2 copies)
Clipping Bolivar Commercial Nov. 1984 – “Cleveland’s Past 50 years ago: I.A. Kamien selected Dean’s List
1967 Bolivar Commercial clipping – United Givers Fund Leadership Chairmen …..and I.A. Kamien Jr.
1964 United Givers Fund Campaign Steering Committee ….and I.A. Kamien Jr.
Jan. 16, 1985 Cleveland’s Past 25 Years Ago: .. and I.A. Kamien appointed Leader of Great Book Club
Letter of appreciation dated March 1992 from Mayor King expressing thanks to I.A. Kamien Jr for library.
Program from Robinson-Carpenter Library 1992 reflects I.A. Kamien Jr., Commissioner and Opening Remarks
Blank stationary Cleveland Federal I.A. Kamien, President
Newsclipping August 28, 1940….I.A. Kamien Jr. vacationing with parents this week from Memphis
April 27, 1994 Bolivar Commercial Ad – Resolution from Cleveland Federal on loss of I.A. Kamien Jr.
July 7, 1994 Bolivar Commercial Ad – Resolution from Cleveland Library Commission on loss of IA Kamien
Letter to Editor from I.A. Kamien Jr. in appreciation of coverage for CHS reunion.
Newsclipping of Steering Committee of supporters for William Winter for governor….and I.A. Kamien Jr.
Newsclipping of I.A. Kamien, President of Cleveland Library Commission ….Nostalgia Party 1976
Bolivar County Community Action Agency Newsletter Sept. 1994 featured . . . I.A.Kamien Jr. and others
As founding members.
WCLD First Annual Banquet
Box 1 / Folder 4
Newsclipping “Chamber Commerce Will Sponsor Tour for DSTC Students” I.A. Kamien Jr Chamber Pres
Newsclipping DDT Feb. 21, 1951 and Photo of voting on Baxter Bond Issue. ..and I.A. Kamien, Jr. President
Newsclipping 1951 “Chamber Banquet…I.A. Kamien Jr. presided
Program from Annual Meeting MS Assn. of Chamber Greenwood, MS dated September 1950
Letter of thanks to I.A. Kamien Jr. dated may 1951 from U of MS Chancellor J.D. Williams (banquet speaker)
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Kamien asking for support of bond issue and enclosing sample ballot.
Commercial Appeal September 1961 and photo of Chamber Education Committee and …I.A. Kamien
Letter from Chamber of Commerce dated February 1948 to I.A. Kamien, Jr. 1st Vice regarding Director.
1993-94 Annual Report of the Chamber
1991 letter to I.A. Kamien from Chamber RE: Main Street Membership
Chamber Program of Work 1989-90
Chamber Long Range Planning November 1987
Letter to I.A. Kamien dated Sept. 1987 from Chamber – Long Range Planning Committee
Oct 1970 I.A. Kamien Jr presented award at Chamber 22nd Annual Meeting
Program of 14th Annual Meeting of Chamber of Commerce April 19, 1962
Letter from Hugh Smith to Chamber President Sept 1961 complimenting Chamber welcoming DSU
Chamber Education Committee Sept 1961
Chamber Long Range Planning June 1988
Chamber Newsletter Oct. 1988
Resolution from Chamber to ….and I.A. Kamien Jr., Directors dated April 1957
Program Chamber Annual Banquet 1950, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
Chamber “Outlook 1966-67 Volume 4, 6, 10
Letter from Minnesota Association to I.A. Kamien, Jr. expressing congrats as Pres. Of Chamber
Chamber 1998 Annual membership Banquet 1948-1998 (2 copies)
Newsclipping 1954 “Case Histories Show Efforts of Communities Pay in Plants” …Baxter lab addition and …
I.A. Kamien Jr., President of Chamber
1970 clipping: Kamien receives Kossman Award
The Bolivar Commercial Newsclipping September 23, 1998: Past recipients of the S.E. Kossman, Sr. Award
which reflects I.A. Kamien the winner in 1970
Box 1 / Folder 5
Play “Witness for the Prosecution” by Agatha Christie
Play “Speaking of Murder” by Samuel French, Inc.
Cleveland Little Theatre Program May 1966 – Listing of Plays Directed by Leon Kamien
Cleveland Little Theatre Program about 1964 – Leon Kamien Assistant Director
Program of Events 1964-65 Annual Convention Jackson Little Theatre
Mississippi Little Theater Association Newsletter November 15, 1965
Miscellaneous Photos of Unknown Plays and Characters
Miscellaneous Unknown Negatives
2 Photos featuring Leon Kamien and others at performances
1986-87 Officers and Board Members of Little Theatre – Leon Kamien Fiscal Board and
“The Music Man” cast: and….I.A. Kamien
News clipping from Commercial Appeal 1964 clipping/photo of I.A. and Leon in “Guys and Dolls”
Box 1 / Folder 6
News Clippings – Cleveland Little Theatre
1965 Clipping “Damn Yankees” featuring Leon Kamien, I.A. Kamien and Artie Kamien
Clipping “Bells are Ringing” featuring Leon Kamien, past president of MS Little Theatre.
Clippings “Bells are Ringing” voices of Leon Kamien, … musical comedy a success
Clipping – Leon Kamien, president of MS Little Theatre Association, heads for convention
Clipping “ Leon Kamien featured in “Guys and Dolls”
Clipping “Guys and Dolls” vocalist Leon Kamien
Clipping – Leon Kamien elected Little Theatre President
Clipping – “Bells are Ringing” featured Leon Kamien….
Clipping – December 1967 – “Delta State Helps Little Theatre” photo of Leon Kamien
Clipping – October 1967 – “Bells are Ringing” photo and story
Clipping – “Damn Yankees Ring with Success” Don Wylie and Leon Kamien, characters and directors
Clipping – “Bells are Ringing” Leon Kamien character
Clipping – “Guys and Dolls” 1964-65 season. I.A. Kamien Jr. and Leon Kamien characters.
Clipping – “Bells are Ringing” opening clippings with photo – Leon Kamien
Clipping – Jackson Daily news March 1965 MS Little Theatre Assn. …..Leon Kamien, Pres.
Clipping – Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball entertainment by Little Theatre…..Leon Kamien
Clipping – Photo “Bells are Ringing”
Clipping – Jackson Daily News November 1967 – “Bells are Ringing” photo….Leon Kamien
Clipping – Master of Ceremonies is Leon Kamien, local businessman
Box 1 / Folder 7
Cleveland Rotary Club Charter Information (Organized November 24, 1922)
(I.A. Kamien, Sr. charter member)
1923 Rotary Club Charter Members and new members 1925 through 1934 Photos:
Rotary Photos: I.A. Kamien Sr (2 shots)
Handwritten history of I.A. Kamien, Jr. 1998
Rotarian Four-Way Test pamphlet and leaflet
I.A. Kamien, Jr. designated Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation Dec. 1983
Bound Certificate for I.A. Kamien, Jr. – Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary
Letter to I.A. Kamien announcing award date of Paul Harris Fellow
Congratulatory letter on Paul Harris Fellow from Mike Robbins to I.A. Kamien Jr. dated Jan. 9, 1984
The Bolivar Commercial April 30, 1954 I.A. Kamien Jr. is President of Rotary Club
Commercial Appeal May 7, 1954 – I.A. Kamien, Jr. Elected President of Cleveland Rotary Club
News clipping June 20, 1974 I.A. Kamien Jr. District Governor for 1975-76. Photo
May 10, 1939 Correspondence to Canada and Russell, Attorneys, RE: application for I.A. Kamien Jr.
From Gore and Davies Attorneys
May 10, 1939 letter to I.A. Kamien Jr from Forest Gore RE: application
History of Rotary International by Isadore Arthur Kamien, Jr.
Commercial Appeal July 8, 1952 I.A. Kamien Sr. recognized as only living charter member of Rotary and given
A pin by son I.A. Kamien Jr.
23 Charter Members of Cleveland Exchange Club taken at Cleveland Railroad Station
Box 1 / Folder 8
1983 membership roster
1985-86 Membership Book
1988-89 Membership Book
1955-56 Rotary booklet Jr. and Sr.
1974-75 Rotary booklet
1982-83 Rotary booklet
1983-84 Rotary booklet
1986-87 Rotary booklet
1987-88 Rotary booklet
1988-89 Rotary booklet
1989-90 Rotary booklet
1990-91 Rotary booklet
1991-92 Rotary booklet
1992-93 Rotary booklet
Rotary International Directory 1992-93
Rotary Directory 1992
Rotary Past Presidents 1923 to 1992
1973-74 Roster of Members
Rotary Club of Chicago Luncheon Program August 27, 1929
Convention Program Information Booklet St Louis June 1923
Box 1/ Folder 9
Miscellaneous Rotary Correspondence:
District Governor Newsletter 1985-86
Committee Assignments 1985-86
Committee Report 1985-86
Committee Report August 1967
Committee Report 1982-83
Committee Report 1983-84
Committee Report 1984-85
Classification report October 1985
Two pages of Cleveland Rotary Club Stationary
Club Weekly Bulletins:
May 14, 1986
July 2, 1986
July 22, 1986
December 10, 1986
January 28, 1987
July 8, 1987
July 29, 1987
September 2, 1987
September 9, 1987
December 10, 1987
August 10, 1988
April 12, 1989
May 3, 1989
July 19, 1989
January 24, 1990
1986-87 Rotary Program Schedule
Program April 1951 Ladies Night….and members I.A. Kamien Jr. and Sr.
Program June 1955 Ladies Night I.E. Kamien, Jr. President
Program Mar 1958 Ladies Night and …..I.E. Kamien, Jr. Quartet (3 copies)
Program May 1959 Ladies Night
Program Apr 1960 Ladies Night
Program May 1961 Ladies Night
Program May 1965 Ladies Night – I.A. Kamien Vice President for 1964-65
“You are the Key” by President Rotary International 1985-86
Note of thanks to I.A. Kamien Jr. for donation to PolioPlus
Handwritten Nominating Committee for 1992
Memo regarding 10/100 club 1989
1988 Meal Costs/Dues/Annual Budget
Letter regarding PolioPlus Committee 1987
I.A. Kamien – Rotary Sr. Citizens committee 1987-88
Note from I.A. Kamien, Jr regarding honoring Wattie Bishops 90th Birthday
Three Letters from MS Economic Development regarding speakers
Letter from Board of Director Sept. 1983 regarding newspaper article
1989 Rotary Conference Name Badge for I.A. Kamien Jr. with Paul Harris Fellow and Club President Ribbons
Letter from Cleveland Rotary Secretary Charlie Guice dated Dec 1925
Governor’s Monthly Letter dated October 1955 – Rotary International: noting…and IA Kamien Jr. as Dist. Gov
Letter and news clipping dated 1955 whereby Rotary Club sponsored Finland Exchange Student
Letter from Jackson Daily News and clipping dated 1955 …I.A. Kamien Jr. Outgoing President
Letter from Bank of Cleveland dated Nov 1974 RE: List of people attending Fireside Chat…and IA Kamien
Memo to discussion leaders for Fireside Meeting
Greeting Card from Rotary Clubs of Taiwan to I.A. Kamien Jr President
Memo from I.A. Kamien, Jr. RE: expenses to Florida Conference in 1974
Manual of Rotary International By Laws and Constitution
Box 1 / Folder 10
“The Most Important Man” Rotary Club’s approach to service
Rotary Committee Information
“Reporting on Rotary 1973-74
Notecards on Membership Program
Box 1 / Folder 11
Photo of King I.A. Kamien, Jr. and Queen Bedwell
Newsclipping and photo: “King and Queen Revealed at Jr. Auxiliary Ball
The Bolivar Commercial October 17, 1997 and photo: Past Royalty …1965 I.A. Kamien, Jr
May 22, 1954 DDT Five New Provisional Members Party …and I.A. Kamien Jr.
Program Boogie Woogie Bugle Ball
1954-55 JA Bylaws
1956-67 JA Bylaws
Ticket to 3rd Annual Junior Auxiliary Harvest Ball Sept. 4, 1958
Box 1 / Folder 12
Cleveland Garden Club
Announcement of “Confederate States in Bloom” Flower Show April 20, 1961
Announcement of “America the Beautiful” Flower Show April 12, 1960
Announcement of “Beauty of Harvest” Flower Show October 17, 1962
Program Booklet (2) of “The Eighties” Walking Flower Show
Postcard to Mrs. I.A. Kamien, Jr. regarding classification and rules of show
Handwritten announcement of 25th Anniversary of Delta Garden celebrated at home of Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr
On February 8, 1974
Flower Show card: “Queen Isabella Places
Photo: Madame Butterfly Show Feb. 1999 arrangement by Eva Kamien and Kitty Kossman
Photo: “A Shakespear Play” arrangement by Eva Kamien
Photo: “As You Like It” arrangement by Eva Kamien
First Place Flower Show Award
April 1951 Program of the Annual convention of the MS Federation of Women’s Clubs
Newsclipping “Flower Show Chairmen are Needed’ – Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. Decorating…
The Bolivar Commercial April 16, 1970 – ….. and Mrs. I.A. Kamien Jr. Blue Ribbon Award
The Bolivar Commercial April 8, 1993 – …and Eva Kamien, Tri-Color Award Winners for “A Nest of Rabbits”
Box 1 / Folder 13
Delta Garden Club
Delta Garden Club Yearbooks:
1962-63; 1963-64; 1966-67; 1975-76 (2); 1980-81; 19821-82; 1982-83; 1983-84; 1984-85; 1985-86; 1986-87;
1986-87; 1987-88; 1988-89; 1989-90; 1990-91; 1991-92; 1992-93; 1993-94; 1995-96; 1996-97; 1997-98;
Box 2 / Folder 1
Record Album Collection
Album of Memories – Sung by Blanche Thebom – Grand Old Irish-American Ballads
From Musical “Mexican hayride” “I Love You” with Perry Como, Baritone
“Sax in Silk”
Opera Musical Scores
Box 2 Continued
Sir Thomas Beecham and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Mozart
Steve & Eydie “What it Was, was Love”
Serge Prokofieff Op34 Sextet – Overture on Hebrew Themses
Dorothy Provine from TV Show “The Roaring 20’s”
The Cleveland Orchestra – George Szell, Conductor
“March Sampler”..Dinah Shore
February Sampler” ..Eddy Arnold Wabash Cannonball
January Sampler..Black Bottom Stomp
February Sampler Johnny Vadnal, Jim Reeves, Larry Elgart, Rise Stevens
Multi Album Collection of Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn
From the Rhapsody on a Thee of Paganini
Sound Track “You’re a Big Boy Now” performed by The Lovin’ Spoonful
“The Worlds’ Greatest Love Themes” – Harnell with Orchestra
“The Roaring 20’s” George Wright Pipe Organ
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Victor Herbert Suite – Mantovani and his Orchestra
Doc Severinsen The Great Arrival
National Emblem March
1959 Greenville High School Band MSU Contest Performance
Whistlestop Theater 1998 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Poster
Boxed Knox New York “Tom & Jerry” china cup and $15 gift certificate from Kamien’s 1955
Boxed Dobb’s 5th Avenue Hat Box with 2 miniature hats
One Framed Sketch “Club Leon”
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