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Walter J. Klein correspondence with Harry Golden and related papers

Identifier: MS0474

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of materials related to Harry Golden. Of particular note is correspondence between Klein and Golden, 1945-1979, as well as extensive correspondence regarding Golden. In addition, the collection includes promotional materials for the Carolina Israelite, photographs, a contract between Golden and Klein (1961). There is also an audio reel labeled Harry Golden.


  • Creation: 1945 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Walter J. Klein Correspondence with Harry Golden and Related Papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Klein began his career in advertising as a staff member at The Charlotte Observer in 1946, following his service in World War II. Soon thereafter, Klein founded Walter J. Klein Co., which became one of North Carolina's largest full-service advertising agencies. They soon passed all other Carolina agencies with $1 million in annual billings and then they switched entirely to TV production and distribution. Harry Golden was a Jewish American writer and newspaper publisher. His films were produced at the Klein Studios. Klein also assisted Harry Golden with the Carolina Israelite and other promotions for his works. They were good friends and business associates.


1 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 film box)

Language of Materials



Contains correspondence between Walter Klein, owner of Klein studios in Charlotte, and Harry Golden. Also includes promotional material for the Carolina Israelite and an audio reel labeled "Harry Golden."


The collection is organized into a single folder title series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter J. Klein, 2013 May.

Related Materials

Harry Golden Papers, MS20 (pts. 1&2)

Walter J. Klein correspondence with Harry Golden and related papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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