Claudia Auerbach

Photograph included with student application. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives


General Studies




1947 - 1948



Berlin, Germany

Claudia Auerbach was a student at the college from the summer of 1947 to the spring of 1948.

Claudia immigrated to the US from Holland in 1943 with her father, who held a doctorate in Psychology. She is known to have moved to Chelsea, NY after attending BMC.

Photograph of author


Heather South

Heather is Lead Archivist of the Western Regional Archives, Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina.

Heather has a BA and MA in history from Winthrop University and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. South has nearly 20 years’ experience in preservation and archives including reference services, conservation services, exhibit design, marketing and grant management. From 2006 until November 2011, she worked as the Preservation Officer for the SC State Archives

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