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  • How to access our Finding Aids

    Finding aids (also called guides or descriptive inventories) are important tools for locating archival and other primary source materials in our collection. They provide descriptions of manuscript collections by detailing who created it, how it is organized, and outlines its contents through a box and folder inventory. The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at the Breman Museum has over 300 boxed manuscript collections with finding aids. They are listed in manuscript number order.

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  • Mss 004, The Standard Club Records

    The Standard Club is the outgrowth of the Concordia Club, which was established in 1867, as Atlanta’s first Jewish social club. Originally located on the third floor of a building on the corner of Forsyth and Marietta Streets, the Standard Club would move five times in the succeeding decades. The records are composed primarily of papers relating to the land and financial transactions necessary for the club’s move in 1922 to the William C. Sanders mansion on Washington Street and for the club’s purchase in 1929, of a lot at 400 Ponce de Leon Avenue. The records consist of financial statements, correspondence, invitations, newsletter, and programs.

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    Social organization, Social club
  • Mss 005, Herman Heyman Family Papers

    Herman Heyman (1898-1968) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Arthur and Minna Simon Heyman.  He served in World War I and became a prominent attorney in Atlanta. In 1924, he married Josephine Joel, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Joel and Ellen Menko Joel. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, the majority of which are letters between Josephine and Herman Heyman. 

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    Lawyers
  • Mss 006, Jewish Progressive Club Records

    The Jewish Progressive Club was established in 1913 by Russian Jews who felt unwelcome at the Standard Club that had been founded by German Jews in 1867. Its organizers set up a holding company with a capitalization of $25,000 to invest in real estate. In 1916, they constructed on Pryor Street a clubhouse which included a hall for dances, a billiard room, and a swimming pool. It was one of the only clubs in America to express its Jewishness openly. The records consist of meeting minutes, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

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    Social organization, Social club
  • Mss 007, Edward M. Kahn Papers

    Edward M. Kahn (1895-1984) was an immigrant from Poland and was heavily involved with the Jewish community in Atlanta for much of his career. His papers  primarily consist of memorabilia relating to Mr. Kahn’s later years, especially to his retirement and to the many awards and testimonials received throughout his lifetime.  All of Mr. Kahn’s work related files, as well as some of his personal correspondences are contained in the Atlanta Jewish Federation records. The papers include certificates, scrapbook, correspondence and newspaper clippings. 

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  • Mss 013, The Atlanta Jewish Times Records

    Formerly called the Southern Israelite, the Atlanta Jewish Times served readers in the southern section of the United States. Although not the oldest English-Jewish newspaper in the Southeast, it is the most enduring. The records include correspondence, biographical material, records and memorabilia from the communities outside of Atlanta and the state of Georgia, and general files. The records reflect upon the varied subject and individuals, which were profiled in the Southern Israelite during the years that the paper was in Atlanta.

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    The Atlanta Jewish Times, Jewish newspapers
  • Mss 017, United Jewish Orthodox Association Records

    The United Jewish Orthodox Association was organized by members of the Orthodox community of Atlanta and the Southeast to encourage the Hebrew Orphans Home to provide orphans with both a Kosher kitchen and a Jewish education. The records include correspondence, minutes (in Yiddish), and contribution lists.

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    Orthodox Judaism
  • Mss 025, B’nai B’rith Women Inc. Records

    B’nai B’rith Women, Inc. organized an Atlanta chapter in April, 1944.  Activities included assistance to Hillel House at the University of Georgia, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, and the American Red Cross.  B’nai B’rith Women were also actively involved with the sale of war bonds during World War II.  Programs of B’nai B’rith Women have historically served both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities of Atlanta. The records include Correspondence, newsletter, records of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organizations and scrapbooks.

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    Jewish women, B’nai B’rith Women
  • Mss 037, Isidor Jacobs Family Papers

    Isidor Jacobs and his wife Lizzie were active in a wide variety of community organizations.  He was instrumental in creating the Know Your Neighbor Club on the 1700 block of Noble Drive in Atlanta to break down the barriers between different races and religions.  The papers include minutes from the Ladies Hebrew Charity Association, 1913-1918, and brochures, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings from the American Red Cross, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Junior Mayfair Club, and the Know Your Neighbor Club.

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    B’nai B’rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph, American Red Cross, Voluntarism
  • Mss 042, The Temple Sisterhood Records

    The Temple Sisterhood was established on December 9, 1912, and is the oldest congregation-sponsored women's organization in Atlanta.  The records are primarily composed of minutes, scrapbooks, programs, invitations, reports, speeches and Garden Club records. 

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    Jewish women
  • Mss 070, Associated Grocers Co-op, Inc. Records

    The Associated Grocers Co-op, Inc. was organized in 1929, by eight Atlanta Jewish grocers, who met at the home of Dr. Irving Greenberg. Faced with competition from chain grocery stores, which could buy and sell items less expensively, the Jewish grocers organized a buying group that would have the economic power of the large chain stores. The records consists of financial records, general files, membership records, and minutes of the board of directors, stockholders and officers.

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    Jewish businessmen, Grocer, Associated Grocers Co-op, Grocery trade
  • Mss 071, Harold Hirsch Papers

    Harold Hirsch was born in 1882 the son Henry and Rosalie Hutzler Hirsch.  He began practicing law in Atlanta in 1904 and rapidly assumed a position of prominence in the legal, business, civic and social life in both the Jewish and general communities of this city.  As an attorney he specialized in law relating to trade marks, unfair competition, income taxes and corporations, and for more than thirty years represented the Coca-Cola Company.  In 1936 he was instrumental in establishing the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund. The papers contain files from the Ingleside Country Club, the Coca-Cola Company and the Allied Jewish Campaign.  Of special interest are the files relating to Harold Hirsch’s relief and rescue efforts on behalf of German Jews prior to World War II.

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    American Jewish Committee, United Jewish Appeal, Jewish lawyers, Ingleside Country Club, Hebrew University, Allied Jewish Campaign, Coca Cola
  • Mss 075, Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

    Congregation Shearith Israel was founded in 1904 by a segment of Atlanta’s East European Jewish community. Under Rabbi Geffen’s leadership, the congregation grew as an orthodox congregation that upheld traditional Old World values and rites. The largest piece of the collection consists of congregational minutes from 1947-1974.  Many of these are in great detail, and they highlight congregational business, as well as discussion and dispute for that period.  The collection also contains synagogue bulletins from 1959-1990, correspondence beginning in 1956 and various membership rosters from throughout the period.  Other sections of the collection include Sisterhood minutes, Religious School publications, Passover manuals, and High Holy Day materials.

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    Congregation Shearith Israel, Rabbis, Orthodox Judaism
  • Mss 076, Solomon Sutker Papers

    Solomon Sutker was a native Georgian. He attended Emory University and the University of North Carolina. The papers contain his thesis, “The Jews of Atlanta: Their Social Structure and Leadership Patterns,” submitted to the faculty of the University of North Carolina in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, as well as a couple of other writings on Jewish Atlanta.

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    University of North Carolina, Professors
  • Mss 077, Moe Goldman Papers

    Moe Goldman (1895 –1976), a respected realtor by vocation, was a committed volunteer and humanitarian, noted for his leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and other organizations working toward the betterment of youth.  The papers consist primarily of correspondence and honors from Mr. Goldman’s association with the Boy Scouts of America and the American Humanics Foundation.  The Papers also include Goldman, Edison and Rosenbaum family correspondence, notably correspondence during Mr. Goldman’s service in Europe during the First World War and correspondence to his future wife.  The collection includes condolence messages, a Rosenbaum family tree, telegrams, a photograph album and a 90th birthday celebration album.

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    Boy Scouts of America, Voluntarism, Real estate agents, American Humanics Foundation
  • Mss 078, Joseph E. Berman Papers

    Joseph E. Berman was City Council for the 4th Ward of the City of Atlanta from 1931-1935.  He actively participated in the planning and implementation of improvements at Candler Field in Atlanta. The collection includes information on Candler field, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a scrapbook.

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    Jewish lawyers
  • Mss 083, Raphael Moses Papers

    Raphael Moses was born in 1812 in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was an eminent lawyer and leader in the Civil War and Reconstruction periods of Georgia.  He served on the staff of General James Longstreet in the Army of Northern Virginia. His papers consist of a typescript copy of the autobiography of Raphael Moses, 1890, a biography of Raphael Moses written by his grandson Stanford Moses, 1939, and letters of Raphael Moses, copied from the original, by Stanford Moses, 1812-1893.

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    Jewish businessmen, American Civil War, Georgia, Florida, Charleston (S.C.)
  • Mss 086, Beryl Weiner Family Papers

    Beryl Weiner is an Atlanta attorney who spent his boyhood years in Camilla, Georgia.  The index highlights important events in the Camilla, the South, and especially those that relate to the Jewish residents of Camilla. The papers consist of the index to the "Camilla Enterprise" compiled by Beryl Weiner in 1996.

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    Camilla Enterprise, Jewish press
  • Mss 090, Rabbi Edmund A. Landau Family Papers

    Rabbi Landau was a contemporary of Rabbi David Marx of The Temple in Atlanta, and both were schooled in the teachings of Classical Reform Judaism. Confirmation of these teachings is evident in the writings and addresses of Dr. Landau found within this collection. Throughout Rabbi Landau's tenure at Temple B'nai Israel he served as a respected leader within the Jewish and general communities of Albany. The papers consist of correspondence, record books of birth, marriages and funerals at which Dr. Landau officiated, addresses, scrapbooks and writings.

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    Jewish preaching, Rabbis, Albany (Ga.), Temple B’nai Israel
  • Mss 091, Leo M. Frank Papers

    Leo M. Frank was arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan, a thirteen year old factory worker in 1913.  Two years later, his sentence was commuted from death to life in prison by Governor John M. Slaton, who after reviewing the records, felt that he could not sentence Frank to death based on the evidence.  Following the commutation of the sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by vigilantes from Marietta, the hometown of Mary Phagan. The papers consist of correspondence, autograph book, certificates, and newspaper articles relating to Leo M. Frank and various other family members.

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    Jewish businessmen, Anti-Semitism, Lynching, National Pencil Company
  • Mss 094, Irvin Rosenberg Family Papers

    The Rosenberg family members are long-time residents of Columbus, Georgia.  Of special interest is the letter from Raphael Moses in which he expresses his pride in being a member of the Jewish people. The papers include a typescript copy of a letter from Raphael Moses to W.O. Tuggle of LaGrange, Georgia, 1875; indentures, 1866-1945, and business records including minutes of meetings of the Rosenberg Jewelry Company, 1928-1944.

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    Jewish businessmen, Rosenberg Jewelry Company
  • Mss 097, The Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society of Albany, Georgia, Records

    The Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society of Albany, Georgia was organized on February 10, 1878, by 13 women with the purpose of  “doing good to all mankind and to bestow charity upon all that are needy and worthy of the same, and to promote in general all that is good and noble.”  Throughout its history, the Society has lived up to these ideals and can be credited with benefiting hundreds of Albany’s citizens by providing both charity and benevolence. The records consist of minutes, correspondence, histories of Temple B’nai Israel and of The Society, financial records, memorial resolutions, membership records, and reports.

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    Jewish women, Albany (Ga.)
  • Mss 100, Durward Gerson Family Papers

    Durward (Dutch) Gerson (1919-1979) was an Atlanta resident who was active in a variety of Jewish and general communal organizations.  The collection consists primarily of local and district records of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and records of Amit Women-Atlanta Chapter previously known as Mizrachi Women’s Organization Atlanta Chapter.  The records from B’nai B’rith reflect upon Durward Gerson’s association with that organization.  The Amit Women records represent Mildred Gerson’s participation as a volunteer and active member of Mizrachi.

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    Aleph Zadik Aleph, B’nai B’rith, Jewish War Veterans, Voluntarism, Zionist Organization of America
  • Mss 101, The William Breman Jewish Home Records

    A study of Jewish population, funded by the Federation in 1947, highlighted the need for a facility based on the growing number and higher percentage of aged in the total population. The William Breman Jewish Home opened its facility for the aged in 1951. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, and newsletters.

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  • Mss 102, Nathan Cohen Family Papers

    Nathan Cohen emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1913 and moved to South Georgia working as a peddler.  In 1924 he opened Cohen’s of Alma.  He retired in 1957 and assumed numerous civic responsibilities throughout the community.  He was elected Mayor of Alma in 1961 and later named Citizen of the Year by the Lions Club and Board of Trade. The papers include records from Cohen’s of Alma Department Store and correspondence relating to the election of Nathan Cohen as Mayor of Alma, Georgia, 1961.

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    Cohen’s of Alma Department Store, Jewish merchants, Department stores
  • Mss 104 Louis Geffen Family Papers

    Louis Geffen (1904-2001) was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  His father was Rabbi Tobias Geffen, who was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel for over 60 years.  Louis gained prominence in Atlanta as an attorney and for his involvement in a wide variety of Jewish community activities. The papers contain a history of the Eplan family of Atlanta, greeting cards and Geffen family memorabilia.  Of special interest is the political campaign card of Louis Geffen for a position on the Board of Education for the City of Atlanta.

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    Congregation Shearith Israel, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.
  • Mss 106, Charlotte Wilen Papers

    Charlotte Wilen has been active in community service in Atlanta for 30 years.  She was president of the Maternal and Child Health Institute, Inc., president of the Continuum Alliance for Human Development; a member of the Georgia Planning Group for Health Promotion; a member of the Governor’s Commission on Obstetrics and a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.  She was also on the national task force on Maternal and Infant Health March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.  As a member of B’nai B’rith Women she organized “Operation Stork” and the “Well Baby Clinic.” Her papers consist of newspaper articles and correspondence relating to the various organizations in which Charlotte Wilen participated.

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    Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, B’nai B’rith Girls, B’nai B’rith Women, Maternal and child health services
  • Mss 108 Robert M. Travis Papers

    Robert (Bob) M. Travis was an ardent Zionist and one of the first to recognize, as early as 1939, that the Jewish people would be facing a holocaust if Europe’s Jews were not allowed to immigrate to Palestine.  Robert Travis served as president of the Zionist District in Atlanta from 1937-1939.  He later served as president of the Southeastern Zionist Region.  In 1941, in association with Julian Boehm he was instrumental in organizing the Atlanta branch of the American Christian Palestine Committee.  He is also credited with being a founder of Camp Judaea in Henderson, North Carolina. The collection consists of correspondence, a scrapbook from Bertha Travis’ years as Hadassah president, programs, invitations, and tributes to both Robert and Bertha Travis.

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    Zionism, Israel, Political socialization--Israel, Palestine, Political socialization--United States Zionism
  • Mss 109, Jewish Ladies Aid Society (Columbus, Ga.) Records

    The Jewish Ladies Aid Society (JLAS) – Columbus, Georgia was founded on July 5, 1874 by The Ladies Purim Association.  These women decided to broaden the focus of their association which was up to now limited to an annual Purim ball, to include charity and benevolence within the Jewish community and throughout the City of Columbus.  Originally named the Daughters of Israel this newly formed organization would subsequently change its name to the Hebrew Benevolent Society, The Ladies Aid Society and finally to the Jewish Ladies Aid Society.  The JLAS functioned as the Sisterhood for Temple B’nai Israel founded in Columbus in 1854.  Later changing its name to Temple Israel, the congregation is the second oldest in the State of Georgia. The records consist of minutes, financial records, annual reports and year books.

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    Jewish women, Columbus (Ga.), Soviet Jews, Activist
  • Mss 115, Barney Medintz Family Papers

    Barney Medintz was born in London, England in 1910.  At the age of 1 year he immigrated with his family to America.  Following graduation from the University of Chicago he moved to Atlanta to serve as director of Men’s and Boy’s activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance.  Medintz worked for the Alliance for two years.  On leaving, he founded the Service Uniform Company.  In 1936 Medintz married Dorothy Davis.  Medintz was active in a variety of youth and humanitarian causes in the Jewish community of Atlanta. The papers consist primarily speeches delivered by Barney Medintz on the wide variety of Jewish community causes in which he was involved. The speeches give insight into the depth of Barney Medintz’s commitment to Jewish causes and concerns as well as the social service priorities of the Atlanta Jewish community throughout the 1950s. 

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    Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education, B’nai B’rith, United Jewish Appeal, Hadassah, Camp Barney Medintz, Jewish Community Council
  • Mss 126, Vida Golgar Papers

    Vida Goldgar was an important contributor to “The Southern Israelite" for almost forty years.  The collection consists primarily of Goldgar’s columns and news articles, which she wrote for "The Southern Israelite" as well as speeches she gave to various organizations.  The collection also contains newspaper clippings about events in the Jewish community.  Of special interest are pamphlets from early synagogues in Georgia.  Also of special interest are articles and drafts documenting the settlement history of Jews in Georgia.

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    Jewish press, The Southern Israelite, Journalism, Journalists
  • Mss 127, Betram Ehrlich Family Papers

    Bertram Ehrlich (1913-2001) was born in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Growing up in Bainbridge he later attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated with a doctoral degree.  He was employed as a pharmacist in numerous drug stores in New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Tennessee.  In 1941, he moved back to Bainbridge, Georgia to assist his father in the Ehrlich Drug Co. The collection consists of newspaper clippings; photocopies of  formulas from Ehrlich Drug Company; a Confirmation certificate of Bertram Ehrlich from Congregation Beth El of Bainbridge, Georgia; photocopies of writings by Bertram Ehrlich including "One Hundred and Twenty Years of Pharmacy in Decatur County," 1989,  "Mixed Memories of Over Fifty Years of the Practice of Pharmacy," an "Historical Sketch of Temple Beth El," and  "I Remember Life in a Small Southern Town: Bainbridge, Georgia," 1913-1985; genealogies of the Ehrlich and Kwilecki families; a photocopy of "An Unknown Jew in the South: Abraham Ehrlich," by Louis Schmier; a photocopy of the Memorandum of the Electric Lighting and Ice Plants of Sig. Nussbaum, located in Bainbridge Georgia; and a copy of the last will and testament of Sarah B. Erhlich.

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    Jewish businessmen, Temple Beth El, Apothecaries, Genealogy & local history, Jewish genealogy
  • Mss 129, Phillip Lazarus Family Papers

    Phillip Lazarus was a Russian immigrant who settled in South Georgia in the late 1891.  He originally moved to Rochelle, GA and married Lena Pearlman of Americus, Georgia.  In 1902 they moved to Quitman, Georgia and opened Phillip Lazarus and Sons, a general merchandise store. The collection consists of indentures, correspondence primarily written by Jake Lazarus to his parents while serving as a soldier during World War II, and the naturalization certificate of Phillip Lazarus.

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    Jewish businessmen, World War II
  • Mss 130, Aaron Cohn Family Papers

    Aaron Cohn was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1916.  He graduated from ColumbusHigh School in 1932 and The University of Georgia Law School in 1938.  He practiced law in Columbus from 1938 until his enlistment in the United States Army in 1940.  He participated in four major campaigns and helped to liberate the Ebensee Concentration Camp in 1945.  Following his discharge he returned to Columbus and in 1965 he was appointed a judge of the Juvenile Court in Muscogee County. The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles relating to Judge Cohn's career and a transcript of an oral interview in which he recalls the liberation of Ebensee. 

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    Immigration, Judge, Ebensee (Germany), Columbus (Ga.), Genealogy
  • Mss 135, Gus B. Kaufman Paper

    Gus B. Kaufman was a native of Macon, Georgia.  His family was active in both Jewish and general community activities in Macon. The collection consists of papers relating to the Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (1935); Congregation Sherah Israel (now Congregation Sha'arey Israel); the Civil War (including Confederate burial records); a history of the Bernd and Bloch families; Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia; a booklet "The Great Migration and the Founding of Congregation Sherah Israel in Macon, Georgia, 1881-1910"; correspondence between Gus Kaufman to Marion Waxelbaum (1934-1935); advertisements for the G. Bernd Company; a letter regarding the Jewish War Relief Campaign (1921); articles on the Waxelbaum and Gus Kaufman family; booklets on Palestine: "Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine"; "I Speak as a Christian" by Dorothy Thompson; "There Is Only One Answer ..." by Dorothy Thompson; "Shall the Door Be Shut?"; a genealogy of the Straus family; confirmation program of Temple Beth Israel (1928); Temple Guild Cookbook; the wedding program for Mannie and Mame Waxelbaum (1905) and a letter and accompanying report relating to obscene letters sent to Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Georgia in 1912.

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    World War II, American Civil War, Jewish War Relief, Atlanta Ballyhoo, American Zionist Emergency Council, Sha’Arey Israel, Temple Beth Israel
  • Mss 137, Jacob Elsas Family Papers

    Jacob Elsas (1842-1932) was the founder of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Atlanta, Georgia.  At one time the mill was the largest employer in Atlanta. Papers consist of a personal letter copy book and obituaries of Jacob Elsas founder and owner of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, and over 600 letter copies of outgoing correspondence between Jacob Elsas and his business associates and family.  Of special interest are:  ALS Jacob Elsas to Col. E.C. Hyatt, July 17, 1899 regarding Jewish attendance at services at his son's boarding school; ALS Jacob Elsas to Mr. Joseph Banigan, December 8, 1897 regarding a possible strike of mill hands; ALS Jacob Elsas to Chief Manly, December 1887 (letter 489) regarding a disturbance involving mill hands.

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    Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills
  • Mss 145, David Mayer Family Papers

    David Mayer was born in Bavaria in 1815.  He immigrated to the United States in 1839, settling first in Tennessee and then in Washington, Georgia.  Eight years later he moved to Atlanta where he remained until his death in 1890. David Mayer was a businessman, confederate veteran, free mason, and one of the founders of the Atlanta public schools. The collection consists of letters from notables such as Joseph E. Brown, elected as Georgia's governor four times, and from Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy.  Also contained are personal letters written by David Mayer and his children.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, American Civil War, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Mss 146, Louis Morris Family Papers

    Louis Morris was born in Russia as Leib Yampolsky.  The name was changed to Morris at Ellis Island.  Louis married Jeanette Hartstein.  He was the owner of Louis Morris' Grocery Store on Haygood Avenue in Atlanta. The collection consists of the ledger book from Louis Morris' grocery store, the Naturalization certificate of Louis Morris, 1938, the obituary of Leon Steinberg, 1978, and a newspaper article relating to the American Jewish Committee's Oral History Project.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, Entrepreneurs
  • Mss 154, Jerome B. Blumenthal Papers

    A native Atlantan, Dr. Jerome B. Blumenthal was active in the local community. His papers consist of an annual report from The Jewish Home, 1962; an admission card, bulletin and a cookbook published from Ahavath Achim Congregation, 1949-1966; a letter from Louis J. Levitas to Jerry Blumenthal, 1953; a letter from Mayor William B. Hartsfield, 1961; a letter from Senator Herman Talmadge regarding school segregation; an article regarding the death of Julian V. Bohem, 1960; and a catalogue from the High Museum of Art, 1968.

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    Jewish physician
  • Mss 157, Atlanta Rabbinic Association (ARA) Records

    The Atlanta Rabbinical Assembly, founded sometime prior to 1970, is comprised of rabbis who represent the full spectrum of organized religious expression in the Atlanta area. Membership is open to and includes colleagues, both active and retired, from all sectors of the Jewish community: members serve in congregational as well as non-congregational settings. The records contain officer and membership lists, meeting agendas and minutes that reflect critical issues that have come before the organized Jewish community of Atlanta. 

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    Rabbis, Atlanta Rabbinic Association (ARA)
  • Mss 160, Aaron Hardy Ulm Papers

    Aaron Hardy Ulm was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1879.  He was secretary to Governor Joseph Brown, c.1905 and later to Governor John M. Slaton, c.1913-1915.  Following the lynching of Leo Frank, Ulm moved his family to Washington, D.C. The collection consists of letters from Governor Slaton to Aaron Hardy Ulm while on his trip to California following the lynching of Leo Frank.  Also included is hate mail sent from unknown persons to the governor's office following the commutation.

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    Lynching, Leo Frank case, Governors, Capital punishment, Life imprisonment, Death threats
  • Mss 162, Jule and Rose Esserman Levin Family Papers

    The Esserman family settled in Rome, Georgia, in the early 1890s. Jule and Rose were very involved in the Jewish community and the community of Rome. Of special interest in this collection are the personal stories, and history of Rose Esserman Levin while growing up in Rome.  The collection includes a brief history into the life of the Esserman Family, how Esserman & Co. became a successful clothing business and their many contributions to the community.  One can also get a brief look into individual family members.  The Levin’s were very involved in the progression of the Civil Rights Movement.  The collection contains papers written by students after participating in the sit-in demonstrations. 

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    Entrepreneurs, Clothing stores, Esserman & Company The Elmax Corporation, Civil Rights movements—Georgia—History
  • Mss 165, Joseph B. Jacobs Papers

    Joseph Benjamin Jacobs (1887 – 1965) was born and educated in Atlanta, GA. He became a prominent businessman in the linen industry. The collection contains personal banking transactions, congratulation letters on the marriage of Joseph to Rose, general correspondence between the three brothers, most written to Joseph from Edward, legal proceedings to settle business difference and travel journals relating to Jacob family road trips to Florida.

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    Jewish businessmen, Atlanta Linen Supply Company
  • Mss 168, Henry Koplin Family Papers

    Henry Koplin was an Atlanta native and moved to Macon, Georgia to establish a scrap metal business known as Macon Iron and Steel.  He married Sarah Mendel of Atlanta, Georgia in 1916. The collection consists of Mendel family genealogical information, a high school memory book from Commercial High School of Sarah Mendel, 1911 and the brides book of Sarah Mendel, 1916.

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  • Mss 170, Harold Yudelson Papers

    Harold Yudelson was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  His education was interrupted when he was drafted into World War II.  Harold Yudelson served as a Lieutenant and was wounded in battle during the last days of the war. The collection consists primarily of military records and letters written from Harold Yudelson to his family members in Atlanta during World War II.

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    Jewish soldiers, World War II
  • Mss 172, Andre Steiner Family Papers

    Andre Steiner and his wife lived in Hungary and Slovakia before surviving the Holocaust and immigrating to the United States. The collection consists of correspondence, 1939-1962, from Weiner family members many of which were written from Thereisenstadt; and the diary of Hetty Weiner Steiner that she wrote while hiding in the mountains in 1944.

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    Immigration, Holocaust, Deportation
  • Mss 175, David and Virginia Hein Family Papers

    Dr. David Hein was born in 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He graduated Boys' High School in 1941, attended Northwestern University and earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Medical Degree from Emory University. He was Assistant Resident and Chief Resident at Grady Memorial Hospital from 1952-1954.  He was in private practice specializing in Gastroenterology from 1954 until his retirement in 1994. The collection consists of correspondence; writings by Dr. David Hein and Dr. Virginia Herzog Hein; genealogical material relating to the Herzog, Blum, Bloch, Bernd, Cohen, Hein and Montag families; and school memorabilia. Of special interest is a journal article written by Dr. Virginia Hein entitled: "The Image of 'A City Too Busy to Hate': Atlanta in the 1960's" for the "Phylon, The Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture."

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    Confirmation (Jewish rite), The Standard Club, Hebrew Benevolent Society, Jewish physicians, Boy Scouts of America, Macon (Ga.)
  • Mss 176, Rebecca Rosenbaum Gentile Papers

    Rebecca Rosenbaum Gentile served with the Red Cross and the International Refugee Organization following World War II. The collection consists of journals kept by Rebecca Rosenbaum while serving with the Red Cross and with the International Refugee Organization; correspondence and records generated by her work with the above two agencies; school papers, travel documents and certificates.  Of special interest is the invitation to the dedication of the first Sefer Torah in liberated Europe, 1944.  The journal kept by Rebecca Rosenbaum while with International Refugee Organization describes lives and the plights of displaced persons in post war Europe.

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    Refugees, American Red Cross, University of Pittsburgh, Relief work, International Refugee Organization
  • Mss 177, James and Ethel Montag Family Papers

    James Montag was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1936.  He is the son Louis and Jane Montag. Louis was one of the founders of Montag Brothers, the creator of Blue Horse school supplies and Montag Stationary.  James Montag is a descendant of Abraham Levy who immigrated to the United States from Holland in c.1818. He settled with his wife Rachel in Richmond, Virginia. Ethel Montag was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Her great-grandfather, Sam Brown was the first Jewish mayor of Albany, Georgia and founder of the first bank in Albany. The collection consists of the travel diary of Lee Bloom of Eufaula, Alabama detailing a voyage to Europe and his return with future wife Emile Weil, 1888; the autograph book of Emile Weil Bloom, 1887-1888; the recipe book of Ernestine Marie Brown, undated; a genealogy chart for the descendants of Abraham Levy and Rachel Cornelia Bernard, 1983; a commemorative book from the Frank-Meinhard-Weil family reunion celebration, 1989; and miscellaneous newspaper articles and genealogical material copied from the Goldberg-Rich family bible, 1843-2006.

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  • Mss 181, Clementine Mayer Pinkussohn Family Papers

    Clemmie Mayer Pinkhussohn was born in Atlanta, Georgia the youngest child of David and Elisa Weilman Mayer.  She married Samuel (Sam) Pinkhussohn of Savannah, Georgia in 1889.  The couple resided in Atlanta.  Clemmie's father David Mayer was the trusted friend of Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown and Alexander Stephens, the vice-president of the Confederacy. The collection consists of correspondence between Brown, Stephens and Mayer, the invitation to the wedding of Clemmie Mayer and Sam Pinkhussohn, and a scrapbook compiled in 1884 containing obituaries, wedding announcements and news of the day.

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    Politicians
  • Mss 182, Elisa Weilmann Mayer Family Papers

    Elisa Weilmann Mayer was born in German in 1829.  At the age of 18, Elisa immigrated to the United States to become the wife of David Mayer.  She was a leading citizen of Atlanta and a president of the Grandmothers Club. The collection consists of a scrapbook and loose items found in the scrapbook compiled by Elisa Weilmann Mayer.  Of special interest is a letter from Morris Mayer to his mother Elisa in 1867 in which he discusses his recovery from an accidental gunshot wound.

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    Confederate States of America
  • Mss 184, Joseph K. Heyman Family Papers

    A native of Atlanta, Joseph K. Heyman became a prominent businessman and social figure in the community. The papers consist of publicity files and speeches given by Joseph Heyman on the state of the economy to organizations throughout Georgia, publicity files relating to his speaking commitments, records from boards and organization on which he served, correspondence and newspaper articles.  Also contained in the collection are records from The Coca Cola Company, and a biography of Herman Heyman (1825-1885) a German immigrant who settled in West Point, Georgia, written by his daughter Bertha Heyman.  The biography also describes the military record of Louis Merz, also from West Point, who was killed while serving the Confederacy. 

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    Jewish businessmen, The Standard Club, The Rich Foundation, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Center for Economic Development
  • Mss 187, Louis Perling Family Papers

    Louis Perling emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1920 and settled in Sandersville, Georgia.  The Perling family has owned and operated a clothing store in Sandersville for the last 75 years. The collection consists of letters from Maggie Oshman to a number of correspondents, primarily to Louis Perling who she would later marry.  The letters are written from Galveston, Texas and from Cochran and Hazelhurst, Georgia.  Of special interest are the letters in which Maggie Oshman discusses her Jewish identity.

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    Jewish businessmen, Entrepreneurs
  • Mss 188, Meyer Kreisberg Family Papers

    Meyer and Estelle Kreigsberg of Augusta, Georgia are active members of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue. Estelle Kriegsberg was also active in numerous Jewish organizations in Augusta including the Synagogue sisterhood (Daughters of Israel) and Hadassah. The collection consists of records, including minutes from the Daughters of Israel and records from Hadassah in Augusta and the southeast region.  Of special interest are the letters from Augusta Hadassah members who visited Israel in the early 1950s that describe their trips.

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    Hadassah, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue
  • Mss 189, Paul Ruben Family Papers

    Max and Rebecca Ruben in established Ruben's Department Store on Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia in 1898. The collection consists of an employee salary ledger, 1944-1946, a cancelled check, 1963, a debit memorandum from the 1940s, an application for a charge account; and records from the Havath Israel Lodge #361 of the Independent Order of Brith Sholom in Augusta, Georgia and the Independent Order of Brith Sholom - Atlanta Lodge No. 303.

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    Jewish businessmen, Entrepreneurs, Ruben’s Department Store
  • Mss 205, Jewish Educational Loan Fund Records II

    The Jewish Educational Loan Fund, Inc., originally provided funding for and orphanage in Atlanta. Over the years it provided funding for displaced European Jewish children and eventually interest-free loans to Jewish students in the Southeast. The records consist of general administrative files which include annual reports, legal papers and minutes; case files of residents of the Home and case files of European children brought to Atlanta under the auspices of the Jewish Children's Service during the years immediately prior to, during and after World War II.

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    Jewish youth, Jewish Educational Loan Fund, Hebrew Orphans Home, Jewish orphans
  • Mss 209, Hana Kraus Beer Family Papers

    Hana Kraus Beer was a Holocaust survivor. Her papers consist of legal and travel documents and correspondence primarily relating to Hana Kraus Beer's life following the liberation of Thereisanstadt including the time she spent in England prior to her immigration to the United States in 1949 and her subsequent marriage to Walter Beer also a survivor of the Holocaust.

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    Holocaust, Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
  • Mss 210, Simon Selig Jr. Family Papers

    A native of Atlanta, Simon Selig Jr. was president of Selig Chemical and later the family real estate business. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles relating to the life of career of Simon Selig.  Also included are the papers of Benjamin J. Massell who was the father of Simon Selig's wife Caroline Massell.  Benjamin Massell was a community leader and civic leader.  Massell was born in Lithuania in 1886.  He immigrated to the United States with his parents as a child and attended Boys High School.  By the end of his second year he quit school to begin a working career that culminate in his being one of Atlanta's most successful real estate developers.

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    Jewish Educational Alliance, Jewish businessmen, University of Georgia, The Hebrew Benevolent Society
  • Mss 213, Dr. Louis Schmier Collection

    Dr. Louis Schmier is a professor at Valdosta State University.  As part of a proposed history on Jewish life in Georgia Dr. Schimier collected documents relating to lives of numerous families, individuals, synagogues and communities.  The collection consists of these files.

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    College teachers
  • Mss 224, Mattie Lee Baxley Papers

    Mattie Lee Baxley Papers, consisting of 1 cubic foot of material containing documents relating to the career of Marcos Fernan-Nunez, a direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Ribiero Nunez a member of the group of 42 Jews who settled in Georgia in 1733; research and genealogical records relating to the 42 Jewish settlers and in particular to the Nunez family; and a draft and final copy of the manuscript "Gold Buttons," a history of the Nunez family by Mattie Lee Baxley wife of Marcos Fernan-Nunez.

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    Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah (Ga.)
  • Mss 225, Kurt Bial Papers

    Kurt Bial was transported from Liverpool to Australia aboard the HMT Dunera along with 2,541 other internees in 1941. Two thousand of the passengers were Jewish who were forced to live in inhuman condition and who experienced brutal treatment by the British crew. The collection consists of a photocopy of the first-hand account of Kurt Bial's experience on the Dunera along with supporting documents including a photocopy of a typescript account of the voyage written by passengers three months after their arrival in Australia.

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    Dunera (ship), British Navy at war and peace, Sailor
  • Mss 227, Jerzy (George) Zielezinski Papers

    Jerzy (George) Zielezinski was Polish artist and Dachau concentration camp survivor. The drawings depict life in the camp as the artist saw it. Zielezinski was a political prisoner in Dachau. The collection consists of twenty-four b/w reproductions of drawings, title-page, contents page as well as two text leaves resting in quarter-cloth over paper-covered boards portfolio with folding flaps relating to the lives of prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp.

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    Holocaust, Dachau (Concentration camp), Artists
  • Mss 235, Laura Dinerman Papers

    Laura Dinerman Papers, 1986-2010, consisting of records relating to Laura Dinerman's activities with the Atlanta Jewish Community Center, the Atlanta Jewish Federation (Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta), and the United Jewish Appeal.

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  • Mss 239, Jewish National Fund – Southern Region Records

    Jewish National Fund was established more than 100 years ago by a small group of leaders, including Theodor Herzl. By purchasing plots of land, they hoped to establish the groundwork for the birth of our nation of Israel. JNF continues to make a commitment to the land and people in the 21st century. The records consists of four scrapbooks, 1969-1985, newsletters, and photos.

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    Zionism
  • Mss 240, William H. Frey Papers

    William H. Frey Family Papers, 1949-1997, consisting of .2 linear feet of material including publications and newspaper articles relating to the Puritan Chemical Co. and to William Frey's civic and business activities as vice-president of Puritan, and to other family members including his father-in-law, Abrom Lewis (A.L.) Feldman the founder of the Puritan Chemical Company.

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    Jewish businessmen
  • Mss 241, Norman Weitz Papers

    Norman Weitz Family Papers, c.1931-1982, consisting of .4 linear feet of material including the World War II military records and photographs relating to the service of Norman Weitz, fliers from the Kiddie Revue and Milk Fund,1931; Girl's High School commencement program, 1940, memorabilia from Alpha Epsilon Pi at the University of Georgia; and the scrapbook of Mitzi Hirsch, 1936-1937.

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    Jewish businessmen, Jewish War Veterans, United States Army
  • Mss 244, Joel Goldberg Papers

    Joel Goldberg Family Papers, 1966-1973, consisting of three bound volumes of records relating to the merger of Rich's Inc. into Federated Department Stores, Inc., 1976; issues of "Rich Bits" and other publications relating to Rich's, speeches, three scrapbooks and loose newspaper clippings primarily relating to Joel Goldberg's activities as chairman and chief executive officer of Rich's Department Store in Atlanta and to his honorary degree, Doctor of Human Letters, honoris causa from Oglethorpe University, 2000; and bound annual reports from National Service Industries, 1977-1985.

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    Rich's (retail store)
  • Mss 247, Ralph Rosenbaum Papers

    Ralph Rosenbaum, Sr., was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1865 and died in Atlanta, Georgia in 1960. Papers consisting of a birth certificate, two Masonic certificates, an Atlanta street directory, 1935-1936, a photograph, report card, 1924, a Masonic ring, and a medal from Camp Osceola in Henderson, North Carolina.

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    Scottish Rite Mason
  • Mss 257, Sam Dinerman Papers

    Sam Dinerman Family Papers, 1936-2000, consisting of a documents certifying Jack Dinerman as a Physical Therapist, 1951-1952; a photograph of Jack Dinerman with a patient in Savannah, Georgia, c.1950s; a portrait of Joseph Dinerman; a photographic copy of a portrait of Joseph Dinerman in his World War II uniform and an original color portrait of Joseph Dinerman; snap shots and aerial photographs taken by Sam Dinerman who served as Chief Photographers Mate as a member of the Anti-Submarine Patrol, c.1943; two voice-o-graph recordings sent by Sam Dinerman to his wife while serving in Korea, 1951; an oral history of Jack Dinerman recounting his war service;  two autograph books of Selma Levetan , 1936-1938, 1939; a booklet from the marriage of Sam Dinerman and Selma Levetan, 1944; confirmation programs and class photographs from Ahavath Achim Congregation, 1964-1966; a yearbook from Commercial High School, 1942; and a publication highlighting the accomplishments of Liane Levetan as Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County from 1993-2000.

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    Chrysler Corporation, Photographer
  • Mss 264, Peter Phillips Family Papers

    Peter Phillips was born in Berlin in 1920 and attended technical schools in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France before fleeing Nazi Germany in March of 1941. After reaching America, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Camp Ritchie, which operated as a base for German speaking soldiers, predominantly Jewish, to be trained in intelligence and interrogation. His papers contain material he collected while serving with the Ritchie Boys including internal Nazi documents and identification cards, but also personal material related to his family such as birth certificates, immigration documents, photographs, and records from his service in the military.

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    World War II, Holocaust, Servicemen, Camp Ritchie (Md.), Engineers
  • Mss 278, Israel Bonds, State of Records

    The photograph collection represents a historical perspective of old Atlanta’s Jewish community tireless work they accomplished in contributing to the State of Israel.  With the help of Jewish Atlanta proceeds realized through the sale of Israel Bonds have helped cultivate the desert, build transportation networks, create new industries, resettle immigrants, and increase export capability.  Today, investing in Israel bonds support a nation of extraordinary innovation that continues to push the boundaries of modern technology.

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    Jewish Progressive Club, Israel Bonds
  • Mss 282, Sidney Q. and Leah Janus Family Papers

    Papers consisting of files from the many organizations in which Leah Janus was involved such as the Coalition for Women in International Development, numerous committees of the United Nations, the League of women Voters, the United Way, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, the Atlanta Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services, the Hebrew Academy, the Atlanta Public Schools, and files relating to some of Dr. Sidney Janus' consultations as a psychologist including a job analysis of a B-47 crew, 1953, and the development of a psychological course in culture and the arts.

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    Jewish women, Zionism, Zionist Organization of America
  • Mss 284, Isak Rosenbaum Family Papers

    Isak Rosenbaum was a Holocaust survivor from Jassy, Romania.  He was incarcerated in Dachau after Kristallnacht where he wrote postcards and letters home to his wife.  He later immigrated to the United States via Palestine. The collection consists of family genealogical material and scrapbooks.

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    Immigration, Holocaust
  • Mss 286, Robert Lipshutz Papers

    A native of Atlanta, Robert J. (Bob) Lipshutz was a senior partner in the Atlanta law firm of Lipshutz, Greenblatt & King and had an active career in the practice of law and in public service to his country, state and community. He even served as Legal Counsel for President Jimmy Carter. The papers include biographies, writings, correspondence, and a scrapbook.

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    Jewish lawyer, Jewish politicians
  • Mss 288, Esther Levine Papers

    The 1950s marked a time of considerable growth for Shearith Israel. The arrival of Rabbi Kassel Abelson in 1952 coincided with the congregation’s move to a larger and more modern building. At this time, the congregation also became affiliated with United Synagogue of America and became active in the Conservative movement. As a result, Shearith Israel’s United Synagogue Youth (USY) chapter became extremely active within the congregation and the entire southeast region.  Shearith Israel was always proud of its young people and always active in USY– United Synagogue Youth. Many children attended Camp Ramah in Massachusetts, USY on Wheels and USY Israel Pilgrimage.

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    Columbus (Ga.), United Synagogue Youth, Publicist
  • Mss 292, Lynn Palmer Barton Papers

    Lynn PalmerBarton was a camper and later, counselor, at Sky Lake Camps, a Jewish summer camp in Sautee, White County, Georgia.  The papers consist of the materials she was given as a camper and a counselor, as well as pages from scrapbooks she made each summer from 1954 to 1958.

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    Jewish youth, Sky Lake Camps
  • Mss 298, Fanny Revson Family Papers

    Mrs. Alfred F. Revson, born Fannie Marcus in Savannah, was well known for the antiques she collected in New York and Europe ad then placed in collections in Atlanta.  She founded the Fanny Revson antique shop which sold pieces of well-known family estates.  The shop closed in 1960 after 17 years.  Mrs. Revson was a member of the Temple, the Atlanta Art Association, and the Standard Club.  She lived in Atlanta more than 50 years and attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur.

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    Antique Dealer
  • Mss 299, Frank and Edith Koros Family Papers

    Papers consisting of correspondence from family members in Hungary prior to and following the Holocaust and documents relating to legal actions taken by Frank Koros to restore his good credit rating due to a case of mistaken identity and an erroneous reporting, The collection also contains papers relating to a cement mixture patent.

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    Jewish businessmen, Holocaust
  • Mss 302, Epstein School (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

    The Epstein School, Solomon Schechter School of Atlanta, provides unsurpassed academic excellence through an integrated, bilingual education taught by a talented, compassionate faculty and bolstered by cutting-edge technology.  We foster a caring community that encourages each child to reach his or her potential and embraces partnership between family, home and school.  Guided by the principles of Conservative Judaism - God, Torah and Israel - and the timeless religious ideals of our people, we prepare our students to become confident, excited learners and leaders, responsible citizens and knowledgeable, committed Jews. The records including meeting minutes, yearbooks, administration files, and PTA material.

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    Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Jewish youth, Teachers, Jewish education, The Epstein School, Jewish educators
  • Mss 311, Future Inc. Records

    Future, Inc. was a social investment club that started in 1951 by a group of Atlanta businessmen led by Joe Asher. What started as a portfolio valued at $4800, grew to $1,802,577 by the year 2001. The records contain the organizations articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, finances, invitations, membership information, newspaper clippings, and meeting minutes.

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    Jewish businessmen, Investment club, Social club
  • Mss 321, Douglass C. Alexander Papers

    Containing campaign memorabilia for the election campaign of Douglas Cecil Alexander for Atlanta City Council Post 3, At-Large, including  correspondence from contributors; campaign contribution disclosure reports; notes from staff meetings; candidate questionnaires; schedules; advertisements; invitations, a T-shirt, posters, bumper stickers, brochures, letterhead, newsletter, stickers, correspondence, biography, and photograph.

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    Politician, Politics, Atlanta City Council
  • Mss 333, Margaret Weiller Family Papers

    Margaret Strauss Weiller, a fourth generation Atlantan, born to Oscar Richard Strauss, Jr. and Patricia (Peggy) Hirsch Strauss on November 10, 1933, died May 10, 2012.  She was a great granddaughter of Emanuel Rich, one of the four Rich brothers who founded Rich’s Department Store.  Margaret gave a great deal to her community.  She was Director of the Women’s Division at the Atlanta Jewish Federation for 17 years.

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    Activist, Volunterism, Rich Family, Strauss Family
  • Mss 340, Hebrah Gemiluth Hesed (H.G.H.) Society Records

    Documents and ledger books relating to the Hebrah Gemiluth Hesed, or H.G.H. Society, a social, fraternal, and benevolent society for Jewish men in Savannah, Georgia. The records date from 1889 to 1991, with the bulk dating between 1924 and 1975. Most of the documents are written in English, but one early ledger (1903-1914), as well as some early copies of the constitution, are written in Yiddish/Germanic Hebrew. The collection includes the original charter as well as various versions of the constitution and by-laws, membership applications, acceptance letters, files dealing with member benefits, documents pertaining to those members who served on the Executive Council, newsletters, clippings, meeting notices, meeting minutes, and documents pertaining to the upkeep of the Society as well as the monetary aspects of member benefits.

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    Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives, Societies and clubs, Hebrah Gemiluth Hesed Society
  • Mss 348, Itzkovitz Family Papers

    This collection consists of clippings, telegrams, greeting cards, photographs, and other materials collected by Itzkovitz family members from the 1890s to 1994. Family members include Charles Itzkovitz (1877-1930), Mollie Friedman Itzkovitz (1876-1936), Ethel Segall Itzkovitz (1908-1985), Isidore Itzkovitz (1904-1997), Charles Itzkovitz (b. 1934), and Jacqueline McLean Itzkovitz. Many of the documents are located in scrapbooks.

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    Savannah Jewish Archives, Savannah (Ga.), Itzkovitz Family
  • Mss 349, Hadassah Savannah Chapter Records

    The Savannah Chapter of Hadassah was chartered on 29 April, 1918 by the Federation of American Zionists but it was not until eight years later, on 28 January, 1926, that Savannah was put on the Hadassah Map. It has existed there continuously since then. Officers were elected at that first meeting, with Mrs. Ida Wilensky serving as the first president. The records consist of minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and fund-raising kits. National and International Hadassah materials consist of publications, fund-raising documents, conventions, and miscellaneous papers. The Senior Hadassah records consist of minutes, membership lists, financial papers, publications, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers. The Shalom Hadassah materials consist of minutes, membership, financial papers, fund-raising documents, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers.

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    Jewish women, Hadassah, Zionism, Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives
  • Mss 360, Bernstein and Eisenman Family Papers

    This small collection consists of clippings, correspondence, and loose scrapbook items pertaining to the Bernstein and Eisenman families. The clippings include obituaries and articles written by Abram Bernstein. The articles, written to the editor of the Savannah Morning News City Beat column, relate memories of growing up in Savannah and reminiscences of several local personalities and entertainment spots. Correspondence includes letters between Elizabeth Eisenman Bernstein of Savannah and Betsy Eisenmann of Idaho Falls, Idaho regarding their ancestry and family names. Scrapbook items in the collection include articles and mementos from a reunion of the Savannah High School Class of 1927, and an article on the Chatham Junior High School Class of 1923. Papers in this collection date from 1967 to 1989.

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    Savannah Jewish Archives, Savannah (Ga.), Jews—Georgia—Savannah, Newspapers—Georgia—Savannah
  • Mss 361, Weitz Family Papers

    This collection includes correspondence, articles, and photocopies of photographs relating to several members of the Weitz family and collected by Mary Weitz Friedman. Items of interest are discharge papers for Isadore Weitz from the US National Guard (1917) and the US Army (1919) and color photocopies of a photograph of Ida Weitz (Ulman) in her Girl Scout uniform. There are several photocopies of photographs of members of the Weitz family in the collection. The original photos were separated to the Savannah Jewish Archives collection of photographs and can be located using the item numbers identified on the photocopy and listed in the following inventory.

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    Savannah Jewish Archives, Savannah (Ga.), Jews—Georgia—Savannah, Girl Scouts of the United States of America
  • Mss 364, Leo Frank 100th Anniversary Collection

    This collection consists of materials created during the Leo Frank 100th Anniversary commemoration events that included Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited exhibited created by the Breman Museum being displayed at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, as well as numerous commemoration events around the city of Atlanta between August and December 2015. The collection contains brochures, publications, media, speeches, and audio/video from various commemoration events around the city.

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    Lynching, Leo Frank, Antisemitism
  • Mss 368, Marilyn Shubin Papers

    Marilyn Shubin is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She lived in Cleveland for 10 years prior to settling in Atlanta. She was active in the National Council of Jewish Women in both Cleveland and later Atlanta. She was also active in the Atlanta Jewish Federation and chaired the 1978 welfare campaign. Also in 1978, Marilyn was appointed by Jimmy Carter to the President's Commission on the Holocaust. Her papers consist of materials from her community activities with these various organizations.

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    Atlanta Jewish Federation, Jewish women, National Council of Jewish Women, Volunterism

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