Stacks of the Cuba Archives

Individual & Family Papers (D – E)

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Alfred A. Davis (1911–1994). Papers, 1990–1994.
(newspaper articles, honor, and awards)

Marcus Danneman (1915–1988). Papers, 1988.

Desider Davidovitz Family.  Papers,
(photocopies of research material relating to the Holocaust)

Alfred A. Davis (1911–1994). Records, 1990–1994.
(newspaper articles, honor, and awards)

Ella Delaticki. Papers, 1972.
(30-page memoir detailing her experiences in the Holocaust)

Jack Dinerman Family. Papers, 1926–1944.
(naturalization certificate for Harry Ben Dinerman, newspaper clippings relating to Jack and Joe Dinerman and military records for Joe Dinerman)

Alex Dittler (? –1974). Papers. 1902–1939.
(cemetery deed, and newspaper articles and genealogy materials)

Martin Dolin Family.  Papers, c.1960–1996.
(memorabilia including advertisements from Dolin's Department Store and newspaper articles and memorabilia regarding the civic activities of Martin and Harriett  Dolin)

Henry and Ursula Rosenberg Draker Family. Papers, 1942–2004.
(photographic copy of a photocopy of a letter from Harry Drucker to Henry Drucker notifying him of his father's death at Sachsenhausen and a computer generated copy of an autobiography of Henry Draker)

Hyman Dunn Family. Papers, 1922–1940.
(newspaper article)

Morris Dwoskin (1878–1938) Family. Papers, 1964–1970.
Mss 134

Size:  1.2 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists of a scrapbook highlighting the accomplishments of Harry Dwoskin; records and memorabilia from Dwoskins, Inc.; and records from Ahavath Achim Congregation.

Significance:  Morris Dwoskin was the founder of Dwoskin, Inc., an Atlanta-based wallpaper company.  His son Harry was extremly active in wide variety of Jewish and general community organizations and was elected the president of the Better Business Bureau in Atlanta in 1966.


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The Aaron Hersh Dunn family, Dublin, Georgia.

The Aaron Hersh Dunn family, Dublin, Georgia.



Karen Edlin Family. Papers, 1995.
(program and invitation to Hemshech-Second Generation-Survivors Tribute Concert)

Ehrlich Drugs, Bainbridge, Georgia

Ehrlich Drugs, Bainbridge,

Bertram Ehrlich (1913–2001) Family. Papers, 19081997.
Mss 127

Size:  .2 linear feet

Content: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.

Significance:  Bertram Ehrlich was born in Bainbridge, Georgia.  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 to assist his father in the Ehrlich Drug Co.

Fred Eisenberg.  Papers, 1933–1947.
(photocopies of sports certificates from German Jewish sports clubs and immigration documents)

Leon Eisenstein (1907–1980). Family. Papers, 1942–1943.
(letter and false documents relating to the attempt of the Eisenstein family to hide from the Nazi's during World War II)

Martin Eisler. Papers, 1945–1950.
(immigration documents and newsletters published by the Industrial Removal Office aboard the U.S.A.T. Gen. C.H. Muir, 1949)

Israel Ellen Family. Papers, 1938-1947.
(postcard written in Hebrew describing conditions in Poland, 1938, a press pass of Israel Ellen, as a member of the Union of Jewish Journalists, and a biography of Israel Ellen, undated)

Ehrlich Drugs, Bainbridge, Georgia

Jacob Elsas.

Jacob Elsas (1842–1932) Family. Papers, 1887-1932.
Mss 137

Size: .2 cubic feet.

Content:  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, 1997 regarding a possible strike of mill hands; ALS Jacob Elsas to Chief Manly, December 1987 (letter 489) regarding a disturbance involving mill hands.

Significance:  Jacob Elsas was the founder of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Atlanta, Georgia.  At one time, the mill was the largest employer in Atlanta.

Louis Elsas (1880–1931). Papers, 1889–1967.
(patents for machines used at Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, and newspaper articles relating to The Temple)

Oscar Elsas (1871–1924) Family. Papers, 1871–1976.
Mss 56

Size: .1.5 linear feet

Content: Personal family papers, a history of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, a Greens Committee book from the Ingelside Country Club, records relating to the establishment of the Howard School and records from Rich's, 1938-1967.

Significance: Oscar Elsas was born in Atlanta, Georgia, September 28, 1871, the son of Jacob and Clara Stahl Elsas. Jacob Elsas was the founder of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, a business which opened its doors on Decatur Street in 1881, and which would eventually become the largest employer in Atlanta. In 1909, Oscar Elsas became president of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills following the retirement of his father, Jacob. Conscience of the philanthropic commitment of his father to various Atlanta community organizations such as Grady Memorial Hospital, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Hebrew Orphans' Home, and The Temple, Oscar continued to support these institutions and was active in a wide variety of civic affairs.

David Emanuel. Papers, 1801–1808.
(photocopies of documents and newspaper articles relating to the career of Governor David Emanuel)

Fran Engel.  Papers, 1962.
campaign card for Ike Blumenfeld for State Legislature from Polk County, Georgia, 1962.

June F. Entman. Papers, 1954–1961.
(The papers consist of letters and a program from The Temple in Atlanta and a program guide from the Atlanta Jewish Community Center)

Samuel Leon Eplan.

Samuel Leon Eplan.

Samuel Leon Eplan Family. Papers, 1905–1982.
Mss 12

Size: .4 linear feet.

Content: Bride's book, scrapbook, brochures, programs, newspaper articles, and invitations from the various organizations and clubs in which the Eplan family of Atlanta, Georgiaparticipated, such as the Don't Worry Club, the Jewish Progressive Club, the Junior Alliance Debating Society, the United Jewish Appeal, and the Jewish War Veterans.

Significance: Of special interest are the materials relating to the Don't Worry Club, which traveled throughout the South debating important issues of the day, such as child labor and women's suffrage.

Samuel M. Eplan (1896–1982). Papers, 1905–1922.
(photocopies of business cards and a Karen Hayesod program)


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Office of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, owned by Jacob Elsas and at one time, the largest employer in Atlanta

Office of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, founded by Jacob Elsas and at one time, the largest employer in Atlanta.


Rabbi Harry H. Epstein (1903–2003). Papers, 1907–1984.
Mss 1

Size: 8 cubic feet.

Content: Sermons, correspondence, speeches and academic course work.

Significance: Harry H. Epstein, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Ahavath Achim in Atlanta, Georgia, was the spiritual leader of that congregation for over 50 years.  He was ordained in 1925, and accepted his first pulpit at Congregation B’nai Emunah in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1927.  A year later, at the age of 25, Rabbi Epstein left Tulsa and assumed the rabbinate at Ahavath Achim Congregation in Atlanta.

Jule (1913 - 1994) and Rose Esserman (1914 - 2002) Levin Family. Papers, 1920-2002.
Mss 162

Size:  1.8 linear feet

Content: 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. 

Signficance: The Esserman family settled in Rome, Georgia, in the early 1890s.  Rose Esserman Levin attended Rome public schools and Shorter College.  She worked for many years as a salesperson and buyer at Esserman and Co.  Rose was a leader and active member of the Rome Jewish community.  She taught Sunday school at Congregation Rodeph Sholom for many years, and studying on her own, she developed a curriculum for students of Rodeph Sholom.  During World War II, Rose worked as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Jule Levin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 6, 1913, to Hyman and Celia Levin.  Jule attended Woodward High School and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  At the age of eighteen he was one of the founders of the Jewish Community Center in Cincinnati, and served as its secretary and first membership president.  While Jule was traveling on business in the South (selling dresses) he met Rose Esserman.  In November 1940 they married and settled in Rome, Georgia. 

Jule and Rose were very involved both in the Jewish community and the general community of Rome.  The Levins were strongly committed to civil rights and were involved in the1950s and early 1960s in efforts to achieve racial equality and integration throughout the South.  The Levins worked to ensure that the African-American community attained rights, privileges and opportunities that were denied or made difficult to achieve.  They worked with others in the Civil Rights Movement to ensure peaceful desegregation of schools, lunch counters and other public facilities.

Bill Estroff Family.  Papers,
(newspaper articles about Bill Estroff and his parents Sarah and Abram Estroff)

Hyman B. Estroff. Papers, 1992-1999.


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Rabbi Harry and Reva Epstein

Rabbi Harry and Reva Epstein