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Rabbi Edmund A. Landau (1875–1982) Family. Papers, 1878–1982.
Mss 90

Size: 2.2 linear feet.

Content: Correspondence, record book of births, marriages, and funerals at which Dr. Landau officiated, addresses, scrapbooks and writing.

Significance: Rabbi Edmund A. Landau was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the son of Wolf and Emma Alderman Landau. The family moved from Canada to the United States in 1876. Edmund attended the University of Cincinnati and 1892 entered Hebrew Union College, where he studied for the rabbinate.

In 1898 he accepted his first pulpit at Temple B'nai Israel (Albany Hebrew Congregation) in Albany, Georgia. Several years later, in 1905, he agreed to act also as the rabbi at Temple Beth El in neighboring Bainbridge, Georgia. He remained the spiritual leader of both congregations throughout his career.

Rabbi Landau was schooled in the teachings of Classical Reform Judaism. Confirmation of these teaching is evident in the writings and addresses of Dr. Landau found within the collection.

Joseph Landau (1891–1972) Family. Papers, 1926–1970.
(memorabilia from the Workmen's Circle, the Jewish Educational Alliance, and the Greenfield Hebrew Academy)

Myers Landau Family. Papers, 1905.
(photocopy of a newspaper account of the wedding of Myers Landau to
Anna Jolles in Elberton, Georgia)

Rubin (1922–2005) and Lola (1926–1999) Lansky.  Papers, 19401996.
Mss 167

Size:  .2 linear feet

Content:  The collection consists of immigration documents, records from Eternal Life-Hemshech, Inc., a survivors organization, and records from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Victory in Europe in 1995.

Significance:  Rubin and Lola Lansky were Holocaust survivors who met in New York following World War II.  They married in 1947 and moved to Atlanta in 1953. 

Rubin Lansky (1922–2005) Family. Papers, 1945-1952.
(identification and immigration documents for Holocaust survivors Rubin and Lola Borkowska Lansky)

Jonathan and Deborah Lauter. Papers, c.1885–1910.
(Collection of Victorian Jewish New Years cards)

Sanford S. Lavine. Papers, 1974–1975.
(photocopies of newspaper articles relating to posthumous medals awarded Sanford S. Lavine, killed in action during World War II)

Phillip Lazarus (18761953) Family. Papers, 19061945.
Mss 129

Size: .6 linear feet.

Content: 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.

Significance: Phillip Lazarus was a Russian immigrant who settled in South Georgia in the late 1890s. He first moved to Rochelle, Georgia, and married Lena Pearlman of Americus, Georgia. In 1902, they moved to Quitman, Georgia and opened Phillip Lazarus and Sons, a general merchandise store.

Graydon Boyd Leake. Papers, 1990–2000.
(thesis entitled: "The Case of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank, 1913-1986: Seventy-Three Years of Fact, Fiction, and Opinion," 1990, and a play bill from "Parade" by Alfred Uhry a musical performed at the Fox Theatre, 2000)

Charles (Charlie) Lebedin. Papers undated.
(postcard and matchbook from this Atlanta restaurant owned
by Charlie Lebedin)

Jack Lederman Family. Papers, 1950–1951.
(immigration documents from Holocaust survivor Jack Lederman)

Isadore Leff Family. Papers, 1928.
(program from Commercial High School)

Louis Lesser. Papers, 1882.
(letter regarding future employment for immigrant Louis Lesser in the United States)

Joseph Levetan (1889–1962). Papers, 1909.
(Declaration of Intention for citizenship)

Liane Levetan. Papers, 1974–1992.
(campaign memorabilia)

Joseph M. Levin. Papers, 1912.
(photocopy of speech relating to the sinking of The Titanic)

Phyllis Aronson Levin Family.  Papers, 1931 and undated.
(two photocopies of the obituary of Ben Aronson of Atlanta and an advertisement from Levin's Department Store in Swainsboro, Georgia)

Rose Esserman Levin Family. Papers, undated.
(unpublished manuscript by Rose Esserman Levin describing the community of Rome, Georgia, and the involvement of herself and her husband Jule Levin during the Civil Rights era.  Also contained in the manuscript are copies of papers written by African American high school students who participated in sit-ins for an assignment for an English class in 1963)

Jeffrey Levine Family.  Papers, 1982–1983.
(application for the posthumous pardon for Leo M. Frank)

Hyman Levison. Papers, 1918–1960.
(soldiers pay record book, 1918 and stock certificates from the Hebrew Commercial Alliance in Fitzgerald, Georgia)

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Elliott Levitas

Elliott Levitas. Papers, 1961–1983.
(campaign memorabilia)

Ida Levitas. Papers, undated.

Louis J. Levitas Family. Papers, 1910–1982.
Mss 9

Size: .2 linear feet

Content: Wedding album of Ida Levitas, newspaper clippings, campaign material of United States Congressman Elliott H. Levitas, and two issues of The Jewish Outlook, 1913, bulletins of the Jewish Educational Alliance, which later became the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Significance: Ida and Louis Levitas were long-time Atlanta residents who were active participants at the Jewish Educational Alliance and within numerous other Jewish community organizations.

Joseph Levy. Papers, 1910–1912.
(postcards of Atlanta and Savannah)

Meyer Levy. Papers 1917–1960.
(newsletters and certificates from the Fulton Lodge No. 216 of the Free & Accepted Masons)

Solomon Levy. Papers, 1943.
(certificate for a war saving bond purchased toward the building of the cruiser Atlanta)

Stephanie Feiler Lewy Family.  Papers, 1943.
(ALS [photocopy and translation] from Anna Blank to Mrs. Sachs, the sister of Stefanie Feiler Lewy, regarding the living conditions of their mother, Elisabeth Leuchtag Feiler, in Berlin, Germany, prior to her deportation in July of 1943)

Joseph Libowsky. Papers, 1917–1921.
(savings book from the Fulton National Bank)

Morris Lichtenstein (1868-1926) Family. Papers, 1917–1982.
(correspondence and photocopies of newspaper clippings.)

Alan and Joan Forman Lipsey. Papers, 1917–1946.
Mss 107

Size: .4 linear feet

Contents: Memorabilia relating to their life in Thomasville, Georgia, and Joan Forman Lipsey's musical career.

Significance: Alan and Joan Forman Lipsey were residents of Thomasville, Georgia, where they were active in civic affairs.

Gerhard Linz.  Papers,
(consists of a school records and immigration documents)

Nathan Lipton Family. Papers, 1917–1976.
Mss 186

Size: .8 linear feet.

Content:  The collection primarily consists of papers relating to his family member Louise Asman Marks who was born in Darian, Georgia in 1917 and includes her baby book.

Significance:  Nathan Lipton was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1911.  He was the one-time business manager of the Southern Israelite Magazine and was active in Atlanta Jewish community organizations serving as head of the cash campaign in the 1960s.

Sigmund Livingston Family.  Papers, 1910–1946.
(newspaper clippings relating to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith)

Myron Lobman (1890–1977) Family.  Papers, 1880–2002.
Mss 207

Size:  2.2 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists primarily of business records from Stein-Lobman Dry Goods Company.  Papers relating to the activities of the Lobman family of Montgomery are also included in the collection.  The letter copy books from 1891–1903, contain the pertinent correspondence of the principals of Steiner-Lobman relating to the transactions of the company. 

Significance:  Myron Lobman was born in Pine Apple, Alabama, in 1890, the son of Nathan and Carrie Pollack Lobman.  In 1871, Nathan Lobman, along with Louis Steiner, founded the firm of Steiner and Lobman in Pine Apple selling goods to small merchants in the area.  By 1891, the growth of the company necessitated a move from Pine Apple to the larger city of Montgomery.  Myron Lobman and his older brother, Walter, joined the firm in the early 1900s. 

Myron was a graduate of the Starke school, in Montgomery, the University of Alabama and Harvard University.  During World War I, Myron served overseas in the United States Infantry. Following his service he returned to work at what was now called Steiner-Lobman Dry Goods. 

In 1920 Myron married Alma Ray Hertz, who was born in Montgomery in 1891. Alma participated in numerous Montgomery civic and Jewish organizations.  Alma was especially active in Hadassah and the Montgomery Section of The National Council of Jewish Woman’s Reading For the Blind Committee.  Prior to America’s involvement in World War II, Alma and her husband also signed affidavits of support for four unrelated individuals in Germany, which enabled them to immigrate to the United States.

During World War II, Myron Lobman served as Chairman for the United Service Organization (USO) – Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) in Montgomery.  He was also active in a wide range of both Jewish and general community service in Montgomery and in 1965 he and his wife were honored by Israel Bonds.

Steiner-Lobman Dry Goods was a Montgomery institution from 1891 until it was sold to an investment group in 1969. It closed several years later. In 1896, in addition to the company’s wholesale business, the firm began the manufacturing of the Polly brand of work clothes.  The Steiner-Lobman building on Commerce Street is still standing and is a landmark in downtown Montgomery.

Historians interested in the impact of the yield of the yearly cotton on the economy of the economy of the south will find these books of special interest.  The records also contain the customer names of the hundreds of small town stores in Georgia and Alabama who purchased goods from Steiner-Lobman. 

Joseph A. Loewinsohn (1892–1987). Papers, 1945–1959.
(Issues of the "The Progressive News," the newsletter of the Jewish Progressive Club, and copies of newspaper articles written by Joseph A. Loewinsohn for "The Southern Israelite.")

Marvin C. Lorig. Papers, 1963–1992.
(newspaper articles relating to the Lorig family of Albany, Georgia)

Robert Loveman. Papers, 1917.
(photocopy of a program for a performance by Robert Loveman, poet and humorist)

Steven Low Family.  Papers, 1940–2005.
(photocopy of immigration documents issued by the Republic of China for Steven Low, 1947; a photocopy of a newspaper article relating to the Jews who fled Nazi persecution through Shanghai, 1947; a photocopy of an article about Steven Low's experiences, 2005; and photographic copies of Steven Low and his family aboard ship on the way to Shanghai, 1940)

Leo Lowenthal. Papers, 1938.
(release document from a concentration camp)

Julius Lowenstein Family. Papers, 1885–1993.
(correspondence and newspaper and magazine articles relating to Lowenstein family members and their business ventures)

Murray Lynn Family. Papers, 1948–2000.
(consists of an Irish identification document and photocopies of articles and related material regarding the "Clonyn Castle Children”)


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Rabbi Edmund A. Landau

Rabbi Edmund A. Landau