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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1873-1950

Creator:  Nathan Saltzman Family

Summary/Abstract:  The Saltzmans were a pioneer Atlanta Jewish family. Nathan arrived in Atlanta at the turn of the 20th century and was active in the Jewish community. The papers consist of correspondence, newsletter, invitations, prayer books, newspaper clippings, sermons, and speeches.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 10, Nathan Saltzman Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection and oversized material removed to oversized collection.  

Processed by:  Sandra Berman

Arrangement:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Nathan Saltzman  was born in Nashville, Tenn., and relocated to Atlanta in 1901. He married Henrietta Hirschburg, a native Atlantan. He was a president member of the board of directors at The Temple and chaplain for the 33rd Mason, Georgia Lodge No. 96. He was an agent for the Fulton Paper Company and the Paragon Box Company. Nathan Saltzman’s brother, Samuel Saltzman, also moved to Georgia and married Edna Benjamin in 1912. Edna’s father, Solomon Benjamin, was one of the pioneers of the ice manufacturing industry in the United States. He was president of the Atlanta Ice Manufacturing Company. 

Scope and Content:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. Of special note is the correspondence that is highly descriptive of the lifestyle led by affluent members of the Jewish community in the early 1900s. 

Collection Inventory  

Box File Description Date
1 1 Brides book of Edna Benjamin Saltzman 1912
2 Cemetery deeds and confirmation program from The Temple 1903-1925
3 Correspondence 1912-1970
4 Family Genealogy Undated
5 Letter and clipping from 50th Anniversary of Samuel Saltzman and Edna Benjamin 1962
6 Miscellaneous newsletter, invitations, and programs 1973-1952
7 Newsletters of the Scottish Rite of which Samuel Saltzman was a member (2 issues) 1949, 1954
8 Newspaper clippings 1912-1976
9 Prayer books 1928, 1953
10 Sermons and speeches written for The Temple by Nathan Saltzman 1931, Undated
11 Telegrams and other memorabilia from the wedding of Samuel Saltzman and Edna Benjamin 1912
12 Tribute to Rabbi David Marx 1945

 

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