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Date Span:  1929-1985

Creator:  The Atlanta Jewish Times 

Summary/Abstract:  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 communities outside of Atlanta and the state of Georgia, and general files.  The records reflect upon the varied subjects and individuals, which were profiled in the Southern Israelite during the years that the paper was in Atlanta. 

Quantity/Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet 

Language(s):  English 

Repository:
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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 13, The Atlanta Jewish Time Records, 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.  

Processed by:  Sandra Berman (October, 1989) 

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Resource Files, 1917-1985 Series II: General Operating Files, 1935-1975 

Biographical/Historical Note The Atlanta Jewish Times, until January of 1987, was known as the Southern Israelite.  The paper was established in Augusta, Georgia, in 1925 by Rabbi H. Cerf Strauss to serve Jewish readers in the southeastern section of the United States.  Within a few years, the newspaper was sold to Herman Dessauer, who moved the publication to Atlanta.  In 1929, he was joined by M. Stephen Schiffer, who later became sole owner and publisher.  Through the ingenuity and determination of Schiffer, the publication managed to stay afloat for the 22 years of his ownership, even during the harsh years of the Depression.  In 1931, under Schiffer’s direction, the format of the paper was changed to a monthly magazine.  A tabloid-size newspaper was added in 1934.  The magazine met its demise in 1972, as a result of a decrease in advertising revenues. In 1951, the paper was again sold, this time to a group of Georgians headed by Adolph Rosenberg, a native of Albany, Georgia, who had been employed by the Southern Israelite since 1940.  Although it was difficult at times to meet financial obligations, Rosenberg was able to keep the Southern Israelite published while maintaining a high level of journalism. As a result of the 1977 death of Mr. Rosenberg, the newspaper was sold to Jack Geldbart, an Atlanta lawyer and businessman.  He would however, retain possession for only two years.  In 1979, the paper changed hands for the fourth time when it was purchased by Vida Goldgar.  Ms. Goldgar, who had started with the paper as a part-time writer in 1964, had, by the early ’70s, become a full-time staffer in the capacity of assistant editor.  In 1985, the Southern Israelite was sold for the fifth time, and is presently owned by Sun Publications, Inc. 

Scope and Content  The records are divided into two series.  Unless otherwise noted, these files are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically within each folder. Series I, Resource Files, 1917-1985, consists of resource files, which include material relating to the various persons and subjects which were researched for articles for the paper. Series II, General Operating Files, 1935-1975, consists of administrative records such as the organization’s bylaws, correspondence, news releases, financial statements, and tax information. 

Collection Inventory  

Series I Resource Files, 1917-1985
 
Box File Description Date
1 1 Individuals, A-E 1930-1972
2 Individuals, F-J 1935-1969
3 Individuals, K-N 1937-1975
4 Individuals, 1936-1975
5 Individuals – Abram, Morris B. 1961-1968
6 Individuals – Blatt, Solomon 1973
7 Individuals – Frank, Leo (copy of report re: Frank case by Governor Slaton) Undated
8 Individuals – Goldstein, Abe 1969-1982
9 Individuals – Golden, Harry 1955-1981
10 Individuals – Hirsch, Harold 1939
11 Individuals – Kahn, Edward M. 1958-1985
12 Individuals – Kaler, Irving K. 1963
13 Individuals – Katz, Leo 1933-1966
14 Individuals – Marx, Dr. David 1962
15 Individuals – Massell, Benjamin J 1950
16 Individuals – Massell, Samuel 1971
17 Individuals – Medintz, Barney 1960
18 Individuals – Simmons, Dr. Barry 1972
19 Individuals – Thompson, Fletcher (Congressional Opinions) 1968
20 Subjects – Ahavath Achim Congregation 1962
21 Subjects – American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1939
22 Subjects – American Zionist Federation, Atlanta section 1972
23 Subjects – Anti-Semitic literature 1966-1975
2 1 Subjects – Atlanta Jewish Community Center Undated
2 Subjects – Atlanta Jewish Community Center (formerly Jewish Educational Alliance), Alliance Day Camp Undated
3 Subjects – Atlanta Jewish Federation 1950-1951
4 Subjects – Blue Star Camps 1956-1972
5 Subjects – B’nai B’rith 1936-1950
6 Subject B’nai B’rith, Anti-Defamation League 1951
7 Subjects – B’nai B’rith, A.Z.A., Atlanta Chapter Undated
8 Subjects – B’nai B’rith, Atlanta Lodge Undated
9 Subjects – B’nai B’rith, Gate City Lodge 1936-1982
10 Subjects – B’nai B’rith, Gate City Lodge – Pinch Hitter Project 1984-1985
11 Subjects – B’nai B’rith, Youth Organization (B.B.Y.O.) Undated
12 Subjects – Brandeis Camp Institute, Inc. 1943-1949
13 Subjects – Camp Oxford and Camp Guilford Undated
14 Subjects – Camps – general 1956
15 Subjects – Chanukah Undated
16 Subjects – “Columbians” (Anti-Black/Anti-Jewish organization) 1946
17 Subjects – Congregation Beth Jacob 1966
18 Subjects – Congregation Beth Shalom 1982
19 Subjects – Congregation Shearith Israel 1981, Undated
20 Subjects – Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare funds 1938-1941
21 Subjects – Development Corp. for Israel (formerly Israel Bonds) 1962
22 Subjects – Georgia, State of 1933-1963
23 Subjects – Green Mountain Boy’s Camp 1956-1957
24 Subjects – Hadassah, Atlanta Chapter 1939
25 Subjects – Hebrew Academy 1960-1977
26 Subjects – Israel, State of 1939-1969
27 Subjects – The Jewish Chautauqua Society Undated
28 Subjects – The Jewish Home 1953-1954
29 Subjects – Jewish Progressive Club 1943-1944
30 Subjects – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, news releases 1977
31 Subjects – Jewish War Veterans 1951-1985
32 Subjects – Miscellany 1954-1973
33 Subjects – National Jewish Welfare Board 1952
34 Subjects – National linen Service Corporation 1944
35 Subjects – National Service Company, Inc. 1956
36 Subjects – Organization for Rehabilative Training (ORT) Undated
37 Subjects – other communities, Alabama – Birmingham 1931-1940
38 Subjects – other communities, Florida- Jacksonville 1935-1936
39 Subjects – other communities, Florida – St. Petersburg Undated
40 Subjects – other communities, Florida – Tampa 1934-1969
41 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Albany 1935-1940
3 1 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Augusta 1937-1954
2 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Brunswick 1949-1950
3 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Columbus 1940
4 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Fitzgerald Undated
5 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Macon 1934-1959
6 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – Savannah 1929-1962
7 Subjects – other communities, Georgia – West Point 1959
8 Subjects – other communities, Louisiana – New Orleans Undated
9 Subjects – other communities, North Carolina Undated
10 Subjects – other communities, North Carolina – Asheville 1931-1932
11 Subjects – other communities, North Carolina – Charlotte 1931-1966
12 Subjects – other communities, North Carolina, Durham Undated
13 Subjects – other communities, North Carolina, Statesville Undated
14 Subjects – other communities, South Carolina – Charleston 1939-1953
15 Subjects – other communities, Tennessee – Chattanooga 1931-1966
16 Subjects – other communities, Tennessee – K 1947-1951
17 Subjects – other communities, Tennessee – Memphis 1938
18 Subjects – other communities, Tennessee – Nashville 1936-1951
19 Subjects – Passover Undated
20 Subjects – Reform camp 1962
21 Subjects – “The South” 1931
22 Subjects – Standard Club, Ballyhoo 1949
23 Subjects – “Talmuduc Treasures,” translated by Jacob L. Friend Undated
24 Subject – Tau Epsilon Pi 1961
25 Subjects – The Temple (Hebrew Benevolent Congregation) 1917-1982
26 Subjects – Zionist Organization of America Undated
Series II General Operating Files, 1935-1975
Box File Description Date
3 27 Advertising 1955-1963
28 Advertising – Jewish New Year 1971
29 Advertising – Jewish New Year, requests and responses for ads, and organizational histories 1971
4 1 Advertising – Jewish New Year, requests and responses for ads, and organizational histories 1972
2 Advertising – Samples 1951-1954
3 Advertising – Samples, Camping 1964-1968
4 American Jewish Press Association 1966-1975
5 American Jewish Press Association – election of Adolph Rosenberg as President 1966
6 Atlanta Jewish Federation – gift subscriptions 1971
7 Building – maintenance 1968-1969
8 By-laws Undated
9 Copyright 1935
10 Correspondence 1933-1955
11 Correspondence January – June 1956
12 Correspondence July – December, 1956
13 Correspondence 1957-1961
5 1 Correspondence January – April, 1962
2 Correspondence May – December 1962
3 Correspondence January – May 1963
4 Correspondence June- December, 1963
5 Correspondence 1964
6 Correspondence 1965-1967
7 Correspondence 1968
6 1 Correspondence 1969-1974
2 Correspondence Undated
3 Correspondence– Sample letters sent to subscribers 1957-1970
4 Freelance submissions 1939, 1964, Undated
5 Georgia Press Association 1962-1966
6 Invitations 1954-1970
7 List of Stockholders Undated
8 News releases 1940-1973

 

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