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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1872-1978

Creator:  Oscar Strauss Jr. Family 

Summary/Abstract:  Oscar Strauss married Rubye Rich, the sister of the founders of Rich’s Department Store.  The collection contains material relating to the lives of these two pioneer Atlanta families such as correspondence, genealogical information, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. 

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 15, Oscar Strauss Jr. 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.

Processed by:  Sandra Berman

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

Biographical/Historical Note Oscar Strauss Jr. was the son of Oscar Strauss Sr. and Rubye Rich. His grandfather was Emmanuel Rich, one of the founders of Rich’s Department Store. He was born in Atlanta and educated at Marist and the School of Business Administration of New York University. He also attended Emory University. He was a director of the C&S Bank and the founder, president, and lifetime member of the Atlanta Advertising Club. He was executive vice-president of Rich’s, Inc., and director of the regional office. He passed away on January 11th, 1981.

Scope and Content:  Researchers examining these papers can gain insight into two pioneer Atlanta Jewish families, as well as Jewish life in the southern United States during the late 19th century and 20th century. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.   

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Cohen, Raslind Penso – memorials 1984
2 Correspondence – general 1871-1967
3 Correspondence and related material, re: birth of Margaret Strauss and Oscar Strauss III 1933-1936
4 Correspondence and related material, re: resignation of Oscar Strauss as regional administrator of the office of Price Administration 1942
5 Diploma – Bertha Sartorious, Frankfurt, Germany 1872
6 Genealogical chart of the Rich, Weil, Strauss, Hirsch and Sartrious families and a history of the Sartorius family 1987
7 “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia Ca. 1937-1938
8 The Guidon” 1902
9 Invitation and betrothal cards 1923-1949
10 Napasonian School – newspaper (originally North Avenue Presbyterian School of Atlanta) 1950
11 National Council of Jewish Women – Counciletts 1968-1969
12 Newspaper clippings 1905-1969
13 Out of Doors School – certificate 1938
14 Rich, Walter Henry – memorials 1947
15 Scrapbook, part I 1930-1933
16 Scrapbook, part II (includes programs from the Standard Club and Ballyhoo) 1930-1933
17 Straus, Jonas 1996
18 The Standard Club – bonds 1930
19 The Temple 1925-1987
20 United States Government thrift card and tourist identification cards 1918, 1938
21 Writings Undated
2 1 Scrapbooks (oversized) Undated

 

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