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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1900-1979

Creator:  Michael Greenblatt

Summary/Abstract:  Michael Greenblatt was a soldier during the War of the Philippine Insurrection, 1900. He later became band director for Georgia Tech University where he arranged the Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech. His papers include a diary from the War of the Philippine Insurrection, discharge papers from the United States Army and the Georgia Militia, and newspaper clippings.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 34, Michael Greenblatt Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement:  All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Michael Angelo (Mike) Greenblatt was a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He saw service as a trombonist in the military band which was on duty in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. After the war, he settled in Atlanta and became the band leader for the Georgia Tech Band. He even arranged the colleges noted “Ramblin’ Wreck” song. He was also bandmaster for the Atlanta police, Shriners, Elks and Georgia Power Company, and the Georgia Guard Band during World War II. He was one of the first to originate the technique of using a derby hat to mute the sound of the trombone and may have been the originator. He was president of the Fulton Paper Company and a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the Atlanta Zionist Disctrict, B’nai B’rith, Yaarab Temple, Scottish Rite, Fulton Lodge, F&AM, the Elks and the Mayfair Club, which he helped found.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the papers of Michael Greenblatt will gain insight into Jews in military service, music, industry, and southern Jewish life. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Series I
 
Box File Description Date
1 1 Bands 1923-1942
2 Correspondence 1902
3 Diary 1900-1902
4 Fulton Paper Company 1956
5 “I am American” Day celebration – Atlanta 1946
6 Military documents 1903-1911
7 Newspaper clippings 1923-1979
8 “Ramblin’ Wrick from Georgia Tech” – history 1911-1953

 


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