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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1911-1955

Creator:  Isidor Jacobs Family 

Summary/Abstract:  Isidor Jacobs and his wife Lizzie were active in a wide variety of community organizations.  He was instrumental in creating the Know Your Neighbor Club on the 1700 block of Noble Drive in Atlanta to break down the barriers between different races and religions.  The papers include minutes from the Ladies Hebrew Charity Association, 1913-1918, and brochures, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings from the American Red Cross, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Junior Mayfair Club, and the Know Your Neighbor Club.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository: The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 37, Isidor Jacobs 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:  All photographs removed to visual arts.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Isadore Jacobs was a popular and leading figure in the Atlanta Jewish community. For many years, he was active in religious educational work, particularly at the Ahavath Achim Congregation. Synagogue officials regarded him as the gather of the Congregation’s Bible School. He himself for many years was on the A.A. faculty. He achieved national recognition through his organization of people of all faiths who lived in his residential area into a “Know Your Neighbor Club.” He and his wife Lizzie had one son, Joseph, and a daughter.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Isidor Jacobs Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish volunteer work and community service in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

American Red Cross – Atlanta Chapter

1944

 

2

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – Aleph Zadik Aleph, dance

1940

 

3

Junior Mayfair Club

1941

 

4

Know Your Neighbor Club

Undated

 

5

Ladies Hebrew Charity Association, minutes

1913-1918

 

6

Ladies Hebrew Charity Association, minutes (copies)

1913-1918

 

7

Memorial resolution of Rachel Jacobs

1917

 

8

Newspaper clippings

1955, Undated

 

9

World War II – Civil Defense

Ca. 1942-1945

 

10

Letter Isidor Jacobs to Lizzie Jacobs

1911

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