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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1911-1961

Creator:  Sam Sugarman Family

Summary/Abstract:  Sam Sugarman was a native Altlantan. He was a former vice president of Montag, Inc., with which he had been associated for 62 years. His papers include a commencement memory book of Ida Myers, 1913, and documents from Montag’s, a stationery manufacturer at which Sam Sugarman was employed.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 51, Sam Sugarman 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.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Sam Sugarmam was born in 1890 in Atlanta. In 1914, he married Ida Meyers. They had two daughters and one son. For 62  years, Sam worked at Montag, Inc., a stationery manufacturer, and was even the vice president of the company. Sam was instrumental in creating the “Blue Horse” contest at the company, which was very popular contest that gave away thousands of prizes to students who bought their school supplies.  He was a member of Ahavath Achim Congregation and was a 50-year life member of the Masons. He passed away on June 17th, 1970.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Sam Sugarman Family Papers will gain insight into the activities of a Jewish youth in the early part of the 20th century. Of particular interest is material related to how the “Blue Horse” contest began. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Series I
 
Box File Description Date
1 1 Commencement memory book 1913
2 Montag – newsletter and copy of “The Blue Horse Story” 1949-1961
3 Sugarman, Mrs. M., Dealer in Human Hair – receipt 1911
4 Wedding and engagement announcements 1914

 


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