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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1909-2009

Creator:  Louis Rosenbaum Family

Summary/Abstract:  Louis Rosenbaum was born in Russia in 1900. He immigrated to the United States in 1919 and became a prominent businessman in Decatur, Georgia. His papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, and synagogues including the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, the Atlanta Normal Training School, the Atlanta Opportunity School, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Central Night School, Ahavath Achim Congregation, Decatur Civitan Club, Jewish Educational Alliance, Jewish Progressive Club, Jewish War Veterans; documents relating to the unsuccessful effort of Jacob Rosenbaum to immigrate to the United States and business records from Spick and Span Groceries and Meats.

Quantity/Physical Description: .6 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 52, Louis Rosenbaum 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, oversized material removed to oversized collection, and objects removed to artifact collection.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Louis Rosenbaum was born in Russia in 1900. He immigrated to the United States in 1919 and opened a grocery store called Spic N’ Span Grocers in Decatur, Georgia. He was a member of the board of trustees of Ahavath Achim Synagogue, a life member and past board member of the Decatur Civitan Club, a member of the DeKalb County Grand Jurors Association, a member of the Heritage Club of the Decatur YMCA, and a member of the Jewish Progressive Club for 50 years. He had a wife, Sarah Pazol Rosenbaum, and two daughters. He passed away on July 11, 1986.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Louis Rosenbaum Family Papers will gain insight into immigration and Jewish life in Atlanta during the 20th century. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Ahavath Achim Congregation Ca. 1920
2 Ahavath Achim Congregation – Sunday school text books 1918-1921
3 Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund 1941
4 The Atlanta Normal Training School – History 1908-1941
5 Atlanta Opportunity School 1923
6 B’nai B’rith Girls 1952
7 Capitol Theatre – Colored Balcony, tickets Undated
8 Checking account 1924
9 Central Night School 1921-1922
10 Composition book of Sarah Pazol Rosenbaum Undated
11 Correspondence – to and from Europe Ca. 1909-1923
12 Correspondence – to and from Europe 1923-1929
13 Correspondence – to and from Europe 1929-1936
2 1 Correspondence – to and from Europe 1937-1939
2 Correspondence – to and from Europe 1939
3 Correspondence – to and from Europe 1939, Undated
4 Correspondence – to and from Europe (illegible) 1921, Undated
5 Decatur Civitan Club, roster 1950
6 Drohichyner Relief Society – anniversary book Undated
7 Family history, genealogy material 1986-2009
8 Hirsch, Harold 1933
9 Immigration – general 1924-1926
10 Immigration of Jacob Rosenbaum – money orders 1932-1939
11 Immigration of Jacob Rosenbaum – affidavits, correspondence and instructions 1937-1939
12 Immigration of Louis Rosenbaum – telegram re job in Atlanta 1921
13 Israel (Palestine) 1924-1925
14 Jacobs Pharmacy – prescription envelope Undated
15 Jewish Educational Alliance – Alliance Religious School 1925
16 Jewish new  Year’s Cards 1928, Undated
17 Jewish Progressive Club 1922-1940
18 Jewish War Veterans Post No. 112, 53rd anniversary journal and letter 1949
19 Miscellany including library card from Carnegie Library, a telegram, and a concert program 1925
20 Naturalization certificate of Julian Isaac Rich 1927
3 1 Rich’s Inc. invoices 1928-1930
2 Spick & Span Meat & Groceries – ledgers 1937-1939
3 Spick & Span Meat & Groceries – ledgers 1941, 1944
4 Spick & Span Meat & Groceries – ledgers 1949
5 Spick & Span Meat & Groceries – ledgers 1940
6 Yampolsky, Joseph, M.D. – Introductions for Rosenaum baby Undated
7 Young Judaea 1925
8 Zionist Organization of America 1925-1938

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