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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1903-1960

Creator:  Simon H. Smith Family

Summary/Abstract:  Simon H. Smith was a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine.  His wife Dora was the first Jewish female realtor in Atlanta. The papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, clubs, businesses and synagogues including Ahavath Achim Congregation, Alpha Epsilon Pi-Emory University, Tau Epsilon Pi-Emory University, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Boys’ High School, Dora R. Smith Realty Co., Druid Hills School, Emory University School of Medicine, Girls’ High School, Mayfair Club, Shower Door Company, Ballyhoo Club, Top Hat Club, and The Temple.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 53, Simon H. Smith 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, oversized material removed to oversized collection, and object removed to textile collection.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Dr. Simon H. Smith was a well-known Atlanta physician. He attended medical school at Emory University and settled in Atlanta for the next 23 years, more than 15 of which he practiced medicine. He was past president of the Association of Jewish Doctors and Dentists, a member of the Fulton County Medical Society, the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, the Mayfair Club, a Mason and a Shriner. He passed away on June 3, 1943. His wife Dora Rabinowitz Smith was one of the first female realtors in Atlanta and they had a daughter, Jerilyn, and a son, Alan.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Simon H. Smith Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish and professional life in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Ahavath Achim Congregation – confirmation program 1945
2 Alpha Epslion Pi – Emory University, newsletters, invitations 1944-1948
3 B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – AZA 1944-1947
4 Boys High School 1945-1947
5 Brenau College – Conservatory – report cards 1924-1925
6 Cards, invitations, programs and tickets 1903-1948
7 Cards, invitations, programs and tickets Undated
8 Correspondence 1943-1944
9 Dora R. Smith Realty Co. – letterhead Undated
10 Druid Hills School 1943-1947
11 Emory University School of Medicine – graduation program and certificate 1928-1929
12 Emory University – yearbook 1928
2 1 Girls High School – graduation program 1930
2 Mayfair Club – newsletter, “The Mayfairer” 1948
3 Menus and restaurant memorabilia 1945, Undated
4 Miscellany 1931-1976
5 Newspaper clippings 1943-1951
6 Physician prescription pad and office announcements 1928-1931
7 Shaver Door Company – newsletters 1952-1953
8 Six Sisterhood meeting 1955
9 The Standard Club – Ballyhoo, newsletter 1947
10 The Temple – Confirmation programs and invitation 1945-1946
11 The Top Hot Club – newsletters, and raffle ticket stubs 1945-1946
12 Wedding of Simon H. Smith and Dora Rabinowitz 1929


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