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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1940-1994

Creator:  Bobby Johnson

Summary/Abstract:  Bobby Johnson was the financial secretary for the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation of 29 years. Her papers consist primarily of records from the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, the Atlanta Jewish Community Council consisting of issues of the newsletter, “Together,” 1954-1955, and records from the Standard Club.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 62, Bobby Johnson 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 and objects removed to artifact collection.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Bobby Johnson was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church, chaired the finance committee, taught Sunday School, was a certified lay speaker, held special memberships in the Wesleyan Service Guild and United Methodist Women, Lydia Action Group and the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was amember of the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation of 29 years as a fund raiser for charities and financial secretary. During those years she worked with displaced people from Hitler’s concentration camps. She had said that many had lost their whole families and that “it took a lot of praying and tears to get through some of the days.” She died on December 24, 1993.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Bobby Johnson Papers will gain insight into Jewish life and charities during the mid-20th century.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund report 1953-1954
2 Jewish Community Council, “Together” 1954-1955
3 Newspaper clippings 1977-1993
4 The Standard Club – invitations and notices 1940-1946
5 The Standard Club – invitations and notices Undated
6 The Standard Club – letterhead Undated


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