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Date Span:  1904-1994

Creator:  Moe Goldman

Summary/Abstract:  Moe Goldman (1895 –1976), a respected realtor by vocation, was a committed volunteer and humanitarian, noted for his leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and other organizations working toward the betterment of youth.  The papers consist primarily of correspondence and honors from Mr. Goldman’s association with the Boy Scouts of America and the American Humanics Foundation.  The Papers also include Goldman, Edison and Rosenbaum family correspondence, notably correspondence during Mr. Goldman’s service in Europe during the First World War and correspondence to his future wife.  The collection includes condolence messages, a Rosenbaum family tree, telegrams, a photograph album and a 90th birthday celebration album.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1.6 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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-77, Moe Goldman 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.

Processed by:  J. Kenneth Ginburg (December, 1996)

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Moe Goldman (1895 –1976), a respected realtor by vocation, was a committed volunteer and humanitarian, noted for his leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and other organizations working toward the betterment of youth.  Mr. Goldman was born in Augusta, Georgia, to Louis Goldman and Pauline Silver Goldman.  His father was an immigrant from Manheim, Germany, and his mother was a native of Augusta.  Goldman attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and served in the Army of Occupation in Europe at the end of World War I.  He returned to take a traveling sales position for a shoe company. Goldman moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1920 and met and courted Marie Rosenbaum (1901-1992), the daughter of Ralph Rosenbaum (1865-1960) and Harriett Kleinert Rosenbaum (1874-1948).  Mr. Goldman and Ms. Rosenbaum married on March 6, 1927.   The Goldmans had two children, a son, George, who followed his father’s lead into scouting, and a daughter, Harriet.  Mr. Goldman entered the real estate business and became vice president of J.H. Ewing & Sons Real Estate and was a member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors for fifty-four years. Mr. Goldman served in many capacities for the Boy Scouts of America, including as Treasurer of the Atlanta Area Council, as vice chairman of the Regional Executive Committee, as a member of the National Council of Boy Scouts of America, as a member of the National Relationship Committee, and as a member of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting.  Mr. Goldman was presented with two of scouting’s most prestigious awards reflecting his commitment to youth, the Silver Beaver, in 1950, and the Silver Antelope, awarded by the Region in 1958.  The Silver Beaver is the highest award that can be conferred by a Local Council in recognition of a volunteer scout leader. Mr. Goldman also served as vice president and trustee of the American Humanics Foundation, an organization that supported young men and women in securing college degrees in the humanities and promoted their work after college in youth service. Mr. Goldman was the only non-Protestant on the Board of Governors of the Tom Haggai and Associates Foundation, which granted scholarships to young people involved in youth leadership courses.  In recognition of his youth and civic humanitarianism, Mr. Goldman was honored with a Good Neighbor Award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1969, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law from High Point College in North Carolina in 1972. Mr. Goldman was an emeritus member of the Georgia Masonic Lodge, a Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner in the Yaarab Temple, an Elk, a member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, a member of the American Legion, a member of the YMCA, a member of The Temple, and of the Gate City Lodge of B’nai B’rith.

Scope and Content The social historian interested in volunteerism for the benefit of youth will find this collection to be of special interest. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 American Humanics Foundation 1970 - 1985
2 Award – Good Neighbor Jan. 16, 1969, May 28, 1962
3 Award – High Point College May 28, 1972
4 Awards and certificates 1952 - 1965
5 Condolences – Boy Scouts of America 1976
6 Condolences, general and obituary 1976
7 Correspondence 1918 - 1972
8 Correspondence – Moe Goldman to Marie Rosenbaum 1920 – Aug. 1926
9 Correspondence – Moe Goldman to Marie Rosenbaum Oct., 1926 – 1927
2 1 Diary 1918 – 1919
2 Edison family 1937 – 1984
3 Goldman, George – Correspondence, newsclips 1947 – 1995
4 Goldman, Irving 1984
5 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Bible 1907
6 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Book – Girls Birthday Book Ca. 1914
7 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Book – Characters of My Friends 1916
8 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Book, Day Book 1927
3 1 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Correspondence, passports and memorabilia 1926-1993
2 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Family records, Rosenbaum family tree 1926-1976
3 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Obituaries of friends 1938-1961, Undated
4 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Postal cards 1904 – 1911
5 Goldman, Marie Rosenbaum – Postal cards 1904 – 1911
6 Miscellaneous – House plans Undated
7 Newspaper articles 1917 – 1986
8 Rosenbaum, Ralph – Correspondence (obituary) 1923 – 1956
9 Rosenbaum, Ralph – Estate June 25, 1960 – Oct. 4, 1961
10 Wedding congratulations March 5-6, 1927
11 Wedding gift list March 1927
4 1 Scrapbook, honoring Ralph Rosenbaum’s 95th birthday 1959-1960

 

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