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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span: 1943-1989

Creator:  Jack Freedman Family

Summary/Abstract:  Morris, Jack and Phyllis Freedman were active at the Atlanta Jewish Federation and in numerous other Jewish community organizations. The papers consist of commentaries by Rabbi Tobias Geffen, 1958; correspondence, certificates, a ledger from Comfort Furniture Company, and photocopies of newspaper articles.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 98, Jack Freedman Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Morris Freedman was born in 1889 in Lithuania and came to the United States with his parents at the age of eight. After living in New York for a time, he moved to Georgia. In 1912, Freedman married Annie Zion, daughter of S.L. Zion, a member of the Ahavath Achim Congregation. They lived in Sandersville, Ga., until 1920 when they moved to Atlanta. He worked with his brother-in-law, Israel Zion, in the Comfort Furniture Company, of which he became an owner. Freedman was a member of Moas Chitim, Ahavath Achim, and an active fundraiser for United Charity Institutions of Jerusalem. He passed away in 1987.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Jack Freedman Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta, Ga. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Blonder, Lois – Port Chester High School diploma and commencement program

1945

 

2

Certificates, honors, awards

1983-1984

 

3

Correspondence – Comfort Furniture)

1949-1965

 

4

Correspondence – General

1921-2007

 

5

Correspondence – Reagan, Ronald

1984

 

6

Correspondence – Talmadge, Herman

1978

 

7

Freedman, Jack – Biographical information

2000

 

8

Freedman, Jack – Business cards

Undated

 

9

Freedman, Jack – Identification cards

1943, 1946

 

10

Freedman, Jack – Military records

1942-1944

 

11

Freedman, Jack – Military records

1945-1950

 

12

Freedman, Jack – Military records (discharge)

1944-1956

 

13

Freedman, Jack – Military records (publications)

1945

 

14

Freedman, Jack – Military records (Truman, Forrestal letters)

1946

 

15

Freedman, Jack – Pilot certificates

1942

 

16

Freedman, Jack – Speeches

1985-1996

 

 

 

 

2

1

Freedman, Morris – Eulogy

1986

 

2

Freedman, Morris – Last Will and Testament

1959, 1986

 

3

Freedman, Morris – Naturalization

1921

 

4

Geffen, Rabbi Tobias – biblical commentaries

1958

 

5

Genealogy documents

1912-1988

 

6

Hebrew school book

Undated

 

7

Inauguration invitation – Ronald Reagan

1981

 

8

Israel Expo

1985

 

9

Mercantile National Bank

1974

 

10

Miscellaneous

1921-1979

 

11

Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous publications

1935-1986

 

12

Passport of Solomon Leo Zion

1934

 

13

Programs

1977-2000

 

 

 

 

3

1

Ledger – Comfort Furniture Company

1939-1940

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