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Date Span:  1948-1985

Creator:  Barney Medintz Family

Summary/Abstract:  Barney Medintz was born in London, England in 1910.  At the age of 1 year he immigrated with his family to America.  Following graduation from the University of Chicago he moved to Atlanta to serve as director of Men’s and Boy’s activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance.  Medintz worked for the Alliance for two years.  On leaving, he founded the Service Uniform Company.  In 1936 Medintz married Dorothy Davis.  Medintz was active in a variety of youth and humanitarian causes in the Jewish community of Atlanta. The papers consist primarily speeches delivered by Barney Medintz on the wide variety of Jewish community causes in which he was involved. The speeches give insight into the depth of Barney Medintz’s commitment to Jewish causes and concerns as well as the social service priorities of the Atlanta Jewish community throughout the 1950s.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1 linear foot

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 115, Barney Medintz 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.

Processed by:  Sandra Berman (October, 2002)

Arrangement: The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Barney Medintz (1910-1960) was born in London, England.  At the age of 1 year he immigrated with his family to America.  Following graduation from the University of Chicago, where he had been a star on the university’s basketball and baseball teams, he moved to Atlanta to serve as Director of Men’s and Boy’s Activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance.  Medintz worked for the Alliance for two years, after which he went into business for himself, founding the Service Uniform Company. In 1936, Barney Medintz married Dorothy Davis.  It was during this time of his life that he also began to graduate from youth work to a greater appreciation of community relations and humanitarian causes.  Although Barney Medintz died tragically at the age of 50 he is remembered for being active in Israel Bonds, the Jewish Progressive Club, B’nai B’rith Gate City Lodge, the Atlanta Federation for Jewish Social Service, the Atlanta Jewish Community Council, the Atlanta Jewish Community Center, and the United Jewish Appeal.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Barney Medintz Family papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Aged and chronically ill Undated
2 Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education 1953
3 Balser, Meyer 1958
4 B’nai B’rith Gate City Lodge 1948-1954
5 Bulletins – miscellaneous organizations 1953-1956
6 Camp Barney Medintz 1985
7 Certificates and membership cards 1954-1955
8 Congregation Beth El 1955
9 Correspondence 1953-1957
10 Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds 1952-1955
11 Davis, David – “Recollections of Atlanta Workmen’s Circle – A Jewish School – The Leo Frank Case” 1978
12 Garson, Frank Undated
13 Geffen, Rabbi Tobias 1957
14 Hadassah 1958
15 Israel Bonds – State of 1957
16 Israel – State of 1957
17 Jewish Community Council 1955-1957
18 Jewish Community Council – “Together” 1963
19 Jewish education Undated
20 Jewish Progressive Club, Undated
21 Jewish War Veterans of the United States – Atlanta Post No. 112 1954
22 Katherine and Jacob Greenfield Hebrew Academy Undated
23 The Mayfair Club 1951
24 NA‘Amat USA (Pioneer Women) 1954
25 Newspaper articles 1952-1981
26 Reminiscences by Dorothy Davis Medintz Undated
27 Speeches and writing on various subjects 1952
28 Sutker, Solomon – article – “The Jewish Organizational Elite of Atlanta, Georgia” 1952
29 United Jewish Appeal 1953-1957
30 Weitzman, Chaim – eulogy Undated
2 1 Scrapbook: United Jewish Appeal Study Mission 1954
2 Scrapbook: Testimonial dinner honoring Barney Medintz from Atlanta Israel Bond                                   Committee 1957

 

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