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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1928 - 1981

Creator:  Martha Jo Felson Katz

Summary/Abstract:  The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial papers and the diaries of Annette Harris Felson, 1932-1934, which detail the day-to-day events of a young Jewish woman living in Ocilla, Georgia.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 cubic 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 124, Martha Jo Felson Katz 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 alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder

Biographical/Historical Note:  Martha Jo Felson Katz is a native of Ocilla, Georgia.   She is the daughter of Robert Felson and Annette Harris and the granddaughter of Abraham Simon (A.S.) Harris who settled in Ocilla, Georgia in about 1906.  A.S. Harris was one of most prominent men in Ocilla and was the owner of the town's largest department store.  He was the chairman of all of the war finance drives for Irwin County during World War II.  A.S. Harris was also one of the founders of the Hebrew Commercial Alliance in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Scope and Content The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial papers and the diaries of Annette Harris Felson, 1932-1934, which detail the day-to-day events of a young Jewish woman living in Ocilla, Georgia.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

A S. Harris Department Store

1943 – 1964

 

2

Atlanta Federation for Jewish Social Service – Committee on Family Service

 

1951

 

3

Camp Blue Star

1958 - 1959

 

4

Cemetery deed – Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation

1958

 

5

Certificates

1943 – 1961

 

6

Correspondence of Annette Harris Felson

1930 - 1959

 

7

Correspondence of Martha Jo Felson Katz

1947 - 1958

 

8

Correspondence of Raymond Harris

1942

 

9

Correspondence of Robert Felson

1938 - 1945

 

10

Death certificate of Robert Felson

1964

 

11

Diaries of Annette Harris

1932 - 1934

 

12

Estroff Department Store

1939 - 1960

 

13

Family trees (Harris and Felson)

2016

 

14

Felson’s (Furniture, Appliances and Jewelry)

1948 - 1980

 

15

Inscribed books from Rabbi Nathan L. Kohen

1955 - 1960

 

16

Invitations, programs and memorabilia

1930 - 1957

 

17

Legal and financial papers

1935 – 1939

 

 

 

 

2

1

Modeling ads

 

 

2

Newspaper clippings

1935 – 1961

 

3

Obituaries

1946 - 1981

 

4

Ration book

1943

 

5

Report cards, writings and miscellaneous school papers of Annette Harris

1928 – 1933

 

6

Voters registration certificate for A.S. Harris

1928

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