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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1881 - 2003

Creator:  Gus Kaufman

Summary/Abstract:  Gus B. Kaufman was a native of Macon, Georgia.  His family was active in both Jewish and general community activities in Macon. The collection consists of papers relating to the Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (1935); Congregation Sherah Israel (now Congregation Sha'arey Israel); the Civil War (including Confederate burial records); a history of the Bernd and Bloch families; Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia; a booklet "The Great Migration and the Founding of Congregation Sherah Israel in Macon, Georgia, 1881-1910"; correspondence between Gus Kaufman to Marion Waxelbaum (1934-1935); advertisements for the G. Bernd Company; a letter regarding the Jewish War Relief Campaign (1921); articles on the Waxelbaum and Gus Kaufman family; booklets on Palestine: "Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine"; "I Speak as a Christian" by Dorothy Thompson; "There Is Only One Answer ..." by Dorothy Thompson; "Shall the Door Be Shut?"; a genealogy of the Straus family; confirmation program of Temple Beth Israel (1928); Temple Guild Cookbook; the wedding program for Mannie and Mame Waxelbaum (1905) and a letter and accompanying report relating to obscene letters sent to Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Georgia in 1912.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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. 135, Gus B. Kaufman Family Papers, Title of Collection, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Processed by: Sandra Berman, additions added by Demece Harvey, March 2015

Arrangement:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note Gus B. Kaufman was a native of Macon, Georgia.  His family was active in both Jewish and general community activities in Macon.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Gus Kaufman Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Macon, Georgia. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

 

 

 

1

1

1490 Listing of Marriages of Macon and Bibi County, 1923 – 1998

1998

 

2

AAUW Committee on Economic and Legal Status of Women

1942

 

3

American Jewish Historical Society

No date

 

4

Ballyhoo

1935

 

5

Bernd, Block and Blum Families

1961

 

6

Beth Israel Sisterhood

1946 - 1949

 

7

Central Conference of American Rabbis, “What Prayer Means to Me”.

 

 

8

Civil War – research

1992 – 1996

 

9

Congregation Mikve Israel – Savannah, GA

1983

 

10

Congregation Sha Arey Israel

2003

 

11

Correspondence to Kaufman, Marion Waxelbaum

1934 - 1936

 

12

Dedication Souvenir book, The Temple, Erie (Pa.)

1930

 

13

G. Bernd Co. (business papers and correspondence)

1878 - 1996

 

14

General History of Community and Temple

1990

 

15

Hadassah

1949

 

16

Hebrew Social Club – Goldgar

1988

 

17

Hebrew Young Ladies’ Aid Society Constitution and By Laws

1892

 

18

Immigration – Russian Refugees

1881

 

19

Jewish Burials of Macon (Ga.)

1997

 

 

 

 

2

1

Jewish Family Names

2002

 

2

Jewish War Relief Campaign

1921

 

3

Jewish Welfare Board – Army and Navy Service Department – Serviceman pockets

1942

 

4

Jewish WW II Casualties from Macon (Ga.)

1986, 2003 -2004

 

 

Journals

1965, 1966

 

5

Macon Families – Abrahams, Charlotte

1994

 

6

Macon Families – Albert, Nathan

1976

 

7

Macon Families – Apte, Helen Jacobus

1999

 

8

Macon Families – Arber, Hertz

1984

 

9

Macon Families – Avrunin, Goldman & Macey

1996

 

10

Macon Families – Backers & Beckers

No date

 

11

Macon Families – Bamberg Trio

1992

 

12

Macon Families – Barnett

No date

 

13

Macon Families – Berg, Hecht

1996

 

14

Macon Families – Block, Aleck

1996

 

15

Macon Families – Blum, David

1987 – 1997

 

16

Macon Families – Brasch, Herman

1985

 

17

Macon Families – Brown, E. M.

No date

 

18

Macon Families – Brown & Hirshman

1990 – 1997

 

19

Macon Families – Chanin, Gordon, Bernstein, & Alexander

1989

 

20

Macon Families – Cohen, Max

1999

 

21

Macon Families – Cotton, Baye & Kalinsky

1998

 

22

Macon Families – Dannenberg, Clairce Waterman

1999

 

23

Macon Families – Dessau, M. H.

2001

 

24

Macon Families – Dinkler, A.J.

1997 – 1999

 

 

 

 

3

1

Macon Families – Douglas & Hasselberg

2004

 

2

Macon Families – Einstein, Abraham

2001

 

3

Macon Families – Elkan & Guthman

1992

 

4

Macon Families – Ephraim, Fannie

1986

 

5

Macon Families – Fierman, Berry, & Barton

2000

 

6

Macon Families – Finkel Pictures

2000

 

7

Macon Families – Fisher, Babette

1906 – 1991

 

8

Macon Families – Fried, Joe

1997

 

9

Macon Families – Gans & Isaacs

1994 – 1995

 

10

Macon Families – Geismar

1966

 

11

Macon Families – Genealogy Services

1986

 

12

Macon Families – Glass, Fieman, Solomon, & Peyser

1984

 

13

Macon Families – Goldgar

1999

 

14

Macon Families – Goldmans, Ney

No date

 

15

Macon Families – Greenwald, Heller

1987

 

16

Macon Families – Grossmaner, Nathan

1997

 

17

Macon Families – Gunhouse, Samuel

1991

 

18

Macon Families – Happ & Sandersville

1999

 

19

Macon Families – Haskins & Raksin

1999

 

20

Macon Families – Hass family

1986

 

21

Macon Families – Herman, Henry

1999

 

22

Macon Families – Hirsch, Reese

2002

 

23

Macon Families – Jackson, Dr. Max

1983

 

 

 

 

4

1

Macon Families – Kahn, Allen

1996

 

2

Macon Families – Kaplan & Schlossberg

No date

 

3

Macon Families – Kaufman, Rhonda

1997 – 1998

 

4

Macon Families – Kohn, Philip David

1998

 

5

Macon Families – Koppel, Charles

1998

 

6

Macon Families – Landauer & Guggenheimer

1999

 

7

Macon Families – Landis & Berg

No date

 

8

Macon Families – Later arrivals

No date

 

9

Macon Families – Lazars, Moises

No date

 

10

Macon Families – Levine, Lena

No date

 

11

Macon Families – Lowenthan & Eisenberg

1996

 

12

Macon Families – Lubel, Harris

1980

 

13

Macon Families – Mendel, Hyman

2000

 

14

Macon Families – Michael, Beckie, Rebecca, Lillian, Gertrude & Gwen

1994

 

15

Macon Families – Milledgeville & Waitzfelder

1999

 

16

Macon Families – Miscellaneous

2002

 

17

Macon Families – Moore, Kessler, Kassner & Sklare

2002

 

18

Macon Families – Nagurya, Jacob

1995

 

19

Macon Families – Nathan Family

1999

 

20

Macon Families – Newman, Laura

1947

 

21

Macon Families – Nordlinger

1996

 

22

Macon Families – Putzel

1999

 

23

Macon Families – Rabinowitz, Doris

No date

 

24

Macon Families – Reese & Hirsch

2003

 

25

Macon Families – Rollins, Weiner

1998

 

26

Macon Families – Rosenbaum, Stanley

1999

 

 

 

 

5

1

Macon Families – Schwartz, Isadore

1996

 

2

Macon Families – Sheftall, Bill

1994

 

3

Macon Families – Solomon

2003

 

4

Macon Families – Sommer, Sam

1983

 

5

Macon Families – Strauss Heritage

1997

 

6

Macon Families – Strauss, Lazars

1997

 

7

Macon Families – Straus, Robert

1999

 

8

Macon Families – Stuttgart, Rolf, & Hoffman

1996

 

9

Macon Families – Torch, Evan

2002

 

10

Macon Families – Turner, Jacob

1929

 

11

Macon Families – Unfanger, Zahava

1998

 

12

Macon Families – Wachte, Alex, letters from 1867, 1868, 1902, 1947

1999

 

13

Macon Families – Waterman, Caroline

No date

 

14

Macon Families – Waxelbaum

1995

 

15

Macon Families – Waxelbaus, Abraham

1987

 

16

Macon Families – Waxelbaum, Caroline

2000

 

17

Macon Families – Waxelbaum Reunion

1986

 

 

 

 

6

1

Macon Families – Waxelbaum, Soloman

1983

 

2

Macon Families – Weischselbum, Lazarus

1987

 

3

Macon Families – Weischselbum, Theodore

1987

 

4

Macon Families – Weischselbaum & Waxelbaum

1989

 

5

Macon Families – Weiss, Rabbi

2002

 

6

Macon Families – Witkowski

1999

 

7

Macon Families – Wolff & Goodhart

2003

 

8

Macon Families – Zarks, Mark

No date

 

9

Macon Woman’s Club

1961

 

10

Merz, Lewis

1994

 

11

Miscellaneous

1996

 

12

National Jewish Welfare Board, “In the Nations’ Service”.

No date

 

13

Newspaper Clippings

1930 - 1995

 

14

National Federation of Temple Sisterhood

1938, 1949

 

15

Palestine and the creation of a Jewish State

19447

 

16

Peace Articles

1941 – 1943

 

17

Receipts

1926, 1932

 

18

Sisterhood War Service Activities

1943

 

19

Straus Family Newsletter

2001

 

20

Straus Historical Society

1997

 

 

 

 

7

1

Talbotton and Columbus

1992 - 1997

 

2

Temple Beth Israel – Confirmation program and Constitution

1928 - 1951

 

3

Temple Beth Israel – cookbook

1905

 

4

Temple Beth Israel – families and Rabbis

1910

 

5

Temple Beth Israel – history, Macon (Ga.)

1990

 

6

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood business

1996 - 1997

 

7

Temple Guild Cook Book

1905

 

8

Violent Deaths in Jewish Communities

No date

 

9

Watson, Thomas E.

1912 – 2000

 

10

Waxelbaum, Mrs. Lewis – desk diary, and letter from paris

1939, 1949

 

11

Waxelbaum, Mrs. M. – ledger

1908 - 1913

 

12

Wedding – Waxelbaum, Mannie and Mame

1905

 

13

West Point and LaGrange

1957 - 1999

 

14

Workmans Circle

1996

 

15

World Government Day

1943

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