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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1856-2000

Creator:  Sol Singer Family

Summary/Abstract:  Sol Singer was a native Georgian and was involved in almost every aspect of the Atlanta Jewish community. The papers includes documents relating to the Singers' involvement in various Jewish organizations, their family histories and correspondences.  Included are records relating to Sol Singer's interest in stamp collecting and the Jewish community of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.  The social historian interested in Jewish life in small southern towns and the development of the Atlanta Jewish community will find this collection of special interest.

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:  Box 3, Files 3&4 are closed to researchers. Permission must be granted by the Archivist or Director of The Breman Museum.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 141, Sol Singer 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 collection and oversized material removed to oversized collection.

Processed by:  Rachel Travis and Sandra Berman (January, 2006)

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Sol Singer (1918-2003) was born and raised in Unadilla, Georgia.  Although his family was the only Jewish family in this town of about 1200 residents, they retained a strong sense of their Jewish identity. Sol Singer graduated from Unadilla High School in 1934, and attended the University of Georgia (UGA), where he met his wife-to-be, Ruth Kruger (1918-2004), of Fitzgerald, Georgia.  In 1939, Sol graduated from UGA with a law degree and married Ruth in Fitzgerald that summer.  The couple moved to Columbus, Georgia where they became integral members of the Jewish community for the next 23 years.  In Columbus, both Sol and Ruth took on leadership roles in various civic and religious organizations.  Sol was particularly active in the Shearith Israel Synagogue and in the Jewish Welfare Federation of Columbus.  He served with distinction as president of both organizations for several years. In 1962, as president of Singer and Co., Sol moved with his family to Atlanta for business reasons.  In Atlanta, Sol and Ruth continued their practice of volunteerism and soon became influential and respected members of the Atlanta Jewish community.  Over the years, the Singers were involved in almost every aspect of the Atlanta Jewish community.  They were active members of Ahavath Achim Congregation, were among the founding members of the Epstein School, and were participants in numerous committees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. The Singers have three children, Sharon, Alice, and Eric.

Scope and Content:  The social historian interested in Jewish life in small southern towns and in the development of the Atlanta Jewish community will find this collection to be of special interest. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Abram, Morris – views on childhood in Fitzgerald, Georgia with response by Ruth Singer 1983-1986
2 Ahavath Achim Congregation 1966-1993
3 Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education 1969-1985
4 Atlanta Jewish Federation 1981-1983
5 Awards and Honors 1944-1998
6 Columbus, Georgia, general 1942-1973
7 Congregation Shearith Israel – Atlanta, Georgia 1945
8 Congregation Shearith Israel – Columbus, Georgia – correspondence 1942-1948
9 Congregation Shearith Israel – Columbus, Georgia – correspondence regarding the hiring of Dr. Henrietta Jerech 1954
10 Congregation Shearith Israel – Columbus, Georgia – financial records 1945-1947
11 Congregation Shearith Israel – Columbus, Georgia – general records 1950-1991
12 Conservative Judaism 1955-1959
13 Correspondence-General 1947-1999
14 Correspondence-Political 1975-1992
2 1 Education 1934-1940
2 Epstein School 1973-1998
3 Family memorabilia 1916-1994
4 Family memorabilia – wedding of Ruth Kruger and Sol Singer 1939
5 Fitzgerald, Georgia 1990-2000
6 Israel Bonds – testimonial dinner – Columbus, Georgia 1961-1962
7 Jews in Small Towns, by Howard V. Epstein (Research for book published in 1998) 1990-1998
8 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Unadilla, Georgia c. 1950
9 Newspaper Clippings c. 1950-1989
10 Pilsen, Czechoslovakia – historical documents and stamps 1856-1937
3 1 Pilsen, Czechoslovakia – Pilsen Torah – correspondence with  Rabbi Lowy 1985-1993
2 Pilsen, Czechoslovakia - Pilsen Torah - general 1964-1999
3 Singer, Philip – guardianships of World War II veterans –  account books 1941-1945
4 Singer, Philip – guardianships of World War II veterans – financial papers 1941-1946
5 Speeches and talks by Singer, Ruth 1955-1978
6 Stamps – commemoratives 1974-1983
7 United Jewish Appeal c.1950-1985

 

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