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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1862-1968

Creator:  Harry Silverman Family

Summary/Abstract:  Harry Silverman was a leading cigar dealer and restaurateur of Atlanta. His papers include correspondence, a bill of sale for a slave named Harriet, 1862, a published biography of Crawford W. Long, photocopies of newspaper articles, genealogies and family histories.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 143, Harry Silverman Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Harry Silverman was a leading cigar dealer and restaurateur of Atlanta.  He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1861.   He moved with his family to Atlanta in 1875.  In 1887 he married Sarah Cohen the daughter of Regina Abrahams and Jonas Loeb Cohen. He served his country during the Spanish-American War and later as a member of the National Guard of Georgia. Harry's and Sarah's daughter Helen married Aaron Arthur Wiseberg.  Their daughter Harriet married Sidney Greenblatt.  Sidney Greenblatt was the son of Samuel and Bertha Greenblatt.  Samuel (Sam) was also a veteran of the Spanish American War and returned to Atlanta to run numerous successful businesses including the American Laundry.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Harry Silverman Family Papers will gain insight into early 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 Abram, Morris 1962
2 Air France crash 1962
3 Biography, obituary and miscellaneous 1925, Undated
4 Bunzl, Frances and Walter Undated
5 Correspondence and writings 1904-1920
6 Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills 1968
7 Genealogies and family histories 1991
8 Greenblatt, Harriet Wiseberg 1919-1937
9 Kaliska, Regina Silverman 1946, Undated
10 Kaliska, William G. 1917-1945
11 Long, Dr. Crawford W. 1919
12 Massell, Benjamin J. 1961
13 Mayfair Club-newsletter 1930
14 Newspaper articles related to Harry Silverman and miscellaneous subjects 1877-1962
15 Ration stamps Undated
16 Shulhafer, Philip 1961
17 Sigma Theta Pi 1958
18 Silverman, Helen 1885-1963
19 Silverman, Sarah Cohen 1890
20 Winecoff Hotel Fire 1946
21 Wiseberg, Arthur and Arthur Jr. 1944-1946
22 Wiseberg, Clara – bill of sale for save named Harriet 1862


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