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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1927-1928

Creator:  Herman Shmerling Family

Summary/Abstract:  Herman Shmerling was the owner of H. Shmerling, a jewelry store located on Broad Street in Augusta.  The collection consists of correspondence primarily relating to payments, credit and orders.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 150, Herman Shmerling 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 chronological order.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Born in Russia, Herman Shmerling immigrated to the United States and settled in Augusta in 1915. He entered the jewelry business four years later and maintained a store at 910 Broad Street from that time on. He was a member of Adas Yeshuron Synagogue, B’nai B’rith, the Elks, Masons, and the Shriners. He was also a member of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants Association and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He and his wife, Mollie, had a son and two daughters. He passed away on November 11, 1955.

Scope and Content: Researchers studying the Herman Shmerling Family Papers will gain insight into a Jewish owned business in Augusta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in chronological order.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Correspondence Dec. 1927-Apr. 1928
2 Correspondence May 1928-Sep. 1928


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