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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1916-1994

Creator:  Aaron Hardy Ulm
 

Summary/Abstract:  Aaron Hardy Ulm was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1879.  He was secretary to Governor Joseph Brown, c.1905 and later to Governor John M. Slaton, c.1913-1915.  Following the lynching of Leo Frank, Ulm moved his family to Washington, D.C. The collection consists of letters from Governor Slaton to Aaron Hardy Ulm while on his trip to California following the lynching of Leo Frank.  Also included is hate mail sent from unknown persons to the governor's office following the commutation.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 160, Aaron Hardy Ulm 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 Aaron Hardy Ulm was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1879.  He was secretary to Governor Joseph Brown, c.1905 and later to Governor John M. Slaton, c.1913-1915.  Following the lynching of Leo Frank, Ulm moved his family to Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Aaron Hardy Ulm Family Papers will gain insight into Governor Slaton’s decision to commute Leo Frank’s sentence to life in prison. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Commutation statistics 1915
2 Correspondence – ALS – A.L.C. to Dear Mr. Ulm (photocopy) June 23, 1915
3 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to Dear Ulm July 5, 1915
4 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to My Dear Mr. Schiff (Jacob Schiff) July 5, 1915
5 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to My Dear Ulm Aug. 20, 1915
6 Correspondence – TLS – Slaton, John M. to Mr. A.H. Ulm Aug. 18, 1915
7 Correspondence – TLS – Slaton, John M. to Mr. H. Ulm Aug. 23, 1915
8 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to My Dear Ulm Aug. 28, 1915
9 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to Dear Ulm Aug. 28, 1915
10 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to Dear Ulm Aug. 28, 1915
11 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to Dear Ulm Aug. 30, 1915
12 Telegram – Slaton, John M. to Ulm, A.H. Sep. 7, 1915
13 Correspondence –TLS and ALS – Slaton, John M. to Mr. A.H. Ulm Sep. 7, 1915
14 Correspondence – ALS – Slaton, John M. to Dear Ulm Sep. 9, 1915
15 Telegram – Slaton, John M. to Ulm, A.H. Sep. 10, 1915
16 Correspondence – TLS – Williams, H.L. to Hon. John M. Slaton Sep. 16, 1915
17 Correspondence – TLS – Howard, William M. to Mr. A. H. Ulm Sep. 18, 1915
18 Correspondence – TLS – Slaton, John M. to Mr. A.H. Ulm Sep. 20, 1915
19 Correspondence – ALS – Oney, Steve to Abrams, Amanda Ulm (photocopy) August 3, 1994
20 Correspondence – ALS – A. Georgian to Ex. Governor John M. Slaton Undated
21 Correspondence – ALS – A friend to Dear Sir Undated
22 Correspondence – ALS former friend to (no salutation – sent to Gov. John Slaton Undated
23 Correspondence – ALS – One who knows to Jack Aug. 31
24 Correspondence – ALS – W. to Joe Undated
25 Envelopes from John M. Slaton’s office Ca. 1915
26 Newspaper clipping July 8, 1915

 


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