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Date Span:  1888-1966

Creator:  Herbert A. Ringel Family

Summary/Abstract:  Herbert and Philip Ringel were both influential lawyers in Georgia. . The collection includes letters written in German, two journals of Max Marks written in late 1888 and many photographs.  The collection also includes newspaper articles on Philip's career dating from 1933 to 1961.

Quantity/Physical Description: .8 linear feet

Language(s):  English, German

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 171, Herbert A. Ringel 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:  Demece Harvey (June, 2008)

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged alphabetically by folder and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Brothers Herbert and Philip Ringel were born to Jacob Max Ringel and Minnie Fertel in Georgetown, South Carolina, and were graduated from high school in that city.  Their father owned a mercantile business in Georgetown known as J. M. Ringel's Department Store. Herbert and Philip attended the University of Georgia and obtained law degrees. Herbert entered the University of Georgia in 1925 at the age of sixteen.  He took the required two-year pre-law course, concentrating in economics.  He then entered law school and received his LLB Degree in 1930.  Immediately thereafter he moved to Brunswick, Georgia, and began practicing law with his older brother. They practiced general law, handling estates, receiverships of bankrupt businesses, drafting contracts, consulting in organization development, and preparing of deeds, mortgages and leases. In 1937, Herbert was appointed Solicitor of the City Court of Brunswick, Georgia, which is the office of the prosecuting attorney for Glynn County, by Governor Eugene Tallmadge.  He was also attorney for the Brunswick Housing Authority and was later appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. Philip received his law degree in 1933.  That same year, he was very instrumental in forming a progressive club.  In 1953, Philip was appointed judge of Recorder's Court of the City of Brunswick.  In 1959, Judge Ringel was appointed Glynn County Commissioner.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Herbert A. Ringel Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life and practicing law in Georgia. The papers are arranged alphabetically by folder and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Agnes Scott Alumnae Quarterly 1930
2 Biographical documents 1940- 1942
3 Block, Florence M. Retrospect 1936
4 Brunswick Bar Association Constitution Undated
5 Clothing receipts 1942- 1945
6 Correspondence 1905 – 1943
7 Correspondence - German letters 1891 - 1939
8 Correspondence - holiday greetings Undated
9 Correspondence - Philip Ringel 1933 - 1966
10 Correspondence - Ringcl & Ringel 1931 - 1952
11 Family history Undated
12 Friedman's Hebrew calendar 1940- 1941
13 Georgia American Legion Auxiliary 1927
14 Grand Lodge Order of Elks 1934
15 Hebrew English calendar and reference book 1940-   1941
2 1 Indentures 1927- 1952
2 Independent Order of B'nai B'rith 1920
3 Journal.  My trip abroad 1912
4 Knights of Pythias manual 1939
5 Law degrees 1930, 1933
6 Leo N. Levi Memorial Hospital newsletters 1938 - 1942
7 Marks, Max - journals 1888- 1891
8 Nathan. Sidney - Certificate of Honor 1910
9 Nathan, Walter S. - ALEE Temple membership card 1921
10 National Federation of Temple brotherhoods 1941
11 National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods 1938
12 Recipes 1928
13 Rich's, The Story of Rich's 1942
14 Ringel, Philip S. - newspaper articles 1933 - 1961
15 Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1927
16 Vizetelly, Frank H. - "Mend Your Speech" 1920
17 Young Men's Club Undated

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