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Date Span:  1844-2008

Creator:  James and Ethel Montag Family

Summary/Abstract: James Montag was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1936.  He is the son Louis and Jane Montag. Louis was one of the founders of Montag Brothers, the creator of Blue Horse school supplies and Montag Stationary.  James Montag is a descendant of Abraham Levy who immigrated to the United States from Holland in c.1818. He settled with his wife Rachel in Richmond, Virginia. Ethel Montag was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Her great-grandfather, Sam Brown was the first Jewish mayor of Albany, Georgia and founder of the first bank in Albany. The collection consists of the travel diary of Lee Bloom of Eufaula, Alabama detailing a voyage to Europe and his return with future wife Emile Weil, 1888; the autograph book of Emile Weil Bloom, 1887-1888; the recipe book of Ernestine Marie Brown, undated; a genealogy chart for the descendants of Abraham Levy and Rachel Cornelia Bernard, 1983; a commemorative book from the Frank-Meinhard-Weil family reunion celebration, 1989; and miscellaneous newspaper articles and genealogical material copied from the Goldberg-Rich family bible, 1843-2006.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 177, James and Ethel Montag 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:  James Montag was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1936.  He is the son Louis and Jane Montag. Louis was one of the founders of Montag Brothers, the creator of Blue Horse school supplies and Montag Stationary.  James Montag is a descendant of Abraham Levy who immigrated to the United States from Holland in c.1818. He settled with his wife Rachel in Richmond, Virginia. Ethel Montag was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Her great-grandfather, Sam Brown was the first Jewish mayor of Albany, Georgia and founder of the first bank in Albany.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the James and Ethel Montag Family Papers will gain insight into a prominent Jewish Atlanta family. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Autograph book and miscellaneous cards removed from book of Emile Weil Bloom of Louisville (Ky.) 1887-1888
2 Eulogy – Lee Roy Myers 1928
3 Family Reunion – Descendants of Frank, Weil and Meinhards, Savannah (Ga.) 1989
4 Genealogy – Descedndants of Abraham Levy and Rachel Cornelia Bloom (1 of 3) 1983
5 Genealogy – Descedndants of Abraham Levy and Rachel Cornelia Bloom (2 of 3) 1983
6 Genealogy – Descedndants of Abraham Levy and Rachel Cornelia Bloom (3 of 3) 1983
7 Genealogy and family history – Montag and Rich 1844-2002
8 Miscellany Undated
9 Newspaper clippings 1931-2008
10 Recipe book and Ernestine May Brown (wife of Sam Brown, Albany, Ga.) Undated
11 Recipe book of Ernestine May Brown (Photocopy) Undated
12 Travel diary of Lee Bloom of Eufala (Ala.) 1888


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