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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1890-1999

Creator:  Joseph S. Rosenberg Family

Summary/Abstract:  A native Georgian, Joseph Samuel Rosenberg was the president of Rosenberg Bros. Department Store established in 1898, by his father Jacob and two uncles, Abraham and Isaac. The collection consists of correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, and resolutions relating to life of careers of three generations of Rosenbergs, Jacob (Jake), and Ralph.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 208, Joseph S. Rosenberg 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:  Joseph Samuel Rosenberg was born in Albany, Georgia in 1904, the son of Jacob and Annie Cohen Rosenberg.  Joseph attended the Albany public schools, and later Vanderbilt University.  He married Regina Steiner in 1928.  Joseph was the president of Rosenberg Bros. Department Store established in 1898, by his father Jacob and two uncles, Abraham and Isaac, all of whom had emigrated from Romania to the United States in the late 1800s.  Rosenberg's was a fixture in Albany until its close in 1991.  In addition to his business activities Joseph was active in numerous civic organizations in Albany including the Cub Scouts, the Chamber of Commerce and the Phoebe Putney Hospital Authority.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Joseph S. Rosenberg Family Papers will gain insight into immigration, as well as Jewish life and business in Albany, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Subject Terms Persons/Families Rosenberg, Joseph S.
Organizations/Corporate Names Albany High School Rosenbergs Department Store
Places Albany (Ga.)
Subjects (General) Immigration Jewish businessmen Jewish society and culture Jewish youth Naturalization Mercantilism
Material Types Correspondence Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Marriage licenses   Occupations Entrepreneurs   Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Albany High School 1921-1938
2 Albany High School – Albany (Ga.) – yearbook 1920
3 Cemetery deed 1900
4 Certificates, resolutions 1934-1984
5 Correspondence 1940-1965
6 Eulogies, memorial resolutions, and obituaries 1938-1999
7 Marriage of Rosenberg, Joseph S. to Steiner, Regina 1928
8 Newspaper clippings 1938-1967
9 Rosenberg, Jacob – immigrations documents 1890-1896
10 Rosenberg, Ralph – confirmation – Albany Hebrew Congregation 1947
11 Rosenberg, Regina Stein – art career 1951-1952
12 Rosenbergs Department Store – Albany (Ga.) 1988, Undated


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