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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1928-1986

Creator:  Simon Selig Jr. Family

Summary/Abstract:  A native of Atlanta, Simon Selig Jr. was president of Selig Chemical and later the family real estate business. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles relating to the life of career of Simon Selig.  Also included are the papers of Benjamin J. Massell who was the father of Simon Selig's wife Caroline Massell.  Benjamin Massell was a community leader and civic leader.  Massell was born in Lithuania in 1886.  He immigrated to the United States with his parents as a child and attended Boys High School.  By the end of his second year he quit school to begin a working career that culminate in his being one of Atlanta's most successful real estate developers.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 210, Simon Selig Jr. 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:  Simon Selig Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1914.  He attended Boys HIgh School in Atlanta and the University of Georgia where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration.  During World War II he served for five years achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel.  Simon Selig was president of Selig Chemical and later the family real estate business.  He was active in both Jewish and general organization including Israel Bonds, The Temple, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Yaarab Shrine, B'nai B'rith, the Commerce Club and the Standard Club.

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

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund Campaign – Women’s Division

1956

 

2

Certificates

1980

 

3

Correspondence (includes postcard from Mayor Hartsfield to Ben Massell from Jerusalem)

1962-1985

 

4

Family tree

Undated

 

5

Invitations

1977

 

6

Jewish Educational Alliance

1953

 

7

Marriage – Selig, Simon Jr. To Massell, Caroline

1939

 

8

Massell, Benjamin Jr. – certificates

1952

 

9

Massell, Benjamin Jr. – eulogies

1962

 

10

Massell, Benjamin Jr. – invitations, cards, birthdays

1961

 

11

Massell, Benjamin Jr. – newspaper articles

1928-1969

 

12

Massell, Benjamin Jr. – scrapbook (1 of 2)

1954-1955

 

13

Massell, Benjamin Jr. – scrapbook (2 of 2)

1950-1953

 

14

Newspaper clippings and releases

1968-1986

 

15

The Temple

1980-1982

 

16

University of Georgia

1985

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