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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1861-1990

Creator:  Dr. Louis Schmier

Summary/Abstract:  Dr. Louis Schmier is a professor at Valdosta State University.  As part of a proposed history on Jewish life in Georgia Dr. Schimier collected documents relating to lives of numerous families, individuals, synagogues and communities.  The collection consists of these files.

Quantity/Physical Description: .6 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 213, Dr. Louis Schmier Collection, 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.

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder. 

Biographical/Historical Note:  Louis Schmier is currently professor of history at Valdosta State University in Georgia where he has taught for over 30 years. A displaced New Yorker, Louis received his AB from Adelphi College, his MA from St John’s University (NY), and his PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Louis followed a conventional academic route of writing, publishing, and teaching, until his personal/professional epiphany several years ago. He began a search for meaning and understanding in teaching. And he began to focus on the students and their learning. Louis is a frequent speaker at teaching conferences: Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives (ISETA), the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), and Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD). Increasingly, he is also requested as a seminar coordinator. And he continues to post his newest Random Thoughts to various higher education discussion lists via the internet. Source: Atwoodpublishing, “Louis Schmier,” http://www.atwoodpublishing.com/authors/lschmier.htm

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Dr. Louis Schmier Collection will gain insight into many aspects of Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 “The American Hebrew” – Article – Union of American Hebrew Congregations meeting in Atlanta 1907
2 Communities – Columbus, Ga. 1909-1913
3 Communities – Thomasville, Ga. 1862
4 Correspondence 1978-1985
5 Families – Estroff, Hyman – History and genealogy 1985
6 Families – Kunnes, Reuban Aaron – Thomson, Ga., History by Kay Itzkow Behr Undated
7 Families – Lehman, Henry – Mobile and Montgomer, Ala. 1988
8 Families – Minkowitz, Ike 0 Sylvania, Statesboro, Savannah, Ga. 1980-1981
9 Individuals – Borochoff, Oscar – Rome, Ga. 1971
10 Individuals – Cheyectovich, David – immigration documents – Quitman, Ga. 1922
11 Individuals – Clark, Sol and Mathilda 1973-1990
12 Individuals – Cohen, Clarence – Augusta, Ga. 1922-1930
13 Individuals – Cohen, Gratz – Svannah, Ga. 1861
14 Individuals – Cohen, Samuel E. – Jesup, Ga. 1990
15 Individuals – Davis, David – autobiography, “The Passing Years” Undated
16 Individuals – Dawson, Carrie – graduation program – State Normal School – Athens, Ga. 1906
17 Individuals – Feldman, Abrom Lewis – Atlanta, Ga. 1974
18 Individuals – Haiman, Louis – Columbus, Ga. 1861-1980
19 Individuals – Hirsch, Harry – New Year’s card 1923
20 Individuals – Kaufman, Amelia – Columbus, Ga. – Georgia 6th Battalion March sheet music (photocopy) 1885
21 Individuals – Kwilecki, Grace – Bainbridge, Ga. 1914
22 Individuals – Levy, Adelaide – Scrapbook – Adelaide, Ga. 1889-1895
23 Individuals – Levy, Adelaide – Scrapbook – Adelaide, Ga. (loose pages) 1887-1895
24 Individuals – Loveman, Robert – Dalton, Ga. 1922-1981
25 Individuals – Mayer, Simon – Confederate diary, Co. B. 10th Mississippi – Private – promoted to Lieutenant at time of surrender 1863-1865
26 Individuals – Mayer, Simon – diary (photocopy) 1863-1865
27 Individuals – Pearlman, Abraham – Valdosta, Ga. 1903, Undated
28 Individuals – Poler, Michael Wolf – Passport 1907
2 1 Individuals – Poller, Jake – Cairo, Ga. 1976
2 Individuals – Reich, Dr. isidor – payment for passage to America 1879
3 Individuals – Rosen, Fred – Dalton, Ga. 1983
4 Individuals – Schwarzweiss, Siegfried – business card – Waynesboro, Ga. (Weevil Death) 1881
5 Individuals – Straus, Isidor Undated
6 Individuals – Wessolowsky, Adolp & Charles 1966-1978
7 Jewish New Year cards and post cards Undated
8 Jewish Welfare Board – “Little White House” – Camp Gordon – Augusta, Ga. 1917
9 Miscellany 1902
10 Proposed book – articles and related material Undated
11 Proposed pictorial history of Jews in Georgia notes and photo captions Undated
12 Synagogues – Temple B’nai Israel – Columbus, Ga. – Liliputian Wedding 1907
13 Synagogues – Congregation Children of Israel – Augusta, Ga. 1951
14 Synagogues – Congregation Children of Israel – Athen’s, Ga. 1973
15 Synagogues – Congregation Shearith Israel – Atlanta, Ga. 1914
16 Synagogues – Valdosta Hebrew Congregation – Valdosta, Ga. 1941


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