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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1918-1976

Creator:  Abraham N. Davidson Family

Summary/Abstract:  Polish immigrants, the Davidson family operated a prominent store in Cochran, Georgia, for much of the 20th century. The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles about the Davidson family; the naturalization certificate of Julius Davidson, 1918; the partnership agreement between Abraham Nathan Davidson and Julius Davidson, 1950; and correspondence between Abraham Davidson and his future wife Ida Radetsky of Savannah.

Quantity/Physical Description: .1 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 228, Abraham N. Davidson 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 records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Abraham N. Davidson was born in Cochran, Georgia the son of Julius and Ida Davidson.  Julius immigrated to the United States from Poland in the early 1900s and established Davidson's a dry goods company in Cochran in 1926.  Following the death of Julius in 1952, the store was taken over by Abraham known throughout the community as Abie.  The store carried clothing for the entire family and was a landmark in Cochran until it closed in 1993.

Scope and Content Researchers studying the Abraham N. Davidson Family Papers will gain insight into a Jewish-owned business in Georgia. The records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Correspondence 1950-1955
2 Davidson’s Dry Goods Co. – letterhead Undated
3 Davidson, Julius – naturalization certificate 1918
4 Newspaper articles 1940-1976

 

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