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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1945-2000

Creator:  Morris Jacobson Family

Summary/Abstract:  An immigrant from Lithuania, Morris Jacobson was a prominent businessman and civic leader in Waycross, Georgia. His papers include records from Jewish organizations and the family business in Waycross, newspaper clippings, writings, and a scrapbook.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 229, Morris Jacobson 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:  Mr. Jacobson was a Lithuanian who settled in Waycross, Georgia, in 1923. He founded and operated Jacobson Department Store. He was highly active in the Jewish community in Waycross. He was past president and member of the board of trustees of the center and member of B’nai B’rith. He was also heavily involved in civic life as a member of the Kiwanis Club, a veteran of World War I and member of the Post 10 of the American Legion, the VFW, the Waycross Elk’s Club and the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce. He also created the Morris Jacobson Brotherhood Award, which was presented annually to an outstanding citizen of Waycross.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Morris Jacobson Family Papers will gain insight into immigration and Jewish life in a small town in Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Brotherhood program 1976
2 City of Waycross Proclamation 1996
3 Constitution and By-laws of the Daughters of Abraham 1947-1966
4 Daughters of Abraham minutes 1947-1948
5 Daughters of Abraham minutes 1962-1972
6 Jacobson’s Store advertisement 1963
7 Life as a Jew in Small Towns 1993
8 Memories, Marie Jacobson 1970
9 Monograph, James Lebeau 1968
10 Morris Jacobson Brotherhood Award, newspaper articles 1956-2000
11 Scrapbook 1953-1984
12 Stained glass window 1981
13 Waycross Hebrew Center Newsletter and Calendar 1967-2000
14 Waycross Hebrew Congregation minutes 1951-1963
15 Waycross Hebrew Congregation newspaper articles 1953-1998
16 Waycross Hebrew Congregation board minutes 1963-1995
17 Waycross – Ware County Area Vocational – Technical School 1968
18 Who am I? Al Jacobson 1993
19 Who am I? Michael D. Jacobson 1983


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