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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1951-2000

Creator:  Janice Rothschild Family

Summary/Abstract:  Janice Rothschild Blumberg is an author and speaker on American Jewish history, particularly Southern Jewish History. A native of Atlanta, who lived for many years in Washington D.C., she experienced Jewish history first-hand as the wife, now widow, of two outspoken Jewish leaders: Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild of Atlanta (spiritual leader of The Temple when it was bombed in 1958 and friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.) and David M. Blumberg of Knoxville, Tennessee (civic leader and international president of B'nai B'rith 1971-1978). Her family dates back many generations in Georgia. Series 1: Writings, plays, poems, musical scores. Series 2: This series contains Century Club programs, family cook books, correspondence, and war ration books.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1.4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 238, Janice Rothschild Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey, July 2013; Additions added by Victoria Schaeffner, June 2018.

Arrangement:  All materials arranged in alphabetical order by title, audiotapes removed to Photo vault.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Janice Rothschild Blumberg is an author and speaker on American Jewish history, particularly Southern Jewish History. A native of Atlanta, who lived for many years in Washington D.C., she experienced Jewish history first-hand as the wife, now widow, of two outspoken Jewish leaders: Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild of Atlanta (spiritual leader of The Temple when it was bombed in 1958 and friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.) and David M. Blumberg of Knoxville, Tennessee (civic leader and international president of B'nai B'rith 1971-1978). Janice has held leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and served as president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society. She has lectured at universities, synagogues, museums and academic conferences across the country. In addition to authoring and contributing to several books, she has written articles for the "Encyclopedia Judaica," "Southern Jewish History," "The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday Magazine," and many other publications. She is a regular columnist for "The Jewish Georgian."

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Janice Rothschild Blumberg Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in the American South. Papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file. Series 1: Writings, plays, poems, musical scores. Series 2: This series contains Century Club programs, family cook books, correspondence, and war ration books.

Collection Inventory

 

 

Series I: Plays

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

As But A Day- the First Hundred Years

 

 

2

Atlanta’s Jewish Community

 

 

3

The Ballad of Lydia Pinkhan

 

 

4

Bert Parks Favorite Beauty Queen

 

 

5

Breaking the Language Barrier

 

 

6

Brotherhood and the Soviet Jews

 

 

7

The Candles’ Wish

 

 

8

Chanuka Party – Talent Show

 

 

9

Chez Sisterhood

 

 

10

Commitment

 

 

11

The Distant Land

 

 

12

Excerpts from “I Am A Jewess

 

 

13

Fascinating Women

 

 

14

Forum Opinion on Theatre

 

 

15

Foundations of the Atlanta Jewish Community

 

 

16

Frustrations 1952

 

 

17

Give Me That Old Time Religion

 

 

18

The Golden Gulch Saloon

 

 

19

Happy Birthday America

 

 

20

House of Living Judaism

 

 

21

How Long, O God

 

 

22

I Am A Jewess

 

 

23

India Beyond the TAJ, Atlanta Magazine

 

 

24

Israel: The Mood at Home,  Atlanta Journal

 

 

25

Jacob M. Rothschild – His Legacy 20 Years After

 

 

26

Jewish Patriots in Georgia

 

 

27

Jewish Survival, Who Needs It?

 

 

28

The Launching of the Council Cruise on the S.S. Umbershrian

 

 

29

Learning to Live

 

 

30

Life if the Sound of Calling

 

 

31

Made in Israel

 

 

32

Miscellaneous

 

 

33

Miscellaneous Poems

 

 

34

Monotonous

 

 

35

Morris Abram Inaugural at Brandeis

 

 

36

Music of Dur Faith

 

 

37

My Chair Lady

 

 

38

My Friend Coretta King

 

 

39

My Love Affair with Theatre Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

One Voice: Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild and the Troubled South

1985

 

2

Pre – 1876 Atlanta Jewry

1972

 

3

Requirements for Thank Heaven: (or The Night They Invented Campaigns)

Undated

 

4

Roosevelt and the Spirit of the Spring

1964

 

5

Roots for Miss Daisy: Southern Jewry Before Ellis Island

2001

 

6

The Sacrifice

Undated

 

7

Sam Massell

Undated

 

8

Sisterhood Sabbath – Prayers Around the World

1966

 

9

Sisterhood Sabbath Service

1965

 

10

Six Dots

Undated

 

11

Some of My Favorite Pioneers were Jewish

1973

 

12

Spirit of the Springs

1963

 

13

The Story of Chanukah

undated

 

14

A Tale of Tools

1967

 

15

Teaching School was a Snap

1965

 

16

Traditional Influences of American Jewish Composer

Undated

 

17

Thrift Shop Bundle Party

Undated

 

18

Trial by Jewry

1950

 

19

The Turning Wheel

1960

 

20

A Very Special House

1967

 

21

Visitors Feel the Spirit of Warm Springs

1965

 

22

Who’s Afraid of A Phi Beta Kappa Key

1967

 

23

Why We Need Jewish Historical Societies

Undated

 

24

The World of Miss Daisy and Beyond

Undated

 

25

You Bet Your Life

Undated

 

 

 

 

PV

 

List of Audiotapes

 

 

 

I am A Jewess

Israel Interviews, 1968

JOR – Interview III

Life is the Sound of Callery, 1961

Lifeline

Mrs. Rothschild Interview

My Chair Lady

My Chair Lady #1

Untitled

 

 

Series II: Family Papers

 

3

1

Century Club Annual Programs

1906-1950

 

2

Cook Book

1921-1948

 

3

Correspondence

1885-1938

 

4

David S. Goldberg Binder

1870-1945

 

5

Dr. E.B.M. Browne Envelopes

Circa 1870

 

6

Joseph E. Brown Correspondence to Justices and Aids-de-Camp

1864

 

7

MLK Jr

1960-1975

 

8

MLK Jr’s Death

1968

 

9

Programs

1931-2017

 

10

Rich’s Sale

1976

 

11

War Ration Books

1942-1943

 

 

 

 

4

1

Oversized Collection, Plume Polka Piano Book

1881

 

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