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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1949 - 1997

Creator:  William H. Frey

Summary/Abstract:  William H. Frey Family Papers, 1949-1997, consisting of .2 linear feet of material including publications and newspaper articles relating to the Puritan Chemical Co. and to William Frey's civic and business activities as vice-president of Puritan, and to other family members including his father-in-law, Abrom Lewis (A.L.) Feldman the founder of the Puritan Chemical Company.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 240, William H. Frey 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

Arrangement:  File folders arranged on alphabetical order, materials kept in donor order

Biographical/Historical Note:  William H. Frey died in Atlanta on February 17. Born in St. Louis on July 29, 1921, died in Atlanta on February 17, 2001 the son and grandson of judges, Bill studied at UCLA and at Washington University, where he earned degrees in Business Administration and Law. Military service from 1943 to 1946 interrupted his education, bringing him South. In 1945, he married Atlanta native Brena Feldman, with whom he had three sons. In 1947, he completed his education and moved to Atlanta, joining his father-in-law's business, the Puritan Chemical Company, where he served for 30 years in a variety of positions, culminating in twelve years as President. Under his leadership the company grew, flourished, and eventually was sold. Bill's enthusiasm for his work came from his vision of business as not only providing a livelihood for its employees but also allowing them to reach their potential while providing needed goods and services to the community. In business he was known for his forthright character and integrity. Bill loved and valued education, books, poetry, classical music and humor. He played tennis with friends until he was 80 and enjoyed spending his vacations at the beach. He had two subsequent marriages, to Elizabeth Miller Harman and Jean Weinstein Oppenheimer

Scope and Content:  Publications and newspaper articles relating to the Puritan Chemical Co. and to William Frey's civic and business activities as vice-president of Puritan, and to other family members

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 A.L. Feldman – Civic Work 1954 – 1958
2 Carolyn & Ted Fisher 1961
3 Puritan Chemical Grows with the South Undated
4 AJCC Special Dedication Issue 1957
5 The Standard Town and Country Club Formal Opening 1949
6 Brenda Feldman Frey Undated
7 Karlyn Frank Frey 1997
8 Puritan Chemical Company 1957 – 1973
9 William H. Fry Newspaper Clippings 1957


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