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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1935 - 1980

Creator:  Lorraine Aftergut (daughter)

Summary/Abstract: Harry B. Siegel began a career in railroading in 1912 and who was at the age of 25 promoted to freight and passenger train conductor.  In 1940 he became general yardmaster and in 1941 he became terminal trainmaster of Southern Railway's largest freight yards in Atlanta.  In 1943 he became manager of the Atlanta Terminal Co representing four railroads.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 265, Harry B. Siegel Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material: Photographs, keys from the caboose and washroom at the Atlanta Terminal; a Fulton County deputy sheriff badge; Masonic and railroad pins.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey

Arrangement:  All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Harry B. Siegel Papers, c.1951-1980, consisting of .2 cubic feet of material relating to Harry B. Siegel's 50 year career in railroading and including photographs, memoirs, keys from the caboose and washroom at the Atlanta Terminal; a Fulton County deputy sheriff badge; Masonic and railroad pins; newspaper articles; and memorabilia from the Atlanta Terminal Company.

Scope and Content:  The collection focuses on Harry B. Siegel’s career with Atlanta railroads. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Series I
 
Box File Description Date
1 1 100 Club Annual Meeting 1980
2 Atlanta Terminal Company 1935 - 1966
3 Atlanta Terminal Company Rules 1945
4 Atlanta Terminal Station 1970
5 Career Biography 1955 – 1970
6 Correspondence 1959 – 1972
7 Councilman for 3rd Ward 1953
8 Letters 1979 – 1980
9 Personal Writings 1980
10 Reprint from the Southern Israelite 1967
11 Newspaper Articles 1936 – 1971
12 Retirement Correspondence 1962 – 1979
13 Rich’s Correspondence 1966, 1974
14 Service Record Correspondence 1977 – 1979
15 The Shameful State of Transportation Reprint 1975
16 The Southern Railway System Magazine 1970
17 Southern Railway System Pass – Copies 1970 – 1980
18 Southern Railway Company v. City of Atlanta 1960
19 United Transportation Union Membership Card No date


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