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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1865-2012

Creator:  Maxine and Jacob Goldstein Family

Summary/Abstract:  Maxine and Jacob Goldstein were active in the Democratic National Convention and have a long family history in Milledgeville, Georgia. Their family papers include certificates, correspondence, deeds, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, diaries, and miscellaneous material related to their political involvement and the family owned department store that existed for nearly 100 years.

Quantity/Physical Description: .8 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 271, Maxine and Jacob Goldstein Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition:  The family papers were donated as a gift to the Cuba Family Archives in November, 2013.

Separated Material:  All oversized material removed to oversized collection and all photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz (November, 2013)

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Abe Goldstein came to America in 1910 as a young man and found his way to Milledgeville, Georgia, as a peddler and soon established Goldstein Department Store. At first it was just a small store operated by himself and his wife, Cecilia Orenstein. They had three children, one daughter and two sons. Their son, Jacob Goldstein, was born in 1923 and after serving with distinction in World War II, he came back with his brothers to help run the store. The name of the store soon changed to C. Goldstein & Sons, Inc. Jacob went on to be a founding member of the Federal First Savings and Loan Bank.   When community programs were being launched in Milledgeville, Jacob Goldstein was in the forefront and served as the president of the Kiwanis, the Jaycees, and the GMC Alumni Association. He also was instrumental in establishing the first Jewish Congregation in Milledgeville and served as the patriarch of the Jewish community. He and his wife, Maxine, were extremely active in the Democratic National Conventions. Maxine is often referred to as the “hat lady” for the lavish hats she wore to the conventions.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Maxine and Jacob Goldstein Family Papers will gain insight into immigration, Jewish life in Milledgeville, and Jewish involvement in politics. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
 
1 1 Boy Scouts 1941
  2 Certificates and resolutions 1933-2005
  3 C. Goldstein & Sons, Inc. 1930-1940, Undated
  4 C. Goldstein & Sons, Inc. receipt book Undated
  5 C. Goldstein & Sons, Inc. receipt book Undated
  6 Checks 1925
  7 Congregations 1976-1978, 1991
  8 Correspondence 1942-2011
       
2 1 Deeds, bonds, stocks 1884-1935
  2 Drawings of DNC donkey for Maxine by artist Lauten Undated
  3 Family history Undated
  4 First Federal Savings and Loan Association Undated
  5 Georgia Jewish history 1981
  6 Joseph E. Brown 1865
  7 Ledger 1946-1973
       
3 1 Miss Milledgeville Pageant 1959, 1960
  2 Newspaper clippings 1973-2013
  3 Political memorabilia 1971-2013
  4 Receipts 1952
  5 Rich’s commemorates the Civil War 1961
  6 Shapiro family 1915-1920
  7 Stationary – Maxine Goldstein Undated
  8 Travel diary and memorabilia 1972-1993
       
    Oversized  
 4 1  Ledger – C. Goldstein & Sons Co.  1975-1980
 

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