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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1984 - 1985

Creator:  Ruth Singer

Summary/Abstract:  Records pertaining to Ruth Singer's responsibilities as visual arts chairman, including correspondence, newsletters, invitations, financial reports and newspaper clippings.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 287, Israel Expo ’85 Records – Atlanta, Georgia, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Several photographs of Ruth and Sol Singer with Oded Borowski and Larry Bregman

Processed by:  Demece Harvey (February 2014)

Arrangement:  File folders arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Ruth Kruger Singer, (1918-2004), of Fitzgerald, Georgia.  She married Sol Singer in 1939.  The couple moved to Columbus, Georgia where they became integral members of the Jewish community for the next 23 years. In Columbus, both Sol and Ruth took on leadership roles in various civic and religious organizations.   In 1962, the Singer family moved to Atlanta for business reasons. In Atlanta, Sol and Ruth continued their practice of volunteerism and soon became influential and respected members of the Atlanta Jewish community. Over the years, the Singers were involved in almost every aspect of the Atlanta Jewish community. They were active members of Ahavath Achim Congregation, were among the founding members of the Epstein School, and were participants in numerous committees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains records pertaining to Ruth Singer's responsibilities as visual arts chairman, including correspondence, newsletters, invitations, financial reports and newspaper clippings.  The Collection contains three significant on the Holocaust printed in The Atlanta Journal/Constitution.  Expo ’85 was an eight day festival highlighting Israel’s culture ‘from antiquity to hi-tech,” sponsored by the Atlanta Jewish Community Center and the Israeli Counsel.  The event began Marcy 24, 1985 with a display of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a Shutz supermarket, Israeli choirs and dancing troupes from the Holy Land.  At least 50,000 Atlantans participated in the program, which increased community awareness of cultural and technological advancements made in Israel.  The exposition examined the Israeli education system as well as legal forums, archaeological digs and art displays.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith 1985
2 Brochures 1985
3 “The Center Line” Newsletter 1984
4 Committee Lists 1984
5 Correspondence 1984 – 1985
6 Expenses 1984
7 EXPOse’ Newsletter 1984
8 Fact Sheet 1985
9 Gala 1984 – 1985
10 High Museum of Art 1984 – 1985
11 Holocaust Memorial Exhibit 1984 – 1985
12 Holocaust Opening 1986
13 Invitations 1985
14 Israel Museum 1984 – 1985
15 Laura Dinerman Correspondence 1984
16 Newspaper Articles 1978, 1984 – 1985
17 Ruth Singer notes No date
18 Shoah 1982 – 1983
19 Stamps & Coins 1985
20 Steering Committee 1984
21 Tentative Schedule No date
22 “Travel the Crossroads” 1985
23 Yad Vashem No date


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