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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1960-1991

Creator:  Harold Brockey

Summary/Abstract:  Harold Brockey was an executive for Rich’s department store. He served as president of the company from 1961 to 1972 and oversaw the sale of the store to Federated Department Stores. The papers include correspondence, invitations, programs, certificates, awards, newsletters, and material related to Rich’s.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 291, Harold Brockey Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

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

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz (March, 2014)

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Harold Brockey was born on January 10, 1909 in New York City. He worked for Macy’s and transferred to Macy’s Atlanta in 1949. He switched to Rich’s the following year. Mr. Brockey was general merchandise manager of Rich’s Store for Homes; a vice-president; general manager for the entire store; and executive vice president before moving up the presidency in 1961.  He was chief executive officer of Rich’s in 1972-1978, and chairman from 1978 to 1982. He was president of the store from 1961-1972. He received a 1972 Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the Maier Award of Rotary. He was a former president and member of the board of directors of Central Atlanta Progress; a former chairman of United Wary of Metropolitan Atlanta; and former chairman of the Atlanta Arts Alliance. He also belonged to Rotary, the Standard Club and The Temple.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Harold Brockey Papers will gain insight into Rich’s department store and Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. Of special note is an ALS from Jimmy Carter to Harold Brockey from 1975 thanking him for supporting his campaign for president. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Certificates & Awards

1961-1978, Undated

 

2

Correspondence

1963-1978, Undated

 

3

Invitations & Events

1961-1972, Undated

 

4

Newspaper & Magazine clippings

1961-1991, Undated

 

5

Richbits

1961, 1978

 

6

Rich’s – “Messages from our President”

1961, 1968

 

7

Rotary Club of Atlanta

1960-1991

 

8

“The Brockey Letter”

1974

 

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