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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1932-2007

Creator:  Asher Benator Family

Summary/Abstract:  Asher Benator, a native of Atlanta, was highly active in the Jewish community. His family papers include newspaper clippings, passports, publications, scrapbooks, and speeches.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1 linear foot

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 306, Asher Benator Family 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 Oversize Collection and photographs removed to Audio Visual Collection.

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz (September, 2014)

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Asher Benator was born in Atlanta in 1931.  His father, Isaac Benatar (the spelling was later changed to Benator) emigrated from the Isle of Rhodes in 1914.  He was forced to return to Europe because of an eye infection and stayed in France until the end of WWI, when he immigrated again, to Atlanta.  Asher's father was in the shoe repair business and eventually owned two shops.  The family was active in Or VeShalom Congregation.  As a boy Asher became involved in boxing and eventually became a Golden Gloves champion.  Asher attended Oglethorpe University for one year, and graduated from the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia.  Following graduation he entered into the grocery trade.  In 1953, Isaac married Grace Levy.  He later became a real estate developer in Atlanta.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Asher Benator Family Papers will gain insight into Sephardic Jews and the Jewish community in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Atlanta Jewish Community Center

1989-2005

 

2

Biography – Asher Benator

Undated

 

3

B’nai B’rith

1988

 

4

Boxing

1949, Undated

 

5

Israel Expo ’85 Gold Pass

1985

 

6

Jewish War Veterans

1970

 

7

Newspaper clippings

1947-2007

 

8

Passports

1932

 

9

Presidential inauguration

1977

 

10

Publications

1984

 

11

Speeches

Undated

 

 

 

 

2

1

Scrapbook – Jewish War Veterans

Undated

 

2

Scrapbook – Jewish War Veterans

Undated

 

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