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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1882-1999

Creator:  Arthur Heyman Family

Summary/Abstract:  Arthur Heyman, a native of Atlanta, was a World War II veteran and real estate developer. His family papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, a baby book, a bridal book, and certificates.

Quantity/Physical Description: 3 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 309, Arthur Heyman 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:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection, objects removed to artifact collection, and oversize material removed to oversize collection.

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz (December, 2014)

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Arthur Heyman II was born on December 31, 1926 to Herman Heyman and Josephine Joel Heyman. He graduated from Druid Hills High School in 1943 and began attending classes at the University of Georgia before joining the Navy in December 1944, just five days before his eighteenth birthday. Arthur reached the rank of seaman first-class as a radio operator. While preparing for the invasion of Japan, the atomic bomb was dropped and the war ended. Regardless, Arthur and his fleet set sail for the South Pacific and Arthur spent the next two years sailing with the Navy.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Arthur resumed his studies at the University of Georgia and earned a degree in Economics. On Jun 9, 1952, he married Elsye Weil and they had two daughters, Terri and Pam. Arthur first worked selling life insurance and later went into real estate development. His father, Herman, was very influential in the Atlanta Jewish Community and also invested in his real estate development projects. More about his life can be found in the oral history he conducted with the Breman Museum in 1996.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Arthur Heyman II Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in the American south. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Bridal book – Elsye Weil and Arthur Heyman

1952

 

2

Certificates

1893, 1939

 

3

Correspondence

1918, 1921, 1943-1945

 

4

Correspondence

1945-1946, 1952, Undated

 

5

Correspondence – Forrestal, James

1946

 

6

Family history

Undated

 

7

Heyman, Elsye Weil

1982, 1999

 

8

Heyman, Herman – Baby book

1926

 

 

 

 

2

1

Heyman, Herman – Prayer book

1914

 

2

Holy Scriptures – given to Herman Heyman from his Hebrew School Class

1882

 

3

Miscellaneous

1924, 1945, Undated

 

4

Marriage certificate – Elsye Weil and Arthur Heyman (Ketubah)

1952

 

5

Newspaper clippings

1950-1980, Undated

 

6

Temple Sinai

1981, 1982

 

 

 

 

3

1

Scrapbook (Rotary Club)

1965-1966

 

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