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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1950-1960

Creator:  B’nai B’rith Women, Atlanta, Ga.

Summary/Abstract:  Handmade dolls used to teach diversity and democratic values at local clubs, scout meetings and church and synagogue groups.

Quantity/Physical Description: 4.5 linear ft.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 327, B’nai B’rith Women Dolls for Democracy, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey, May 2015

Biographical/Historical Note:  Dolls for Democracy, in the late 1950s, and into the early 1960s, B’nai B’rith Women in Washington, D.C. created several sets of handmade dolls called “The Dolls for Democracy”.  One set was sent to Atlanta where they were used by the local chapter of B’nai B’rith Women to teach diversity and democratic values at local clubs, scout meetings and church and synagogue groups.

Scope and Content:  The collection consist of 17 historical figures that represent diversity and democratic values.

Collection Inventory

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

 

Helen Keller

 

 

 

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

President Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

Pope John XXIII

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Florence Nightingale

 

 

 

Heneritta Szold

 

 

 

Golda Meir

 

 

 

Marion Anderson

 

 

 

Juliette Ward Lowe

 

 

 

President John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Emma Lazarus

 

 

 

Jim Thorpe

 

 

 

St. Francis of Assisi

 

 

 

Chaim Weitzman

 

 

 

George Washington Carver

 

 

 

Mohanda K. Gandhi

 

 

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