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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Creator:  Savannah Jewish Archives (Savannah, Ga.)

Summary/Abstract:  An artificial collection of materials documenting the history of the Jewish community in Savannah and nearby cities.

Quantity/Physical Description: 2.502 linear feet (six full-size document cases).

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 377, Savannah Jewish Archives Subject and Biography files. The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Accruals:  Accruals are expected for this collection.

Custodial History: The Savannah Jewish Archives Subject and Biography Files are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Related Material:  Mss 374, Savannah Jewish Archives Vertical Files.

Processed by: Lindsay B. Resnick, 2016.

Arrangement: The files in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Biographical/Historical Note: This artificial collection was assembled by the archivists at the Georgia Historical Society and transferred to the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum along with the rest of the Savannah Jewish Archives in July 2015.

The Jewish community of Savannah is nearly as old as the city itself, founded in 1733, just a few months after the first settlers arrived from England. For a more detailed history of this community, please see Third to None: The Saga of Savannah Jewry, 1733-1983, by Rabbi Saul Jacob Rubin.

Scope and Content: This is an artificial collection of materials documenting the history of the Jewish community in Savannah and nearby cities, including biographical information, newspaper clippings, wedding and anniversary invitations, and obituaries. The titles of the folders are supplied by the Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Collection Inventory

SERIES I: Subject Files

Box

File

Description

1

 

Antisemitism

 

 

Arts

 

 

Arts, Jewish—exhibitions

 

 

Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah

 

 

Bigotry

 

 

Business enterprises—Bluffton, SC

 

 

Business enterprises—Georgia (small towns)

 

 

Business enterprises—Savannah

 

 

Business enterprises—Savannah—Gottlieb’s

 

 

Cemeteries--Bonaventure

 

 

Cemeteries—Levi Sheftall Family Cemetery

 

 

Cemeteries—Miscellaneous

 

 

Cemeteries—Mordecai Sheftall Cemetery

 

 

Charities—Jewish

 

 

Chuppah

 

 

Community centers—Jewish—Jewish Educational Alliance (Savannah, Ga.)

 

 

Conservative Judaism

 

 

Disease, genetic

 

 

Dor L’Dor

 

 

Education

Box

File

Description

2

 

Fasts and Feasts—Judaism

 

 

Food

 

 

Hebrew language

 

 

Holocaust—Jewish

 

 

Israel

 

 

Jewish Archives—Georgia—Atlanta Jewish Federation

 

 

Jewish Archives—Georgia—Savannah Jewish Archives

 

 

Jewish Archives—National—American Jewish Archives (Cincinnati, Oh.)

 

 

Jewish Archives—National

 

 

Jewish Archives—South Carolina—Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Library

 

 

Jewish day schools

 

 

Jewish museums

 

 

Jews—Georgia—Atlanta

 

 

Jews—Georgia—Augusta

 

 

Jews—Georgia--Savannah

 

 

Jews—Georgia—Savannah—Colonial settlement

 

 

Jews—Georgia—Miscellaneous

 

 

Jews, Russian

 

 

Jews—South Carolina—Charleston

 

 

Jews—Study and teaching—College of Charleston (S.C.)

 

 

Jews—United States—350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America, 2004

 

 

Jews—United States—Southern States

 

 

Jews in the Performing Arts

 

 

Motion picture

 

 

Music

Box

File

Description

3

 

Orphanages

 

 

Politics—Savannah, Ga.

 

 

Reform Judaism

 

 

Savannah Jewish Federation

 

 

Savannah Morning News/Evening Press

 

 

Scouting

 

 

Societies and Clubs--B’nai B’rith

 

 

Societies and Clubs—Hadassah

 

 

Societies and Clubs—Harmonie Club

 

 

Societies and Clubs—Miscellaneous

 

 

Synagogues—Savannah, Ga.—Congregation Agudath Achim

 

 

Synagogues—Savannah, Ga.—Congregation B’nai B’rith Jacob

 

 

Synagogues—Savannah, Ga.—Congregation Mickve Israel

 

 

Synagogues—Savannah, Ga.—Congregation Yeshurun

 

 

Veterans -- Jewish

 

 

Yom HaShoah commemorations

SERIES II: Biography Files

Box

File

Description

4

1

Surnames, “A”

 

2

Surnames, “B”

 

3

Buchsbaum, Alan J., 1936-1987

 

4

Surnames, “C”

 

5

Clark, H. Sol, 1906-2003, and Matilda Shapiro, 1908-1997

 

6

Surnames, “D”

 

7

Surnames, “E”

 

8

Eichholz, Benjamin S., 1951-

 

9

Surnames, “F”

 

10

Feiler, Bruce S., 1964-

 

11

Surnames, “G”

 

12

Giffen, Irwin B., 1921-1988

 

13

Gottlieb family

 

14

Surnames, “H”

 

15

Surnames, “I”

 

16

Surnames, “J”

Box

File

Description

5

1

Surnames, “K”

 

 

Kole family

 

 

Kulick, Paul A., 1911-1995

 

 

Surnames, “L”

 

 

Levy family

 

 

Levy, Jack M., 1909-1988

 

 

Surnames, “M”

 

 

Marcus, Harry D. (Dick Leonard), 1904-1977

 

 

Meyerhoff, Eric, 1929-, and fHarriet, 1929- and 1945-

 

 

Minis family

 

 

Myers, Herman, 1847-1909

 

 

Surnames, “N”

 

 

Surnames, “O”

 

 

Surnames, “P”

 

 

Surnames, “R”

 

 

Rosenberg, Abraham I., 1912-1985

Box

File

Description

6

 

Surnames, “S”

 

 

Sheftall, Mordecai, 1735-1797

 

 

Solomons family

 

 

Surnames, “T”

 

 

Traub, Herbert S., Jr., 1917-2008

 

 

Surnames, “U”

 

 

Surnames, “W”

 

 

Wexler, William A., 1913-2000

 

 

Surnames, “Y”

 

 

Surnames, “Z”

 

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