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  • Mss 162, Jule and Rose Esserman Levin Family Papers

    The Esserman family settled in Rome, Georgia, in the early 1890s. Jule and Rose were very involved in the Jewish community and the community of Rome. Of special interest in this collection are the personal stories, and history of Rose Esserman Levin while growing up in Rome.  The collection includes a brief history into the life of the Esserman Family, how Esserman & Co. became a successful clothing business and their many contributions to the community.  One can also get a brief look into individual family members.  The Levin’s were very involved in the progression of the Civil Rights Movement.  The collection contains papers written by students after participating in the sit-in demonstrations. 

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    Entrepreneurs, Clothing stores, Esserman & Company The Elmax Corporation, Civil Rights movements—Georgia—History
  • Mss 187, Louis Perling Family Papers

    Louis Perling emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1920 and settled in Sandersville, Georgia.  The Perling family has owned and operated a clothing store in Sandersville for the last 75 years. The collection consists of letters from Maggie Oshman to a number of correspondents, primarily to Louis Perling who she would later marry.  The letters are written from Galveston, Texas and from Cochran and Hazelhurst, Georgia.  Of special interest are the letters in which Maggie Oshman discusses her Jewish identity.

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    Jewish businessmen, Entrepreneurs

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