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  • Mss 083, Raphael Moses Papers

    Raphael Moses was born in 1812 in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was an eminent lawyer and leader in the Civil War and Reconstruction periods of Georgia.  He served on the staff of General James Longstreet in the Army of Northern Virginia. His papers consist of a typescript copy of the autobiography of Raphael Moses, 1890, a biography of Raphael Moses written by his grandson Stanford Moses, 1939, and letters of Raphael Moses, copied from the original, by Stanford Moses, 1812-1893.

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    Jewish businessmen, American Civil War, Georgia, Florida, Charleston (S.C.)
  • Mss 135, Gus B. Kaufman Paper

    Gus B. Kaufman was a native of Macon, Georgia.  His family was active in both Jewish and general community activities in Macon. The collection consists of papers relating to the Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (1935); Congregation Sherah Israel (now Congregation Sha'arey Israel); the Civil War (including Confederate burial records); a history of the Bernd and Bloch families; Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia; a booklet "The Great Migration and the Founding of Congregation Sherah Israel in Macon, Georgia, 1881-1910"; correspondence between Gus Kaufman to Marion Waxelbaum (1934-1935); advertisements for the G. Bernd Company; a letter regarding the Jewish War Relief Campaign (1921); articles on the Waxelbaum and Gus Kaufman family; booklets on Palestine: "Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine"; "I Speak as a Christian" by Dorothy Thompson; "There Is Only One Answer ..." by Dorothy Thompson; "Shall the Door Be Shut?"; a genealogy of the Straus family; confirmation program of Temple Beth Israel (1928); Temple Guild Cookbook; the wedding program for Mannie and Mame Waxelbaum (1905) and a letter and accompanying report relating to obscene letters sent to Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Georgia in 1912.

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    World War II, American Civil War, Jewish War Relief, Atlanta Ballyhoo, American Zionist Emergency Council, Sha’Arey Israel, Temple Beth Israel
  • Mss 145, David Mayer Family Papers

    David Mayer was born in Bavaria in 1815.  He immigrated to the United States in 1839, settling first in Tennessee and then in Washington, Georgia.  Eight years later he moved to Atlanta where he remained until his death in 1890. David Mayer was a businessman, confederate veteran, free mason, and one of the founders of the Atlanta public schools. The collection consists of letters from notables such as Joseph E. Brown, elected as Georgia's governor four times, and from Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy.  Also contained are personal letters written by David Mayer and his children.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, American Civil War, Atlanta Public Schools

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