FAQs: Southern Jewish Archives, Atlanta, Georgia
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Frequently Asked Questions in the Archives

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Is The Breman Museum still accepting items? 
Yes, the Breman is interested in materials that document Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama, as well as Holocaust history. To find out which items we are accepting, please consult the list of common donations before submitting your collection for consideration. Even if it shows up on the list of materials we accept, please contact the Archives staff in order to make proper arrangements before sending us your collection.

Is my donation going to be publicly accessible or immediately on display?
The Breman prides itself on making its collections available to the public. Unfortunately, we have limited space to display material from our Archives to the general public. Anyone is welcome to make an appointment with the Archives staff to view items that are not currently on display. 

Does The Breman Museum purchase collections?
The Breman does not typically pay for historical items. We have a limited budget and rely primarily on donations to the collections.

What is the donation process?

Once the donation is accepted, The Breman will send a Deed of Gift. This important legal document permanently transfers the ownership of the items to the Museum. Collections cannot be made available for exhibition, research, or publication until the Deed of Gift has been signed and returned to the Museum.

Is a gift to The Breman Museum tax-deductible?

Yes, donating historical materials to The Breman is tax-deductible. Please consult your accountant to ensure that you have complied with the Internal Revenue Service’s requirements regarding gifts to charitable institutions. As a non-profit institution, we are unable to provide you with an appraisal of your historical items. If you wish to engage the services of a private appraiser, we would make your collection available to that person for review.

Can The Breman Museum tell me the value of my collection?
No, as a non-profit we are not permitted to appraise or valuate historic material. We can provide you with a list of private appraisers that you can pursue for assistance.

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Established in 1984, our Archives collects and preserves the Jewish history of the southeast.


The Breman is home to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia and, quite possibly, the answers to all your Jewish genealogy needs.


The Estroff Reference Library at The Breman Museum houses an extensive collection of both primary and secondary sources related to Southern Jewish History and Holocaust Education

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