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Date Span:  1929-1992

Creator:  Marvin C. Goldstein, D.D.S.

Summary/Abstract:  A native Atlantan, Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein was a clinical professor of orthodontics at the Medical College of Gerogia and Emory University. He was active in a wide variety of community activities, including the Civil Rights Movement. His papers include biographies, Civil Rights related material, correspondence, deeds, articles, invitations, programs, newsletters, speeches, newspaper clippings, and material related to his service during Worlds War II.

Quantity/Physical Description: 3 linear feet

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 174, Marvin C. Goldstein, D.D.S. Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey (February, 2009)

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 25, 1917, to eastern European immigrants. Dr. Goldstein graduated from Boys High School, received his D.D.S. from Emory University in 1938 and obtained a graduate degree in orthodontics from the University of Michigan. He married Rita Mayer and they had five children. Dr. Goldstein served four years in the United States Air Corps in Europe during World War II.  At war's end, he returned to Atlanta and joined his bother Irving in his orthodontics practice.  In 1946, the brothers embarked on real estate ventures that propelled them into the forefront of the Atlanta business community.  They purchased an apartment building under rent control with the intention of converting the apartments into office space; however, they decided that the architectural layout of the building was more suitable for a hotel, which they named the Peachtree Manor Hotel. In 1960, Goldstein, along with other investors bought and refurbished the Georgian Terrace.  Also in 1960, the brothers ventured to build a hotel in downtown Atlanta.  In 1961, the new 350-room Atlanta American Hotel opened its doors for business.  During the turbulent Civil Rights era of the 1960s, Drs. Goldstein decided to integrate the Peachtree Manor Hotel.  When the new American Hotel was completed, it was integrated as well. Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein was a clinical professor of orthodontics at the Medical College of Georgia and a lecturer in esthetic orthodontics at Emory University. Dr. Goldstein was active in a wide variety of community activities, including the Civil Rights Movement. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, past international president of the Alpha Omega Fraternity and a past chairman of the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Orthodontics. For twenty years he sponsored an internationally known dental clinician to lecture at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Dr. Goldstein contributed substantially to the development of the Medical College of Georgia's School of Dental Medicine and he was very instrumental in building the dental school at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His clinical treatment and therapy in aesthetic orthodontics earned him numerous professional distinctions and awards from state, regional, and national honorary societies. Dr. Goldstein was involved in a full range of political, religious and civic activities and organizations, such as  UNICEF, the Ben Massell Dental Clinic, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.  He received numerous awards for his service to dentistry, as well as his philanthropic and community work, which had a very direct impact on social and civic issues. Dr. Goldstein below is a brief summary of his involvement: Political: National Finance Counsel, Democratic National Committee, Government Club Georgia Democrats: Civic: Vice Chairman USO, President of A.A. Congress. President B'nai B'rith. International President Alpha Omega. President Fifth District Dental Society and Georgia Society, board member of Standard Club: Fellow American College of Dentists: Fellow, International College of Dentists: Associate Editor Journal of American Association of Orthodontists, member American Association of Orthodontists, Diplomat American Board of Orthodontists, Trustee American Fund for Dental Health, member American Academy of Dental Medicine, member American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (life Fellow), chief of Staff of Ben Massell Dental Clinic; Recipient of highest meritorian award Alpha Omega, USO JWB award, distinguished Service Award B'nai B'nith, Outstanding Citizens Award Jewish War Veterans. Thomas P. Hinman Medallion for service to dentistry and over 100 citations from dental societies throughout the world for presentations made. Served: Major, U.S. Air Force, Unit Citation, six battle stars, Member: Fulton Masonic. Standard Town and Country Club; Writings: Co-author text book in Esthetic Dentistry, many articles in professional journal.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Marvin C. Goldstein, D.D.S. Papers will gain insight into Jewish servicemen during World War II, as well as Jewish involvement in the field of dentistry and Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Ahavath Achim Congregation 1970 – 1992
2 Alpha Omega Fraternity - literature 1964 – 1992
3 Atlanta American Motor Hotel - business card Undated
4 American Jewish Historical Society 1983
5 Atlanta Ballyhoo membership card 1939
6 Awards 1947 – 1998
7 Ben Massell Dental Clinic 1955 – 1979
8 Ben Massell Dental Clinic 1980 – 1987
2 1 Biographies Undated
2 Blacks and Jews 1970 – 1983
3 Boys High School Reunion - The Class of ’33 Undated
4 Cabana Motor Hotel of Atlanta – business card Undated
5 Carter, President Jimmy – correspondence 1976 – 1980
6 Childhood 1927 – 1931
7 Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting inAmerica 1983 – 1986
8 Condolences 1997 – 1998
9 Confederacy 1960
10 Correspondence 1936 – 1960
11 Correspondence 1961 – 1979
3 1 Correspondence 1980 – 1989
2 Correspondence 1990 – 1993
3 Correspondence 1994 – 1998
4 Correspondence with Georgia leaders, Marvin Arrington, George Busee, Max Cleland, Buddy Darden, Wyche Fowler, Bo Ginn, Joe Frank Harris, Maynard Jackson, Elliot Levitas, Lester Maddox, Sam Massell, Zell Miller, Thomas Murphy, Sam Nunn, Richard Russell, Carl Sanders, Herman E. Talmadge, Andrew Young 1963 – 1994
5 Correspondence with United States leaders, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Hubert Humphrey, Henry M. Jackson, Richard Nixon, Colin Powell 1969 – 1996
6 Correspondence with Israeli leaders, Teddy Kollek, Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Meir Rosenne, Abraham Sharir 1964 – 1996
7 Council of Jewish Federations – 52nd General Assembly Program and annual report 1983
4 1 Deeds 1937 - 1959
2 Dental articles Undated
3 Dental articles Undated
4 Dental articles Undated
5 Dental articles – “Elastic Thread Ligature 1957 – 1964
5 1 Dental program 1971
2 Egyptian – Israeli Peace Treaty invitations 1979
3 Frank, Leo – newspaper articles 1983 – 1984
4 Fulton Lodge No. 216 1951 – 1982
5 Goldstein, Abe 1983
6 Goldstein, Anne 1947 – 1980
7 Goldstein, Irving H. Undated
8 Goldstein, Samuel 1906
9 Hadassah School of Dentistry 1962 – 1964
10 Hotels 1960 – 1992
11 Invitations and programs 1941 – 1995
12 Jewish War Veterans of the United States 1955
13 The King Center 1971 – 1995
14 Lodz ghetto money Undated
15 Medical College of Georgia 1964 – 1996
16 Meir, Golda 1978
17 Membership cards 1943 - 1996
6 1 Newsletters 1965 – 1989
2 Newspaper clippings 1942 – 1991
3 Patents 1963 – 1968
4 Shearith Israel Juniors 1957 – 1978
5 The Standard Club Undated
6 Soviet Jewry – Nashpitz, Mark 1978 – 1987
7 Southern Israelite 1965
8 Speeches 1964 – 1990
9 Standard Town and Country Club 1950
10 Stock Certificates 1947 – 1956
11 World War II 1944 – 1952
12 World War II 1944 – 1952
13 Young Judaea 1929 – 1932
Atlanta Journal – Ballyhoo 1931
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta American Motor Hotel 1962
Atlanta Society Club – Engagement 1932
Certificates Undated

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