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Dates:  1895-1997

Creator:  Joseph K. Heyman Family

Summary/Abstract:  A native of Atlanta, Joseph K. Heyman became a prominent businessman and social figure in the community. The papers consist of publicity files and speeches given by Joseph Heyman on the state of the economy to organizations throughout Georgia, publicity files relating to his speaking commitments, records from boards and organization on which he served, correspondence and newspaper articles.  Also contained in the collection are records from The Coca Cola Company, and a biography of Arthur Heyman (1825-1885) a German immigrant who settled in West Point, Georgia, written by his daughter Bertha Heyman.  The biography also describes the military record of Louis Merz, also from West Point, who was killed while serving the Confederacy.

Quantity/Physical Description: 11 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 184, Joseph K. Heyman Family 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 and oversized material removed to oversized collection.

Processed by:  Sandra Berman (October, 2009)

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Joseph Kohn Heyman (1908-2001) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1908, the son of Minna Simon Heyman and Arthur Heyman.   He attended Fulton High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia in 1928.  In 1930, he received his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.  From 1930 until 1942 he served on the staff of Tri-Continental Corporation, a New York investment company, initially as an investment analyst and later as economist.  He returned to Atlanta in 1942 to serve with the War Production Board.  From 1945 to 1951, Heyman operated his own investment firm, joining the Trust Company of Georgia as a vice president in 1951.  Throughout his career, Heyman was often called upon to comment in print and in speeches to local organizations on the state of the economy.  Notwithstanding two years during which he served as financial vice president of Rich’s Inc., he remained at the Trust Company of Georgia until his retirement in 1973. Heyman served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rich’s Inc., and was active in a variety of civic organizations, including the Atlanta Parking Commission, Community Chest, Family Service Society, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta-Fulton County Joint City-County Advisory Commission, Atlanta Arts Alliance, Inc., and the Atlanta Economics Club.  He was also a member of The Temple and the Standard Club.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Joseph K. Heyman Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life and a variety of civic organization 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 Atlanta Center for Economic Development (CED) 1963
  2 Atlanta-Fulton County – commission 1967
  3 Atlanta-Fulton County – consolidation 1967
  4 Atlanta-Fulton County – consolidation (part 1 of 2) 1969
  5 Atlanta-Fulton County – consolidation (part 2 of 2) 1969
  6 Atlanta-Fulton County – educational development 1961
  7 Atlanta-Fulton County-Plan of Improvement 1950
  8 Atlanta History Center 1987
  9 Atlanta Memorial Cultural Center 1964
  10 Atlanta Music Club 1943-1944
  11 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, (Henry Sopkin Conducting) 1962-1963
  12 Autograph book – Heyman, Barbara Jo 1949
2 1 Autograph books – Heyman, Barbara Jo 1949-1953
  2 Awards and certificates 1924-1994
  3 Biographical material 1951-1973
  4 B’nai B’rith – Gate City Lodge 1948
  5 Calendars 1974-1975
  6 The Children’s Civic Theatre of Atlanta Undated
  7 The Coca Cola Company 1931-1939
  8 Correspondence 1925-1997
  9 Debates 1925-1928
  10 Fulton County – Grand Jury 1974
  11 Hagedorn, Jennie 1961
  12 Heyman, Arthur 1914-1942
  13 Heyman, Bertha 1957
  14 Heyman, Herman Undated
  15 Kohn, Joseph 1925-1941
  16 Lawyers Club of Atlanta 1955
  17 Newspaper articles 1947-1972
  18 Epsilon Pi – University of Georgia (includes banquet menu) 1925-1928
  19 Programs 1895-1956
  20 Publicity 1945-1951
  21 Publicity 1953-1973
  22 The Rich Foundation-articles of incorporation, by-laws and resolutions 1943-1980
3 1 The Rich Foundation – financial reports 1976-1992
  2 The Rich Foundation – grant applications 1991
  3 The Rich Foundation – grant application 1992
  4 The Rich Foundation – minutes 1990-1992
  5 Rotary 1948-1952
  6 Sigma Theta Pi 1955-1956
  7 Southeastern Federation of Temple Youth (SEFTY) 1961
  8 Speeches 1946-1948
  9 Speeches 1949-1958
  10 Speeches 1959-1965
4 1 Speeches 1966-1969
  2 Speeches 1970-1973
  3 Standard Club Undated
  4 The Temple 1923-1974
  5 Trust Company of Georgia 1951-1973
  6 United States Government – War Production Board 1945
  7 University of Georgia – Athens 1928
  8 Valedictory address – Heyman, Barbara Jo 1957
  9 The Varsity 1955
  10 Vital statistics and memberships 1941-1961
  11 Weddings – Heyman, Joseph K. to Schwabacher, Bertha; Yudelson,  Julian to Heyman, Barbara Jo 1935, 1957
  12 Westminster Schools – directories 1958-1963
  13 Westminster Schools – general 1959-1963
  14 Westminster Schools – newsletters 1958-1963
5 1 Scrapbook – Heyman, Barbara Jo – confirmation and SEFTY activities (original order maintained – photographs removed to visual arts) 1955-1956


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