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Dates:  1891-1997

Creator:  Raskin family

Summary/Abstract:  Photocopies of documents and records relating to the Raskin family of Savannah, Georgia, with particular emphasis on attorney Sidney L. Raskin (1916-2011).

Quantity/Physical Description: 0.2 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 359, Raskin Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition: Gift of Sidney Raskin, 2000.

Custodial History: The Raskin Family Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Separated Material:  Oversize Materials

Processed by:  Valerie J. Frey, 2003; Lindsay B. Resnick, 2016. 

Arrangement:  The materials in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Sidney Louis Raskin was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 6, 1916. After attending the Chatham County Public Schools, the Benedictine Military School, and the University of Georgia, he was admitted to practice law in Chatham County in 1938. He entered the United States Army in 1941, serving on the home front and in the Pacific before and honorable discharge in 1945 as a Captain of Infantry. The following year, in 1946, he married Anita Lipton (1922-2002). They had four children and were members of Congregation B’nai B’rith Israel and Congregation Mickve Israel. Their children are Alex B. Raskin (b. 1947), Daniel E. Raskin (b. 1949), Kenneth M. Raskin (b. 1952), and Laurie Raskin Katz (b. 1955). Sidney Raskin died on September 28, 2011 in Savannah and was buried next to his wife in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Sidney Raskin was the son of Isaac Raskin (1895-1956) and Hannah Berner Raskin (1887-1974). Isaac Raskin was one of seven children of Yeshaya (d. 1910) and Masha “Mamie” Raskin (d. 1933), who came to the United States from Russia in the early 1900s.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains photocopies of documents and writings gathered by Sidney Raskin, materials relating to his military and legal careers, and personal reminiscences. The collection also includes vital statistics, family charts, and other material relating to the Raskin family as a whole.

Collection Inventory







Raskin family- birth and death records




Raskin family- family charts




Raskin family- family typescripts




Raskin family- naturalization papers




Raskin family- photocopied images




Sidney Raskin- introduction and profile




Sidney Raskin- clippings




Sidney Raskin- personal documents and certificates




Sidney Raskin- reminiscences


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