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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 091, Leo M. Frank Papers

    Leo M. Frank was arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan, a thirteen year old factory worker in 1913.  Two years later, his sentence was commuted from death to life in prison by Governor John M. Slaton, who after reviewing the records, felt that he could not sentence Frank to death based on the evidence.  Following the commutation of the sentence, Frank was kidnapped and lynched by vigilantes from Marietta, the hometown of Mary Phagan. The papers consist of correspondence, autograph book, certificates, and newspaper articles relating to Leo M. Frank and various other family members.

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    Jewish businessmen, Anti-Semitism, Lynching, National Pencil Company
  • Mss 127, Betram Ehrlich Family Papers

    Bertram Ehrlich (1913-2001) was born in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Growing up in Bainbridge he later attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated with a doctoral degree.  He was employed as a pharmacist in numerous drug stores in New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Tennessee.  In 1941, he moved back to Bainbridge, Georgia to assist his father in the Ehrlich Drug Co. The collection consists of newspaper clippings; photocopies of  formulas from Ehrlich Drug Company; a Confirmation certificate of Bertram Ehrlich from Congregation Beth El of Bainbridge, Georgia; photocopies of writings by Bertram Ehrlich including "One Hundred and Twenty Years of Pharmacy in Decatur County," 1989,  "Mixed Memories of Over Fifty Years of the Practice of Pharmacy," an "Historical Sketch of Temple Beth El," and  "I Remember Life in a Small Southern Town: Bainbridge, Georgia," 1913-1985; genealogies of the Ehrlich and Kwilecki families; a photocopy of "An Unknown Jew in the South: Abraham Ehrlich," by Louis Schmier; a photocopy of the Memorandum of the Electric Lighting and Ice Plants of Sig. Nussbaum, located in Bainbridge Georgia; and a copy of the last will and testament of Sarah B. Erhlich.

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    Jewish businessmen, Temple Beth El, Apothecaries, Genealogy & local history, Jewish genealogy
  • 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
  • Mss 146, Louis Morris Family Papers

    Louis Morris was born in Russia as Leib Yampolsky.  The name was changed to Morris at Ellis Island.  Louis married Jeanette Hartstein.  He was the owner of Louis Morris' Grocery Store on Haygood Avenue in Atlanta. The collection consists of the ledger book from Louis Morris' grocery store, the Naturalization certificate of Louis Morris, 1938, the obituary of Leon Steinberg, 1978, and a newspaper article relating to the American Jewish Committee's Oral History Project.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, Entrepreneurs
  • Mss 184, Joseph K. Heyman Family Papers

    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. 

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    Jewish businessmen, The Standard Club, The Rich Foundation, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Center for Economic Development
  • Mss 187, Louis Perling Family Papers

    Louis Perling emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1920 and settled in Sandersville, Georgia.  The Perling family has owned and operated a clothing store in Sandersville for the last 75 years. The collection consists of letters from Maggie Oshman to a number of correspondents, primarily to Louis Perling who she would later marry.  The letters are written from Galveston, Texas and from Cochran and Hazelhurst, Georgia.  Of special interest are the letters in which Maggie Oshman discusses her Jewish identity.

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    Jewish businessmen, Entrepreneurs
  • Mss 189, Paul Ruben Family Papers

    Max and Rebecca Ruben in established Ruben's Department Store on Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia in 1898. The collection consists of an employee salary ledger, 1944-1946, a cancelled check, 1963, a debit memorandum from the 1940s, an application for a charge account; and records from the Havath Israel Lodge #361 of the Independent Order of Brith Sholom in Augusta, Georgia and the Independent Order of Brith Sholom - Atlanta Lodge No. 303.

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    Jewish businessmen, Entrepreneurs, Ruben’s Department Store
  • Mss 210, Simon Selig Jr. Family Papers

    A native of Atlanta, Simon Selig Jr. was president of Selig Chemical and later the family real estate business. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles relating to the life of career of Simon Selig.  Also included are the papers of Benjamin J. Massell who was the father of Simon Selig's wife Caroline Massell.  Benjamin Massell was a community leader and civic leader.  Massell was born in Lithuania in 1886.  He immigrated to the United States with his parents as a child and attended Boys High School.  By the end of his second year he quit school to begin a working career that culminate in his being one of Atlanta's most successful real estate developers.

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    Jewish Educational Alliance, Jewish businessmen, University of Georgia, The Hebrew Benevolent Society
  • Mss 240, William H. Frey Papers

    William H. Frey Family Papers, 1949-1997, consisting of .2 linear feet of material including publications and newspaper articles relating to the Puritan Chemical Co. and to William Frey's civic and business activities as vice-president of Puritan, and to other family members including his father-in-law, Abrom Lewis (A.L.) Feldman the founder of the Puritan Chemical Company.

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    Jewish businessmen
  • Mss 311, Future Inc. Records

    Future, Inc. was a social investment club that started in 1951 by a group of Atlanta businessmen led by Joe Asher. What started as a portfolio valued at $4800, grew to $1,802,577 by the year 2001. The records contain the organizations articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, finances, invitations, membership information, newspaper clippings, and meeting minutes.

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    Jewish businessmen, Investment club, Social club

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