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Southern Jewish Archives, Atlanta


The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Archives for Southern Jewish History at The Breman Museum is the largest repository for Jewish history in the region. We offer unique services to the community by utilizing the latest catalog systems to make our collections easily accessible to students, teachers, scholars, and genealogists. Within our archival holdings you can explore thousands of manuscript and photograph collections, and hundreds of artifacts, textiles, and oral histories. Whether it’s family papers, business records, organizational records, rabbis' papers, or synagogue records, we are here to serve your research needs.

Accessing Our Collections

Within our archival holdings you can find thousands of manuscript and photograph collections, and hundreds of artifacts, textiles, and hundreds of oral histories. The archives utilize three industry standard collection catalog systems to describe our historic materials. We recommend searching all three while conducting research. To access our collection catalog, which contains our artifacts, textiles, photographs, and vertical files, please follow the "Access Our Catalog" button below. To access our finding aids, which act as guides to our manuscript collections, please follow the "Finding Aids" button below. To access our oral histories, please follow the "Oral Histories" button below.

Access Our Catalog

Finding Aids

Oral Histories

Having trouble navigating our collections on the web or what you are looking for is not available online? Please Ask our Archivist and one of our staff members will be in touch with you shortly to answer your questions, complete your research requests, or schedule an appointment.

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There's History in Your Home!

All too often pieces of history are lost forever when we clean out our homes because we don't realize the significance of what is being discarded. Instead of throwing them away or letting them collect dust, donate your family's valuable Jewish genealogy and history resources to our Archives so that they can be preserved in perpetuity for future generations. Only items that can help further The Breman's Mission will be accepted, so please consult the list below of what is being actively collected before making inquiries.

We Actively Collect:

Personal Papers, Family Papers, Business Records, Organization Records, Synagogue Records, Rabbis Papers

Types of Papers and Records Include:

Photographs Sermons Maps/Blueprints
Meeting Minutes Writings Textiles
Bulletins Scrapbooks Artifacts
Correspondence Newspapers Clippings Diaries/Journals
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Contacting the Cuba Family Archives If Your Material Should Not Be On Our Website

In order to make its collections available to the widest audience possible, the Archives has placed photographs of items from our collections online. In each instance, we have tried to make sure that we have secured all necessary rights. If you believe that we have made a mistake, please contact us so that we can correct the oversight.

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in an appropriate manner under such Act and other applicable intellectual property laws, including the removal or disabling or access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity. Pursuant to 17 United States Code 512(c)(2) (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998), the Cuba Family Archives at the Breman Museum is the designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on part of the Breman website. Direct any notices of infringement to: Archives Director, The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 or send an email to:

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must fulfill the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The text of this statute can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site,

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


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


Search or browse our artifact, textile, vertical file, and photograph collections from the comfort of your own home!

Explore the Cecil Alexander Papers!

The papers of renowned Atlanta architect and civic activist, Cecil Alexander, have been digitized and are now available online!

Cecil Alexander Papers >

Oral Histories on Aviary


Explore Frances Bunzl Oral History!


Oral history with Frances Bunzl is now available online alongside hundreds of other interviews in our new advanced oral history catalog!

Frances Bunzl oral history


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