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Ann Uhry Abrams Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 179

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Ann Uhry Abrams Family Papers will gain insight into an influential Jewish family in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • 1908 - 1973

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There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

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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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Biographical / Historical

Ann Uhry Abrams was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 6, 1934 to Alene Fox Uhry (1909-2002, a native of Atlanta) and Ralph K. Uhry (1904-1955, a native of Plaquemine, Louisiana). Her brother is the playwright Alfred Uhry (b. 1936), whose character Daisy Werthan of the play "Driving Miss Daisy" was inspired by their grandmother, Lena Guthman Fox (1877-1973). Ann went to Druid Hills High School, and attended Sarah Lawrence College and Georgia State University, at the latter receiving a B.A. and an M.A. in history. She also holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University. Between 1975 and 1995, she taught art history full-time at Spelman College, and part-time at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, and Emory University. In 1980-81, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and returned to Washington for a short-term Smithsonian research grant in 1987. She was married to Edward M. Abrams (1927-2007) until his death, and they had three children, Alan Abrams (b. 1955), Laurie Abrams Lindey (b. 1957), and J. Andrew (Andy) Abrams (b. 1960).


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Ann Uhry Abrams was born in Atlanta, Georgia the daughter of Ralph and Alene Fox Uhry. Her brother, Alfred Uhry, is a famous playwright. She is an accomplished historian. The collection consists of brides books, a baby book, a scrapbook, and a memorial book relating to Fox, Uhry and Abrams family members.


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

Ann Uhry Abrams Family Papers, Mss 179
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States