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Horovitz Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 398

Scope and Contents

Various papers from the Horovitz family of Savannah, Georgia. Of particular interest is the high school scrapbook of Arthur “Bubba” Horovitz, which mostly chronicles his track and field and cross-country running career.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Biographical / Historical

Rubin Horovitz (ca. 1857-1934) was an immigrant from Romania who came to Savannah in 1886. He was married to Mamie Horovitz, another Romanian immigrant. Together, they had at least one son, Morris (1896-1970). Morris Horovitz served in the United States Navy during World War I, and later founded the Savannah Barber Supply Company (later Savannah Barber and Beauty Supply Company) in the 1920s, and married Rose Brooks of Savannah, with whom he had two sons, Edward “Buddy” Horovitz (1922-2005) and Arthur “Bubba” Horovitz (1923-2020). Buddy and Bubba graduated from Savannah High School and later took over the family business. The family were all members of Congregation B’nai B’rith Jacob.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers, scrapbooks, legal documents, and newspaper clippings relating to members of the Horovitz Family of Savannah, Georgia.

Arrangement

The folders in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order.

Custodial History

The Horovitz Family Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives which were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Arthur “Bubba” Horovitz, 1997.

Separated Materials

Photographs
Title
Horovitz Family Papers, Mss 398
Status
Completed
Author
Lindsay Resnick
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

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