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Raskin Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 359

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Majority of material found within 1891 - 1997

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.


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.


0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



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


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

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sidney Raskin, 2000.

Separated Materials

Oversize Materials

Processing Information

Valerie J. Frey, 2003; Lindsay B. Resnick, 2016.
Raskin Family Papers
Ericka Dudley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States