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Josephine Cranman Papers

Identifier: Mss 365

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook created by Josephine Hirsch during her senior year at Savannah High School in 1922. It includes autographs, autobiographical inscriptions, clippings, calling cards, photographs, programs, dance cards, and other ephemera.


  • Creation: 1922

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Josephine Roos Hirsch was born in Savannah, Georgia on April 2, 1904. Her parents were Solomon Hirsch (b. 1879) and Rose “Rosie” Roos Hirsch (1879-1966), who were married in 1900. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1922 and later Armstrong Junior College (now Armstrong State University). At Armstrong, she was involved in the dramatic group the Armstrong Masquers. Later, she taught second grade at the 37th Street School. In 1946, she married Philip Cranman (1904-1995). She was a lifelong member of Congregation Mickve Israel, belonged to the Congregation Mickve Israel Sisterhood (including three terms as president), served on the Abrams Old Age Home board, and was a member of the Jewish Educational Alliance.


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Custodial History

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

Related Materials

Philip Cranman Papers


Gift of Helen Schmalheiser Cranman, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Frey, May 2001; Lindsay Resnick, March 2016

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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States