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Dr. William E. Schatten Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 066

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Dr. William E. Schatten Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia, during the 20th century. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1993

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dr. Schatten received his B.S. and M.D. from Emory University. He served on the board of visitors at Emory. Because of a strong interest in education, religion and the arts, Dr. and Mrs. Schatten have established the Schatten Gallery, a permanent exhibition area in the Woodruff Library at Emory. He was a practicing plastic surgeon and certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He published 64 articles in medical journals and has written chapters in 7 textbooks of plastic surgery. He was president, CEO and chairman of the board of Brilund Limited, a public company that has as its major asset the concession to explore for oil and gas in a large area of Namibia.


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Dr. William E. Schatten was active in the Atlanta community for much of his career. He served as the 1983 and 1984 campaign chairman of the Atlanta Jewish Federation and as president from 1988-1990. He was the Atlanta Israel Bonds Chairman from 1971-1976 and was a member of the National Israel Bond Cabinet. From 1976-1978 Dr. Schatten was president of the Ahavath Achim Congregation. The records consist primarily photocopies of newspaper articles relating to the many activities of Dr. Schatten in a wide variety of community organizations including Ahavath Achim Congregation, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti- Defamation League, Emory University, Israel Bonds, and Jewish National Fund.


All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Dr. William E. Schatten Family Papers, Mss 66
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States