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Simon H. Smith Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 053

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Simon H. Smith Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish and professional life in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1960


Biographical / Historical

Dr. Simon H. Smith was a well-known Atlanta physician. Born in Lithuania on February 15, 1902, he attended medical school at Emory University and settled in Atlanta for the next 23 years, more than 15 of which he practiced medicine. He was past president of the Association of Jewish Doctors and Dentists, a member of the Fulton County Medical Society, the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, the Mayfair Club, a Mason and a Shriner. He passed away on June 3, 1943. His wife Dora Rabinowitz Smith was one of the first female realtors in Atlanta and they had a two daughters, Jerilyn Smith Simon and Zelda Smith Schwartz, and a son, Alan Smith.


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Simon H. Smith was a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine. His wife Dora was the first Jewish female realtor in Atlanta. The papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, clubs, businesses and synagogues including Ahavath Achim Congregation, Alpha Epsilon Pi-Emory University, Tau Epsilon Pi-Emory University, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Boys’ High School, Dora R. Smith Realty Co., Druid Hills School, Emory University School of Medicine, Girls’ High School, Mayfair Club, Shower Door Company, Ballyhoo Club, Top Hat Club, and The Temple.


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

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Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection, oversized material removed to oversized collection, and object removed to textile collection

Simon H. Smith Family Papers, Mss 53
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States