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Milton Saul Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 073

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Milton Saul 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: 1914 - 2000


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Joe Saul was a young married man when the Kaiser’s troops marched into his native Lithuania in 1914. He and his family fled to Russia and settled in Minsk where he worked as a cloth buyer. Eventually, he worked his way into Siberia with the idea to immigrate to America. On New Year’s Day, 1918, he finally landed in San Francisco with hundreds of other refugees. His sister, Mrs. Ida Golden lived in Atlanta, so Joe settled in Atlanta where he established a small dry goods store. He soon sent for his wife and children still in Russia. His business, Saul’s Department Store became a landmark of 30 years in Marietta. He was a member of Ahavath Achim Congregation.


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The Saul family has been active in a wide variety of community activities including Ahavath Achim Congregation, Atlanta Jewish Community Center, Atlanta Jewish Federation and its predecessor organizations, B’nai B’rith Women, and Hillel. The papers consist of records from these various organizations.


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

Physical Location

The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection, objects removed to artifact collection, textiles removed to textile collection, and audio removed to audio collection.

Milton Saul Family Papers, Mss 73
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States