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Helen Pries Bunkin Papers

Identifier: Mss 118

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Helen Pries Bunkin Papers will gain insight into young Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia, during the mid-20th century. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1946


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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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Helen Pries Bunkin was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 12, 1925 to Joseph and Rose Horwitz Pries. She had two older siblings, Ralph W. Pries (1919-2003) and Norma Pries Saul (1921-1998). Helen was a member of numerous teen and young adult Jewish social clubs in Atlanta in the late 1930s and early 1940. She also volunteered for the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Board during World War II. She later married David Bunkin (1925-1998) of Birmingham, Alabama, and lived her adult life in the Birmingham area. Helen and David had four daughters and one son. She passed away on November 30, 2009 in Mountain Brook, Alabama.


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Language of Materials



The collection consists of two scrapbooks arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Helen Pries Bunkin Papers, Mss 118
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States