Scope and Contents
The social historian interested in Jewish life in small southern towns and in the development of the Atlanta Jewish community will find this collection to be of special interest. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: 1856 - 2000
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Box 3, Files 3&4 are closed to researchers. Permission must be granted by the Archivist or Director of The Breman Museum.
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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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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
Sol Singer (1918-2003) was born and raised in Unadilla, Georgia. Although his family was the only Jewish family in this town of about 1200 residents, they retained a strong sense of their Jewish identity. Sol Singer graduated from Unadilla High School in 1934, and attended the University of Georgia (UGA), where he met his wife-to-be, Ruth Kruger (1918-2004), of Fitzgerald, Georgia. In 1939, Sol graduated from UGA with a law degree and married Ruth in Fitzgerald that summer. The couple moved to Columbus, Georgia where they became integral members of the Jewish community for the next 23 years. In Columbus, both Sol and Ruth took on leadership roles in various civic and religious organizations. Sol was particularly active in the Shearith Israel Synagogue and in the Jewish Welfare Federation of Columbus. He served with distinction as president of both organizations for several years. In 1962, as president of Singer and Co., Sol moved with his family to Atlanta for business reasons. In Atlanta, Sol and Ruth continued their practice of volunteerism and soon became influential and respected members of the Atlanta Jewish community. Over the years, the Singers were involved in almost every aspect of the Atlanta Jewish community. They were active members of Ahavath Achim Congregation, were among the founding members of the Epstein School, and were participants in numerous committees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. The Singers have three children, Sharon, Alice, and Eric.
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Language of Materials
Sol Singer was a native Georgian and was involved in almost every aspect of the Atlanta Jewish community. The papers includes documents relating to the Singers' involvement in various Jewish organizations, their family histories and correspondences. Included are records relating to Sol Singer's interest in stamp collecting and the Jewish community of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. The social historian interested in Jewish life in small southern towns and the development of the Atlanta Jewish community will find this collection of special interest.
All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Photographs removed to visual arts collection and oversized material removed to oversized collection.
- Sol Singer Family Papers
- Rachel Travis and Sandra Berman (January, 2006); Moirin Cody (June, 2020)
- January, 2006
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States