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Herman Shmerling Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 150

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Herman Shmerling Family Papers will gain insight into a Jewish owned business in Augusta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in chronological order.


  • Creation: 1927 - 1928


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Born in Russia, Herman Shmerling immigrated to the United States and settled in Augusta, Georgia in 1915. He entered the jewelry business four years later and maintained a store at 910 Broad Street from that time on. He was a member of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, B’nai B’rith, the Elks, Masons, and the Shriners. He was also a member of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants Association and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He and his wife, the former Mollie Sawilowsky, had a son and two daughters. He passed away on November 11, 1955.


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Language of Materials



Herman Shmerling was the owner of H. Shmerling, a jewelry store located on Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia. The collection consists of correspondence primarily relating to payments, credit and orders.


The papers are arranged in chronological order.

Herman Shmerling Family Papers, Mss 150
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States