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Louis Perling Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 187

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Louis Perling Family Papers will gain insight into immigration and Jewish life in Sandersville, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Dates

  • 1911 - 1916

Creator

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Louis Perling was born on May 20, 1892 in Poland to David Perling and Sarah Milhavitski Perling. The family later came to the United States and settled in Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, where they owned and operated a clothing store. He took over the reins of the store in 1931 and operated it until his death on October 23, 1965, at which time his son Jake (1920-2006) became owner and operator. The store closed in 1985 upon Jake's retirement.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Louis Perling emigrated from Poland to the United States and settled in Sandersville, Georgia. The Perling family has owned and operated a clothing store in Sandersville for the last 75 years. The collection consists of letters from Maggie Oshman to a number of correspondents, primarily to Louis Perling who she would later marry. The letters are written from Galveston, Texas and from Cochran and Hazelhurst, Georgia. Of special interest are the letters in which Maggie Oshman discusses her Jewish identity.

Arrangement

The papers are 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.
Title
Louis Perling Family Papers, Mss 187
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
678-222-3700