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Dr. Louis Schmier Collection

Identifier: Mss 213

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Dr. Louis Schmier Collection will gain insight into many aspects of Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1990


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Schmier is currently professor of history at Valdosta State University in Georgia where he has taught for over 30 years. A displaced New Yorker, Louis received his AB from Adelphi College, his MA from St John’s University (NY), and his PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Louis followed a conventional academic route of writing, publishing, and teaching, until his personal/professional epiphany several years ago. He began a search for meaning and understanding in teaching. And he began to focus on the students and their learning. Louis is a frequent speaker at teaching conferences: Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives (ISETA), the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), and Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD). Increasingly, he is also requested as a seminar coordinator. And he continues to post his newest Random Thoughts to various higher education discussion lists via the internet. Source: Atwood Publishing, “Louis Schmier,”


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Dr. Louis Schmier is a professor at Valdosta State University. As part of a proposed history on Jewish life in Georgia Dr. Schimier collected documents relating to lives of numerous families, individuals, synagogues and communities. The collection consists of these files.


The collection 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.

Dr. Louis Schmier Collection, Mss 213
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States