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Janice Rothschild Blumberg Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 238

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Writings, plays, poems, musical scores. Series 2: This series contains Century Club programs, family cookbooks, correspondence, and war ration books.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1864 - 2000

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Janice Oettinger Rothschild Blumberg was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 13, 1924 to Waldo E. Oettinger (1893-1953) and Carolyn Goldberg Oettinger (1901-1975). She is an author and speaker on American Jewish history, particularly Southern Jewish History. A native of Atlanta, who lived for many years in Washington D.C., she experienced Jewish history first-hand as the wife, now widow, of two outspoken Jewish leaders: Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild of Atlanta (1911-1973, spiritual leader of The Temple when it was bombed in 1958 and friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.) and David M. Blumberg of Knoxville, Tennessee (1911-1989, civic leader and international president of B'nai B'rith 1971-1978).

Janice has held leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and served as president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society. She has lectured at universities, synagogues, museums and academic conferences across the country. In addition to authoring and contributing to several books, she has written articles for the "Encyclopedia Judaica," "Southern Jewish History," "The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday Magazine," and many other publications. She is a regular columnist for "The Jewish Georgian."


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Language of Materials



Series 1: Papers consisting of book galleys, manuscripts, plays, musical scores and audiotapes. Series 2: Personal papers, and correspondence of the family.


All materials arranged in alphabetical order by title, audiotapes removed to Photo vault.

Separated Materials

Oversized materials removed to oversized collection, photos removed to the photo collection.

Janice Rothschild Blumberg Family Papers, Mss 238
Demece Harvey (2013) and Victoria H. Schaeffner (2018)
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States