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Sylvia Becker Papers

Identifier: Mss 258

Scope and Contents

Researchers examining these papers can gain insight into community/civic involvement and the exhibit “Danzig,” sponsored by Emory University and missions to Israel.


  • 1979 - 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Sylvia Pollock Becker was born in Asheville, North Carolina. She attended the University of Missouri from 1947 – 1948. Her parents and grandparents immigrated to the United States from Russia. Her grandfather was a pawnbroker and her father had a chain of shoe stores named Butler's Shoes. They moved to Atlanta where Sylvia attended school and enjoyed the social activities revolving around the Jewish community. Sylvia married Saul Becker (1927-2014) and they had three children.


1.4 Linear Feet (2 archival boxes)

Language of Materials



Sylvia Pollock was born in Asheville, NC, January 3, 1929. She attended the University of Missouri from 1947 – 1948. Sylvia and Saul Becker married and moved to Atlanta in 1949, and are the parents of three children. Ms. Becker served on the following committees: Holocaust Commission; Israel Affairs Committee; Goodfriend Holocaust Collection at Woodruff Library, Emory University; National Jewish Resource Center.


All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and donor order 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.

Sylvia Becker Papers, Mss 258
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States