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Arthur Heyman II Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 309

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Arthur Heyman II Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in the American south. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.


  • 1882 - 1999


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Arthur Heyman II was born on December 31, 1926 to Herman Heyman and Josephine Joel Heyman. He graduated from Druid Hills High School in 1943 and began attending classes at the University of Georgia before joining the Navy in December 1944, just five days before his eighteenth birthday. Arthur reached the rank of seaman first-class as a radio operator. While preparing for the invasion of Japan, the atomic bomb was dropped and the war ended. Regardless, Arthur and his fleet set sail for the South Pacific and Arthur spent the next two years sailing with the Navy.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Arthur resumed his studies at the University of Georgia and earned a degree in Economics. On Jun 9, 1952, he married Elsye Weil (1929-2003) of Nashville, Tenn., and they had two daughters, Terri Heyman and Pam Heyman Lavender. Arthur first worked selling life insurance and later went into real estate development. His father, Herman, was very influential in the Atlanta Jewish Community and also invested in his real estate development projects. More about his life can be found in the oral history he conducted with the Breman Museum in 1996.

Arthur Heyman II passed away on May 27, 2019 in Atlanta. He was 92 years old.


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Language of Materials



Arthur Heyman II, a native of Atlanta, was a World War II veteran and real estate developer. His family papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, a baby book, a bridal book, and certificates.


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.

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, objects removed to artifact collection, and oversize material removed to oversize collection.

Arthur Heyman II Family Papers, Mss 309
Jeremy Katz
December, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States