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Jacob and Dora Rothschild Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 324

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Jacob and Dora Rothschild Papers will gain insight into Jews in the South and as small business owners, particular those that traveled for business during 1920 and 1930. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1879 - 1993


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Jacob H. Rothschild (1900-1993) was born on December 18, 1900. He died on March 15, 1993 at 92 years of age. Jacob H. Rothschild was a Columbus native, well known Columbus business and civic leader. He was president of the Rothschild Company, an upholstery manufacturing firm with headquarters in Columbus. He was active in many civic and community organizations. Some of his accomplishments include chairman of the Columbus Hospital Authority, past president of the Columbus Rotary Club, past chairman Board of Trustees of the Columbus College Foundation, Inc., president of the Executive Club. Mr. Rothschild was “a man of outstanding leadership qualities” who demonstrated a special ability for resolving difficult human problems in fair and equitable manner.” In addition to his business and civic interest, he was a family man and a faithful member of Temple Israel, having served on its Board as president.

Dora Goettinger Rothschild (1902-1983), born May 2, 1902 in Strasbourg, France, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max S. Goettinger. She was adopted by her uncle Benno Goettinger of Atlanta, Georgia in 1911. Included in this collection are correspondence from Dora’s brothers, Gabriel and Max and Robert. Mrs. Rothschild belonged to Temple Israel of Columbus and the Jewish Ladies’ Aid Society. Mrs. Rothschild was involved in Columbus chapter of Georgia Diabetes Association and was its secretary for many years. She also was active in the Museum Guild, Columbus Symphony Guild, St. Francis Hospital Guild and the Century Club. She died on June 19, 1983 in Columbus.

Jacob and Dora married in Atlanta, Ga in 1923 and lived their remaining life in Columbus, Ga. They had one son, Benno Rothschild. Benno married Babette Meyer and they had four children.


2.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials




Collection consist of correspondences between Dora Goettinger and Jacob Rothschild while courting, marriage, business and other family correspondence.


Oversize materials removed to oversized collection, objects removed to artifact collection, and photographs removed to visual arts collection

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Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection, Rothschild family genealogy wheel and The Rotary Club of Columbus Ga moved to oversize file.

Jacob and Dora Rothschild Family Papers, Mss 324
Demece Harvey (April 2015)
August 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States