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The Waldo and Carolyn Goldberg Oettinger Papers

Identifier: Mss-435

Scope and Contents

The Waldo and Carolyn Goldberg Oettinger Papers, 1871-1976, consisting of personal correspodence, postcards, and other family documents.


  • Creation: 1871 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Carolyn Goldberg Oettinger was born in 1901 in Columbus, Georgia to David and Lylah Goldberg. She began her studies at Smith College in 1918, and continued at Boston University where she studied music, graduating in 1922. In Boston, she met her husband Waldo Edouard Oettinger, who she married in 1920. They eventually moved to Atlanta in 1923, and their daughter Janice was born in 1924. Both the granddaughter and mother-in-law of a rabbi at the Temple in Atlanta, Carolyn's grandfather, Dr. Edward Benjamin "Alphabet" Morris Browne served the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation from 1887-1881, and Janice's husband, Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was the congregation's rabbi from 1946 until his death in 1973. Carolyn was a gifted musician, an avid gardener, a world traveler, and an active member of the community. Waldo died in 1953, and Carolyn died on September 25, 1975.


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Language of Materials



Various papers collected by the Carolyn Goldberg Oettinger and her daughter Janice Rothschild Blumberg from 1871 to 1976.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject within each box and in the collection's original 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.

The Waldo and Carolyn Goldberg Oettinger Papers Mss 435
Kayley Rapp
May 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States