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Helen Goldman Alperin Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 011

Scope and Contents

Researchers examining these papers can gain insight into young Jewish life in Atlanta in the mid-20th century. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Majority of material found within 1926 - 1958


Biographical / Historical

Helen Goldman was born in Atlanta on July 13, 1927, the daughter of Polish immigrants Jacob and Bluma Goldman. She graduated from Girls' High School in Atlanta and Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She married Joe Alperin in 1950 and later had three children: Michelle Alperin, Harvey Alperin, and Cheryl Alperin Beer.

As a teenager, Helen was very active in Zionist organizations such as Young Judaea and the Intercollegiate Zionist Federation. She was also a member of the Beth El Congregation.

Later in life she became a talented artist and crafter, and passed away at the age of 89 in Atlanta on June 2, 2016.


0.4 Linear Feet

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All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

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Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection and 1 arm band from Judateens of Young Judaea, 1942, removed to Textiles Box 2.

Helen Goldman Alperin Family Papers Mss 11
Sandra Berman and Rachael Scott
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States