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Durward Gerson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 100

Scope and Contents

The social historian interested in Jewish youth activities in the 1950s will find this collection of special interest. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Dates

  • 1949 - 1957

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Durward (Dutch) Gerson (1919-1979) was an Atlanta resident who was active in a variety of Jewish and general communal organizations. Durward, remembered as Dutch to all who knew him, was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, the Braves 400 Club, Fulton Lodge No. 216 of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Yaarab Shrine Temple. His most passionate association, however, was reserved for B’nai B’rith. Throughout much of the 1950s he worked as the assistant Atlanta regional director of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and was later an advisor to AZA Chapter 134. In the 1960s, Dutch served as secretary and then president of the Atlanta Lodge of B’nai B’rith. His participation with B’nai B’rith led to the establishment of the “Dutch and Mildred Gerson Adviser Award.”

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Durward (Dutch) Gerson (1919-1979) was an Atlanta resident who was active in a variety of Jewish and general communal organizations. The collection consists primarily of local and district records of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and records of Amit Women-Atlanta Chapter previously known as Mizrachi Women’s Organization Atlanta Chapter. The records from B’nai B’rith reflect upon Durward Gerson’s association with that organization. The Amit Women records represent Mildred Gerson’s participation as a volunteer and active member of Mizrachi.

Arrangement

All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Sandra Berman (March, 2001)
Title
Durward Gerson Family Papers, Mss 100
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
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