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Oscar Strauss Jr. Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 015

Scope and Contents

Researchers examining these papers can gain insight into two pioneer Atlanta Jewish families, as well as Jewish life in the southern United States during the late 19th century and 20th century. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1872 - 1978

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There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Oscar Strauss, Jr. was the son of Oscar Strauss, Sr. and Rubye Rich. His grandfather was Emmanuel Rich, one of the founders of Rich’s Department Store. He was born in Atlanta and educated at Marist and the School of Business Administration of New York University. He also attended Emory University. He was a director of the C&S Bank and the founder, president, and lifetime member of the Atlanta Advertising Club. He was executive vice-president of Rich’s, Inc., and director of the regional office. He passed away on January 11th, 1981.


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Language of Materials



Oscar Strauss married Rubye Rich, the sister of the founders of Rich’s Department Store. The collection contains material relating to the lives of these two pioneer Atlanta families such as correspondence, genealogical information, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.


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

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Mss 028, Jospeh Jacobs Family Papers

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection.


Oscar Strauss Jr. Family

Processing Information

Processed by Sandra Berman. Entered into ArchivesSpace by Ericka Dudley. Additional revisions by Lindsay Resnick.

Oscar Strauss, Jr. Family Papers, Mss 15
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States