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Jewish businesspeople

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

A.B. Reisman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 020
Overview A.B. Reisman was a veteran of World War I and a real estate agent in Atlanta. He was a popular and leading member of the Atlanta Jewish community for many years. His papers include invitations, brochures, newsletters, and newspaper clippings from various organizations including the Jewish War Veterans, Boy Scouts of America, and the Mason-Grand Lodge of Georgia.
Dates: 1926 - 1982

Abe Goldstein Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 018
Scope and Contents The Abe Goldstein Family Papers are arranged alphabetically by folder and chronologically within each folder. Of special interest are the business records relating to the early years and evolution of Prior Tire from a small enterprise to the dynamic company that it is today.
Dates: 1920 - 1987

Abraham N. Davidson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 228
Overview Polish immigrants, the Davidson family operated a prominent store in Cochran, Georgia, for much of the 20th century. The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles about the Davidson family; the naturalization certificate of Julius Davidson, 1918; the partnership agreement between Abraham Nathan Davidson and Julius Davidson, 1950; and correspondence between Abraham Davidson and his future wife Ida Radetsky of Savannah.
Dates: 1918 - 1976

A.L. Feldman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 032
Overview An immigrant from Lithuania, Abrom Lewis (A.L.) Feldman became a prominent businessman and active member of the Jewish community in Atlanta. His papers consist primarily of correspondence and records from the various organizations in which A.L. participated.
Dates: 1892 - 1988

Associated Grocers Co-op, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 070
Overview The Associated Grocers Co-op, Inc. was organized in 1929, by eight Atlanta Jewish grocers, who met at the home of Dr. Irving Greenberg. Faced with competition from chain grocery stores, which could buy and sell items less expensively, the Jewish grocers organized a buying group that would have the economic power of the large chain stores. The co-op later opened its rolls to non-Jewish store owners, as well as owners of convenience stores and gas stations. The records consists of financial...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1929 - 1991

Atlanta City Directories

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Identifier: Mss 206
Overview Atlanta City Directories collection consisting of directories for the city of Atlanta and suburbs. Some fragile bindings have been removed and stored separately.
Dates: 1901 - 1943

Bertram Ehrlich Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 127
Overview Bertram Ehrlich (1913-2001) was born in Bainbridge, Georgia. Growing up in Bainbridge he later attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated with a doctoral degree. He was employed as a pharmacist in numerous drug stores in New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Tennessee. In 1941, he moved back to Bainbridge, Georgia to assist his father in the Ehrlich Drug Co. The collection consists of newspaper clippings; photocopies of formulas from Ehrlich Drug...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1908 - 1997

David Mayer Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 145
Overview David Mayer was born in Bavaria in 1815. He immigrated to the United States in 1839, settling first in Tennessee and then in Washington, Georgia. Eight years later he moved to Atlanta where he remained until his death in 1890. David Mayer was a businessman, confederate veteran, free mason, and one of the founders of the Atlanta public schools. The collection consists of letters from notables such as Joseph E. Brown, elected as Georgia's governor four times, and from Alexander H. Stephens,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1839 - 1946

Donald Oberdorfer, Sr. Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 023
Overview Oberdorfer Insurance Agency was established in Atlanta in 1894 by Eugene Oberdorfer, Sr. Since that time family members have been active in both Jewish and general community service organizations. The papers consist primarily of records from Oberdorfer Insurance Agency and from the various organizations in which Donald Oberdorfer participated including the Anti Defamation League, the Atlanta Jewish Federation, the Ballyhoo Club, Future Incorporated, Hai-Resh...
Dates: 1909 - 1976

Frank Garson Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 031
Overview Lovable Brassiere Company was established by Frank Gottesman, who later changed his name to Garson, in 1914. Garson was active in the United Palestine Appeal, the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Welfare Board and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. The papers contain an Autobiography and biography of Frank Garson, memorabilia from Girls' High School, the Jewish Home, B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge, Future, Inc., Lovable Brassiere...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1937 - 1988

Future, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 311
Overview Future, Inc. was a social investment club that started in 1951 by a group of Atlanta businessmen led by Joe Asher. What started as a portfolio valued at $4800, grew to $1,802,577 by the year 2001. The records contain the organizations articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, finances, invitations, membership information, newspaper clippings, and meeting minutes.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1951 - 2007

George Goldman Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 267
Overview Papers consisting of family photographs from the Kleinert, Rosenbaum, Goldman, and Oberdorfer families; a copy of the opening day speech of the Hebrew Orphan's Home, 1895; miscellaneous certificates and photographs especially relating to George Goldman's community service accomplishments.
Dates: 1929 - 1986

Gordon Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 387
Overview The Gordon family spans several generations in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. Their papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, military records, genealogical information, and diaries.
Dates: 1898 - 1999; undated

Harold Brockey Papers

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Identifier: Mss 291
Overview Harold Brockey was an executive for Rich’s department store. He served as president of the company from 1961 to 1972 and oversaw the sale of the store to Federated Department Stores. The papers include correspondence, invitations, programs, certificates, awards, newsletters, and material related to Rich’s.
Dates: 1960 - 1991

Harold Goodrich Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 423
Overview Harold Goodrich was a resident of Milledgeville, Georgia, were he ran a dry goods business called Harold's. The papers consist of correspondence, newspaper articles, business ledgers, receipt records.
Dates: 1936 - 2009

Harold Hersch Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 193
Overview Harold Hersch was a Holocaust survivor and prominent businessman in Atlanta, Georiga. His papers consist of newspaper articles, a family history, correspondence from relatives in Poland, and papers relating to the restitution of property confiscated during World War II.
Dates: 1934 - 1991

Harry Silverman Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 143
Overview Harry Silverman was a leading cigar dealer and restaurateur of Atlanta. His papers include correspondence, a bill of sale for a slave named Harriet, 1862, a published biography of Crawford W. Long, photocopies of newspaper articles, genealogies and family histories.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1862 - 1968

Helen Shulhafer Whitehall Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 147
Overview Helen Shulahfer Whitehill is the daughter of Philip and Hannah Shulhafer. Philip Shulhafer was Personnel Director of Montag Paper Company. Hannah Shulhafer was active in The Temple, National Council of Jewish Women and a variety of social service organizations in Atlanta. The papers consists of various papers relating to the Shulhafers and their close friend Rebecca Gershon.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1983

Herman Shmerling Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 150
Overview Herman Shmerling was the owner of H. Shmerling, a jewelry store located on Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia. The collection consists of correspondence primarily relating to payments, credit and orders.
Dates: 1927 - 1928

Horovitz Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 398
Overview Papers, scrapbooks, legal documents, and newspaper clippings relating to members of the Horovitz Family of Savannah, Georgia.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1972

Irvin Rosenberg Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 094
Overview The Rosenberg family members are long-time residents of Columbus, Georgia. Of special interest is the letter from Raphael Moses in which he expresses his pride in being a member of the Jewish people. The papers include a typescript copy of a letter from Raphael Moses to W.O. Tuggle of LaGrange, Georgia, 1875; indentures, 1866-1945, and business records including minutes of meetings of the Rosenberg Jewelry Company, 1928-1944.
Dates: 1866 - 1944

Irving Zulie Harris Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 425
Overview Irving Zulie Harris was a Birmingham, Alabama chemist, industrialist, and Jewish community leader. Harris was the president of the wholesale drug company Veltex Co. He was the past president and chairman of The United Jewish Welfare Fund. His papers consist of awards, personal and professional correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, family documents and papers, along with company logs, memorabilia and promotional materials.
Dates: 1892 - 1988

Jacob and Dora Rothschild Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 324
Overview Collection consist of correspondences between Dora Goettinger and Jacob Rothschild while courting, marriage, business and other family correspondence.
Dates: 1879 - 1993

Joe Stock Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 310
Overview Joe Stock was a native of Rome, Georgia, a University of Georgia graduate where he was a varsity swimmer, a Korean War veteran, a small business owner, and community activist in LaFayette, Georgia. His papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, material related to his swimming career, and material related to his small business, The Boston Store.
Dates: 1902 - 2002

Joseph B. Jacobs Papers

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Identifier: Mss 165
Overview Joseph Benjamin Jacobs (1887 – 1965) was born and educated in Atlanta, GA. He became a prominent businessman in the linen industry. The collection contains personal banking transactions, congratulation letters on the marriage of Joseph to Rose, general correspondence between the three brothers, most written to Joseph from Edward, legal proceedings to settle business difference and travel journals relating to Jacob family road trips to Florida.
Dates: 1912 - 1922

Joseph Jacobs Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 028
Overview Joseph Jacobs was raised in Jefferson, Georgia. After the war, he started a pharmaceutical company. His pharmacy at the Five Points location became the first place Coca Cola was served. The papers include records from the Jacobs Pharmacy Company such as issues of Jacobs' Monthly Magazine, 1914-1918. It also contains articles written and collected by Joseph Jacobs, as well as correspondence. Researchers examining the Joseph Jacobs Family Papers will gain greater insight into Jewish life in the...
Dates: 1879 - 1985

Joseph K. Heyman Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 184
Overview A native of Atlanta, Joseph K. Heyman became a prominent businessman and social figure in the community. The papers consist of publicity files and speeches given by Joseph Heyman on the state of the economy to organizations throughout Georgia, publicity files relating to his speaking commitments, records from boards and organization on which he served, correspondence and newspaper articles. Also contained in the collection are records from The Coca Cola Company, and a biography of Arthur...
Dates: 1895 - 1997

Joseph S. Rosenberg Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 208
Overview A native Georgian, Joseph Samuel Rosenberg was the president of Rosenberg Bros. Department Store established in 1898, by his father Jacob and two uncles, Abraham and Isaac. The collection consists of correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, and resolutions relating to life of careers of three generations of Rosenbergs, Jacob (Jake), and Ralph.
Dates: 1890 - 1999

Julius L. Tenenbaum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 027
Overview Julius L. Tenenbaum was a World War I veteran who established Tenenbaum Brothers, a wholesale distributor. The papers consist of memorabilia from Boys' High School, the Mayfair Club, and Tenenbaum Brothers.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 1989