B'nai B'rith International
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss 093
Overview Founder of the American Mills Company in Atlanta, Armand May served as captain of the drive in Georgia to raise funds for the American Jewish Relief Committee which provided aid to Jewish refugees of Central and Eastern Europe, 1921-1922. His papers consist of Correspondence, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook.
Dates: 1882 - 1972
Identifier: Mss 115
Overview Barney Medintz was born in London, England in 1910. At the age of 1 year he immigrated with his family to America. Following graduation from the University of Chicago he moved to Atlanta to serve as director of mens’ and boys’ activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance. Medintz worked for the Alliance for two years. Upon leaving, he founded the Service Uniform Company. In 1936 Medintz married Dorothy Davis. Medintz was active in a variety of youth and humanitarian causes in the Jewish...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1948 - 1985
Identifier: Mss 049
Overview B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge #144 was founded in Atlanta in 1870 and is the oldest benevolent association to be founded by the Jewish community. These are the only extant records of this organization. The records include minutes, membership records, and scrapbooks.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1934 - 1986
Identifier: Mss 393
Overview The Havanah Chapter of B’nai B’rith Women existed in Atlanta, Georgia, and was made up of women from Cobb County, Roswell, and the surrounding communities. “Havanah” is the Hebrew word for “understanding” and their mission was to serve the community in every way possible. Their records consist of book club records, program information, correspondence, newspaper clippings, membership directories, and recipes.
Dates: 1997 - 2002
Identifier: Mss 106
Overview Charlotte Wilen has been active in community service in Atlanta for 30 years. She was president of the Maternal and Child Health Institute, Inc., president of the Continuum Alliance for Human Development; a member of the Georgia Planning Group for Health Promotion; a member of the Governor’s Commission on Obstetrics and a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. She was also on the national task force on Maternal and Infant Health March of Dimes Birth Defects...
Dates: 1963 - 1993
Identifier: Mss 088
Overview This Columbus Lodge of B’nai B’rith was established only one year of after the end of the Civil War. Information from other chapters - including the Gate City Lodge No. 144 from Atlanta - can be found within the records. The records consist of minutes, 1866-1976.
Dates: 1866 - 1890
Identifier: Mss 100
Overview 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...
Dates: 1949 - 1957
Identifier: Mss 171
Overview Herbert and Philip Ringel were both influential lawyers in Georgia. . The collection includes letters written in German, two journals of Max Marks written in late 1888 and many photographs. The collection also includes newspaper articles on Philip's career dating from 1933 to 1961.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1888 - 1966
Identifier: Mss 238
Overview Series 1: Papers consisting of book galleys, manuscripts, plays, musical scores and audiotapes. Series 2: Personal papers, and correspondence of the family.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1864 - 2000
Identifier: Mss 036
Overview The Jewish Educational Loan Fund, Inc., originally provided funding for and orphanage in Atlanta. Over the years it provided funding for displaced European Jewish children and eventually interest-free loans to Jewish students in the Southeast. The records consist of general administrative files which include annual reports, legal papers and minutes; case files of residents of the Home and case files of European children brought to Atlanta under the auspices of the Jewish Children's Service...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1883 - 2017
Identifier: Mss 052
Overview Louis Rosenbaum was born in Russia in 1900. He immigrated to the United States in 1919 and became a prominent businessman in Decatur, Georgia. His papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, and synagogues including the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, the Atlanta Normal Training School, the Atlanta Opportunity School, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Central Night School, Ahavath Achim Congregation, Decatur Civitan Club, Jewish...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2009
Identifier: Mss 103
Overview Mendle and Fannie Boorstin were both active in Jewish communal life. In large part, it was the persistence of Fannie Boorstin that led to the creation of a Jewish home for the aged in Atlanta. The papers consist of minutes of the Hungarian Benevolent Society, 1926-1927; newsletters from the Young Women’s Hebrew Association, 1922-1923; and records chronicling the movement in the 1950s to establish a home for the aged in Atlanta.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1911 - 1986
Identifier: Mss 186
Overview An Atlanta native, Nathan Lipton was a prominent businessman and community leader. The collection primarily consists of papers relating to his family member Louise Asman Marks who was born in Darien, Georgia in 1917 and includes her baby book.
Dates: 1917 - 1976
Identifier: Mss 065
Overview Rabbi Joseph I. Cohen was the spiritual leader of Congregation Or-VeShalom for more than thirty years. The papers consist of death, birth and marriage records of members of Congregation Or VeShalom, records of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association, 1969-1978, and records from various organizations in which Rabbi Cohen was active.
Dates: 1931 - 1988
Identifier: Mss 087
Overview Rosalie Hirsch Alterman was an Atlanta native, a graduate of Girls' High School and active in community organizations. The collection consists of memorabilia from Girls' High School, Hadassah, the Coterie Club and Camp Civitania.
Dates: 1921 - 1949
Identifier: Mss 294
Identifier: Mss 053
Overview Simon H. Smith was a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine. His wife Dora was the first Jewish female realtor in Atlanta. The papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, clubs, businesses and synagogues including Ahavath Achim Congregation, Alpha Epsilon Pi-Emory University, Tau Epsilon Pi-Emory University, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Boys’ High School, Dora R. Smith Realty Co., Druid Hills School, Emory...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1960
Identifier: Mss 095
Overview Sisterhood of Temple B'nai Israel, Albany. Georgia was originally known as the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society and was founded in 1895 as The Ladies Aid Society. The records consist of correspondence, financial records and minutes.
Dates: 1906 - 1989