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B'nai B'rith International

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Armand May Papers

Identifier: Mss 093

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

Barney Medintz Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 115
Abstract 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

B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge #144 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 049

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

B’nai B’rith Women, Havanah Chapter (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 393

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

Charlotte Wilen Papers

Identifier: Mss 106
Abstract 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

Columbus Lodge No. 77 - Independent Order B’nai B’rith Records

Identifier: Mss 088

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

Durward Gerson Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 100
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...
Dates: 1949 - 1957

Herbert A. Ringle Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 171

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

Janice Rothschild Blumberg Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 238

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

Jewish Educational Loan Fund, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 036
Abstract 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

Louis Rosenbaum Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 052
Abstract 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,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2009

Mendle Boorstin Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 103

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

Nathan Lipton Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 186

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

Rabbi Joseph I. Cohen Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 065

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

Rosalie Hirsch Alterman Papers

Identifier: Mss 087

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

Saul Feldman Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 294

This collection contains a menu from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics and three scrapbooks.

Dates: 1950 - 1952; 1968 - 1972; 1996

Simon H. Smith Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 053
Abstract 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,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1960

Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Israel (Albany, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 095

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