Jews -- Georgia
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
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
Identifier: Mss 308
Overview American Jewish Committee - Atlanta Chapter Records, 1968-1992, consisting of 21 linear feet of records including minutes, correspondence, newsletters and miscellaneous publications relating to the varied activities of this organization dedicated to building bridges between the Jewish community and other ethnicities and faiths.
Dates: 1968 - 1992
Identifier: Mss 330
Overview Archie Solomon Papers relates to his work as an inventor and businessman in Roswell, GA. These records include business correspondence, catalogues, photographs, blueprints, etc. and an antique Singer sewing machine.
Dates: 1941 - 2003
Identifier: Mss 185
Overview The Smith family settled in Vidalia, Georgia, and opened a shoe store in 1925. The family business flourished into Max Smith’s Department Store. The papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and material related to Congregation beth Israel and the Savannah Hebrew Day School.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1964 - 2001
Identifier: Mss 086
Overview Beryl Weiner is an Atlanta attorney who spent his boyhood years in Camilla, Georgia. The index highlights important events in the Camilla, the South, and especially those that relate to the Jewish residents of Camilla. The papers consist of the index to the Camilla Enterprise compiled by Beryl Weiner in 1996.
Dates: 1918 - 1996
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 250
Overview A native of Atlanta, Cecil Alexander Jr. was a World War II veteran, a renowned architect, and an outspoken activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Cecil influenced the physical appearance, as well as the political, social, and racial structure of Atlanta. The papers consist of correspondence, certificates, speeches, and newspaper articles.
Dates: 1902 - 2001
Identifier: Mss 408
Overview This collection contains several scrapbooks from Charlotte Kaminsky’s time at the University of Georgia in the 1950s. It contains newspaper articles, photos, and various documents and mementos from her scrapbooks.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959
Identifier: Mss 218
Identifier: Mss 384
Overview David Robinson opened one of the first training schools for radiological technologists in Savannah, Georgia. During his career, he served as President of the Georgia Radiological Society, Chief of Staff at Candler General Hospital in Savannah, and historian of the Georgia Medical Society. The papers include report cards, scrapbook, programs, bulletins, and obituaries.
Dates: 1916 - 1984
Identifier: Mss 155
Overview Devara Felson Goodman was active in a variety of civic organizations while living in Ocilla, Georgia, including activities at the University of Georgia. The collection consists of material from family businesses, correspondence written at Blue Star Camps, and memorabilia relating to the activities of various family members.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1910 - 1998
Identifier: Mss 321
Overview Containing campaign memorabilia for the election campaign of Douglas Cecil Alexander for Atlanta City Council Post 3, At-Large, including correspondence from contributors; campaign contribution disclosure reports; notes from staff meetings; candidate questionnaires; schedules; advertisements; invitations, a T-shirt, posters, bumper stickers, brochures, letterhead, newsletter, stickers, correspondence, biography, and photograph.
Dates: 1988 - 1997
Identifier: Mss 135
Overview Gus B. Kaufman was a native of Columbus, Georgia, but spent most of his life in Macon. His family was active in both Jewish and general community activities in Macon. The collection consists of papers relating to the Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (1935); Congregation Sherah Israel (now Congregation Sha'arey Israel); the Civil War (including Confederate burial records); a history of the Bernd and Bloch families; Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia; a booklet "The Great Migration and the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1881 - 2003
Identifier: Mss 022
Overview Hadassah Southeastern Region was organized in 1926, and is the umbrella organization for all Hadassah chapters in the Southeast. The Atlanta Chapter is the oldest, having been organized in 1916. are composed primarily of minutes, correspondence, committee reports and also records from Junior Hadassah, the Business and Professional division of Atlanta Hadassah, the Tel Chai Chapter, the Southeastern region and the national office.
Dates: 1916 - 1991
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
Identifier: Mss 265
Overview Harry B. Siegel began a career in railroading in 1912 and who was at the age of 25 promoted to freight and passenger train conductor. In 1940, he became general yardmaster and in 1941 he became terminal trainmaster of Southern Railway's largest freight yards in Atlanta. In 1943 he became manager of the Atlanta Terminal Co representing four railroads.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1935 - 1980
Identifier: Mss 398
Identifier: Mss 401
Identifier: Mss 325
Overview The Atlanta Jewish Federation was formally incorporated in 1967 and is the result of the merger of the Atlanta Federation for Jewish Social Service founded in 1905 as the Federation of Jewish Charities; the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation founded in 1936 as the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund; and the Atlanta Jewish Community Council founded in 1945. Over the years the Federation operated the majority of the social service functions within the Jewish community of Atlanta. The records consist of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2005
Identifier: Mss 276
Overview The collection includes two scrapbooks, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs pertaining to Jewish war Veterans Post 455 from 1966 to 1968.
Dates: 1966 - 1968
Identifier: Mss 162
Overview The Esserman family settled in Rome, Georgia, in the early 1890s. Jule and Rose were very involved in the Jewish community and the community of Rome. Of special interest in this collection are the personal stories, and history of Rose Esserman Levin while growing up in Rome. The collection includes a brief history into the life of the Esserman Family, how Esserman & Co. became a successful clothing business and their many contributions to the community. One can also get a brief look into...
Dates: 1920 - 2002
Identifier: Mss 064
Overview Katherine and Jacob Greenfield Hebrew Academy of Atlanta, Inc., was the first Jewish day school in Atlanta. It was established in 1953. Its records include anniversary books, scrapbook, 1953-1960, and photocopies of minutes.
Dates: 1953 - 1991
Identifier: Mss 366
Overview Levy Jewelers began in 1900 as A. Levy & Son, a watch repair business at 211 West Congress Street across from City Market in Savannah, Georgia. The records consist of scrapbooks and a memoir written by Aaron Levy's daughter, Ida Levy Barnett.
Dates: 1928 - 1948
Identifier: Mss 190
Overview A German immigrant, Louis Cohen was elected mayor of Sandersville in 1887 and served several terms. The papers consist of certificates from the Banking House of Louis Cohen, family genealogical materials, a scrapbook completed by Louis Cohen, the recipe book of Henrietta Happ, family bibles containing additional genealogical records, and correspondence from Cohen and Happ family members.
Dates: 1875 - 1996
Identifier: Mss 187
Overview Louis Perling emigrated from Poland to the United States and settled in Sandersville, Georgia. The Perling family has owned and operated a clothing store in Sandersville for the last 75 years. The collection consists of letters from Maggie Oshman to a number of correspondents, primarily to Louis Perling who she would later marry. The letters are written from Galveston, Texas and from Cochran and Hazelhurst, Georgia. Of special interest are the letters in which Maggie Oshman discusses her...
Dates: 1911 - 1916
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 402
Identifier: Mss 224
Overview Mattie Lee Baxley Papers, consisting of 1 cubic foot of material containing documents relating to the career of Marcos Fernan-Nunez, a direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Ribiero Nunez a member of the group of 42 Jews who settled in Georgia in 1733; research and genealogical records relating to the 42 Jewish settlers and in particular to the Nunez family; and a draft and final copy of the manuscript "Gold Buttons," a history of the Nunez family by Mattie Lee Baxley wife of Marcos Fernan-Nunez.
Dates: 1919 - 2002
Identifier: Mss 388
Overview Moise Kaplan was a graduate of Boys' High School and attended Georgia Tech’s night school of Commerce. He served in the Army during WWII. After the war he returned to Atlanta and the insurance industry. He engaged in sports fishing and later authored several books on the subject.
Dates: 1937 - 1951
Identifier: Mss 102
Overview Nathan Cohen emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1913 and moved to South Georgia working as a peddler. In 1924 he opened Cohen’s of Alma. He retired in 1957 and assumed numerous civic responsibilities throughout the community. He was elected Mayor of Alma in 1961 and later named Citizen of the Year by the Lions Club and Board of Trade. The papers include records from Cohen’s of Alma Department Store and correspondence relating to the election of Nathan Cohen as Mayor of Alma,...
Dates: 1924 - 1972