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Department stores

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham N. Davidson Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 228

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

Ben Smith Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 185

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

Nathan Cohen Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 102
Abstract 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

Paul Ruben Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 189
Abstract Max and Rebecca Ruben in established Ruben's Department Store on Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia in 1898. The collection consists of an employee salary ledger, 1944-1946, a cancelled check, 1963, a debit memorandum from the 1940s, an application for a charge account; and records from the Havath Israel Lodge #361 of the Independent Order of Brith Sholom in Augusta, Georgia and the Independent Order of Brith Sholom - Atlanta Lodge No....
Dates: 1916 - 1963

Philip Lazarus Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 129
Abstract Philip Lazarus was a Russian immigrant, born in 1876, who settled in South Georgia in 1891. He originally moved to Rochelle, GA and married Lena Pearlman of Americus, Georgia. In 1902 they moved to Quitman, Georgia and opened Philip Lazarus and Sons, a general merchandise store. Lazarus died on August 5, 1953 in Quitman. The collection consists of indentures, correspondence primarily written by Jake Lazarus to his parents while serving as a soldier during World War II, and the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1906 - 1945

Reuben Aaron Kunnes Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 122

Reuben Aaron Kunnes was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1882. The family settled in Thomson, Georgia where they owned a dry goods business that eventually became R. A. Kunnes Department Store. The Kunnes family was active in all aspects of community life in Thomson, Georgia.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1997

Richard B. Altman Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 261

The papers pertaining to the Altman family and the incorporation and operation of Altman’s Store in Brunswick, GA (1907 – 2002), and Temple Beth Tefilloh records from 1949 - 2002.

Dates: 1890 - 2002

Rich’s, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 114

Rich’s was established on May 28, 1867 as M. Rich Dry Goods and would grow to become the South’s largest retailer. The records consist of annual reports and financial records.

Dates: 1900 - 1986

Sam Gershon Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 046
Abstract Sam Gershon was actively involved in relief efforts in Europe and for the Jews of the city of Kobryn in the years immediately following World War I. The papers include documents from early Atlanta Jewish community organizations including the Central Committee for the War Sufferers, 1920, the Independent Order of B'rith Abraham, 1925-1948, the Kobryner...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1904 - 1992

The Dannenberg Company (Macon, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 133
Scope and Contents

Researchers studying The Dannenberg Company (Macon, Ga.) Records will gain insight into a Jewish-owned department store in central Georgia. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1883 - 1992