Stacks of the Cuba Archives

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For more information or to make an appointment, call Sandra Berman, Archivist, at 404-870-1862, or contact her by e-mail.


Jake Abelson (1892–1963). Papers, 1918–1963.
(professional boxing memorabilia and World War I diary, 19181919)

Harry Abrahams. Papers, 1976.
(newspaper article)

Ann Uhry Abrams.  Papers, 1908-1973.
Mss 179

Size:  .6 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists of brides books, a baby book, a scrapbook, and a memorial book relating to Fox, Uhry and Abrams family members.

Significance:  Ann Uhry Abrams was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Ralph and Alene Fox Uhry. She is the sister of playwright Alfred Uhry.

Sandy Abrams.  Papers, 1967–986
(program from the centennial anniversary of Temple Beth Tefilloh in Brunswick, Georgia, 1987; a prayer book from the wedding of Dr. Charles Trauring and Sharon Silver, in Augusta, Georgia, undated; and a program from WSB Radio's Great American Awards honoring Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, 1966.)

Ludwig and Erna Grunebaum Adler Family. Papers, 1939–1940.
(photocopy of an identification card and an original identification card from the refugee camp in Rotterdam)

Henry Ajlen Family. Papers, 1993.
(letter in which Lola Zawada Ajlen details her experiences during the Holocaust)

Douglas Alexander. Papers, 1994.
(political campaign memorabilia)

Henry A. Alexander Sr. (1874–1967). Papers, 1929
(genealogy of Alexander family)

Helen Eiseman Alexander. Papers, 1919–1984.
Mss 72

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: Papers relating to Civil rights, the American Jewish Committee and the establishment of the Speech and Hearing Clinic in Atlanta.

Significance: The Speech and Hearing Clinic was established in 1952, primarily through the efforts of Helen Eiseman Alexander and five other women who were concerned that there was no help available for hearing-impaired African-American children in Atlanta.


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Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Speech and Hearing Clinic, established primarily through the efforts of Helen Eiseman Alexander.


Henry Alexander (1874–1967). Papers, 1812–1991.
Mss 24

Size: 1.6 linear feet.

Content: Court transcripts, correspondence and newspaper articles relating to the Leo Frank case, general family correspondence and Alexander genealogical material.

Significance: Henry Alexander was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1874, the son of Julius Mortimer Alexander and Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander. His grandfather, Aaron Alexander, was the first Jew of American birth to settle in Atlanta.

Henry Alexander attended the University of Georgia and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1895. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 1909-1910. In 1914, he was asked to help in the appeals process for Leo M. Frank. Throughout the years, Henry remained active in both general and Jewish community activities and was a founder of the Atlanta Historical Society, a member of the Disabled Emergency Officers of World War I, president of the United Hebrew School, treasurer of the Jewish Welfare Fund and a member of the advisory board of the Union of Sephardic Congregation in New York.

Hermoine Weil Alexander (1922– 1983) Family. Papers, 1952.
(letter regarding the hiring of Irene Asbury as lead teacher for the Speech and Hearing Clinic)

Miles Alexander. Papers, 1949–1975.
(correspondence regarding admitting women to the Commerce Club)

Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander (1854–1938) Family. Papers, 1929.

Helen Alperin Family. Papers, 1926–1958.
Mss 11

Size: .4 linear feet.

Content: Newspaper clippings, newsletters, rosters, and a minute book, 1940-1941, from Judateens, a chapter of Young Judaea in Atlanta, Georgia.

Significance: The papers reflect upon the activities of Helen Alperin, who as a teenager and young adult actively participated in Zionist organizations such as Young Judaea and the Intercollegiate Zionist Federation.

Bernice Shanker Alter Family. Papers, 1929–1945.
(invitation, Jewish National Fund receipt, 1932, and card from Kiddie Revue)

David Alterman (1917–1993) Family. Papers, 1933–1990.
Mss 119

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: The collection consists of correspondence, programs, invitations and newspaper articles.

Significance: David Alterman was one of five brothers who, with their father, owned and operated a wholesale grocery business in Atlanta. David (Dave) Alterman and his wife, Sara, were also active in synagogue life and a wide variety of Jewish community organizations.

Rosalie Hirsch Alterman (–2003). Papers, 1921–1949.
Mss 87

Size: .4 linear feet.

Contents: High School memory book of Rosalie Hirsch Alterman, 1930-1932, and memorabilia from the numerous activities and clubs in which Rosalie was active including the Coterie Club, Hadassah, the Atlanta Ballyhoo Club, and Camp Civitania.

Significance: This collection reflects upon the activities of a young Jewish woman coming of age in the 1920s and 1930s.

Frieda Kiwetz Amir Family. Papers, 1927–1929.
(photocopy of the birth certificate of Frieda Kiwetz, 1927, and a photocopy of the report card of Frieda Kiwetz, undated)

Dr. Ludwig Amster.  Papers, 1895–2004.
(Photocopy of a biographical note, 1895, on Dr. Ludwig Amster, founder of Piedmont Hospital and a history of Piedmont Hospital with a biography of Dr. Amster)

Charles A. Anderson. Papers, 1945.
(photocopy of letter written by U.S. army soldiers at Dachau, 1945)

Reuben R. Arnold.  Papers, 1914.
(published text of the address delivered by Arnold at the hearing for a new trial for Leo M. Frank in 1915)

Morris Arnovitz (1916–1988). Papers, 1928–1981.
Mss 69

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: Primarily documents relating to the military service of Morris Arnovitz during World War II.

Significance: Morris Arnovitz was a navigator with the Army Air Corps and had completed 21 missions before being shot down over Germany. He was a prisoner of war in Germany for the remainder of the war. Of special interest are his flight log and a journal kept by him while a prisoner of war.

Joseph F. Asher (1901–1992). Papers, undated.
(history of the Asher family of Augusta, Georgia)

Barbara Asher (1938–1995). Papers, 1993.
(campaign memorabilia)

Norman Asher Family. Papers, 1956–1989.
(playbills and newspaper clippings regarding plays written by Alfred Uhry)

Thomas Joseph Asher Family. Papers, 1876–1997.
Mss 149

Size:  .6 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists of records from the Elsas family reunion held in Atlanta in 1993; record books belonging to Oscar Elsas, President of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills following the retirement of his father Jacob in 1913; material relating to the works of play write Alfred Uhry, a boyhood friend of Tom Asher; and newsletters from Rich's, the store at which Joseph Asher was employed.

Significance:  Thomas Asher was born in 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Helen Elsas Asher and Joseph Fried Asher. His great-grandfather was Jacob Elsas, the founder of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills.  At one time, the mill was the largest employer in Atlanta.  His grandfather, Oscar Elsas, became president of the mill in 1913 when Jacob announced his retirement.  Thomas Asher graduated from Cornell University in 1958.  He was in the investment business for over 46 years and retired as senior advisor at Smith Barney in 1999.

Jane Lewis Axelrod. Papers, 1950–1951.
(letter from letter from Leonard Fishman (Pinky) to Jane Lewis thanking her for her work for A.Z.A. chapter 518 and a ticket for the 518's Gala Night Club, an evening sponsored by A.Z.A., and held at the Jewish Educational Alliance.)

Marshall Azrael Family.  Papers, 1950.
(Photocopy of a newspaper clipping from Dunns Department Store in Dublin, Georgia)


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Henry A. Alexander, c.1914.

Henry A. Alexander, c.1914.