Congregation Children of Israel Legacy Program collection

Congregation Children of Israel Legacy Program collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Congregation Children of Israel (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Congregation Children of Israel Legacy Program collection
Dates: 2001-2004
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3253

Biographical/Historical Note

Congregation Children of Israel is a synagogue located in Athens, Georgia. Congregation Children of Israel Legacy Program, organized in 2001, the Jewish year 5762, was created to record the oral history of temple members.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of oral histories of members of Congregation Children of Israel, Athens, Georgia, recorded 2001-2004. There are folders for each person interviewed, a signed consent form, along with a printed transcript of the interview. Some folders contain photographs of the person interviewed, photocopies of newspaper articles, or typewritten notes about the individual; and a written history. Interviewees talk about experiences of being Jewish in America, social conditions, peace for Israel, and temple affiliation. The final folder contains the oral history questionnaire used by Burt Sparer while conducting interviews, and the list of congregants who contributed oral histories.

Index Terms

Oral histories (document genres)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Congregation Children of Israel Legacy Program collection, ms3253, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audio recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request at The Walter J. Brown Media Archives. Audio research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Consent forms and oral history transcripts, 2001-2004
28Questionnaire and list, 2004