Manuscript Database


Cohen-Goldberg family. Papers, 1920-2001. 15 items and 1 ovsz. folder.

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Mss. C C


The collection consists of items related to two Jewish families from Louisville, Kentucky: the Cohens and the Goldbergs. Mayme (Mae) Goldberg was born in 1904 in Louisville to Russian immigrants Lazzer and Sarah Reva Goldberg. In 1931, she married Herman Cohen, a Louisville lawyer and son of Rabbi Benjamin Cohen. Items relating to Mae include her 1920 yearbook from Louisville Girls' High School, a citizenship class questionnaire with answers, a Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA) Girls' Declamatory Contest mailer, 1928 photographs of her with her students in front of the Alamo Theatre, and a newspaper announcement of her engagement to Herman. News clippings and certificates (ovsz. folder) document Herman's graduation from the Jefferson School of Law and parts of his legal career. There is a program for the installation exercises for Rabbi Benjamin Cohen at Anshei Sfard in 1927, a newspaper image of Rabbi Cohen in the pulpit of the synagogue (ovsz. folder), and other news clippings. Additional materials include a "First Concert" program for Louisville Civic Symphony Orchestra in 1932, with information about the orchestra's early history as the YMHA symphony. Items about Sonia Cohen Levine, the daughter of Mae and Herman, include a 1983 news article about her receiving the National Council of Jewish Women award for service, and an interview of her conducted on June 23, 2001.

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Cohen-Goldberg family. Papers, 1920-2001. 26 items and 1 ovsz. folder.