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Jacob L. Goldstein Papers

Jacob L. Goldstein Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jacob L. Goldstein Papers
Creator: Goldstein, Jacob L., 1923-2013
Inclusive Dates: 1940-2009
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 box(es) (2.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL346
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Jacob L. Goldstein (1923-2013) was a community leader and businessman in Milledgeville, Georgia. His papers document his civic involvement as well as his military career.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Jacob Louis Goldstein was born in 1923 to Abe and Celia Goldstein in Milledgeville, Georgia. He attended Georgia Military High School and Georgia Military Junior College, and he graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA degree. He married Maxine Shapiro Goldstein in 1947, and the couple had two children, Marcia and Harriet. During World War II, Goldstein served four years as a captain in Patton's Third Army. During his tenure, he received two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Goldstein worked with the department store and wholesale business, C. Goldstein and Sons, for more than 60 years and served as president. Throughout his career, he held several chairman and board positions, including on the Board of First Federal Savings and Loan of Milledgeville, BB&T Bank Board, and Temple Beth Israel in Macon, Georgia.

Goldstein remained active with Georgia Military College throughout his life, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association. For his and Maxine's legacy gift and ongoing support, they were honored with the naming of the Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts in 2005.He was a past member of the Baldwin County Industrial Authority and the Democratic State Committee and a past director of the Georgia Association of Democratic County Chairs. He was involved with several charitable campaigns and helped found Harriet's Closet, an organization that provides items for cancer patients undergoing treatment, in tribute to his daughter.

Goldstein died on January 11, 2013, at age 89.

Source: "Jacob L. Goldstein Obituary." Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 13 January 2013. Web. 11 June 2015.

Scope and Content

The Jacob L. Goldstein Papers document his work as a community leader and businessman in Milledgeville, Georgia, as well as his military career, and include correspondence, clippings, military records, photographs and awards.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is organized primarily in chronological order and by format.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Jacob L. Goldstein Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Mat Darby, 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Civic improvement.
Goldstein, Maxine S., 1926-
Milledgeville (Ga.)
World War, 1939-1945.

Related Collections in this Repository

Maxine S. Goldstein Papers

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


[Military Records]

11[Military Records], 1942-1944

[Certificate of Discharge]

12[Certificate of Discharge], 1946,1993

[Information on Military Medals]

13[Information on Military Medals], 1990-2004


14[Correspondence], 1976-2000


15[Clippings], 1991-2008

[Speech: Dublin's Ladies' Night]

16[Speech: Dublin's Ladies' Night], 1961 December 7


17Resume/Background, 2009 September

[Goldstein's Department Store]

18[Goldstein's Department Store], 1982 March

[Mary Stone]

19[Mary Stone], 1987 December

Anti-Defamation League

110Anti-Defamation League, 2007 August-September

B'nai B'rith Cuban Jewish Relief Project Mission

111B'nai B'rith Cuban Jewish Relief Project Mission, 2010

[Georgia Military College Foundation]

112[Georgia Military College Foundation], 1972-1973

[Georgia Military College Muster Day]

113[Georgia Military College Muster Day], 1988 October 30


114[General], 1978-1985
2Georgia Military College, 1940
2Jake and Maxine Goldstein with Max Cleland, circa 1995
271st Infantry Division Memorial, circa 2000


115Certificates, 1944-2011

Certificates, resolutions, diplomas and state commissions

2Certificates, resolutions, diplomas and state commissions, 1940-1993


2Kiwanis Club, 1961
3Community Leader of America Award, 1969
3First Federal Savings and Loan Associations Board of Directors, 1980 December
3Chairman: Oconee Area Employment & Training Council, 1981 October 30
3Milledgeville Kiwanis Club Perfect Attendance 1959-1984, 1985 February 12
3The Roasting of the Kidd, 1986 June 6
3George F. Hixson Fellow, 1996 October
3Baldwin County Democratic Committee, 1992
3Alumni Award, undated