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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. 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; newsletters from Rich's, the store at which Joseph Asher was employed, and a history of the commerce club. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Mss 149

Thomas Joseph Asher Family Papers

22 Related Subjects

Asher, Thomas J., 1936-

Elsas, Oscar, 1871-1924

Elsas, Emma Ehrlich, 1874-1941

Elsas, Jacob, 1842-1932

Uhry, Alfred, 1937-

Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills (Atlanta, Ga.)
Mills and Mill-work

Mills and Mill-work

Department Stores
General Stores; Dime Stores; Dry Goods

Rich's, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
Department Stores

National Council of Jewish Women - Atlanta Section

Associations, Institutions, etc.

Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)


Asher, Helen Elsas, 1906-1994

Elsas, Louis J., II, 1937-

Elsas, William

Highland School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Public Schools

Asher, Joseph F., 1901-1992

Luckovich, Mike

Commerce Club


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