Series 7
Photographs and audiovisual materials, [1942]-1973
Boxes 24, AV1 (formerly Box 25)

Scope and Content Note

This series, containing photographs, videotapes, and audiotapes, offers another perspective on Rothschild's professional life. Making up one of the two portions of the series, the photographs include a large number of individual portraits of the rabbi and photographs of him and others at various professional meetings. Of particular note are the pictures taken at the dinner honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., (located in Box 24: folder 9). Although many of the photographs are unidentified and undated, they are arranged according to subject and then in an approximate chronological order.

Of the two video cassettes (both copies of original 16 mm motion picture film), the more interesting is the film made during his 1950 trip to Israel. Without narration or notes, however, the tape offers only a limited view of Israel and its people during the nation's early years. The second videotape is a very brief television interview with Rothschild conducted shortly after the 1958 bombing of the Temple. Other than providing a view of some of the physical damage, the tape provides no information that is not already well represented in the newspaper clippings series (Series 4).

The nine sound recordings making up the second main portion of this series contribute important information about Rothschild and his career. Four of the audiotapes (Nos. 3 and 7-9) relate to the rabbi's religious functions both in the pulpit and in public. The two radio broadcasts about Yom Kippur reveal how Rothschild worked at the connections he maintained between his role as rabbi and his responsibilities as a religious leader in a secular, gentile world. Audiotapes 8 and 9, on the other hand, provide glimpses of how he worked with his congregation. Of particular note is the recording made of the first service held after the 1958 bombing. The sound recording made of the the King dinner offers a rare view into the political and social interactions of leading Atlantans during the civil rights period. The entire evening's program is contained on the two cassettes. (See also Series 3, Writings, and Series 4, Newspaper Clippings, for additional information on the Temple bombing and the King dinner.)

Photographs
Box Folder Content
24 1-2 Rothschild in military, [1942]-1952
24 3 Rothschild portraits, c. 1940s-1950s
24 4 Rothschild portraits, c. 1960s
24 5 Rothschild portraits, c. 1970s
24 6 Rothschild and others at professional meetings, 1946-1959
24 7 Rothschild and others at professional meetings, 1960-1971
24 8 Rothschild and others at professional meetings, 1971-1973
24 9 Martin Luther King, Jr., dinner, January 27, 1965
24 10 Rothschild in Israel and Germany
24 11 Rothschild family, 1950s
24 12 Temple events
Film
AV1 - "JMR - Israel, 1950" [original: film, 16mm]
AV1 - Television interview with Rothschild shortly after the 1958 bombing of the Temple [original: film, 16mm]
Sound recordings
AV1 - Unidentified background noise [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Poem, "I am a Jewess," repeated readings by Janice Rothschild [?], no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - WSB radio program, "The Meaning of Yom Kippur," with Rothschild and Dean David Collins, Bishop of Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philips in Atlanta. Announced by Bob VanCamp, no date (2 copies) [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Radio news announcement of Rothschild's death, newsman Nick Taylor (PRONews) and Mayor Sam Massell, January 1, 1974 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Dinner honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964 [Part 1] Nobel Peace Prize winner, January 27, 1965 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Dinner honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964 [Part 2] Nobel Peace Prize winner, January 27, 1965 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Radio program about Yom Kippur featuring Rothschild and the Temple choir, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Temple service, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Temple service, October 17, 1958 [first service after Temple bombing, October 13, 1958] [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Address (partial transcript) at recognition dinner, 1965 [reproduction restricted: reproduced from King Center Library and Archives—researcher reproduction cannot be made from this copy)] [original: open reel tape]
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