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J. Regenstein Co. pamphlet and letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS817f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a pamphlet titled You and Regenstein's that contains information for new employees as well as a typed letter from the J. Regenstein Co. written to Mr. L. M. King of Jonesboro, Georgia.


  • 1908, 1950


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Julius Regenstein (1826-1914) and Max Kutz (1848-1916) established Regenstein & Kutz in 1871. Julius married Max's sister, Matilda Kutz (1845-1929, and together they had eight children: Bertha Regenstein Schack (1865-1933), Meyer (1869-1946), Seligman (1871-1931), Joseph (1874-1946), Belle R. Wolff (1876-1965), Louis (1878-1962), Essie Regenstein Cerf (1881-1949), and Minnie Regenstein (1883-1897). The store carried general merchandise and dry goods, including millinery and shoes. It was known for being the first wholesale millinery house established in Atlanta as well as the first department store in the city to hire female sales clerks. After purchasing the other half of the firm's interest from Kutz in 1884, Regenstein partnered with his brothers, Gabriel (1823-1897) and Moses (1833-1901) under the name Regenstein Bros. This partnership later dissolved and Julius used the name J. Regenstein for the store until his sons became partners and they changed the name to J. Regenstein Co. In 1976 the Regenstein family sold the business to Jack Melton and in the 1990s the last store closed.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2005

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.
J. Regenstein Co. pamphlet and letter
Louanne Heintz
September 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305