Arnold Tenenbaum papers
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Arnold Tenenbaum papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Tenenbaum, Arnold, b. 1936.
Title: Arnold Tenenbaum papers
Dates: 1982-2000
Extent: 4.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Identification: MS 1894

Biographical/Historical Note

Arnold Tenenbaum was born in 1936 in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1958 with a degree in philosophy and graduated Columbia University's Graduate School of Business soon thereafter. Upon completion of his education, he returned to Savannah where he began to work for his family's business, Chatham Steel Corporation. Throughout his career, Tenenbaum also played a very active role in the community donating much of his time to various local, state, professional, civic, and charitable organizations. In 2003, Tenebaum retired as president of Chatham Steel after working for forty four years. He now spends time between his homes in Savannah and Santa Fe, New Mexico and continues to play an active role in the community.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains agendas, articles, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, newsletters, reports, and other miscellaneous materials from Arnold Tenenbaum from 1982 to 2000. These papers relate to Tenenbaum's involvement in various community, state, professional, and charitable organizations throughout Georgia, and more specifically in Savannah.


This collection is arranged into 5 boxes:

Box 1: Agendas, articles, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, and reports regarding the Georgia Future Communities Commission, 1995-1996

Box 2: Agendas, articles, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, and reports regarding trends in the steel market, Vision 20/20 Savannah, Georgia Republican Senatorial Trust, Children of Change with the United Way of the Coastal Empire and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's education project, 1982-1984

Box 3: Agendas, articles, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, and reports regarding the Georgia Workplace Policy and Planning Council, United Way of the Coastal Empire's Teenage Pregnancy Task Force, Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority, Chatham-Savannah Commission on Children and Youth, Historic Savannah Foundation, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Future Communities Commission, 1987-1998

Box 4: Agendas, articles, clippings, correspondence, newsletters, memorandums, and reports regarding the Tennessee Associates International, Steel Service Center Institute - Leading Edge Issues for the Chief Executive, Georgia Future Communities Commission, The Family Business Advisor, Family Business Forum Quarterly, 1988-1997

Box 5: Agendas, articles, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, and reports regarding the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Historic Savannah Foundation, Coastal Area Games Association, Savannah Area Economic Development Leaders and Allies, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Leadership Savannah, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, 1987-2000

Index Terms

Agendas (administrative records)
Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority (Ga.)
City planning--Georgia--Savannah.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Family-owned business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Georgia Future Communities Commission.
Georgia Republican Senate Trust.
Georgia Workplace Policy and Planning Council.
Georgia. Department of Community Affairs.
Historic Savannah Foundation.
Leadership Savannah.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.
Savannah Area Economic Development Leaders and Allies.
Steel industry and trade--Georgia--Savannah.
Teenage pregnancy--Georgia.
Tenenbaum, Arnold, b. 1936.
United Way of the Coastal Empire (Ga.)
Vision 20/20 Savannah.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.