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Abraham Orlofsky research collection

Identifier: L2005-25

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the collection is split between ten folders. Among the folders are Abe Orlofsky’s personal papers including correspondences and National Federation of Federal Employees(NFFE) policies from the late 1970s into the early 1990s. Orlofsky collected anniversary pamphlets, indexes with former employees, and copies of the Washington D.C. (#1418) chapter charters of 1964. Photographs of Abe Orlofsky and other NFFE members, roughly dated between 1981-1992, and pins from NFFE campaigns in 1990, national conventions, and those belonging to Orlofsky are included in the collection as well.

Two former employees are found within the collection as part of Orlofsky’s genealogical work: Leora Pearl Herring, a.k.a. L. Pearl Herring, and Emma Tooker, a.k.a. Emma Antone. L. Pearl Herring was a typewriter and clerk under the War Department from 1917 until 1947. Emma Tooker, a.k.a. Emma Antone upon marriage, was a teacher for the Department of Interior at Native American schools from 1909 to 1944.

The personal papers of L. Pearl Herring are from her years of work; the majority of these papers are correspondences and documents of her promotional pay raises over the years, divided up into four folders. One folder contains the notes and photocopies from Abe Orlofsky’s research into L. Pearl Herring, dated roughly around 1991. The majority of her paperwork are her employee evaluation forms, which showcase her various teaching levels between junior high and high schools. One folder contains two photographs of Emma Antone – one as a younger woman and one more towards her years of retirement. Emma Antone’s paperwork regarding her retirement is included in the collection. Overall, there are five individual folders for Emma Antone’s papers. The personal research photocopies of paperwork on Emma Antone, collected by Abe Orlofsky between 1991 and 1992, are included in one folder.


  • Creation: 1947

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Biographic Notes of Abraham Orlofsky

Abraham “Abe” Orlofsky was a former NFFE member and historian that was compiled around 1991.


0.6 Linear Feet (In two boxes.)

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Abraham “Abe” Orlofsky was a former National Federation of Federal Employees, NFFE member and historian that was compiled around 1991. The papers and items found in the collection were part of Orlofsky’s genealogical research and historical work with NFFE.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Abraham Orlofsky, 2005

Processing Information

Processed by Aimee Flenner, 13 June 2024.

Abraham Orlofsky
A Guide to the Research Collection at Georgia State University Library
Aimee Flenner
11 June 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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