Kaye Robinson Kole

photo of Kaye Robinson Kole Librarian, Genealogist
Class of 1975
Bachelor of Arts in English

Kaye Robinson Kole, a native of Savannah, graduated from Armstrong with a B.A. in English and a minor in library science. She was a Certified Record Searcher and then a Certified Genealogist. She worked previously as a librarian for the Corps of Engineers, the City of Savannah, and St. Vincent’s Academy. Ms. Kole served as a curator for the Georgia Historical Society; now serves as chair of the Savannah Jewish Archives, for which she was the founder; and was a board member of the Southern Jewish Historical Society. She is a member of Congregation Mickve Israel, where she previously served as the museum chair. She is a former member of the board of the Live Oak Public Libraries.

Ms. Kole has several publications to her credit, including articles published by Search, the International Journal for Researchers of Jewish Genealogy and The Genealogist. She is the author of a book about Jewish genealogy, The Minis Family of Georgia: 1733-1992. She jointly compiled, with the archivists, The Jewish Community of Savannah, Voices of Savannah: Selections from the Oral History Collection of the Savannah Jewish Archives, and Picturing Savannah’s Jewish Community for the Savannah Jewish Archives. She has received the volunteer of the year award from the Jewish Educational Alliance, and she and her husband received the John MacPherson Berrien Award from the Georgia Historical Society. She was also recognized by the Savannah Jewish Federation for establishing the Savannah Jewish Archives.

Ms. Kole and her husband Donald Allan Kole have two children and four grandchildren.