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Jewish Public Relations Council (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Records

Identifier: I-176

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one folder of telegrams to President Franklin D. Roosevelt citing American Association of University Women Pittsburgh branch and other Pittsburgh-based support for the “Free Ports” plan for European refugees; correspondence from Lillian A. Friedberg, Executive Director of the Jewish Public Relations Council in Pittsburgh, to Isaiah Minkoff; and a “Resolution on Nazi Brutality” prepared by the Jewish Public Relations Council for the May 27-28, 1944 All-Slav Convention in Pittsburgh. All material dates between May and June of 1944.


  • Creation: 1944


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

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Historical Note

In 1944, the Jewish Public Relations Council of Pittsburgh, later known as the Jewish Community Relations Council of Pittsburgh, locally represented the: American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, and Jewish Labor Committee. Lillian Friedberg was Executive Director of the Council from 1943 to 1965.


1 Folders


This collection is comprised of one folder of telegrams, correspondence, and a resolution, disseminated by the Jewish Public Relations Council in Pittsburgh, PA in response to the “Free Ports” plan, May-June 1944.

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box I-2.

Guide to the Jewish Public Relations Council (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Records, 1944   I-176
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Description is in English.
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Revision Statements

  • April 2021: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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