Judith A. Manelis Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of one folder and one oversize folder.
- Manelis, Judith A. (Person)
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The Papers of Judith A. Manelis represent one collection housed within the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM). These papers reflect the effort, beginning in the 1960s through the late 1980s, of thousands of American Jews of all denominations and political orientations to stop the persecution and discrimination of Jews in the Soviet Union. The American Soviet Jewry Movement (ASJM) is considered to be the most influential Movement of the American Jewish community in the 20th century. The beginnings of the organized American Soviet Jewry Movement became a model for efforts to aid Soviet Jews in other countries, among them Great Britain, Canada, and France. The movement can be traced to the early 1960s, when the first organizations were created to address the specific problem of the persecution and isolation of Soviet Jews by the government of the Soviet Union.
Judith A. Manelis served as the Executive Director of the Communications Department of the United Jewish Appeal--Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York during 1986-1990. The collection reflects the campaign for Soviet Jewry run by the UJA during Manelis' tenure.
1 Folders (1/3 linear foot)
Language of Materials
The collection contains the papers of Judith A. Manelis, the Executive Director of the Communications Department of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York. The papers pertain to the UJA-Federation Campaign for Soviet Jewish Emigres. The materials include ads, mailings, news releases, position papers, stationery, a button, and a poster.
The collection is arranged into a single series.
Collection is located in Consolidated Box P29.
Donated by Judith A. Manelis in 2008.
- Guide to the Judith A. Manelis Papers, 1986-1990 *P-970
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