Jewish Chronicle Soviet Jewry Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Jewish Chronicle Soviet Jewry Collection contains correspondence, clippings, releases, pamphlets and photographs.
- undated, 1963-1988, 1990-1993
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.
Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, N.Y., 10011 email: email@example.com
The Soviet Jewry files of The Jewish Chronicle 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.
The Jewish Chronicle is a weekly newspaper covering local, national and global news for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and its vicinity.
The collection contains information and photographs used by The Jewish Chronicle for coverage of the situation of Jews in the Soviet Union during the decades of 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the materials originated from the Soviet Jewry movement and other Jewish organizations in the United States and includes publications, press releases, correspondence and photographs related to Soviet Jews. The collection also contains articles, pamphlets and press releases from non-Jewish organizations in the United States and Israel concerned with human rights and civil liberties. Files on special projects by the American Jewish communities designed to raise awareness of the Soviet Jewry movement are also included. The collection also features news clippings and materials aggregated from the information agencies on the subjects pertaining to Soviet Jewry and general background information on the U.S.S.R., and a large number of photographs.
1 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)
The Jewish Chronicle is a weekly newspaper covering local, national and global news for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and its vicinity. The collection contains information and photographs used by The Jewish Chronicle for coverage of the situation of Jews in the Soviet Union during the decades of 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the materials originated from the Soviet Jewry movement organizations and other Jewish institutions in the United States and includes publications, press releases, correspondence and photographs related to Soviet Jews.
The collection is arranged into a single series.
Located in AJHS New York, NY
Donated by the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA in 2011.
- Anti-defamation League
- Cleveland Council on Soviet Anti-Semitism
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Conference on the Status of Soviet Jews
- Emigration and immigration
- Human rights
- Jewish chronicle (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
- Jews -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government
- Jews, Soviet
- Soviet Union
- Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
- United Jewish Appeal
- United States
- Jewish Chronicle Soviet Jewry Collection, undated, 1963-1988, 1990-1993 *I-523
- Processed by Andrey Filimonov
- © 2011
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.