Harry Lerner Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection features documents from the Minnesota-Dakotas Action Committee for Soviet Jewry and other Soviet Jewry movement organizations. The materials include newsletters, articles, memos, haggadahs, profiles and lists of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience and Refuseniks.
The collection consists of one folder.
- Creation: undated, 1979-1980
- Lerner, Harry (Person)
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The Papers of Harry Lerner 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.
Children’s books publisher, Harry Lerner and his wife Sharon Lerner, were active in the American Soviet Jewry movement in the Minneapolis area.
1 Folders (1/4 linear foot)
Language of Materials
Harry Lerner, a children’s books publisher, who, with his wife Sharon Lerner, was an activist of the American Soviet Jewry movement in the Minneapolis area. The materials include newsletters, articles, memos, haggadahs, profiles and lists of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience and Refuseniks.
The collection is arranged into a single series.
Collection is located in Consolidated Box P29.
Donated by Joni Sussman in 2006.
- Guide to the Harry Lerner Papers, undated, 1979-1980 *P-972
- Processed by Andrey Filimonov
- © 2013
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