Isaac Leib Goldberg Collection
Identifier: RG 17
Scope and Content Note
Isaac Leib Goldberg Collection documents Isaac Goldberg’s active participation in the international Zionist movement. It also sheds light on his professional activities as a lawyer in the Russian Empire. The collection consists of circular letters, official documents, correspondence, court documents and Power of Attorney, leaflets, announcements, reports, minutes of meetings, financial reports and tables, balance sheets and Annual Reports, lists, and memoranda. Materials collected here deal with international as well as local Zionist organizations in South Africa, Palestine, Germany, England, Russian Empire, and other European countries. Additionally, there are materials documenting activities of several Zionist youth organizations in Lithuania during the inter-war period. Included here are materials from Zionist Conferences and meetings, correspondence between central offices and local representatives, and correspondence and other materials regrading economic activities in Palestine, such as developing industry and supporting local Jewish business. There is also a wealth of materials dealing with the Zionists efforts to colonize Palestine and acquire land for newly arrived European Jews. Furthermore, there is a small amount od materials that document Isaac Goldberg’s activities as a lawyer that include depositions, resolutions and other court documents, in addition to Power of Attorney and correspondence.
- Goldberg, Isaac Leib, 1860-1935 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in Russian, German, Yiddish, and French
Conditions Governing Access
The collection has been digitized and is available online without restrictions. The physical collection is closed.
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Isaac Leib Goldberg, lawyer, Zionist leader, and philanthropist, was born on February 7th, 1860 in Šakiai, Russian Empire, (now Lithuania). He received his early education at Kovno (Kaunas) Yeshiva before moving to Vilna (Vilnius). Isaac Goldberg was one of the first members of the Hibbat Zion movement and helped found the Ohavei Zion society in Vilna. He was a delegate to the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897 and in 1900 was appointed representative of the Zionist Organization in the Vilna district. Goldberg actively participated in economic ventures in Palestine, including founding of the Geulah Company and Carmel Wine Company as well as establishing two Hebrew newspapers, Haaretz and Ha’am. Isaac Leib Goldberg died on September 14, 1935 in Switzerland and was buried in Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv.
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Isaac Leib Goldberg Collection documents Isaac Goldberg’s active participation in the international Zionist movement. It also sheds light on his professional activities as a lawyer in the Russian Empire. The collection consists of circular letters, official documents, correspondence, court documents and Power of Attorney, leaflets, announcements, reports, minutes of meetings, financial reports and tables, balance sheets and Annual Reports, lists, and memoranda.
This collection is arranged into two series:
- Guide to the Isaac Leib Goldberg Collection, 1901-1919
- Unverified Full Draft
- Materials processed, described, and prepared for digitization, and finding aid encoded by Yakov Il'ich Sklar in 2020.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Processed, conserved and digitized as part of the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project (2015-2022)