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Bernard G. Richards Papers
The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Florence Mendheim Collection of Anti-Semitic Propaganda
This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.
General Jewish Council Records
The General Jewish Council was an umbrella organization founded by the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, and Jewish Labor Committee in order to coordinate their rights defense activities.
The bulk of the records in this collection date between from 1938-1944, the active years of the Council. Materials consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, and reports.
Morey Schapira Papers
Papers of Morey Schapira reflect the work of the prominent activist of the American Soviet Jewry movement in the years 1965-1993. The collection includes details on Mr. Schapira’s leadership role with organizations Action for Soviet Jewry, the Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. The collection contains files on many other groups, individuals and topics.
National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council Records
This collection documents the activities, administration, planning, proceedings, and correspondence of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, 1944-1994. The collection includes correspondence, programs, minutes, proposals, reports, clippings, press releases, and publications.
Records of The American Jewish Congress
The records of the American Jewish Congress, a national Jewish agency, concerned primarily with Jewish and other minority civil rights, include the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Administrative and Executive Committees and Governing Council of the Congress. The collection has materials generated by the National Biennial Conventions, Executive Directors, including Phil Baum and Henry Siegman, and the General Counsel files of Will Maslow, Commissions and the Jerusalem Conferences of Mayors, Regional Chapters, National Women's Division, Business and Professional Chapters, Public Relations, and miscellaneous activities conducted by American Jewish Congress.
Records of the Bureau on Jewish Employment Problems (Chicago, Ill.)
This collection contains annual reports, board minutes, case studies, correspondence, newsletters, survey reports, and other items.
Records of the American Jewish Committee Executive Offices (EXO-29), Morris Waldman Files
The collection represents the papers of Morris David Waldman (1879-1963), a rabbi, social worker and communal leader, who was appointed executive secretary of one of the main Jewish defense organizations, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), in 1928. The executive secretary had top executive function at the organization and was in charge of working out and implementing the organization’s projects and policies regarding monitoring the civil and human rights of the Jews, and intervening on behalf of the Jews both in the U.S. and abroad. In 1942, Waldman was promoted to executive vice-president, a position he held until his retirement in 1945. The Morris Waldman Files relate to all of Waldman's activities as acting executive secretary and vice-president of the AJC.
Records of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews and Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and Renewal
The collection documents the activities of a human rights non-government organization on behalf of Soviet Jewry and Jews in the Former Soviet Union. Organized by Harold Light in San Francisco in 1967, the group worked to bring the Soviet Jewry issue to national and international attention. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, case files, publications, newspaper clippings, card files of Refuseniks, subject files, audio/visual materials, and information on other Soviet Jewry and interreligious organizations. Also included are materials relating to Soviet Jewish emigration, Cold War relations, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and human rights conditions in Russia and the former Soviet republics.
Shad Polier Papers
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shad Polier, including legal files from cases with which Polier was involved, particularly those concerning adoptions and civil liberties, articles and speeches by Polier, correspondence, and materials from several of the organizations with which Polier was affiliated, including the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP. These materials reflect his widespread participation with the civil liberties movement, equal rights and anti-discrimination law.
- American Jewish Historical Society 8
- Leo Baeck Institute 1
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 1
- Clippings (information artifacts) 8
- Antisemitism 7
- Memorandums 6
- Photographs 6
- Reports 6
- Minutes (administrative records) 5
- Newsletters 5
- Pamphlets 5
- Publications (documents) 5
- United States 5
- Emigration and immigration 4
- New York (N.Y.) 4
- Antisemitism -- United States 3
- Civil rights 3
- Jews, Soviet 3
- Press releases 3
- Speeches (documents) 3
- Zionism 3
- African Americans -- Relations with Jews 2 + ∧ less
- Russian 6
- French 5
- Hebrew 5
- Yiddish 5
- German 4
- Spanish; Castilian 3
- Arabic 2
- Italian 2
- Chinese 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 1
- Polish 1 + ∧ less
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 5
- American Jewish Committee 4
- American Bar Association 2
- B'nai B'rith 2
- Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979 2
- Gilbert, Martin, 1936-2015 2
- Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry 2
- Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) 2
- Minkoff, Isaiah M. 2
- National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 2
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 2
- National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 2
- Nudel, Ida 2
- Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987 2
- Polier, Shad, 1906-1976 2
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 2
- Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 2
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 2
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 2 + ∧ less