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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papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of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.
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.
This collection contains correspondence, brochures, memorandum, pamphlets, fliers, invitations, reports, programs and press releases. The documents in this collection describe issues concerning the Holocaust, Jewish resistance, European labor concerns, the Jewish Labor Movement in America and anti-communism and Soviet Jewry. Included are invitations, programs and general information concerning miscellaneous concerts, conventions, symposia, and summer fellowships. A brochure regarding the Jewish Labor Committee's Child Adoption Program and materials relating to the Women's Division and Workmen's Circle also are found in the collection. In addition the collection contains publications issued by other organizations, including: American Federation of Labor, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Friends of Democracy, National Community Relations Advisory Council, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and the United States Displaced Persons Commission.
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.
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.
This collection contains documents relating to Isaac A. Hourwich’s role as an economist, publicist, statistician, lawyer, author, and authority on immigration, as well as his involvement with the labor movement and the formation of the American Jewish Congress. There are reports, minutes of meetings, memoranda, clippings and correspondence, and manuscripts and articles about Jewish labor, Socialism, Russia, Marxism, immigration, and other subjects. These materials demonstrate Hourwich’s important role in American labor, immigration theory, and political and economic theory.
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.
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.
- American Jewish Historical Society 6
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 2
- Clippings (information artifacts) 6
- Pamphlets 6
- Antisemitism 5
- Reports 5
- United States 5
- Emigration and immigration 4
- Jews, Soviet 4
- Press releases 4
- Publications (documents) 4
- Minutes (administrative records) 3
- New York (N.Y.) 3
- Newsletters 3
- Photographs 3
- Refugees 3
- Speeches (documents) 3
- Administrative reports 2
- Civil rights 2
- Discrimination -- United States 2 + ∧ less
- French 5
- Russian 5
- German 4
- Yiddish 4
- Italian 3
- Spanish; Castilian 3
- Hebrew 2
- Arabic 1
- Chinese 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 1
- Polish 1 + ∧ less
- American Jewish Committee 4
- National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 3
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 3
- American Bar Association 2
- American Civil Liberties Union 2
- B'nai B'rith 2
- Gilbert, Martin, 1936-2015 2
- Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry 2
- Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) 2
- Magnes, J. L. (Judah Leon), 1877-1948 2
- Minkoff, Isaiah M. 2
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 2
- Nudel, Ida 2
- Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 2
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 2
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 2
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 1
- Agnos, Art 1
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1 + ∧ less