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Civil rights

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Fortas papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P8, Folder: P-279
Identifier: P-279
Abstract

Consists of three signed excerpts from his pamphlet, "Concerning dissent and civil disobedience," and a letter to Philip Sang declining an invitation to participate in the dedication of the new headquarters of the American Jewish Historical Society.

Dates: undated, 1968

American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG 347.17.13
Abstract

The American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the committee concerning a variety of matters, primarily Jewish civil and religious rights, integration, Jewish communal organizations and communal issues. However, materials found in this collection encompass other civil, racial, and religious minority groups as well. The records consist of briefs, conference proceedings, correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, minutes of meetings, printed materials, reports, resolutions, statements, studies, and surveys.

Dates: 1921, 1941-1962, 1995

Anti-Defamation League John Birch Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-510
Abstract

The records consist of documentation of the Anti-Defamation League efforts to track and counter activities of the John Birch Society from its founding in 1958 through the mid-1970s. The material was organized by the ADL New England regional office and consists of correspondence, including copies of internal JBS material, memoranda, a large volume of newspaper clippings, as well as pamphlets, publications and reports.

Dates: undated, 1928-1980; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1975

Arthur J. Goldberg papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P12, Folder: P-409
Identifier: P-409
Abstract

Contains an autographed pen and ink drawing of Goldberg; an autographed transcription of Goldberg's opinion in the case of Pointer vs. Texas, 380 U.S. 400; 3 speeches given by Goldberg in 1965; and a copy of the April 7 & 14, 1962 profile of Goldberg in The New Yorker.

Dates: 1962-1965

Arthur Waskow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-152
Abstract

This collection documents the professional activities and personal life of Arthur Waskow, a Jewish Renewal rabbi and political activist. The collection includes such printed materials as brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, and Waskow's writings. Materials in the collection reflect various aspects of Arthur Waskow’s personal and professional life, including teaching, involvement in the human and civil rights movements, and the peace process in the Middle East.

Dates: 1948-2009; Majority of material found within 1967 - 2004

Cohen family of Baltimore and Richmond papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-3
Abstract

Contains primarily correspondence and some business and official papers of the Cohen Family of Baltimore and Richmond. Papers center around the following members of the family: Jacob I. Cohen (1784-1822), the firm of Cohen & Isaacs of Richmond, Mrs. Edmund Randolph, Carter Braxton (1794), and James Monroe, Governor of Virginia.

Dates: undated, 1779-1897

David Diamond papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-59
Abstract

This Collection contains correspondence relating to Diamond's legal and political career, during which he served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo, New York State Supreme Court Justice, and on the faculty of the University of Buffalo Law School; material on his activities in the mayoral, gubernatorial, and presidential political campaigns, 1928-1952, among which was the chairmanship of the Buffalo Volunteers for Stevenson, and on his extensive communal and philanthropic activities.

The material concerning his philanthropic activites is cprimarily concerned with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Buffalo Jewish Center, the United Jewish Fund of Buffalo, the United Jewish Appeal, the American Jewish League for Israel, the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, the American Fund for Israel Institutions, the American Friends of the Hebrew University, the State of Israel Bonds, the Independent Zionists of America, the American Zionist Council and the American Christian Palestine Committee.

Collection also includes materials from the Civic Affairs Committee of Erie County; the Children's Aid Society; the United War and Community Fund; the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe; anti-Nazi materials; material on civil rights and anti-discrimination legislation; the problem of church and education; speeches; general correspondence; newspaper clippings; and memorabilia.

Dates: undated, 1928-1968

Elbert Aidline-Trommer collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-782
Abstract

Contains two manuscripts (undated) written by Elbert Aidline-Trommer, one on the Jews' struggle for equal rights in America, and one about the heroics of a Russian women, Sophia Perovskaya in that country's revolution. It also contains clippings of Trommer's poetry, reminiscences and short stories which were published in the Jewish newspapers and journals "American Hebrew," the "Menorah Journal," and the "Jewish Daily News" during the 1910's and 1920's.

Dates: undated, 1916, 1923-1924, 1928

Elliott S. Shapiro Biographical Materials

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-816
Identifier: P-816
Abstract

Folder contains articles and obituaries from the New Yorker and New York Times, a summary of Nat Hentoff's book "Our Children Are Dying," and the seating arrangements and souvenir program for a testimonial dinner given in honor of Shapiro in 1964.

Dates: 1964, 1966, 1969, 2003

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-373
Abstract

This collection consists of brochures, by-laws, correspondence, fliers, meeting minutes, memorandum, pamphlets, programs and reports. The documents in this collection describe the activities of the following committees: Immigration, Democratic Educational Practices, Civil Liberties, and the High School Institute. Also the activities of the following divisions are documented: Germantown, Logan/Olney Boulevard, Main Line, Neighborhood, Northeast, Old York Road and Western Divisions. Of particular interest to researchers are lawsuits and legal memorandum concerning religious liberty, state busing practices, religious holiday observances, fair housing practices, and the American Nazi Party.

Dates: 1955-1970

Nathan Perlmutter (1923-1987) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1012
Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Nathan Perlmutter, a lawyer, lecturer, author, political activist, and a long-time leader of the American Jewish community. It contains certificates, newspaper clippings, correspondence — including numerous condolence cards and letters sent to his family after his death — manuscripts and drafts of Perlmutter’s writings, obituaries, printed materials, programs, and subject files relating to topics he was interested in and that he wrote about.

Dates: 1934-1989; Majority of material found within 1949-1987

National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-172
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated, 1940-1994

National Jewish Welfare Board, Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-337
Abstract

The collection documents the National Jewish Welfare Board's (JWB) evolution from an organization founded in 1917 to provide support for soldiers in times of war to an agency involved in all aspects of Jewish life both in the United States and abroad. In 1990 JWB recreated itself as the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.

Dates: undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990)

Papers of Horace Meyer Kallen (1882-1974)

 Collection
Identifier: RG 317
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence between Horace M. Kallen and many important individuals and organizations, as well as manuscripts, notes and other materials for speeches, financial documents, research materials, academic records, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate Kallen’s important role in philosophy, education, religion, and politics and his deep involvement with consumer rights, environmental controls, Jewish issues, and civil liberties.

Dates: 1902-1970; Majority of material found within 1922-1952

Papers of Isaac A. Hourwich

 Collection
Identifier: RG 587
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1882-1924

Peter Bloch Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25623
Abstract

Collection of photographs, correspondence and clippings documenting Peter Bloch’s engagement in Hispanic culture and civil rights from the 1940s-1960s. Also included are autographed photographs from actors and others; two U.S. passports; various other documents pertaining to Peter Bloch; as well as his death certificate.

Dates: 1946-2010

Records of The American Jewish Congress

 Collection
Identifier: I-77
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated, 1916-2009; Majority of material found within 1949-2003

Records of the American Jewish Committee, Alphabetical Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG 347.17.12
Abstract

This collection consists of general reference files from the New York City headquarters of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Materials originated in various AJC departments and were maintained by a Central Records office until 1962, when records retention policy was decentralized. Document types include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, and published materials concerning individuals, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations related to the work of the AJC.

Dates: 1924-1981; Majority of material found within 1933-1962

Records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section

 Collection
Identifier: I-469
Abstract

The records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section document the organization's community service, advocacy, and supportive administrative, fundraising, membership, and public relations activities from the Section's early years to the present. Included is a large amount of material from the National Organization in relation to the New York Section. This material is dated from 1896 to 1999 and consists of administrative, events, and advocacy matters. The New York Section's community services files include its work on aging, child care, consumer telephone referrals, counseling support, crime prevention, the disabled, domestic violence, early child education, feminism, homelessness, hunger, immigrants, Israel, Jewish education and promotion, literacy, probation, the sick, summer recreation for children and the elderly, and war relief. The Section's advocacy files consist of lobbying efforts for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly, families, the homeless, immigrants, Israel, and women. The collection is primarily in English, with some Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Greek, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. Among the types of material are audio tapes, blueprints, correspondence, minutes, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts.

Dates: undated, 1895-2004

Papers of Robison Family

 Collection
Identifier: P-678
Abstract

The Robison Family Fapers reflect various activities of Adolf C. and Ann Green Robison in civic organizations, Jewish communal life, Jewish national and international affairs, and individually in the arts. The collection contains information on the origins of the United Nations; and on aid to Israel before, during, and after the War of Independence. The materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, musical scores, and play scripts.

Dates: undated, 1904-1995

Shad Polier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-572
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1916-1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1970

Stephen Wise papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-134
Abstract

The collection has been arranged according to the following broad subject areas: personal affairs; speeches, sermons, and articles, both manuscript and published; the Free Synagogue in New York City; the Jewish Institute of Religion; American Jewish affairs; relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities; New York City affairs; United States affairs; the press (both Jewish and non-Jewish); world affairs; the American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress; refugees; Zionism; Palestine and Israel; arts and letters; and individual corrspondence of a general nature.

Dates: 1841-1978

Surinam Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-94
Abstract

This collection contains manuscripts and printed material in English and Dutch relating to the Jews of Surinam.

Dates: 1746-1968