Guide to the Papers of Joseph A. Rosen (1877-1949), 1911-1943 (bulk 1922-1938)
RG 358

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Machine-readable finding aid was created by Faige Lederman as Word document in August 2003. Electronic finding aid was converted to EAD 2002 by Stanislav Pejša in December 2003. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rosen, Joseph, A., 1877-1949
Title: Joseph A. Rosen Papers
Dates:1911-1943
Dates:bulk 1922-1938
Abstract: Joseph A. Rosen was an agronomist and official of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. In the 1920s and 1930s he organized and coordinated relief activities for impoverished Jews in the Soviet Union. Joseph A. Rosen was a director of the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) that tried to develop Jewish settlements and assisted with organization of Jewish factories, cooperatives, schools, and health care facilities. All these subjects are covered in this collection. These are the papers of Joseph A. Rosen in his official capacity as a Director of the Agro-Joint. The collection contains agreements between Agro-Joint and the Soviet government, reports, and field observations of the agronomists and officials of the relief organizations, particularly of the Agro-Joint, technical reports and documentation necessary for development and financial sustainability of the Jewish settlements. Maps and landscape plans are also part of this collection.
Languages: The collection is inRussian, English, German,Ukrainian, Yiddish, French, and Spanish.
Quantity: 17.1 linear feet and 10 linear feet of photos
Accession number: RG 358
Repository: YIVO Archives
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Biographical and Historical Note

Biographical Note

Joseph A. Rosen was born in Moscow in 1877. He studied agronomic sciences in Russia and Germany. Joseph A. Rosen was exiled to Siberia for his political involvement with the Russian Social-Democratic Party (Mensheviks). In 1903 he emigrated to the United States. He completed his agronomic training here. Joseph A. Rosen gained international renown in the field of agriculture after he developed a new variety of winter rye which was named "Rosen Rye" after him and which was widely used by U.S. farmers.

Joseph A. Rosen joined the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Russian Unit in 1921, and in August of that year was invited by Colonel W.N. Haskel of the American Relief Administration (ARA) to join this organization as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee representative. When the American Relief Administration ceased to operate in the Soviet Union, Joseph A. Rosen remained with the AJDC Russian Unit which continued its work by special agreement with the Soviet government. As one of the authors of the AJDC Reconstruction program, Joseph A. Rosen began to import from the United States corn seed and modern machinery, especially tractors, to help the Jewish colonies in the Ukraine. At the same time he explored the possibilities of Jewish colonization on a large scale in the Soviet Union as a measure against rapid pauperization of the Jewish masses. In his reports to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee he recommended full support for a massive colonization program. When the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) was founded in 1924, Joseph A. Rosen became its director. In this capacity he served until the last years of his life.

Joseph A. Rosen died in New York in 1949.

Historical Note

The American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation, known also as the Agro-Joint, was established by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as its operating agency in the Soviet Union on July 17, 1924 with the aim of carrying on and developing on a large scale the land settlement of Jews in the Soviet Union. The Agro-Joint was also to conduct non-agricultural activities such as general relief, professional training and, especially in the 1930s, industrialization.

The Agro-Joint entered into its first agreement with the Soviet Government on November 29, 1924. Other agreements that provided for the extension of Agro-Joint's work were concluded on: January 31, 1927; January 15, 1929; March 22-April 14, 1933. The terms of the cessation of Agro-Joint's activities in the Soviet Union were established in the agreement of October 1, 1938. The Agro-Joint discontinued its work in the Soviet Union in 1939. On the Soviet side, all agreements were countersigned by the Government sponsored Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on Land under the Presidium of the Council of Nationalities of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR (Komitet po zemel´nomu ustroistvu trudiashchikhsia evreev pri Prezidiume Soveta natsional´nostei TSIK SSSR, KOMZET). This agency, established by the government on August 29, 1924, was to have an over-all control over the colonization process. Under the auspices of KOMZET, a semi-voluntary All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (Vsesoiuznoe obshchestvo po zemel´nomu ustroistvu trudiashchikhsia evreev v SSSR, OZET) was also organized in January 1925 with the aim of promoting the idea of colonization among Jewish masses and recruiting new settlers.

The Agro-Joint conducted its work in the Soviet Union mainly through its own organization consisting of the following elements:

  1. Directorate – a collective body entitled to executive decisions (Joseph A. Rosen, (director); Samuel E. Liubarskii, agricultural department; E.A. Grower, non-agricultural activities; I.M. Ratner, finances and administration)
  2. Main Office (AMO) located in Moscow
  3. Regional (district) offices in Kherson for the Kherson province; in Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) for the Ekaterinoslav province; in Simferopol' for Crimea. Outside of those districts, there were also several "special" projects, namely the hop-growing colonies in Volyn' (Vohlynia), grape and fruit plantations in the sandy district of the Lower Dniepr, Chalutzim settlements in Kuban district and Turkestan, ORT colonies in Odessa province and in Belorussia.
  4. Agro-sectors (agro-uchastok) consisting of several settlements that were under the supervision of an Agro-Joint agronomist

Beside colonization, the Agro-Joint assisted a network of Jewish mutual aid societies, medical establishments, kindergartens, professional schools and loan associations. In 1929 Joseph A. Rosen suggested the establishment of the Industrial Fund to help Soviet Jews to find their way to industry. Due to the discouraging political atmosphere in the Soviet Union, this plan was eventually abandoned by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) leadership. Nonetheless, the Industrialization Department of the Agro-Joint was instrumental in the vocational training of Jewish youths and in creating a number of Jewish workshops.

In 1928, when some 100,000 Jews were already settled, Rosen came forward with a proposal to enlarge the colonization by finding new sources of financing the project (up to 1928 all funds came from direct American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee appropriations). The new sums were to be raised among a small group of private subscribers who would receive in return from the Soviet government interest bearing bonds. Thus, the American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS or AMSOJEFS) was incorporated in 1928 with James N. Rosenberg as its president. The American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) concluded an agreement with the Soviet Government on January 15, 1929 providing $1,000,000 per annum over the period of 10 years that the American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements would raise funds for the colonization. The Agro-Joint was named as the operating agency of the American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements. The worsening economic conditions in the United States and the death of Julius Rosenwald in 1932, who was the single largest contributor to ASJFS (he pledged $5,000,000), caused modification of the terms of the agreement and the signing of a supplementary agreement in 1933. The American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements ceased to operate in 1935 after raising nearly $8,000,000.

Altogether, between 1924 and 1938 the Agro-Joint administered some $16,000,000 for all its activities in the Soviet Union. After 1939 the Agro-Joint operated for a number of years in Latin America seeking to settle German-Jewish refugees. The new project never went beyond its initial stage. The Agro-Joint was dissolved in 1954.

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Scope and Content Note

The Joseph A. Rosen Papers are in fact an organic part of the records of Agro-Joint. With the exception of a few personal documents and miscellaneous items, these are the files of the Agro-Joint Director, consisting of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports and a variety of other documents. A small portion of the records pertains to the period before 1924. The Joseph A. Rosen Papers remain a key record group for studying the history of Jewish colonization in the Soviet Union.

Joseph A. Rosen was often addressed as Iosif Borisovich in Russian-language correspondence and documents.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into five topical series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers by appointment with a YIVO archivist.

Use restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact
Chief Archivist
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

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Related Material

Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) RG 335.

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Separated Material

Photographs in the Joseph A. Rosen Collection were removed to the YIVO Photo and Film Collection and labelled RG 358. For more information contact the Chief Archivist or the Photo Archivist.

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Other Finding Aids

There is a list of photographs that were originally located in folder 308. Researchers can access the photographs by making an appointment with the curator of the Photo and Film Archive.

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Microfilm

This collection has been microfilmed and is available on 32 Microfilm reels MK 469.1 to MK 469.32.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives, Joseph A. Rosen Papers, RG 358, folder number.

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Acquisition Note

The Joseph A. Rosen Papers were donated to the YIVO Archives in 1956 by Joseph A. Rosen's widow, Catharina Rosen.

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Processing Information

At the time of the accession of the Joseph A. Rosen papers a general description of contents was made, but no particular arrangement procedures were applied to the collection. The papers were eventually inventoried and microfilmed in 1976 under a special grant from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. The transliteration of Russian and Ukrainian personal and geographical names was adjusted according to ALA - LC Romanization tables in 2003. The Russian form of the geographic names was, however, preserved, since that is the form in which they appear in the collection, but where applicable the contemporary form in Ukrainian is added in parentheses.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Records of the Director of the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), 1922-1944

This series is inEnglish, Russian, German, and Yiddish.
9 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This series documents efforts of the Agro-Joint, the American Relief Administration (ARA), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Russia (AJDC), Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), and some other relief organizations, to ameliorate the difficult situation of the impoverished Jewish population in the Ukraine and Belorussia. The series contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, legal documents, publicity materials, analyses and surveys relating to the general policy and central administration of the Agro-Joint. The pre-1924 correspondence, prior to the establishment of the Agro-Joint is also included here, as well as the documents pertaining to the liquidation of the Agro-Joint activities in the Soviet Union.

Budget proposals, financial analyses, annual reports, reports and dispatches of representatives of the Agro-Joint and other aforementioned organizations provide insight into the administration and management of the Jewish settlements under the auspices of the Agro-Joint. Narratives documenting the history of Agro-Joint in Russia are also to be found here.

Surveys, statistics, and analyses dealing with questions of land fertility, physical conditions of the regions envisioned as suitable for Jewish emigration, as well as reports of the supervising agronomists, throw some light on the technological aspects of the Agro-Joint undertaking.

Maps of territories where the Agro-Joint carried out some activities together with landscape plans, and architectural designs of settlement buildings are part of the series as well.

Subseries 1: Agreements with the Soviet Government, 1922-1938

This subseries is in English,Russian, German, and Yiddish.
0.2 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains agreements between the American Relief Administration (ARA), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) on one side and the Soviet Government on the other, on Jewish agricultural settlements in the territories of Ukraine, Belorussia, and Russia. The subseries contains the original agreements together with later additions and supplements, including the agreement between Agro-Joint and the Soviet Union in August 1938 about cessation of the Agro-Joint programs in the Soviet Union.

Folder TitleDate
1Agreements between the American Relief Administration (ARA), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and the Soviet Government regarding general relief work. 34 pp.1922-1923
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2Agreement between the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the governments of the Russian and Ukrainian Soviet Republics. Original copy and related Soviet confidential circular on implementation of the agreement. 7 pp.1922 Dec. 11
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3Agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) and the Soviet Government. Original, copies, translation; related document. 10 pp.1924 Nov. 29
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4Agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) and the Soviet Government. Original and copy. 9 pp.1927 Jan. 31
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5Agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) and the Soviet Government. English translation only. Included are drafts of the agreement. 61 pp.1928 May 25
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6Agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements and the Soviet Government, January 15, 1929, and the supplementary agreement, February 15, 1929. Original and copies. 42 pp.1929
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7Draft of a supplementary agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) and the Soviet Government. 19 pp.1930
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8Supplementary agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements and the Soviet Government. Russian and English copy. 16 pp.1933 Mar. 22- 1933 Apr. 14
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9Agreement between the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) , American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements and the Soviet Government discontinuing the work of the Agro-Joint in the Soviet Union. Copies. 11 pp.1938 Aug.

Subseries 2: American Relief Administration, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in the USSR (ASJFS), 1922-1939

This subseries is in English,Russian, and German.
0.6 linear feet
Scope and Content:

The series contains correspondence related to the relief efforts of the American Relief Administration (ARA), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC), and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements. It contains correspondence, memoranda, essays, several legal documents, among them also certificates of appointment of various representatives of the above mentioned organizations. In their activities the Jewish relief organizations corresponded with the official representatives of the Soviet state and Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

Several of the reports were written by Boris Davidovich Bogen, the director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Moscow to Lewis Strauss, acting chairman of the Russian Committee of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC). The subseries contains observations and dispatches of other American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and American Relief Administration envoys.

Folder TitleDate
10American Relief Administration (ARA) and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) relief work in Russia. Correspondence and memoranda on general relief; agreement with the Soviet government of 1922; on reconstruction program. Included is a letter from H. Lehman, chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Reconstruction Committee informing Rosen about the $1,240,000 appropriation for the reconstruction work and assigning him as an American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee representative for the Reconstruction program. September 21, 1922. 73 pp.1922
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11First reports by Joseph A. Rosen and Samuel E. Liubarskii on reconstruction. 22 pp.1923
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12American Relief Administration (ARA) and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) relief work. Correspondence and memoranda. 180 pp.1923-1924
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13Certificate of appointment of Joseph Rosen as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) representative at the American Relief Administration (ARA), October 11, 1922; and certificates of appointment of the members of the AJDC Russian Unit. Included is the ARA-AJDC agreement regarding relief operations in Ukraine and Belorussia, August 14, 1922. 33 pp.1922, 1923
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14Agreement of the American Relief Administration and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) with YMCA, YWCA and YMHA on the student feeding program in Russia, September 1922; related correspondence. Also American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) inter-office correspondence on the agreement between OSE and the Soviet authorities in Ukraine. 44 pp.1922-1923
Folder TitleDate
15Correspondence between American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) in New York and its Russian Unit concerning publicity.
Including are transcripts of articles from the Soviet press. 33 pp.
1922-1923
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16Letter of commendation to Joseph A. Rosen signed by Mikhail Kalinin on behalf of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR dated September 22, 1923 in Moscow, Kremlin.
Including are minutes of the meeting at the Commissariat of Agriculture on the results of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) colonization work, October 26, 1923. 8 pp.
1923
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17Minutes of the meeting of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Committee on Russia at the home of James N. Rosenberg in New York with regard to Boris Bogen's recommendation for an additional appropriation of $150,000 to the Russian relief program, and minutes of the meeting of the Committee of Seven of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Executive Committee regarding Joseph A. Rosen's proposal on developing Jewish agricultural colonization in Russia. 20 pp.1924 Apr. 13
Folder TitleDate
18American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) general correspondence
Including Joseph A. Rosen's handwritten notes on Jewish Colonization Association budgetary matters. 27 pp.
1925
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19Essay by Louis Fisher "The Forward to the Soil Movement of Jews in Russia". The essay was published in the Jewish daily Forward and in theMenorah Journal. 38 pp.1925
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20Report by Joseph A. Rosen to the National Conference of the United Jewish Campaign, Philadelphia September 12-13, 1925, on Jewish colonization in Russia. Includes introductory remarks by Louis Marshall and letters of support. Also a copy of the UJC News, Chicago Conference, October 11, 1926. 42 pp.1925-1926
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21Report by B. Kahn "My Trip to Russia," June-July 1925 and reports by Henry Moskowitz to David A. Brown, Chairman UJC, on his inspection of Jewish colonies in Russia, and on the meeting with Mereshin of the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 64 pp.1925
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22Memorandum from E.A. Grower to Joseph A. Rosen on the "Form of Land Settlement [in the USSR] with utmost Protection of Interests of Jewish Land Settlers," February 20, 1925. Related correspondence. 34 pp.1924-1925
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23American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) general correspondence. Including correspondence on Jewish Colonization Association negotiation with the Soviet Government and cables to the UJC Chicago conference. 59 pp.1926-1927
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24Report by Felix M. Warburg on conditions in Palestine, Russia and Poland in the Jewish Daily Bulletin, June 24, 1927. Also an unsigned letter from Moscow to Felix M. Warburg describing the worsening situation of Soviet Jews. 6 pp.1927
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25Summary of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) activities in Russia, 1914-1928. 9 pp.1928?
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26American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) correspondence, minutes and reports, relating to:
the formation of the ASJFS; agreement with the Soviet Government; additional funds for Agro-Joint.
Included are: verbatim minutes of the meeting at Louis Marshall's home April 22, 1928; Correspondence with the State Department on ASJFS; Joseph A. Rosen's first reports to ASJFS. 150 pp.
1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
27American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) correspondence and minutes, 1929.
Included is a certified copy of minutes of the meeting at F. Warburg's office referring to signing of the 1928 agreement, January 8, 1929 and minutes of the meeting of the ASJFS Executive Committee Advisory Council regarding the ownership of the ASJFS bonds, September 28, 1928. 100 pp.
1929
Folder TitleDate
28American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia (ASJFS).
Legal documents: certificate of incorporation, September 18, 1928 and by-laws, January 1929. 13 pp.
1928, 1929
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28aJewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) dispatches from Moscow depicting the dramatic situation of the settlers and Soviet propaganda against the Agro-Joint, October 1929 - February 1930
Included are articles by Boris Smolar on Jewish artisans and on collectivization. 48 pp.
1929-1930
Folder TitleDate
29American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) correspondence, cables and reports.
Included are fund-raisers for industrialization projects; American Jewish Congress inquiries on individuals persecuted in the Soviet Union; Agro-Joint concise general report for the use of ASJFS subscribers. 74 pp.
1930
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30James N. Rosenberg's statements, articles and notes on Agro-Joint. 43 pp.1930-1934
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31American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) correspondence, memoranda and reports. Included are Joseph A. Rosen's reports to American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Executive Committee; J.C. Hyman's letter on ASJFS resources and liabilities as of 1935. 97 pp.1931-1935
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32American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) campaigns 1931 and 1932. Statistics of the 1931 campaign results; memoranda from Isidor Coons and field representatives on the 1932 campaign. 70 pp.1931-1932
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33Articles on American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements and Agro-Joint in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1932 and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Report, 1935. 8 pp.1932, 1935
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34Report by Joseph A. Rosen "Ten Years' Work of the Agro-Joint in the USSR" given at the National Conference on Jewish Welfare. 11 pp.1935 Jan. 3
Folder TitleDate
35American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports. Included: minutes and correspondence on the Biro-Bidjan (Birobidzhan) question; correspondence on settling the German-Jewish refugees, mainly physicians, in Soviet Russia; memoranda re 1938 agreement; proposal to transfer the Agro-Joint to Latin America, November 27, 1939.1935-1939
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36"Guide to World Refugee Organization" published by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee European Offices, Paris 1937. 122 pp.1937
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37Report by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee European offices "Situation of the Jews in Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Rumania)" Mimeographed, Paris 1938. 14 pp.1938
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38Retrospective summary of the Agro-Joint activities, 1924-1938. 4 pp.1939 May 10

Subseries 3: Agro-Joint Main Office (AMO,Glavnaia Direktsiia Agrodzhointa), 1924-1939

This subseries is in Russian,English, and Yiddish.
7.3 linear feet
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains various budgetary plans, schedules, receipts and spreadsheets with expenses. Several narratives documenting the history of Agro-Joint in Russia are also to be found here. The correspondence of the main office of Agro-Joint is the focal point of this subseries. In addition to the financial analyses, it includes minutes of the Agro-Joint Main Office meetings, annual reports, and several documents pertaining to the work of other relief organization, such as ORT (Obshchestvo Rasprostraneniia Truda sredi Evreev or Society for Spreading Work Among Jews).

Correspondence concerning liquidation of Agro-Joint activities in Ukraine including letters to KOMZET (Komitet po zemel’nomu ustroistvu trudiashchikhsia evreev pri Prezidiume Soveta Natsional’nostei TsIK SSSR, Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land at the Presidium of the Council for Nationalities of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR) can be found here.

Correspondence of agronomist Aron E. Zaichik provides some insights into technological efforts of Agro-Joint. Aron E. Zaichik together with M. Itkin visited farms in the United States and reported on their observations. There is also some material concerning the magazine Evreiskii Mir (Jewish World) in this subseries.

Several surveys, statistics, and analyses of soil fertility, physical conditions of the regions envisioned as suitable for Jewish emigration are also part of this collection. The regions discussed are Crimea (Krym), Kherson, mentioned are also other locations, i.e. Siberia, Azov lowland, Polesie, Odessa, Samara, Povolzhie (the Saratov province), the Far East (the Amur region). There are also maps and land plans of Jewish settlements in the European part of the USSR, Crimea, and Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih), i.e. mostly in the territory of contemporary Ukraine.

A. Annual and Periodic Reports

Folder TitleDate
 Estimates and projects. Included: Agro-Joint work plan for 1924-1925; financial estimates for settlement work. 141 p.1924-1925
38aEstimates and projects. Included: Agro-Joint work plan for 1924-1925; financial estimates for settlement work. 141 p.1924-1925
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 Preliminary summary and general financial report on Agro-Joint activities in 1924-1925. 43 pp.1925
39Preliminary summary and general financial report on Agro-Joint activities in 1924-1925. 43 pp.1925
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 Brief summary of the work of Agro-Joint as of October 8, 1925. Mainly statistics on land allocation. 8 pp.1925
40Brief summary of the work of Agro-Joint as of October 8, 1925. Mainly statistics on land allocation. 8 pp.1925
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 "American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), Russia. Audited Financial Report for the Period August 1, 1924-December 31, 1925." Mimeographed, bound. Published by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Berlin office. 90 pp.1927
41"American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), Russia. Audited Financial Report for the Period August 1, 1924-December 31, 1925." Mimeographed, bound. Published by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Berlin office. 90 pp.1927
Folder TitleDate
 Documents relating to various aspects of Agro-Joint work. Probably compiled for a periodic report. 80 pp.1924-1925
42Documents relating to various aspects of Agro-Joint work. Probably compiled for a periodic report. 80 pp.1924-1925
Folder TitleDate
 Proposed estimate of Agro-Joint expenditures. 19 pp.1926
43Proposed estimate of Agro-Joint expenditures. 19 pp.1926
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 Analyses of Agro-Joint expenditures. 39 pp.1924-1926
44Analyses of Agro-Joint expenditures. 39 pp.1924-1926
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 "Financial Report of the J.D.C. Liquidation Committee for Medical and Relief Work in Russia." Published by the European Executive Office, Berlin. 20 pp.1924 Apr. 1-1926 Sept. 30
45"Financial Report of the J.D.C. Liquidation Committee for Medical and Relief Work in Russia." Published by the European Executive Office, Berlin. 20 pp.1924 Apr. 1-1926 Sept. 30
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 "Preliminary Financial Statement on Russian Activities of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, European Executive Offices, Berlin. Period August 1, 1924-September 30,1926." Mimeographed, bound. 9 pp.1924-1926
46"Preliminary Financial Statement on Russian Activities of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, European Executive Offices, Berlin. Period August 1, 1924-September 30,1926." Mimeographed, bound. 9 pp.1924-1926
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 Agro-Joint general report for the period August 1, 1924-October 11, 1926 and statement of expenses, 1926-1927. 169 pp.1924-1927
47Agro-Joint general report for the period August 1, 1924-October 11, 1926 and statement of expenses, 1926-1927. 169 pp.1924-1927
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 "American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), Russia. Third Audited Financial Report for the period October 1, 1926-September 30, 1927." Published in Berlin. Mimeographed, bound. 65 pp.1926 Oct. 1-1927 Sept. 30
48.1"American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), Russia. Third Audited Financial Report for the period October 1, 1926-September 30, 1927." Published in Berlin. Mimeographed, bound. 65 pp.1926 Oct. 1-1927 Sept. 30
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 "American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), Russia. Third Audited Financial Report for the period October 1, 1926-September 30, 1927." Published in Berlin. Mimeographed, bound. 65 pp.1926 Oct. 1-1927 Sept. 30
48.2"American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint), Russia. Third Audited Financial Report for the period October 1, 1926-September 30, 1927." Published in Berlin. Mimeographed, bound. 65 pp.1926 Oct. 1-1927 Sept. 30
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 Statistics on the Agro-Joint's work. Summary and tables. 49 pp.1924 Aug.-1927 Oct.
49Statistics on the Agro-Joint's work. Summary and tables. 49 pp.1924 Aug.-1927 Oct.
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 Estimate of Agro-Joint operative expenditures in 1927-1928. Included is summary of Agro-Joint activities in 1924-1927. 106 pp.1927
50Estimate of Agro-Joint operative expenditures in 1927-1928. Included is summary of Agro-Joint activities in 1924-1927. 106 pp.1927
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 Total expenditures of Agro-Joint from its inception in August 1924 through October 1927. Statistical summaries. 24 pp.1924-1927
51Total expenditures of Agro-Joint from its inception in August 1924 through October 1927. Statistical summaries. 24 pp.1924-1927
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 A file of assorted and numbered documents relating to various aspects of Agro-Joint work. Probably compiled for a general report. 33 pp.1927
52A file of assorted and numbered documents relating to various aspects of Agro-Joint work. Probably compiled for a general report. 33 pp.1927
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 Statement of cash receipts and disbursements. 3 pp.1926 Jan. 10-1927 Jan. 6
53Statement of cash receipts and disbursements. 3 pp.1926 Jan. 10-1927 Jan. 6
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 Statement of Agro-Joint settlements' condition as of November 20, 1928. Also included is information on Agro-Joint expenditures in the colonization regions and estimate of expenditures for October-December 1928. 48 pp.1924-1928
54Statement of Agro-Joint settlements' condition as of November 20, 1928. Also included is information on Agro-Joint expenditures in the colonization regions and estimate of expenditures for October-December 1928. 48 pp.1924-1928
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 "Fifth Audited Financial Report of Agro-Joint in Russia for the period May 1-December 31, 1928," released by the Russian Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Berlin office. Mimeographed, bound. 31 pp.1928
55"Fifth Audited Financial Report of Agro-Joint in Russia for the period May 1-December 31, 1928," released by the Russian Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Berlin office. Mimeographed, bound. 31 pp.1928
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 Agro-Joint financial plan for 1929. 34 pp.1928
56Agro-Joint financial plan for 1929. 34 pp.1928
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 Agro-Joint work plan and estimate of expenditures for assistance to the settlers. 145 pp.1929
57Agro-Joint work plan and estimate of expenditures for assistance to the settlers. 145 pp.1929
Folder TitleDate
 Annual report. Included is the analysis on the territory and population in the regions of Agro-Joint. 136 pp.1929
58Annual report. Included is the analysis on the territory and population in the regions of Agro-Joint. 136 pp.1929
Folder TitleDate
 "6th Audited Financial Report of Agro-Joint in Russia for the period 1.1.1929-12.31.1929." Released by the Russian Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, European offices, Berlin. Bound. 24 pp.1929
59"6th Audited Financial Report of Agro-Joint in Russia for the period 1.1.1929-12.31.1929." Released by the Russian Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, European offices, Berlin. Bound. 24 pp.1929
Folder TitleDate
 American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia. "New Society Operations in Russia". Financial statement for the period October 1-December 31, 1929." Released by the Russian Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Berlin. Mimeographed, 13 pp.1929
60American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia. "New Society Operations in Russia". Financial statement for the period October 1-December 31, 1929." Released by the Russian Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Berlin. Mimeographed, 13 pp.1929
Folder TitleDate
 Statement of Joseph A. Rosen's expenditures in Russia. 11 pp.1929 July 12
60aStatement of Joseph A. Rosen's expenditures in Russia. 11 pp.1929 July 12
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint reports and accounts on Kherson district. 62 pp.1927-1929
61.1Agro-Joint reports and accounts on Kherson district. 62 pp.1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint reports and accounts on Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 46 pp.1927-1929
61.2Agro-Joint reports and accounts on Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 46 pp.1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint reports and accounts on Crimea. 145 pp.1927-1929
61.3Agro-Joint reports and accounts on Crimea. 145 pp.1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint - General financial and operative report. 87 pp.1927-1929
61.4Agro-Joint - General financial and operative report. 87 pp.1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint work plan and estimates for 1930. 93 pp.1930
62Agro-Joint work plan and estimates for 1930. 93 pp.1930
Folder TitleDate
 General and financial reports for 1930. Also a concise statistical summary of Agro-Joint activities. 37 pp.1930
63General and financial reports for 1930. Also a concise statistical summary of Agro-Joint activities. 37 pp.1930
Folder TitleDate
 Estimate of Agro-Joint expenditures. Included are minutes of the meeting at the Main Office of Agro-Joint (Glavnaia Direktsiia Agrodzhointa), February 7, 1931 and relating to the estimate. 52 pp.1931
64Estimate of Agro-Joint expenditures. Included are minutes of the meeting at the Main Office of Agro-Joint (Glavnaia Direktsiia Agrodzhointa), February 7, 1931 and relating to the estimate. 52 pp.1931
Folder TitleDate
 Estimate and plan of work in Crimea: Skadovs'k region and Chongar (Chonhar) Peninsula. 95 pp.1931
65Estimate and plan of work in Crimea: Skadovs'k region and Chongar (Chonhar) Peninsula. 95 pp.1931
Folder TitleDate
 Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) for 1931. 84 pp.1931
66Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) for 1931. 84 pp.1931
Folder TitleDate
 Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint. 50 pp.1931
67Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint. 50 pp.1931
Folder TitleDate
 Estimate of expenditures. 53 pp.1932
68Estimate of expenditures. 53 pp.1932
Folder TitleDate
 Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) for 1932. 106 pp.1932, 1933
69Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint and American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) for 1932. 106 pp.1932, 1933
Folder TitleDate
 Annual financial report of the Agro-Joint for 1932. 73 pp.1932
69aAnnual financial report of the Agro-Joint for 1932. 73 pp.1932
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint annual report for 1932 (2 copies). 190 pp.1932
70.1Agro-Joint annual report for 1932 (2 copies). 190 pp.1932
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint annual report for 1932. 190 pp.1932
70.2Agro-Joint annual report for 1932. 190 pp.1932
Folder TitleDate
 Tables to the Agro-Joint financial and general report for 1932. 142 pp.1932
71Tables to the Agro-Joint financial and general report for 1932. 142 pp.1932
Folder TitleDate
 Report by E.A. Grower on the non-agricultural activities of the Agro-Joint. 14 pp.1932 March 16
72Report by E.A. Grower on the non-agricultural activities of the Agro-Joint. 14 pp.1932 March 16
Folder TitleDate
 Balance of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee appropriations for the Agro-Joint. 10 pp.1933
73Balance of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee appropriations for the Agro-Joint. 10 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint annual report for 1933. Bound, 508 pp.1933
74Agro-Joint annual report for 1933. Bound, 508 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
 Balance of Agro-Joint expenditures as of October 1, 1934. Also summary of Agro-Joint liquid capital as of January 1, 1934. 7 pp.1934
75Balance of Agro-Joint expenditures as of October 1, 1934. Also summary of Agro-Joint liquid capital as of January 1, 1934. 7 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint work plan and estimate of expenditures for colonization in 1934. Related letter from Samuel E. Liubarskii to Joseph A. Rosen, January 25, 1934. 209 pp.1934
76Agro-Joint work plan and estimate of expenditures for colonization in 1934. Related letter from Samuel E. Liubarskii to Joseph A. Rosen, January 25, 1934. 209 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint annual report for 1934. 581 pp.1934
77Agro-Joint annual report for 1934. 581 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
 A narrative "Desiat' let raboty Agrodzhointa (1924-1934)" [Ten Years of the History of the Agro-Joint, 1924-1934]. 176 pp.n.d.
78A narrative "Desiat' let raboty Agrodzhointa (1924-1934)" [Ten Years of the History of the Agro-Joint, 1924-1934]. 176 pp.n.d.
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint annual report for 1935. 497 pp.1935
79Agro-Joint annual report for 1935. 497 pp.1935
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint work plan and estimate for 1936. Relating correspondence: Joseph A. Rosen, Samuel E. Liubarskii, Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET).
Included is work plan of the Industrialization Department. 49 pp.
1936
80Agro-Joint work plan and estimate for 1936. Relating correspondence: Joseph A. Rosen, Samuel E. Liubarskii, Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET).
Included is work plan of the Industrialization Department. 49 pp.
1936
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-Joint retrospective summary, 1924-1936. 6 pp.1937
81Agro-Joint retrospective summary, 1924-1936. 6 pp.1937
Folder TitleDate
 Financial and general summary of Agro-Joint activities in 1937. Including are statistical tables covering the period 1924-1937. 64 pp.1937
82Financial and general summary of Agro-Joint activities in 1937. Including are statistical tables covering the period 1924-1937. 64 pp.1937

B. General Correspondence

Folder TitleDate
  Hechalutz (He-Halutz) in Soviet Russia, 1924-1925. Correspondence, reports, clippings from the periodical Gekholuts.
Included is the resolution of theEvsektsiia (Jewish Section of the Central Committee of the All-Soviet Communist Party) regarding the fight against the "Zionist influence". 50 pp.
1925
83 Hechalutz (He-Halutz) in Soviet Russia, 1924-1925. Correspondence, reports, clippings from the periodical Gekholuts.
Included is the resolution of theEvsektsiia (Jewish Section of the Central Committee of the All-Soviet Communist Party) regarding the fight against the "Zionist influence". 50 pp.
1925
Folder TitleDate
 Essay by "Ben Yehuda" on the perspectives of Russian Jewry analyzing political conditions of Jews in Russia in connection with work of the Agro-Joint and suggesting emigration to Palestine as the logical alternative. 83 pp.1925 Jun.
84Essay by "Ben Yehuda" on the perspectives of Russian Jewry analyzing political conditions of Jews in Russia in connection with work of the Agro-Joint and suggesting emigration to Palestine as the logical alternative. 83 pp.1925 Jun.
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence. 80 pp.1924-1925
85Correspondence. 80 pp.1924-1925
Folder TitleDate
 ORT (Obshchestvo Rasprostraneniia Truda sredi Evreev or Society for Spreading Work Among Jews) in the Soviet Union
Included are the by-laws of ORT; Article "O evreiskom pereselencheskom dvizhenii i kolonizatsii" [On the Jewish Colonization and Settlement Movement] stressing the role of ORT; "Otchet o deiatel’nosti TsP ORT v oblasti zemledeliia v odesskom i belorusskom raionakh za 1926/27 god". [Annual Report of Central Board of ORT work among the Jewish Settlers in Odessa and Belarussian Provinces in 1926-1927]; ORT operative estimate for 1927-28; ORT bulletin "Materialy po evreiskoi demografii i ekonomike" [Materials on Jewish Demography and Economics], no. 1, April 1928. 65 pp.
1924-1928
86ORT (Obshchestvo Rasprostraneniia Truda sredi Evreev or Society for Spreading Work Among Jews) in the Soviet Union
Included are the by-laws of ORT; Article "O evreiskom pereselencheskom dvizhenii i kolonizatsii" [On the Jewish Colonization and Settlement Movement] stressing the role of ORT; "Otchet o deiatel’nosti TsP ORT v oblasti zemledeliia v odesskom i belorusskom raionakh za 1926/27 god". [Annual Report of Central Board of ORT work among the Jewish Settlers in Odessa and Belarussian Provinces in 1926-1927]; ORT operative estimate for 1927-28; ORT bulletin "Materialy po evreiskoi demografii i ekonomike" [Materials on Jewish Demography and Economics], no. 1, April 1928. 65 pp.
1924-1928
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and documents. Including is the report by agronomist IU.M. Levitan on the conditions in a small town and attitude of its Jewish inhabitants toward agricultural resettlement, Zhitomir (Zhytomyr) 8.2.1926. 23 pp.1926
87Correspondence and documents. Including is the report by agronomist IU.M. Levitan on the conditions in a small town and attitude of its Jewish inhabitants toward agricultural resettlement, Zhitomir (Zhytomyr) 8.2.1926. 23 pp.1926
Folder TitleDate
 Minutes of the meeting of AMO staff, September 22, 1927, on financial and general reporting for 1927, and instruction to Agro-Joint district offices with regard to regional reporting in 1927-28; Agro-Joint import plan for 1927; Article by A. Schlikhter "Pravda o evreiskom pereselenii" [The Truth about Jewish Colonization] published in the periodical "Bolshevik Ukrainy," no. 9, September 1927 and several other articles. 54 pp.1927
88Minutes of the meeting of AMO staff, September 22, 1927, on financial and general reporting for 1927, and instruction to Agro-Joint district offices with regard to regional reporting in 1927-28; Agro-Joint import plan for 1927; Article by A. Schlikhter "Pravda o evreiskom pereselenii" [The Truth about Jewish Colonization] published in the periodical "Bolshevik Ukrainy," no. 9, September 1927 and several other articles. 54 pp.1927
Folder TitleDate
 Financial plan for colonization of the Biro-Bidjan (Birobidzhan) region [possiblt a KOMZET document] and other documents related to activities in the Simferopol’ region. 10 pp.1928
89Financial plan for colonization of the Biro-Bidjan (Birobidzhan) region [possiblt a KOMZET document] and other documents related to activities in the Simferopol’ region. 10 pp.1928
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and memoranda, including a letter by agronomist A. E. Zaichik. 83 pp.1929-1930
90Correspondence and memoranda, including a letter by agronomist A. E. Zaichik. 83 pp.1929-1930
Folder TitleDate
 Letters from agronomist Aron E. Zaichik to Agro-Joint Headquarters in Moscow on his visit to agricultural establishments in the United States. 102 pp.1930
91Letters from agronomist Aron E. Zaichik to Agro-Joint Headquarters in Moscow on his visit to agricultural establishments in the United States. 102 pp.1930
Folder TitleDate
 Newspaper clippings from the American Jewish press on the Agro-Joint. 31 pp.1925–1944
92Newspaper clippings from the American Jewish press on the Agro-Joint. 31 pp.1925–1944
Folder TitleDate
 Newspaper clippings from the Soviet and Soviet-Jewish press on the Agro-Joint. 25 pp.1925-1932
93Newspaper clippings from the Soviet and Soviet-Jewish press on the Agro-Joint. 25 pp.1925-1932
Folder TitleDate
 Minutes of the meetings of Agro-Joint headquarters staff on liquidation of Agro-Joint activities in Ukraine; memorandum regarding Agro-Joint work in 1932; administrative charter of the Agro-Joint as of August 1, 1933, written by Joseph A. Rosen; letter from Samuel E. Liubarskii to Joseph A. Rosen on possibilities of accommodating German Jews in the Soviet Union, January 17 1934. 158 pp.1931-1934
94Minutes of the meetings of Agro-Joint headquarters staff on liquidation of Agro-Joint activities in Ukraine; memorandum regarding Agro-Joint work in 1932; administrative charter of the Agro-Joint as of August 1, 1933, written by Joseph A. Rosen; letter from Samuel E. Liubarskii to Joseph A. Rosen on possibilities of accommodating German Jews in the Soviet Union, January 17 1934. 158 pp.1931-1934
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence on Agro-Joint financial plans for 1933 and 1934; Samuel E. Liubarskii to Joseph A. Rosen; minutes of meetings at AMO on reorganization of AMO bookkeeping ; correspondence with Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET); drafts of financial plans. 72 pp.1932-1934
95Correspondence on Agro-Joint financial plans for 1933 and 1934; Samuel E. Liubarskii to Joseph A. Rosen; minutes of meetings at AMO on reorganization of AMO bookkeeping ; correspondence with Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET); drafts of financial plans. 72 pp.1932-1934
Folder TitleDate
 Letters from Elias Tcherikover to Joseph A. Rosen relating to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion trial in Bern, 12 pp.1934
96Letters from Elias Tcherikover to Joseph A. Rosen relating to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion trial in Bern, 12 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and miscellaneous documents.
Included liquidation of Agro-Joint in the Soviet Union; Joseph A. Rosen's letter to Viacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov complaining about the attitude of Z.M. Belen’ki, representative the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), in the liquidation negotiations. 63 pp.
1934-1938
97Correspondence and miscellaneous documents.
Included liquidation of Agro-Joint in the Soviet Union; Joseph A. Rosen's letter to Viacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov complaining about the attitude of Z.M. Belen’ki, representative the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), in the liquidation negotiations. 63 pp.
1934-1938
Folder TitleDate
 Undated documents including: speech or lecture "Stremlenie evreev k pereseleniiu na svobodnye zemli Ukrainy i Kryma, mery k ego udovletvoreniiu i perspektivy razvitiia" [The Movement of the Jews to Settle in the Ukraine and Crimea. Means for its Realization and Perspectives of Development], no author; Joseph A. Rosen's handwritten notes on various settlements; draft of the program of a conference of Jewish religious communities in the Soviet Union and a letter from 2000 citizens of Kherson on Jewish religious institutions in this city early 1920s; a poem "Ten Colonists" by F. Horowitz of New York. 51 pp.n.d.
98Undated documents including: speech or lecture "Stremlenie evreev k pereseleniiu na svobodnye zemli Ukrainy i Kryma, mery k ego udovletvoreniiu i perspektivy razvitiia" [The Movement of the Jews to Settle in the Ukraine and Crimea. Means for its Realization and Perspectives of Development], no author; Joseph A. Rosen's handwritten notes on various settlements; draft of the program of a conference of Jewish religious communities in the Soviet Union and a letter from 2000 citizens of Kherson on Jewish religious institutions in this city early 1920s; a poem "Ten Colonists" by F. Horowitz of New York. 51 pp.n.d.
Folder TitleDate
 Essay "Evreiskii vopros v Rossii v period imperialisticheskoi voiny" [Jewish Question in Russia During the Imperialist War [World War One]] with copies of documents. No author. 97 pp.n.d.
99Essay "Evreiskii vopros v Rossii v period imperialisticheskoi voiny" [Jewish Question in Russia During the Imperialist War [World War One]] with copies of documents. No author. 97 pp.n.d.

C. Land Surveys and Allocations

Folder TitleDate
 Analyses by P.N. Razhdaev "Voprosy zemleustroistva i rasseleniia v Krymu" [Problems of Land Legislation and Settlement in Crimea] and by the Rabotchaia-Krestianskaia Inspektsiia (RKI, Worker’s and Peasants’ Inspection) on land owning and leasing in Crimea. 25 pp.1921, 1922
100Analyses by P.N. Razhdaev "Voprosy zemleustroistva i rasseleniia v Krymu" [Problems of Land Legislation and Settlement in Crimea] and by the Rabotchaia-Krestianskaia Inspektsiia (RKI, Worker’s and Peasants’ Inspection) on land owning and leasing in Crimea. 25 pp.1921, 1922
Folder TitleDate
 Statistics on cultivated and non-cultivated land in Crimea. 35 pp.1921
101Statistics on cultivated and non-cultivated land in Crimea. 35 pp.1921
Folder TitleDate
 Land in Crimea suitable for Jewish colonization. Statistics, listings of tracts, information on Crimea land laws supplied by the Soviet administration. 196 pp.1926
102Land in Crimea suitable for Jewish colonization. Statistics, listings of tracts, information on Crimea land laws supplied by the Soviet administration. 196 pp.1926
Folder TitleDate
 Surveys on Crimea. Included: "Kratkii ocherk estestvenno-istoricheskikh i ekonomicheskikh uslovii stepnogo Kryma" [Concise Review of the Historical and Economical Factors of the Steppe Crimea], no author, no date; information on water supply in the populated region of Dzhankoi and Perekop prepared in connection with Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) colonization plans. 36 pp.n.d.
103Surveys on Crimea. Included: "Kratkii ocherk estestvenno-istoricheskikh i ekonomicheskikh uslovii stepnogo Kryma" [Concise Review of the Historical and Economical Factors of the Steppe Crimea], no author, no date; information on water supply in the populated region of Dzhankoi and Perekop prepared in connection with Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) colonization plans. 36 pp.n.d.
Folder TitleDate
 Allocation of land for Jewish colonization in Ukraine and Crimea. Included are: Agro-Joint memorandum to Soviet Government of 1925, regarding allocation for Jewish settlers of 40,000 ‘acres’ of land in the steppe part of Crimea; minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee of the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), May 30, 1925, regarding surveys of possible lands for Jewish colonization in Northern Caucasus, Ukraine and Crimea; minutes of the meeting of the OKRZU (district land administration) Kherson, July 10, 1925, regarding allocation of land in the Kherson district; correspondence and related materials on the land in Crimea and Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district assigned for Jewish colonization during the period 1926-1930. 112 pp.1925-1930
104Allocation of land for Jewish colonization in Ukraine and Crimea. Included are: Agro-Joint memorandum to Soviet Government of 1925, regarding allocation for Jewish settlers of 40,000 ‘acres’ of land in the steppe part of Crimea; minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee of the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), May 30, 1925, regarding surveys of possible lands for Jewish colonization in Northern Caucasus, Ukraine and Crimea; minutes of the meeting of the OKRZU (district land administration) Kherson, July 10, 1925, regarding allocation of land in the Kherson district; correspondence and related materials on the land in Crimea and Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district assigned for Jewish colonization during the period 1926-1930. 112 pp.1925-1930
Folder TitleDate
 Minutes of meeting of the Soviet land administration, Agro-Joint and Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) regarding allocations of land in Crimea, February-May 1926. Surveys of tracts in Crimean settlements conducted by the geodesist IA.L. Krupp and agronomist Redkin of Agro-Joint from January through March 1926. 89 pp.1926
105Minutes of meeting of the Soviet land administration, Agro-Joint and Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) regarding allocations of land in Crimea, February-May 1926. Surveys of tracts in Crimean settlements conducted by the geodesist IA.L. Krupp and agronomist Redkin of Agro-Joint from January through March 1926. 89 pp.1926
Folder TitleDate
 Reports, land surveys and other materials relating to distribution of tracts for Jewish settlements in Crimea. 110 pp.1927-1928
106Reports, land surveys and other materials relating to distribution of tracts for Jewish settlements in Crimea. 110 pp.1927-1928
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence, memoranda, reports and surveys regarding allocation of land in the Salsk district.
Included are: survey by G. Gurevich on Salsk region; report by A.O. Fabrikant to Agro-Joint headquarters on colonization possibilities in the Salsk district and related correspondence between Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and the district land administration. 57 pp.
1925
107Correspondence, memoranda, reports and surveys regarding allocation of land in the Salsk district.
Included are: survey by G. Gurevich on Salsk region; report by A.O. Fabrikant to Agro-Joint headquarters on colonization possibilities in the Salsk district and related correspondence between Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and the district land administration. 57 pp.
1925
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence, reports and surveys relating to colonization possibilities in the Black Sea region.
Informational material supplied by the Black Sea district (Chernomorskii okrug) land administration to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 33 pp.
1925
108Correspondence, reports and surveys relating to colonization possibilities in the Black Sea region.
Informational material supplied by the Black Sea district (Chernomorskii okrug) land administration to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 33 pp.
1925
Folder TitleDate
 Project by Georgii A. Idelson of Jewish colonization on the Chongar (Chonhar) peninsula. 62 pp.1928-1934
109Project by Georgii A. Idelson of Jewish colonization on the Chongar (Chonhar) peninsula. 62 pp.1928-1934
Folder TitleDate
 Materials on colonization possibilities in following regions of the USSR: Siberia, Azov lowland, Polessie (turf-pits), Kuban, Odessa, Samara, Povolzhe (Saratov province), Far East (Amur region). Surveys and related correspondence, mainly between Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and central and regional land administration organs. 140 pp.1924-1927?
110Materials on colonization possibilities in following regions of the USSR: Siberia, Azov lowland, Polessie (turf-pits), Kuban, Odessa, Samara, Povolzhe (Saratov province), Far East (Amur region). Surveys and related correspondence, mainly between Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and central and regional land administration organs. 140 pp.1924-1927?
Folder TitleDate
 Maps of the regions of Jewish colonization in the USSRn.d.
111Maps of the regions of Jewish colonization in the USSRn.d.
Folder TitleDate
 Maps, landscape plans and diagrams of the colonization in the Crimea. General maps of the region; detailed presentations of the Agro-sectors and individual settlementsn.d.
112Maps, landscape plans and diagrams of the colonization in the Crimea. General maps of the region; detailed presentations of the Agro-sectors and individual settlementsn.d.
Folder TitleDate
 Maps, landscape plans and diagrams of the colonization in Kherson regionn.d.
113Maps, landscape plans and diagrams of the colonization in Kherson regionn.d.
Folder TitleDate
 Maps, landscape plans and diagrams of the colonization in Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) regionn.d.
114Maps, landscape plans and diagrams of the colonization in Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) regionn.d.

Subseries 4: Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), n.d., 1924-1936

This subseries is in Russian,Ukrainian, Yiddish, and English.
Scope and Content:

Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land, known as KOMZET (Komitet po zemel’nomu ustroistvu trudiashchikhsia evreev pri Prezidiume Soveta Natsional’nostei TsIK SSSR) was founded in 1924. The subseries is comprised of correspondence between Agro-Joint and KOMZET and related documents such as annual reports on activity and plans for the future development of the Agro-Joint and KOMZET programs. The registers of settlers’ promissory notes and Agro-Joint assets in various localities transferred to KOMZET are the biggest part of the subseries.

Folder TitleDate
115Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
Correspondence, minutes and miscellaneous materials.
Included are: instructions on recruitment and registration of prospective settlers; memoranda from E.A. Grower to KOMZET, mainly on the situation in Crimean settlements;
report "KOMZET and its Activities in the First Year," August 29, 1924-August 29, 1925;
KOMZET instructions on carrying on the colonization work, 6.2.1925;
materials relating to hunger in Dagestan and aid to the Jewish settlers there;
estimate by IU. Larin of the expenditures for one family in its first year of settlement in Ukraine. 139 pp.
1924-1925
Folder TitleDate
116Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
Copies of correspondence with various Soviet authorities regarding colonization, submitted to Joseph Rosen for his information. 32 pp.
1925
Folder TitleDate
117Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
Correspondence, minutes and miscellaneous materials. Included are: colonization plan for 1926; minutes of meetings of the Central Executive Committee (VtsIK) sub-committee on land allocation for Jewish colonization; regulations and resolutions by Soviet government regarding Jewish colonization; statistical information on Jewish farming in Crimea prepared by the regional government for A. Shotman. 123 pp.
1926
Folder TitleDate
118Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET): Answers to a questionnaire regarding the agro-technical development of Jewish settlements. 85 pp.n.d.
Folder TitleDate
119Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
Correspondence, minutes and miscellaneous materials.
Included are: resolution by on KOMZET goals, March 28, 1928; materials on the reorganization [collectivization] of Jewish settlements prepared, for the KOMZET meeting on August 13,1929. 123 pp.
1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
120Reports for the conference of the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET) in Ukraine. 24 pp.1927 May 21-1927 May 22
Folder TitleDate
121Analysis of the registration of new settlers. 15 pp.1925-1927
Folder TitleDate
122Register of Agro-Joint assets given to Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 124 pp.1928
Folder TitleDate
123Register of Agro-Joint assets in settlers’ obligations given to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 68 pp.1929-1934
Folder TitleDate
124Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
Correspondence, minutes and miscellaneous materials. 92 pp.
1930-1937
Folder TitleDate
125Report by IA.M. Surdutovich on the results of the 1930 land reform in Crimea [collectivization] with regard to the Jewish settlements assisted by the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and on allocation of additional 100,000 hectars in August 1930. Related correspondence, minutes and reports of the KOMZET commission for the reorganization of the settlements. 78 pp.1930-1933
Folder TitleDate
126Report by Samuel E. Liubarskii on Agro-Joint work in 1932, given at the meeting of the Presidium of Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) in Moscow. 49 pp.1932 June 28
Folder TitleDate
127Correspondence, memoranda, official documents and registers relating to the transfer of Agro-Joint assets in accordance with the supplementary agreement of March 22 and April 14, 1933 between Agro-Joint and the Soviet Government. 69 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
128Register of Agro-Joint assets in Crimea transferred to KOMZET. 80 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
129Register of Kherson settlers’ promissory notes transferred to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 65 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
130Registers of loan obligations transferred to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 101 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
131Registers of loan obligations transferred to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 80 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
132Registers of loan obligations transferred to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) in Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) . 69 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
133Agro-Joint correspondence with the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and minutes of the KOMZET meetings of February 2 and February 9, 1935 regarding estimates for Agro-Joint agricultural work in 1935. 85 pp.1935
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134Registers of Agro-Joint assets in settlers’ obligations given to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 40 pp.1935
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135Registers of loan obligations transferred to the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 60 pp.1936
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136By-laws of the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET) and the Jewish Agricultural Workers' and Artisans' Bank (Evreiskii Agrarno-Kustarnyi Bank, AGROKUSTBANK). 28 pp.n.d.
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Series II: Records of the Agro-Joint Agricultural Department, n.d., 1923-1937

This subseries is in English, Russian,German, and Yiddish.
6.6 linear feet
Scope and Content:

Correspondence, reports, analyses, surveys, statistics in this series document the colonization work of the Agro-Joint. Included are pre-1924 materials on Jewish colonization in Russia. Furthermore, prospective plans and colonization projects, as well as statistics and analysis on agricultural characteristics of the regions in Southern Ukraine and Crimea are included.

The series contains documents related both to the central administration of the Agro-Joint and the local management in individual regions.

Subseries 1: General Files, 1923-1937

This subseries is inRussian, Ukrainian, and English.
3.8 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains reports, analyses, statistics and several essays on the history of Jewish settlements and agriculture and on contemporary problems and prospects. Some of these reports dealt with migration and process of colonization of Southern Ukraine (Odessa, Kherson and Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) regions) and Crimea. The reports and statistics were usually compiled by the agronomists in the field, i.e. Aron E. Zaichik, M.S. Levin, S.N. Mazo or I. R. Shukhman. The Agro-Joint also organized several training courses for agricultural workers, sometimes jointly with the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET).

The subseries also includes minutes of the Agro-Joint meetings, together with estimates of expenses and costs of the Agro-Joint. Documents found here also deal with the problems of sustainability of the colonies, problems with irrigation and watering. The plans of settlements, detailed technical drawings of the houses, architectural designs and landscape plans can also be of interest to researchers.

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137"Report on Organization of the Jewish Educational Colony near Kiev on the land of the Veprikovsky Society in the Vasilkov district" based on the records of the Kiev Governor-General, December 1852-May 1858. 10 pp.n.d.
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138Statistical summaries: Jewish agricultural settlements in 10 western provinces of the USSR, 1898-1923; Jewish agriculture in Russia in the pre-revolutionary and Soviet periods (to 1925). 11 pp.1925?
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139Report by Samuel E. Liubarskii on the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and Jewish Colonization Organization (ICA) on agricultural development of Jewish colonies in southern Ukraine. Full text and abridged version. 248 pp.1923
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140Miscellaneous reports and statistics.
Included are: Assistance of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) to the old Jewish colonies in Ekaterinoslav, Kherson, and Odessa provinces; information on new Jewish settlements organized in 1923; report by I.M. Rein "O evreiskom pereselencheskom dvizhenii v SSR [sic] i dostignutykh im rezul'tatakh s vesny 1925 [sic] po vesnu 1924" [On the Results of the Settlement Movement of Jews in the USSR, spring 1923 spring 1924]. 20 pp.
1923-1924
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141Estimate of expenditures for settlement work, August 1924 through October 1, 1930. 22 pp.1930
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142Statistical and financial report on the reconstruction work of the Ukrainian Agro-Joint office in Kharkov (Kharkiv). 113 pp.1924-1925
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143Analysis by E.M. Chaikin on the progress and perspectives of the agricultural work among the Jews in the USSR. 89 pp.n.d.
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144Miscellaneous memoranda and articles on Jewish colonization by unidentified authors.
Included are: "Agrikul'turnye cherty evreiskogo zemledeliia v SSSR" [Agricultural attributes of Jewish farming in the USSR] 1925;
plan of a study "Materialy po evreiskoi zemledel'cheskoi kolonizatsii v Rossii posle revolutsii" [Materials on Jewish colonization in Russia after the revolution] dated April 29, 1925;
memorandum "Nekotorye cherty organizatsii evreiskogo pereselencheskogo khoziaistva v stepnoi Ukraine i v severnoi chasti Kryma" [Some aspects of organization of organization of Jewish resettlement in the steppes of Ukraine and Northern Crimea]. 29 pp.
1924-1925
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145Statistics on major regions of Jewish settlement in the Soviet Union. 13 pp.1925
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1465 articles by E. Prudnikova "V polose evreiskogo zemledeliia" [In the regions of Jewish colonization]. 19 pp.1925
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147General statistics on the work of Agro-Joint, Jewish Colonization Organization (ICA), ORT (Obshchestvo Rasprostraneniia Truda sredi Evreev; Society for Spreading Work Among Jews) and All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET) in assisting the settlements in Southern Ukraine and Crimea. 41 pp.1926
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148Correspondence, reports and statistics related to agricultural matters. 148 pp.1925-1936
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149Report by Samuel E. Liubarskii on the status of Agro-Joint colonization work as of September 20, 19251925
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150Minutes of the consultative meeting of the Agro-Joint staff.
Included are reports: Aron E. Zaichik on Kherson district; M.S. Levin on Crimea; I.R. Shukhman on the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district; B.M. Khanin on medical aid to the settlers, Samuel E. Liubarskii on the status of Jewish colonization in the Soviet Union; concluding remarks by A.O. Fabrikant. 177 pp.
1926 Jan.
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151Reports by sector agronomists. 292 pp.1926
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152Prospective plan of Jewish colonization in the years 1927-1936.
Included are: analysis of agricultural characteristics of the regions of Jewish colonization, 1928;
analysis of the colonization movement in 1928. 76 pp.
1927-1928
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153Report by Kliachko, a representative of the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), on agricultural cooperation among Jewish settlers. 43 pp.1926-1927
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154Statistical data on registration of prospective settlers. Also statistics on families remaining or leaving the settlements. 18 pp.1926, 1927, 1930-1932
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155Reports by sector agronomists. 360 pp.1927
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156Statistical information of Agro-Joint assistance to the settlers. 10 pp.1928
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157Reports and related documents on Jewish milk cooperatives in Kherson and Crimea. 96 pp.1927-1929
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158Minutes of the consultative meeting of the Agro-Joint staff, Moscow. General and regional reports and analyses; discussion; meetings of committees. 468 pp.1927 Jan. 31-1927 Feb. 7
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158aReports and analyses delivered at a general meeting of Agro-Joint agronomists. Included are: A.IU. Pikman on organization of cattle breeding in Kherson district; V.M. Zeitman on construction projects in Crimea; M.E. Porkhovnik on organization of tractor columns. Aron I. Lapirov on food and fodder supplies for a settlement farm in the first year of its existence; I.R. Shukhman on the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 89 pp.1925-1926
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159Reports by sector agronomists. 464 pp.1928
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160Estimate of Agro-Joint expenditures in 1927/1928 for the assistance to the settlers accepted in 1925-1928.1928
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161Analysis of a typical Jewish settlement farm by M.L. Bizer and S.N. Mazo. 34 pp.1927-1928
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162Reports by S.N. Mazo on his inspection of experimental poultry farms (non-Jewish mostly). 40 pp.1929 Nov. - 1929 Dec.
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163Surveys and analyses by the members of the Student Research Group on Jewish Agriculture at the Timiriazev Agricultural Academy in Moscow based on the results of the expedition to Dzhankoi and Simferopol' district. 162 pp.1928-1929
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164Agro-Joint plan of agricultural assistance in 1929-1930. Also statistics on the regions of Jewish settlement assisted by Agro-Joint. 32 pp.1929-1930
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165Reports by the sector agronomists. Included are: IA.M. Surdutovich on Kerch; G.K. Ioffe on vegetable growing in Evpatoriia district; M.M. Godlevskii on gardening in Crimea; I.M. Markon on Seitler agro-sector; Aron I. Lapirov on Fraidorf agro-sector. 248 pp.1931-1932
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166Minutes of various agronomic meetings at the Agro-Joint headquarters and the regional Agro-Joint office in Dniepropetrovsk. 43 pp.1925-1934
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167Report by Itkin on the work of the Ukrainian Agro-Joint office in Dniepropetrovsk. 43 pp.1935 Jul. 15
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168Concise report on Agro-Joint assistance to the Jewish collective farms in the Ukraine. 33 pp.1936
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169Materials relating to the electrification of the Jewish collective farms. 11 pp.1935-1937
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170List of old and new settlements in the Ukraine and Crimea assisted by Agro-Joint as of September 1, 1936. 10 pp.1936
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171Information on unfinished projects in the Jewish collective farms (kolkhoz) as of March 8, 1938. 12 pp.1938
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172Materials relating to the use of tractors and organization of tractor columns in the settlements. 82 pp.1926-1930
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173Materials relating to irrigation works. 138 pp.1924-1934
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174Materials relating to maintenance and use of artesian wells and watering machinery. 62 pp.1923-1935
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175Typescript of an issue of an agronomic bulletin that was probably planned as the Agro-Joint official publication. 105 pp.n.d.
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176Surveys by Aron E. Zaichik of the state farms (sovkhoz) in Ukraine. 37 pp.n.d.
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177Miscellaneous articles by Soviet authors on general questions relating to agriculture. 112 pp.1920-1929
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178Addresses of Agro-Joint agronomists. 8 pp.1928
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179Blank forms for statistical reporting titles "Description of the Jewish Land Settlement" issued by the Agro-Joint headquarters. 32 pp.192-?
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180General principles of construction projects in Jewish agricultural settlements. Rules, estimates, diagrams. 327 pp.1925-1932
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181Estimates of costs for various construction projects. 244 pp.1927-1930
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182Landscape plans and diagrams of Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) settlements. 136 pp.1929-1930
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183Landscape plans and diagrams of settlements on Crimea. 9 pp.1926
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184Drafts of projected construction projects. 79 pp.1929-1930
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185Drafts and plans of construction projects in Crimea. 71 pp.1924-1928
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186Construction works. 3 pp.1925-1926
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187Materials relating to agricultural experiments.
Included are: report on field experiments in the settlement Poltavtsy in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district;
report by A.A. Abramovich on field experiments in the settlement Kalininfel'd in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district;
the Agro-Joint Crimean office instruction for experimental farms;
report by Georgii A. Idelson on field experiments in the Chongar (Chonhar) settlements;
report on the work of the Agro-Joint experimental farm in the North Evpatoriia Agro-sector. 37 pp.
1927-1931
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188Correspondence, reports and student papers relating to the training courses for grape growers organized by the Agro-Joint. 72 pp.1927, 1935
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189Correspondence and reports relating to agricultural training courses organized by Agro-Joint and Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 108 pp.1926-1936
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190Correspondence and reports relating to various agricultural exhibitions in the Soviet Union in which the Jewish settlers participated. 139 pp.1922-1933

Subseries 2: Regional Files, 1923-1936

This subseries is inRussian and English.
2.8 linear feet
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by region.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence, observations of Agro-Joint representatives, reports of local leaders, progress reports related to all the major regions where the Agro-Joint carried out its activities, primarily Crimea, Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih). Odessa.

A. Crimea (Krym)

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 Report by Samuel E. Liubarskii "Privlechenie evreev k sel'sko-khoziaistvennym promyslam i ustroistvo evreiskikh poselenii v Krymu" [Attracting Jews to agricultural occupation and settlement in Crimea]. 135 pp.1923
191Report by Samuel E. Liubarskii "Privlechenie evreev k sel'sko-khoziaistvennym promyslam i ustroistvo evreiskikh poselenii v Krymu" [Attracting Jews to agricultural occupation and settlement in Crimea]. 135 pp.1923
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 Report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish settlements in Crimea. 22 pp.1924
192Report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish settlements in Crimea. 22 pp.1924
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 Report on Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 31 pp.1925
193Report on Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 31 pp.1925
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 Miscellaneous statistics relating to colonization work in Crimea. 44 pp.1924-1931
194Miscellaneous statistics relating to colonization work in Crimea. 44 pp.1924-1931
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 Reports by Samuel E. Liubarskii and A.O. Fabrikant on their inspection of the Crimean settlements. 57 pp.1925
195Reports by Samuel E. Liubarskii and A.O. Fabrikant on their inspection of the Crimean settlements. 57 pp.1925
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 Summaries of account balances of the collectives in Crimea. 144 pp.1923-1925
196Summaries of account balances of the collectives in Crimea. 144 pp.1923-1925
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 Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
report on the progress of the Crimean colonization. 13 pp.
1925
197Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET):
report on the progress of the Crimean colonization. 13 pp.
1925
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 Report by L.D. Fridman on Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 144 pp.1926
198Report by L.D. Fridman on Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 144 pp.1926
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 Statistics on cultural and educational institutions in Crimean Jewish settlements. 8 pp.1927
199Statistics on cultural and educational institutions in Crimean Jewish settlements. 8 pp.1927
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 General report on Jewish colonization in Crimea and assistance of the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET), not included the Evpatoriia region. 14 pp.1926-1927
200General report on Jewish colonization in Crimea and assistance of the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET), not included the Evpatoriia region. 14 pp.1926-1927
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 Reports by V.K. Redkin on Crimean settlements. 47 pp.1927-1928
201Reports by V.K. Redkin on Crimean settlements. 47 pp.1927-1928
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 Reports by L.D. Fridman on Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 95 pp.1928
202Reports by L.D. Fridman on Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 95 pp.1928
Folder TitleDate
 General report of the Crimean Agro-Joint office. 196 pp.1928
203General report of the Crimean Agro-Joint office. 196 pp.1928
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 Plan of Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 41 pp.1929-1930
204Plan of Agro-Joint work in Crimea. 41 pp.1929-1930
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205Number not used.
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 Analysis "Skhema organizatsii evreiskogo pereselencheskogo poseleniia v Krymu" [Organizational scheme of a Jewish settlement in Crimea]. 9 pp.1929
206Analysis "Skhema organizatsii evreiskogo pereselencheskogo poseleniia v Krymu" [Organizational scheme of a Jewish settlement in Crimea]. 9 pp.1929
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 Reports by Georgii A. Idelson on Agro-Joint work on the Chongar (Chonhar) peninsula. 32 pp.1927-1929
207Reports by Georgii A. Idelson on Agro-Joint work on the Chongar (Chonhar) peninsula. 32 pp.1927-1929
Folder TitleDate
 General report of the Crimean Agro-Joint office. 95 pp.1929
208General report of the Crimean Agro-Joint office. 95 pp.1929
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 Agro-Joint plan of agronomic assistance in 1929-1930. Related letter from Samuel E. Liubarskii to Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), June 13, 1930. 15 pp.1929-1930
209Agro-Joint plan of agronomic assistance in 1929-1930. Related letter from Samuel E. Liubarskii to Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET), June 13, 1930. 15 pp.1929-1930
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 Concise summary of Agro-Joint work in Crimea from January 1 to August 1, 1931. 28 pp.1931
210Concise summary of Agro-Joint work in Crimea from January 1 to August 1, 1931. 28 pp.1931
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence between Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and the District Land Administration on the progress of melioration and land reclamation work in the Evpatoriia district. 33 pp.1931
211Correspondence between Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) and the District Land Administration on the progress of melioration and land reclamation work in the Evpatoriia district. 33 pp.1931
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 General report of the office of the Crimean Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 54 pp.1933
212General report of the office of the Crimean Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET). 54 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence, reports and statistics relating to various agricultural matters in Crimea. 131 pp.1929-1936
213Correspondence, reports and statistics relating to various agricultural matters in Crimea. 131 pp.1929-1936
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 Forms for statistical reporting issued by the Crimean Agro-Joint office. 35 pp.1936
214Forms for statistical reporting issued by the Crimean Agro-Joint office. 35 pp.1936
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 Correspondence and memoranda relating to the transfer of the Agro-Joint Mechanical Repair Shop in Dzhankoi to the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET). 172 pp.1936-1937
215Correspondence and memoranda relating to the transfer of the Agro-Joint Mechanical Repair Shop in Dzhankoi to the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET). 172 pp.1936-1937
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 Grape growing in Crimea. Minutes of the meeting of Agro-Joint staff on development of the grape plantations in Evpatoriia, September 6-7, 1925. 17 pp.1925
216Grape growing in Crimea. Minutes of the meeting of Agro-Joint staff on development of the grape plantations in Evpatoriia, September 6-7, 1925. 17 pp.1925
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 Handbook by A.A. Ivanov on grape growing in Crimea. 74 pp.1929
217Handbook by A.A. Ivanov on grape growing in Crimea. 74 pp.1929
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 Reports by Ivanov and M.L. Bizer on grape growing in the Crimean Jewish settlements. 51 pp.1930, 1934
218Reports by Ivanov and M.L. Bizer on grape growing in the Crimean Jewish settlements. 51 pp.1930, 1934
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 Grape growing. Reports by M.M. Godlevskii (1927), Frukht (1931), Posvianskii (1935); summaries of agronomic meetings; Reports by Godlevskii, Solomon E. Raskin and Georgii A. Idelson on the decay of the grape plants. 155 pp.1925-1936
219Grape growing. Reports by M.M. Godlevskii (1927), Frukht (1931), Posvianskii (1935); summaries of agronomic meetings; Reports by Godlevskii, Solomon E. Raskin and Georgii A. Idelson on the decay of the grape plants. 155 pp.1925-1936
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 Correspondence and statistical summaries on the grape plantations in Crimea. 40 pp.1929-1932
220Correspondence and statistical summaries on the grape plantations in Crimea. 40 pp.1929-1932
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 Gardening in Crimea. Reports by V.K. Redkin, M.M. Godlevskii, G.K. Ioffe. 115 pp.1931-1935
221Gardening in Crimea. Reports by V.K. Redkin, M.M. Godlevskii, G.K. Ioffe. 115 pp.1931-1935
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 Reports by G.K. Ioffe on the spring-time sowing of watered wheat in Crimean collectives. 55 pp.1934
222Reports by G.K. Ioffe on the spring-time sowing of watered wheat in Crimean collectives. 55 pp.1934
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 Correspondence and reports on poultry rearing in Crimea. Reports mainly by S.N. Mazo. 198 pp.1931-1934
223Correspondence and reports on poultry rearing in Crimea. Reports mainly by S.N. Mazo. 198 pp.1931-1934

B. Crimea Settlement

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 Materials relating to the collectives Akhdath, Avoda and Beth Lekhem. 61 pp.1925-1927, 1936
224Materials relating to the collectives Akhdath, Avoda and Beth Lekhem. 61 pp.1925-1927, 1936
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 Reports by A.I. Frishberg and S. Raskin on the Dzhurchi agro-sector. Including Raskin's report on the situation of Jewish settlements in Dzhurchi on the eve of the 1930 land reform [collectivization]. 41 pp.1926-1930
225Reports by A.I. Frishberg and S. Raskin on the Dzhurchi agro-sector. Including Raskin's report on the situation of Jewish settlements in Dzhurchi on the eve of the 1930 land reform [collectivization]. 41 pp.1926-1930
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 General information on the Evpatoriia district. 7 pp.1926-1927
226General information on the Evpatoriia district. 7 pp.1926-1927
Folder TitleDate
 Reports by IU.M. Levitan on the North-Evpatoriia agro-sector. Including Levitan's report on the difficulties reorganizing the settlements as required by the collectivization decree. 216 pp.1930-1931
227Reports by IU.M. Levitan on the North-Evpatoriia agro-sector. Including Levitan's report on the difficulties reorganizing the settlements as required by the collectivization decree. 216 pp.1930-1931
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 Reports by Aron E. Zaichik and Aron I. Lapirov on the South-Evpatoriia agro-sector. 50 pp.1929
228Reports by Aron E. Zaichik and Aron I. Lapirov on the South-Evpatoriia agro-sector. 50 pp.1929
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 Evpatoriia settlements assisted by the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET). Estimate for OZET work in 1927 and report by I.G. Temkin, OZET representative in Evpatoriia, for the period January 1 through December 15, 1928. 74 pp.1926-1928
229Evpatoriia settlements assisted by the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET). Estimate for OZET work in 1927 and report by I.G. Temkin, OZET representative in Evpatoriia, for the period January 1 through December 15, 1928. 74 pp.1926-1928
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 General report of the Evpatoriia office of the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET). 137 pp.1927-1928
230General report of the Evpatoriia office of the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET). 137 pp.1927-1928
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 Correspondence, minutes, inventories, and official documents related to the transfer of OZET agro-sectors in Evpatoriia district to the Agro-Joint. 256 pp.1927-1929
231Correspondence, minutes, inventories, and official documents related to the transfer of OZET agro-sectors in Evpatoriia district to the Agro-Joint. 256 pp.1927-1929
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 Correspondence and reports relating to: Gortenstadt settlement; IKOR (collective); Karasu-Bazar (Belogorsk, Bilohors'k) agro-sector; Kerch (experimental farm). 115 pp.1929-1932
232Correspondence and reports relating to: Gortenstadt settlement; IKOR (collective); Karasu-Bazar (Belogorsk, Bilohors'k) agro-sector; Kerch (experimental farm). 115 pp.1929-1932
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and reports relating to collective Kheirus; agro-sector Kolai-Seitler; and agro-sector Larindorf. 89 pp.1929, 1934, 1936
233Correspondence and reports relating to collective Kheirus; agro-sector Kolai-Seitler; and agro-sector Larindorf. 89 pp.1929, 1934, 1936
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence relating to the collective Mishmar. 17 pp.1925-1929
234Correspondence relating to the collective Mishmar. 17 pp.1925-1929
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 Reports by A.S. Urisson and G.K. Ioffe on the collectives Molotov and Politotdelets. 238 pp.1931-1935
235Reports by A.S. Urisson and G.K. Ioffe on the collectives Molotov and Politotdelets. 238 pp.1931-1935
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and reports relating to: collectivePervomaisk; collective Pobeda; collective Progress; collective Rabotnik. 84 pp.1925-1935
236Correspondence and reports relating to: collectivePervomaisk; collective Pobeda; collective Progress; collective Rabotnik. 84 pp.1925-1935
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 Correspondence and reports relating to: Ratndorf Agricultural Credit Cooperative; collective Roiter Poier; collective Tel'-Khai. 109 pp.1924-1937
237Correspondence and reports relating to: Ratndorf Agricultural Credit Cooperative; collective Roiter Poier; collective Tel'-Khai. 109 pp.1924-1937
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 Reports and miscellaneous documents relating to agro-sector Theodosia; collective Voskhod; collective Zavet Lenina; collective Zemledelets; collectiveZaria. 32 pp.1925-1930
238Reports and miscellaneous documents relating to agro-sector Theodosia; collective Voskhod; collective Zavet Lenina; collective Zemledelets; collectiveZaria. 32 pp.1925-1930

C. Ekaterinoslav (Yekaterinoslav)

Folder TitleDate
 Report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish colonies in the Guliaipole (Huliaipole) district, Ekaterinoslav province, November 24-December 3, 1924. Also general statistics on the Jewish settlements in the Ekaterinoslav region. 20 pp.1924-1925
239Report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish colonies in the Guliaipole (Huliaipole) district, Ekaterinoslav province, November 24-December 3, 1924. Also general statistics on the Jewish settlements in the Ekaterinoslav region. 20 pp.1924-1925

D. Kherson

Folder TitleDate
  Materialy po organizatsii krest'ianskogo khoziaistva byvsh.[ego] Khersonskogo uezda [Materials on Organization of Farming in the region of the former Kherson district]. 10 pp.1923
240 Materialy po organizatsii krest'ianskogo khoziaistva byvsh.[ego] Khersonskogo uezda [Materials on Organization of Farming in the region of the former Kherson district]. 10 pp.1923
Folder TitleDate
 Reports, memoranda and estimates relating to melioration and land reclamation work and the Jewish meliorative societies (collectives) in the sand regions of Kherson district. 82 pp.1925
241Reports, memoranda and estimates relating to melioration and land reclamation work and the Jewish meliorative societies (collectives) in the sand regions of Kherson district. 82 pp.1925
Folder TitleDate
 Statistical summaries on the Kherson settlements. 22 pp.1925
242Statistical summaries on the Kherson settlements. 22 pp.1925
Folder TitleDate
 Reports and correspondence on grape growing in Kherson district. Reports mainly by G.K. Ioffe. 196 pp.1925-1931
243Reports and correspondence on grape growing in Kherson district. Reports mainly by G.K. Ioffe. 196 pp.1925-1931
Folder TitleDate
 Report by Aron E. Zaichik on Agro-Joint assistance to the settlers in Kherson district. 152 pp.1925
244Report by Aron E. Zaichik on Agro-Joint assistance to the settlers in Kherson district. 152 pp.1925
Folder TitleDate
 Report by Aron E. Zaichik - Duplicate1925
244aReport by Aron E. Zaichik - Duplicate1925
Folder TitleDate
 Statistics on the Kherson settlements. 51 pp.1925-1926
245Statistics on the Kherson settlements. 51 pp.1925-1926
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 Letters and reports, mainly by Aron E. Zaichik, on the conditions in the Kherson settlements. 10 pp.1926-1927
246Letters and reports, mainly by Aron E. Zaichik, on the conditions in the Kherson settlements. 10 pp.1926-1927
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 Reports by I.M. Portnik on the colonization of the sand region of Kherson district (Skadovs'k, Lower Dnieper area). 205 pp.1927-1928, 1931
247Reports by I.M. Portnik on the colonization of the sand region of Kherson district (Skadovs'k, Lower Dnieper area). 205 pp.1927-1928, 1931
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 Correspondence between Samuel E. Liubarskii and Z. S. Golovianko on applying insecticides to the grape plantations in the sand region. 44 pp.1928
248Correspondence between Samuel E. Liubarskii and Z. S. Golovianko on applying insecticides to the grape plantations in the sand region. 44 pp.1928
Folder TitleDate
 General report of the Kherson Agro-Joint office. 176 pp.1925-1928
249General report of the Kherson Agro-Joint office. 176 pp.1925-1928
Folder TitleDate
 General report of the Kherson Agro-Joint office. 116 pp.1927 Oct. 10 - 1929 Jan. 1
250General report of the Kherson Agro-Joint office. 116 pp.1927 Oct. 10 - 1929 Jan. 1
Folder TitleDate
 Report by A.A. Abramovich on the Snigirevka (Snihurivka) agro-sector (Lenin fond). 59 pp.1928-1929
251Report by A.A. Abramovich on the Snigirevka (Snihurivka) agro-sector (Lenin fond). 59 pp.1928-1929
Folder TitleDate
 Report by D.O. Kahn on the Kachkarov agro-sector. 11 pp.1929
252Report by D.O. Kahn on the Kachkarov agro-sector. 11 pp.1929
Folder TitleDate
 Materials relating to the collective farm Leninveg, Skadovs'k (sand) region. 4 pp.1936
253Materials relating to the collective farm Leninveg, Skadovs'k (sand) region. 4 pp.1936

E. Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih)

Folder TitleDate
 Report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish colonies in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 15 pp.1924 July
254Report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish colonies in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 15 pp.1924 July
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 Report by agronomist Bolotner on Jewish settlements in the Sofievka (Sofiivka) and Mikhailov (possibly Mikhailovka, Ukraine) agro-sectors. 9 pp.1925
255Report by agronomist Bolotner on Jewish settlements in the Sofievka (Sofiivka) and Mikhailov (possibly Mikhailovka, Ukraine) agro-sectors. 9 pp.1925
Folder TitleDate
 Statistics on Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) settlements. 38 pp.1925
256Statistics on Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) settlements. 38 pp.1925
Folder TitleDate
 Memoranda by I.R. Shukhman and M.I. Frumkin on the internal organization of a Jewish settlement in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 37 pp.1925, 1928
257Memoranda by I.R. Shukhman and M.I. Frumkin on the internal organization of a Jewish settlement in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 37 pp.1925, 1928
Folder TitleDate
 Reports and correspondence relating to various Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) settlements. 28 pp.1926-1927
258Reports and correspondence relating to various Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) settlements. 28 pp.1926-1927
Folder TitleDate
 Report by I.R. Shukhman on Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) Agro-Joint office work.1925-1926
259Report by I.R. Shukhman on Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) Agro-Joint office work.1925-1926
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 General report of the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) Agro-Joint office. 54 pp.1925-1927
260General report of the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) Agro-Joint office. 54 pp.1925-1927
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 General report of the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) Agro-Joint office. 30 pp.1927-1928
261General report of the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) Agro-Joint office. 30 pp.1927-1928
Folder TitleDate
 Agro-technical reports on the fodder situation, (S.I. Mazo and S.I. Shul) and grape growing, (T.N. Ginda) in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 14 pp.1927-1928
262Agro-technical reports on the fodder situation, (S.I. Mazo and S.I. Shul) and grape growing, (T.N. Ginda) in the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 14 pp.1927-1928
Folder TitleDate
 Reports by M.L. Bizer on the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 73 pp.1928-1930
263Reports by M.L. Bizer on the Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) district. 73 pp.1928-1930
Folder TitleDate
 Annual reports by sector agronomists. I.S. Pikovsky, L.M. Borisonnik, S.I. Shul, S.E. Zaichik, S.A. Meerzon. 93 pp.1928-1930
264Annual reports by sector agronomists. I.S. Pikovsky, L.M. Borisonnik, S.I. Shul, S.E. Zaichik, S.A. Meerzon. 93 pp.1928-1930
Folder TitleDate
 Report by M.G. Itkin on the work of the Agro-Joint Krivoi Rog office. 220 pp.1924-1930
265Report by M.G. Itkin on the work of the Agro-Joint Krivoi Rog office. 220 pp.1924-1930
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and reports on poultry rearing in the Krivoi Rog settlements. 19 pp.1930, 1934
266Correspondence and reports on poultry rearing in the Krivoi Rog settlements. 19 pp.1930, 1934
Folder TitleDate
 Materials relating to the work of the Agro-Joint tractor base Larino. 51 pp.1934
267Materials relating to the work of the Agro-Joint tractor base Larino. 51 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence and reports relating to agro-technical matters. 46 pp.1934-1936
268Correspondence and reports relating to agro-technical matters. 46 pp.1934-1936
Folder TitleDate
 General report and statistical summaries relating to the Novo-Zlatopol region. 58 pp.1931-1934
269General report and statistical summaries relating to the Novo-Zlatopol region. 58 pp.1931-1934
Folder TitleDate
 Materials relating to the settlements and collectives: Izrailevka;Novaia Zaria; Tagancha; Traktor. 13 pp.1924-1926
270Materials relating to the settlements and collectives: Izrailevka;Novaia Zaria; Tagancha; Traktor. 13 pp.1924-1926

F. Moscow

Folder TitleDate
 Materials relating to the collective Zangen in Lytkino near Moscow and to the Agricultural Credit Society in Zatiche. 6 pp.1925, 1927
271Materials relating to the collective Zangen in Lytkino near Moscow and to the Agricultural Credit Society in Zatiche. 6 pp.1925, 1927

G. Odessa

Folder TitleDate
 Work of ORT in the Odessa region: annual report for 1923; report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish settlements in the Odessa district assisted by ORT; report by E.M. Chaikin on the ORT settlements. 52 pp.1923-1924
272Work of ORT in the Odessa region: annual report for 1923; report by I.M. Berger on his inspection of Jewish settlements in the Odessa district assisted by ORT; report by E.M. Chaikin on the ORT settlements. 52 pp.1923-1924
Folder TitleDate
 Reports, estimates and statistical summaries relating to the colonization work in the Odessa district. 107 pp.1924-1925
273Reports, estimates and statistical summaries relating to the colonization work in the Odessa district. 107 pp.1924-1925
Folder TitleDate
 Reports by A.Y. Pikman, 1927, and A.O. Fabrikant, 1934, on their inspections of the Odessa settlements assisted by ORT and OZET. 25 pp.1927, 1934
274Reports by A.Y. Pikman, 1927, and A.O. Fabrikant, 1934, on their inspections of the Odessa settlements assisted by ORT and OZET. 25 pp.1927, 1934

H. Volyn’ (Volhynia, Volynia)

Folder TitleDate
 Reports and statistics on the Agro-Joint work in the hop-growing region. 83 pp.1922-1932
275Reports and statistics on the Agro-Joint work in the hop-growing region. 83 pp.1922-1932

I. Belorussia (Belarus, Byelorussia)

Folder TitleDate
 Correspondence, reports and statistics relating to Jewish colonization in Belorussia (White Russia). Included are: statistics on occupations of the Jewish population in the urban areas of the Homel province; statistics on the number of Jews resettled in Belorussia as of October 1, 1925; report by the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) on Jewish colonization in Belorussia in 1925; report by the Belarussian Commissariat of Agriculture "God raboty po zemleustroistvu evreev" [A Year of Work on Jewish Colonization]; report on the work of KOMZET in the Gomel province. 102 pp.1923-1926
276Correspondence, reports and statistics relating to Jewish colonization in Belorussia (White Russia). Included are: statistics on occupations of the Jewish population in the urban areas of the Homel province; statistics on the number of Jews resettled in Belorussia as of October 1, 1925; report by the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) on Jewish colonization in Belorussia in 1925; report by the Belarussian Commissariat of Agriculture "God raboty po zemleustroistvu evreev" [A Year of Work on Jewish Colonization]; report on the work of KOMZET in the Gomel province. 102 pp.1923-1926
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Series III: Records of the Agro-Joint Relief and Industrialization Department, 1924-1928

This subseries is in Russian and English.
1.2 linear feet
Scope and Content:

Correspondence, reports and statistics relating to Agro-Joint non-agricultural activities, mainly financial support to mutual aid societies, educational institutions, health care establishments, vocational schools and other educational institutions, and from 1929, work in the field of industrialization. The series contains also materials on various subventions, loans, and credits that were provided by the Agro-Joint and other financial institutions to Jewish agricultural settlements. Included are pre-1924 records, and records of the Liquidation Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, in Russia.

Subseries 1: General Relief, 1923-1928

This subseries is in Russian and English.
0.1 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material regarding the medical relief and services for the aged provided by the Agro-Joint and other relief organizations.

Folder TitleDate
277Statistics on the Jewish population in Zhitomir (Zhytomyr), Korosten' and, Shepetovka (Shepetivka) districts according to the 1923 census. 5 pp.1923
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278Memorandum from S. Koldofsky of the Liquidation Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to Joseph A. Rosen on the condition of the institutions subsidized by the AJDC. 3 pp.1925
Folder TitleDate
279Relief work of the Liquidation Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on behalf of professional schools, child care institutions and old age homes. Statistical summaries. 4 pp.1924-1926 June
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280Relief work of the Liquidation Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on behalf of professional schools, child care institutions and old age homes. 13 pp.1926 Jan.-1927 May
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281"JDC Liquidation Committee Financial report for Medical and Relief Work in Russia". Released by the Financial Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, European office, Berlin. 16 pp.1926 Oct. 1.-1927 Sept. 30
Folder TitleDate
282Report of the Agro-Joint Relief Department. 3 pp.1928
Folder TitleDate
283"JDC Liquidation Committee. 3rd Financial Report for Medical and Relief Work, 10.1.1927-12.31.1928" released by the Financial Department, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Berlin. Also statistical summary of subsidies to the loan and relief institutions in 1926. 16 pp.1927 Oct. 1.-1928 Dec. 31

Subseries 2: Mutual aid societies and loan associations, 1923-1928

This subseries is in Russian andEnglish.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence, reports, and statistical summaries pertaining to various subventions, loans, and credits that were provided by the Agro-Joint and other financial institutions to Jewish agricultural settlements.

Folder TitleDate
284Summaries of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and Jewish Colonization Organization subventions to the loan and savings associations. 6 pp.1924
Folder TitleDate
285Correspondence and reports relating to the aid and credit societies in Kiev. Included are: history of the Kiev Aid Society (Kievskoe Obshchestvo Pomoshchi), 1897-1926; report by V. Lesnik on Agro-Joint aid to the societies in Kiev district. 33 pp.1926-1927, 1930
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286Correspondence relating to various aid societies, mainly in Odessa province. 65 pp.1926-1930
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287Summary of account balances of the mutual aid societies and cooperatives as of October 20, 1930. 2 pp.1930
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288Report by V. Lesnik on the town of Boguslav with emphasis on the Jewish population and the local self-help society. 3 pp.1929 May 19

Subseries 3: Medical aid, 1923-1928

This subseries is inRussian and English.
0.1 linear feet
Scope and Content:

Medical relief and related activities are part of this subseries. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, work plans, estimates, and statistics documenting efforts of the Medical Committee (later Relief Department) of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and other health care societies. Included is correspondence relating to the liquidation of the societies and transfer of their assets to the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET) and) and the Soviet Red Cross.

Folder TitleDate
289Correspondence between American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) and Agro-Joint. Reports relating to local Jewish health care societies and Agro-Joint health care institutions. Included is correspondence relating to the liquidation of the societies and transfer of their assets to the All-Union Society for Land Settlement of Jewish Workers in the USSR (OZET) and) and the Soviet Red Cross. 49 pp.1925-1934
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290Joseph A. Rosen's correspondence with the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements (ASJFS) concerning medical work in Russia. Included are: minutes of the meeting at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee offices in New York, regarding relations between Agro-Joint and OSE (OEuvre de Secours aux Enfants; earlier Obshchestvo zdravookhraneniia evreev, OZE); list of German-Jewish refugee physicians who settled in the Soviet Union with Agro-Joint assistance and correspondence with them. 43 pp.1928-1936
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290aMinutes of meetings of the Central Committee of OSE (OEuvre de Secours aux Enfants; earlier Obshchestvo zdravookhraneniia evreev, OZE) in Berlin, concerning the report by N. Gergel on the activities of the OSE delegation in the United States and Gergel's conflict with the Central Committee. 46 pp.1925 July-Dec.
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291Materials on American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's (AJDC) medical work in the Soviet Union. Included are: report by Z.M. Serebriannii on current state and perspectives of medical aid to the declassed Jewish population; notes on the needs of the health care network and estimate of subsidies to the to the health care societies. 13 pp.1926-1927
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292Report and financial summaries on the work of the Simferopol' Jewish Medical Society (Simferopol'skoe evreiskoe mediko-sanitarnoe obshchestvo, SEMSO) in its first year. 9 pp.1926
Folder TitleDate
293Medical Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (subsequently incorporated in the Agro-Joint Relief Department). Reports, work plans, estimates and statistics. 100 pp.1925-1930

Subseries 4: Industrialization, 1923-1928

This subseries is in Russian and English.
0.3 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This subseries documents activities of the Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. It includes reports, work plans, minutes of the staff regarding assistance to the impoverished Jewish population and industrialization work.

Folder TitleDate
294Project on organization of a wool spinning factory in Dzhankoi district. Also agreement between Agro-Joint and the Crimean Association of Industrial and Credit Cooperative (Krymskii soiuz promyslovo-Kreditnykh i promyslovo-kooperativnykh Tovarishchestv, KRYMKREDPROMSOIUZ) on the building of a knitting factory and agreement between Agro-Joint and the Jewish cooperative Der Emes in Evpatoriia on operating the the factory. 14 pp.1929, 1930, 1932
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295Report by F.E. Lander on the industrialization work of the Committee for the Settlement of Toiling Jews on the Land (KOMZET) in Kharkov (Kharkiv), Dnepropetrovsk (Dnipropetrovs'k), Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih) and Zaporozhe (Zaporizhzhia). 11 pp.1930
Folder TitleDate
296Report by the Agro-Joint Relief Department on its assistance to Jewish vocational schools. 29 pp.1924 Jan. 1.-1930 Oct. 1
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297Report on the work of the Industrialization Department. Documents relating to the industrial program. 48 pp.1929-1930
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298Agro-Joint Main Office (AMO). Minutes of staff meetings regarding assistance through employment to the declassed Jewish population. Also Joseph A. Rosen's statement to the American press on the industrialization project. 17 pp.1930
Folder TitleDate
299Jewish vocational schools. Financial and general information on the Agro-Joint assistance. 22 pp.1930-1932
Folder TitleDate
300Report by O.V. Schneiderman on his inspection of Jewish industrial establishments in Kiev region . 3 pp.1932 Mar. 3
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301Vocational courses. Correspondence, reports and statistics. 62 pp.1930, 1933-1936
Folder TitleDate
302Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. Work plan. 7 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
303Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. General report. 69 pp.1933
Folder TitleDate
304Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. Work plan. 14 pp.1934
Folder TitleDate
305Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. Report. 139 pp.1934
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306Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. Preliminary report. 20 pp.1935
Folder TitleDate
307Agro-Joint Industrialization Department. Financial and general report. 219 pp.1936
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Series IV: Photographic Files, 1920-1930

Captions are inRussian and English.
10 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs and prints of Jewish settlements, educational and cultural institutions, professional schools, factories and workshops, medical aid establishments assisted and supported by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC), Agro-Joint and other Jewish relief organizations. There is an inventory with detail description of the photos. The photos and prints were removed to the YIVO Photo and Film Archive.

Note: Researchers can access the photographs by making an appointment with the curator of the Photo and Film Archive.

Folder TitleDate
308Photographs of Jewish settlements and various establishments assisted by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC), Agro-Joint and other Jewish relief organizations1920-1930
Folder TitleDate
309List of 96 prints depicting Agro-Joint work in the main regions of Jewish colonization, presented at the Agro-Joint agro-technical staff meeting. 5 pp.1927
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Series V: Post-1938 and Miscellaneous, 1911-1940

This subseries is inRussian, English, and German.
0.3 linear feet
Scope and Content:

The bulk of the material in this series originates either before Joseph A. Rosen's involvement in the Soviet Union, as for instance his articles on agricultural topics, or after the activity of the Agro-Joint was terminated in 1939. The later period reflects Joseph A. Rosen attempts to explore some other colonization projects.

The series also includes a few personal memorabilia of Joseph A. Rosen, mostly acknowledgements for his involvement in efforts to improve of the situation of the Jewish population of the Ukraine and Belorussia.

Folder TitleDate
310Materials relating to colonization projects in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Alaska, and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). 71 pp.1937-1940
Folder TitleDate
311Materials relating to the colonization projects in the British Guyana (Guyana). 79 pp.1939
Folder TitleDate
312Assorted issues ofIzvestiia (Moscow, Soviet Union). 9 issues.1942
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313Assorted issues ofDie Zukunft (Paris, France). 6 items.1938
Folder TitleDate
314Materials on the activity of Agro-Joint . 92 pp.1926-1943
Folder TitleDate
315Joseph A. Rosen's personal documents. 10 pp.1933, 1936, 1940, 1942
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316Memorabilia.
Included are letters of gratitude to Joseph A. Rosen from Jewish organizations in the Soviet Union. 6 pp.
n.d., 1924
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317Articles on agricultural topics by Joseph A. Rosen, published in Russian periodicals. 55 pp.1911
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318Communications with the Jewish communities in Riga (Latvia) and Kaunas (Kovno, Lithuania ); lecture on metallurgical aspects in Hebrew etymology and semantics. 13 pp.1919-1921, 1936
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319Technical project of irrigation of Ershtmaiek part of the Kalinindorf (Kalinins’ke) district, Odessa province. 203 pp. and 8 sheets.1936
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