Guide to the Papers of Julia Mates Cheney, undated, 2001-2002
 
*P-806

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Vital Zajka as MS Word document, June 13, 2006. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 24, 2007. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cheney, Julia Mates
Title: Julia Mates Cheney papers
Dates:2001-2002
Abstract: This collection consists of a published copy of Cheney's Master's thesis, Narratives of Courage: Oral Histories of Jewish Émigrés from the Former Soviet Union, that she submitted to the Public History program of California State University, Sacramento in 2002. As part of her research, Cheney conducted oral history interviews with five Russian Jewish immigrants and one non-Jewish spouse of a Jewish immigrant. The collection includes audiotapes of these interviews, biographical worksheets, release forms, and transcripts. These materials offer a kind of coda to the long epic of the Soviet Jewish struggle to emigrate, as the speakers look back and relate, in English, their struggles in the USSR and subsequent life in the U.S.
Languages: The collection is in English..
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-806
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a published copy of Cheney's Master's thesis, Narratives of Courage: Oral Histories of Jewish Émigrés from the Former Soviet Union, that she submitted to the Public History program of California State University, Sacramento in 2002. As part of her research, Cheney conducted oral history interviews with five Russian Jewish immigrants and one non-Jewish spouse of a Jewish immigrant. The collection includes audiotapes of these interviews, biographical worksheets, release forms, and transcripts. These materials offer a kind of coda to the long epic of the Soviet Jewish struggle to emigrate, as the speakers look back and relate, in English, their struggles in the USSR and subsequent life in the U.S.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Julia Mates Chaney Papers is a part of the American Soviet Jewish Movement group of collections. Materials at the American Jewish Historical Society that are related to the American Soviet Jewry Movement, include records of National Conference on Soviet Jews (I-181), Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (I-410), Action for Soviet Jewry (I-487), Medical Mobility for Soviet Jewry; Jerry Goodman Papers, and Joel Ackerman Papers (P-787).

Individual accounts of activities within the Soviet Jewry Movement are preserved in the UJA Oral History Collection (I-433), which include accounts from Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Bay Area Council on Soviet Jews, Seattle Action for Soviet Jews, Houston Action for Soviet Jews, Chicago Action for Soviet Jews, Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jews, National Conference on Soviet Jews; accounts by Lillian Forman (BACSJ), Ann Polunsky, Morey Schapira, Myrtle Sitowitz, Deborah Turkin, David Waksberg, Sylvia Weinberg, and Dolores Wilkenfeld. There are posters related to the Soviet Jewish Movement in the Jewish Student Organizations Collection (I-61) and the North American Jewish Student Appeal Records (I-338).

The American Jewish Historical Society is actively soliciting new collections regarding America and American Jews' role in the Soviet Jewry Movement. It is best to check with an Archivist to inquire if additional collections have become available.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Julia Mates Cheney papers; P-806; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Ms. Cheney donated the papers in 2004.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Papers of Julia Mates Cheney, undated, 2001-2002

The collection is in English.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

The folders are arranged by topic.

Scope and Content:

See the collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Release forms and biographical worksheets2001-2002
12Interview transcript: Yelena Bolshakova2001
13Interview transcript: Greg Borovsky2001
14Interview transcript: Lina Chernyak2001
15Interview tapes: Yelena Bolshakova (1 tape), Greg Borovsky (1 tape) Restricted items, use audio recordings on CD (Box 2, folder 1, CD#1/ Bolshakova; CD#2/ Borovsky)2001
16Interview tapes: Lina Chernyak (2 tapes), Restricted items, use audio recordings on CD (Box 2, folder 2, CD#3/ Chernyak Part1; CD#4/ Chernyak Part 2).undated
16Iraida Dayen (2 tapes). Restricted items, use audio recordings on CD (Box 2, folder 3, CD#5/ Dayen Part 1; CD#6/ Dayen Part 2).2001
17Interview tapes: Stella Raukhman (3 tapes). Restricted items, use audio recordings on CD (Box 2, folder 4, CD#7, 8, 9/ Raukhman (Rauchman), Parts 1, 2, 3).2001
18Interview tapes: Michael Yofin (2 tapes). Restricted items, use audio recordings on CD (Box 2, folder 5, CD#10/ Yofin Part 1; CD#11/ Yofin Part 2).2002
19Master of Arts thesis text by Julia Mates Cheney, Narratives of Courage: Oral Histories of Jewish Emigres from the Former Soviet Union. (California State University at Sacramento). Fall 2002.2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Interview audio recordings on CD; CD#1/ Bolshakova; CD#2/ Borovsky.undated
22Interview audio recordings on CD; CD#3, 4 / Chernyak, Parts 1,2.undated
23Interview audio recordings on CD; CD#5, 6/ Dayen, Parts 1,2undated
24Interview audio recordings on CD; CD#7, 8, 9 / Raukhman (variant: Rauchman), Parts 1, 2, 3.undated
25Interview audio recordings on CD; CD#10, 11 / Yofin, Parts 1, 2.undated
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