Guide to the Records of Action for Soviet Jewry, undated, 1943, 1964-1994
 
*I-487

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Action for Soviet Jewry
Title: Action for Soviet Jewry, records
Dates:undated, 1943, 1964-1994
Abstract: The collection contains the records of the ASJ, an organization active in the Boston area, which survives today as Action for Post-Soviet Jewry, as well as those of two other organizations closely related to ASJ: the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center. The bulk of the collection is from the decade starting in the late 1970s through the late 1980s. The collection includes large databases on Refuseniks, prisoners of conscience and Jewish émigrés. Along with the database spreadsheet forms there are a large number of individual files. Among these files are materials related to Soviet Jewish refugees in Italy from the time of the Ladispoli crisis of the late 1980s. The collection also includes a substantial number of reports from visits to the USSR by ASJ activists and other travelers cooperating with the Soviet Jewry Movement as well as a considerable number of photographs, posters and publications.
Languages: The collection is in English, Russian, Hebrew, German, and Armenian.
Quantity: 108.6 linear feet (139 manuscript boxes and 23 [16x20"] oversized boxes)
Identification: I-487
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

Action for Soviet Jewry was founded in 1975 in the Boston area as a grassroots organization in response to the struggle of Jews in the Soviet Union to emigrate and to live freely as Jews. It emerged as a member organization of the Union of Council for Soviet Jews (UCSJ), on the basis of the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (NESSSJ). ASJ coordinated activities on behalf of the Soviet Jewry in the Boston area, including moral and material support to Jews refused permission to emigrate from the USSR (the Refuseniks) and publicizing the plight of Jewish prisoners of conscience in the Soviet prisons and labor camps as well as trying to appeal to the Soviet authorities to reconsider sentencing and emigration refusals. ASJ maintained a large database on the Refuseniks, prisoners of conscience and immigrants. It supported the activities of the Soviet Jewish Legal Advocacy Center, which mobilized the activists among lawyers to find ways and methods to assist Soviet Jews who were imprisoned or denied exit visas.

ASJ enhanced awareness of the American Jews about the maltreatment of Jews in the Soviet Union through arbitrary denial by Soviet authorities of the basic rights to emigrate, to follow Jewish religious beliefs, to have free access to information about the life of Jews abroad including Israel, of unimpeded study of Hebrew and more. ASJ attracted attention of the American Jews and the general public, of the international community to the USSR's failure to follow and respect its own Constitution and other laws. True to its grassroots origins, ASJ directly involved numerous supporters of the Soviet Jewry cause into concrete work to the relief of the Soviet Jews through fund raising, contacts with local and federal-level politicians on behalf of the Soviet Jews and divided Jewish families, organizing mass rallies, demonstrations, letter writing campaigns to the Soviet leaders and to the Soviet representations in the U.S. ASJ creatively used the opportunities of involving American Jewish families into the Soviet Jewry support campaign through providing pen-pals from the Refusenik and prisoners' families, matching whole families in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. through the "Adopt a Refusenik", "Adopt a Family" programs and organizing symbolic Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies on behalf of the young Soviet Jews within the "Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program".

ASJ helped Soviet Jewish refugees in Italy, supporting their right to choose their country of resettlement. The organization also helped Soviet Jewish immigrants to the Boston area adjust to their new life in the US.

ASJ was actively gathering information on the Soviet Jews, Refuseniks and prisoners directly through visiting them or their families in the Soviet Union and using for the trips both ASJM activists and Western tourists not associated with the Movement. Meetings with Refuseniks and their families gave the most complete, accurate and updated information which was systematized and maintained in the form of a database. The extensive database on Refuseniks and prisoners (Series II-III) as well as numerous reports on the trips to the USSR (Series VI) are the results of this activity by ASJ. The data was actively shared with and disseminated among the partners in the Movement and the U.S. government officials, who widely used the information presented by the ASJ and the other Movement structures during official contacts and negotiations with the Soviet authorities. Both the database and the trip reports represent a valuable source for researchers of Soviet Jewry. They give details on the everyday life of Jews in the Soviet Union, with all humiliations and persecutions, which people went through by the hands of the secret police (KGB), Soviet bureaucracy and local antisemites. Many folders reflect the spirit of struggle for human rights and of national activism by the new generation of Jews of 1970s and 1980s in the USSR, who no more were "the Jews of Silence" as described by their brethren in the West which visited the Soviet Jews in 1950 and 1960s.

After the break-up of the Soviet Union, its name was changed to Action for Post-Soviet Jewry. Action for Post-Soviet Jewry, Inc. (APSJ) is a private, non-profit, human rights organization dedicated to helping Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU) as well as participating in general human rights work and humanitarian aid projects.

Overall, the materials from the ASJ collection, as well as from the other collections on the American Soviet Jewry Movement in custody of the American Jewish Historical Society, reflect the unique effort of the American Jewish community to help the Jews in the Soviet Union and to pressure the Soviet communist authorities in order to make them acknowledge and respect the rights of the Jews to leave the Soviet Union freely as well as to intervene on behalf of the Jews who were imprisoned or in other ways persecuted in the Soviet Union. The most celebrated cases of such Jewish activists in the USSR are Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky, Ida Nudel, Vladimir Slepak, Iosif Begun, Aba Taratuta and Alexander Lerner, as well as many other less known Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience in the USSR, are reflected in the individual personal folders. Materials for these folders were meticulously collected and arranged by the ASJ activists and can be found by name in alphabetical order in Series II. The trip reports by the ASJM activists and sympathizers who visited Refuseniks and prisoners' families, are an invaluable resource both for research of the Soviet Jewish history and the history of the Soviet Union (Russia, CIS countries) in general: they contain a glimpse into what life was like in the USSR as seen by the eyes of the people from without the Soviet system. Most of the reports describe the Refuseniks met on these trips, their condition, their needs and details from the everyday survival in a totalitarian society. Many of the trip reports are accompanied by photographs taken by the visitors and/or given by the Refuseniks. Many contain wish lists of the Refuseniks which reflect the needs and problems of the everyday life in the USSR.

Though the bulk of the collection reflects the so called "Late Soviet Era" (1980s-early 1990s), the materials in the collection prove that the struggle for the rights of the Soviet Jews was waged almost to the last days of the USSR's existence and that even in the times of the "perestroika" it took an enormous effort of official and inofficial diplomacy to break the wall of silence and repression which surrounded the Soviet Jews. As late as 1985, in the first year of "perestroika" a group of American Jewish musicians from the Klezmer Conservatory Band was detained by the Soviets and expelled from the Soviet Union for just performing in a home concert together with a group of Refusenik and dissident musicians in the city of Tbilisi. (The account of their ordeal can be found in the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Netsky, Gerut, Warschauer, Goldberg folders in Series VI).

The administrative files and other materials of the collection (Series I) are not complete and have chronological and topical lacunae, but along with the other materials reflecting the activities of the ASJ they add to our knowledge of the ASJ operations. Taken together, all the materials form an entity that reflects the multifaceted and creative work of the Jewish activists, their devotion, energy and sense of a mission, which helped to open the gates of the Soviet Jewish emigration of the 1980s-1990s, as well as the struggle of the Soviet Jews for their human and national rights.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the records of the Action for Soviet Jewry, and records of its legal arm-Soviet Jewish Legal Advocacy Center. The bulk of the collection belongs to the late 1970s-late 1980s. The ASJ records reflect the beginnings of the organization and include documents from the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry as the forerunner of ASJ (before and in 1975). The ASJ administrative records include documents related to establishment of the organization, bylaws, minutes, financial and taxation documentation, correspondence and memoranda, are not complete and are mostly of the first half of 1980s (see Series I).

Some materials of the predecessor of ASJ, the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (NESSSJ) can be found along with administrative files of ASJ (Series I). The NESSSJ activists Bob Gordon and Morey Shapira (moved to California in 1977) were co-founders of ASJ.

As the ASJ activists stressed their first-hand experience in the life of Soviet Jews and gathering information on Refuseniks preferably from Refuseniks themselves, the records of both ASJ and SJLAC contain a large volume of reports on trips to the USSR made by the ASJ activists as well as other ASJM activists (Series VI). Tourists not involved in the Movement on permanent basis, but who wished to help Soviet Jews also provided reports. The reports are searchable according to the date/ period, names of visitors and place names in the USSR.

ASJ gathered a large database on Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union that contains information on Refuseniks, prisoners and their family members. Along the computer-readable database, geared for a computer system, which is now obsolete, there is a large amount of alphabetically arranged personal files on individual Refuseniks and prisoners (Series II, Series III, Series V). About a dozen of files have restricted access because of the sensitive personal information.

Series IV contains personal folders of the Soviet Jewish refugees in Italy (sometimes called "noshrim", "drop outs" by strongly pro-Israel Jewish activists), who waited for the decision concerning their immigration to the U.S. after leaving the Soviet Union on Israeli visas. All refugees received aid from the American Jewish community via the Joint Distribution Committee. The folders are arranged alphabetically and contain personal and family information of refugees, most of who came to the U.S. by the end of the 1980s.

The collection also includes correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, large volume of press releases (Series IX) and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, publications and reports (Series X). The collection contains a considerable number of photographs and audio recordings of the phone conversations with Refuseniks. There are some posters segregated in the oversize section of the collection.

The ASJ collection is a valuable part of the ASJM materials at the AJHS that reflects the grass roots efforts of American Jews which along with the more official and pro-establishment efforts of organizations like NCSJ (described in "Related Materials" section) helped to bring the American Jewish community together in order to rescue their brothers and sisters in the Soviet Union.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into eleven series, as described below:

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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

Action for Soviet Jewry Records 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 Action for Soviet Jewry (I-487), the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ; I-181 and I-181A), the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (I-410, I-410A), Houston Action for Soviet Jewry (I-500), Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews (I-505), Seattle Action for Soviet Jewry (I-507), The Jewish Chronicle Soviet Jewry Collection (I-523), B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum Soviet Jewry Movement Collection (I-529), Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry (I-530), Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (I-538), United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (I-543), Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (I-547), Jewish Defense League (I-374) the papers of Joel Ackerman (P-787), Julia Mates Cheney (P-806), Jerry Goodman (P-863), Laurel and Alan J. Gould (P-866), Carolyn W. Sanger (P-870), Leah Lieberman (P-869), Si Frumkin (P-871), Elaine Pittell (P-873), Sanford A. Gradinger (P-880), Shaul Osadchey (P-882), Leonard S. Cahan (P-883), Doris H. Goldstein (P-887), David H. Hill (P-888), Margery Sanford (P-889), Pinchas Mordechai Teitz (P-891), David Waksberg (P-895), Pamela B. Cohen (P-897), Moshe Decter (P-899), William Korey (P-903), Morey Schapira (P-906), Charlotte Gerper Turner (P-907), Myrtle Sitowitz (P-908), Kathleen M. Hyman (P-911), Babette Wampold (P-912), Rabbi David Goldstein and Shannie Goldstein (P-918), Leslie Schaffer (P-923), Arthur Bernstein (P-925), Dolores Wilkenfeld (P-927), Sylvia Weinberg (P-928) , Irwin H. Krasna (P-934) , Constance S. Kreshtool (P-935), Betty Golomb (P-938), Grace Perlbinder (P-942), Mort Yadin (P-943), Ann Polunsky (P-886), Lillian Foreman (P-945), Marilyn Labendz(P-946), Abraham Silverstein(P-947), Bert Silver (P-949), Billie Kozolchyk (P-950), John Steinbruck (P-951), Lawrence I. Lerner (P-952), Ruth Geller Gold (P-953), Efry Spectre (P-954), Alan M. Kohn (P-956), Frank Brodsky (P-957), Victor Borden (P-959), Estelle Newman (P-960), Carol S. Kekst (P-961), Linda Rutta (P-965), Rachel Braun (P-967), Jack Forgash (P-968), Michael Greene (P-969), Judith A. Manelis (P-970), Fred Greene (P-971), Harry Lerner (P-972), Alan L. Cohen (P-973), Murray Levine (P-974) and Jack Minker (P-975).

Additional materials from other collections include records dealing with the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) located within the North American Jewish Students Appeal (NAJSA, I-338) and the records of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC, I-172). Related records are also located at the AJHS in Newton Centre, MA including memorabilia and ephemera of the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (I-237) and the Records of the Student Coalition for Soviet Jewry – Brandeis University (I-493).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Action for Soviet Jewry, records; I-487; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The records were donated by Judy S. Patkin in 1994.

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Disclaimer

The trip reports found in this collection contain opinions, statements and allegations that may or may not be substantiated. American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any findings, conclusions, recommendations, opinions or statements expressed in the trip reports.

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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.

 

Series I: Administrative materials of ASJ, undated, 1970-1989

English.
Box 1-8.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The series contain materials that reflect the creation and day-to-day activities of the organization. It also includes materials of the Predecessor of ASJ, the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (NESSSJ) headed by ASJ co-founders Bob Gordon and Morey Shapira.

The Series has two subseries:
Subseries A: New England Student Struggle for the Soviet Jewry records, undated, 1970-1974
Subseries B: ASJ administrative files, undated, 1971-1989

Subseries A: New England Student Struggle for the Soviet Jewry records, undated, 1970-1974

English.
Box 1, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Contains materials of the New England Student Struggle for the Soviet Jewry (NESSSJ) that was a forerunner of AJS and whose activists became the founders of AJS. The NESSSJ materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership lists, information sheets dating from 1970-1974, and materials related to Svoboda publication, 1972.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry-New England. Administrative materials, correspondence 1970-1974
1 2 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry-New England. Correspondence. Financial documents 1970-1974
1 3 Materials related to Svoboda publication (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 1) undated, 1972

Subseries B: ASJ administrative files, undated, 1971-1989

English.
Box 1, Folders 4-6; Box 2-8.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This section of the AJS materials includes the materials generated by ASJ proper, and reflect the history of creation of AJS and its functioning. Among the materials in this Subseries are the by-laws and minutes, memoranda, annual reports, budget proposals, financial statements, balance sheets. Among other materials are records of the travel committee at the ASJ, media-related materials, translations of Russian documents. A large section of the administrative Series contains outgoing and incoming faxes that reflect the activities of the organization from mid-1980s to 1991, the collapse of the Soviet Union.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 4 ASJ by-laws, minutes, memoranda, budget proposals 1977-1987
1 5 ASJ member lists undated
1 6 Correspondence, memoranda, circular letters undated, 1973, 1975, 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Announcements, proposals, leaflets, events' programs 1975-1977
2 2 Information letters, memoranda undated, 1975-1977
2 3 Memoranda and circular letters 1976-1977
2 4 Correspondence, memoranda, information letters 1976-1977
2 5 Memoranda, circular letters 1976-1977
2 6 Statements, appeals and articles, translated from Russian 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Memoranda, circular letters 1977
3 2 Memoranda, circular letters 1977
3 3 Memoranda, circular letters 1977
3 4 Memoranda, circular letters (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 3) 1978
3 5 Publications 1971-1972, 1980-1981
3 6 ASJ annual report 1983
3 7 Financial statements. Drafts of balance sheets 1984-1986
3 8 Travel committee records 1984-1985
3 9 Board member materials 1985
3 10 Media materials and media contacts 1985-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Outgoing faxes November-December 1987
4 2 Incoming faxes November-December 1987
4 3 Outgoing faxes January 1988
4 4 Incoming faxes January 1988
4 5 Outgoing faxes February-March 1988
4 6 Incoming faxes February 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Outgoing faxes March 1988
5 2 Incoming faxes March 1988
5 3 Outgoing faxes April-May 1988
5 4 Incoming faxes April 1988
5 5 Incoming faxes May 1988
5 6 Outgoing faxes June 1988
5 7 Incoming faxes June 1988
5 8 Incoming faxes July 1988
5 9 Outgoing faxes August 1988
5 10 Incoming faxes August 1988
5 11 Outgoing faxes September-October 1988
5 12 Incoming faxes September 1988
5 13 Incoming faxes October 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Outgoing faxes November 1988
6 2 Incoming faxes November 1988
6 3 Outgoing faxes December 1988
6 4 Incoming faxes December 1988
6 5 Outgoing faxes January 1989
6 6 Incoming faxes January 1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Outgoing faxes February-March 1989
7 2 Incoming faxes February 1989
7 3 Incoming faxes March 1989
7 4 Outgoing faxes April 1989
7 5 Incoming faxes April 1989
7 6 Outgoing faxes May 1989
7 7 Incoming faxes May 1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Outgoing faxes June 1989
8 2 Incoming faxes June 1989
8 3 Outgoing faxes August 1989
8 4 Incoming faxes July-August 1989
8 5 Incoming faxes September 1989
8 6 Incoming faxes October-November 1989
8 7 Incoming faxes December 1989
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Series II: Soviet Jewish Refuseniks and Émigrés Individual Files, undated, 1943, 1964, 1969-1970, 1972-1994

English, Russian, Hebrew.
Boxes 9-51.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The Series contains personal information files on Soviet Refuseniks, compiled by the ASJ activists for supplying information on, monitoring the individual cases of and coordinating the material and legal aid effort for the Refuseniks and prisoners of Zion. Among materials contained in individual folders are profiles of Refuseniks, typically in the form of news releases, flyers, information letters, sometimes folders include photographs and correspondence.

The Series is arranged into three subseries:
Subseries A: Former Soviet Refuseniks (Persons who Emigrated or Deceased), undated, 1974-1976, 1978-1980, 1986-1987
Subseries B: Soviet Jewish Refuseniks, Old Files, undated, 1970, 1972-1987
Subseries C: Soviet Jewish Refuseniks New Files, undated, 1943, 1964, 1969-1970, 1972-1994

Subseries A: Former Soviet Refuseniks (Persons who Emigrated or Deceased), undated, 1974-1976, 1978-1980, 1986-1987

English.
Box 9, Folder 1.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A includes files on persons who were originally registered as Refuseniks but then emigrated from the USSR or deceased.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Former Refuseniks (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 1) undated, 1974-1976, 1978-1980, 1986-1987

Subseries B: Soviet Jewish Refuseniks, Old Files, undated, 1970, 1972-1987

English, Russian, Hebrew.
Box 9, Folders 2-35, Box 10-16.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files, the bulk of which are dated between 1975 and 1984. Marked as "old" they apparently pre-date the creation of the computer-readable database of mid-1980s.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 2-35 A-B undated, 1974-1987
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1-20 E-Goldf undated, 1974-1976, 1978-1987
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1-14 Golds-J undated, 1974-1987
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1-24 K-L undated, 1973-1975, 1978-1987
  (contains Russian and Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1-18 M-R undated, 1973-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1-7 S [1 of 2] undated, 1976-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1-13 S [2 of 2] undated, 1970, 1972, 1974-1977, 1979-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1-23 T-Z undated, 1977, 1979-1987
  (contains Russian)   

Subseries C: Soviet Jewish Refuseniks New Files, undated, 1943, 1964, 1969-1970, 1972-1994

English, Russian.
Box 17-51.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains individual Refusenik files that were mostly compiled from 1985 through 1993. Marked as "new" by the ASJ personnel, they were apparently used for creating the computer-readable database in mid-1980s, which was then updated until 1994.

BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1-47 A undated, 1977, 1979-1993
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1-37 Ba-Bel undated, 1969, 1976-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1-42 Ben-Bol undated, 1976, 1980-1982, 1984-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1-29 Bon-Br (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 1) undated, 1977-1978, 1980-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1-28 Bud-C (contains 1 audio cassette) undated, 1980-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1-43 D undated, 1978-1993
  (contains Russian and Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1-34 E-Fa undated, 1977, 1981-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1-46 Fe-Fu (folder 16 includes many political cartoons) undated, 1980-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1-29 Ga-Gen undated, 1943, 1979-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1-37 Ger-Gol (contains restricted folder) undated, 1978-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1-47 Gom-Gru undated, 1979, 1981-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1-29 Gub-Ind undated, 1979, 1983-1989, 1991-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1-36 Iof-Kal (contains 1 audio cassette) undated, 1977-1994
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1-34 Kam-Kaz (contains restricted folders) undated, 1979, 1981-1982, 1984-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1-32 Ke-Khu undated, 1978-1979, 1981-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1-52 Ki-Kosh undated, 1977-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1-49 Kosi-Laz undated, 1975-1981, 1983-1993
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1-18 Le-Lerner (Moscow) undated, 1977-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 1-28 Lerner (Leningrad)-Lifshits, A. undated, 1978-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 1-14 Lifshits, V.-Lit (contains cassette) undated, 1979, 1983-1988, 1990-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 1-26 Liv-Mag undated, 1979-1990, 1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 1-31 Mai-Me undated, 1975-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 1-21 Mi-Mu undated, 1980-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 1-32 Na-Pal undated, 1978, 1980-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 1-18 Pan-Pe undated, 1977-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 1-33 Pi-Rai undated, 1964, 1976-1979, 1981-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 1-42 Rak-Ru undated, 1977-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 1-36 Sa-Shm undated, 1978, 1981-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 1-26 Shn-Sl undated, 1975-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 1-27 Sm-Sv (contains restricted folder) undated, 1975-1976, 1978-1982, 1984-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 1-38 T undated, 1977-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 1-10 U undated, 1980, 1982-1990
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
49 1-27 Va-W (contains restricted folder) undated, 1980-1989, 1991-1992
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
50 1-20 Y undated, 1977-1991
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 1-28 Z undated, 1979-1992
  (contains Russian)   
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Series III: Individual Files by South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry (Florida Files), undated, 1979-1988

English.
Box 52-56.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The Series contains personal information files on Soviet Refuseniks, compiled in the form of case books by the activists of South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry, mostly in the 1980s. It also contains source publications and background information on the Soviet Jews.

The Series is organized into three subseries:
Subseries A: Soviet Refuseniks Casebooks-A Joint Project of Florida Jewish Organizations, 1988
Subseries B: Publications of South Florida Conference on Soviet Refuseniks, 1979-1988
Subseries C: Materials on Soviet Refuseniks from Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry, Canadian Jewish Congress and Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, undated, 1980-1981

Subseries A: Soviet Refuseniks Casebooks - A Joint Project of Florida Jewish Organizations, 1988

English.
Box 52-53.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The subseries includes case books that are alphabetized two-page profiles of individual Refuseniks arranged alphabetically and including information on both date, occupation, marital status, date of application for emigration from the USSR and date of refusal, reason for refusal, address in the USSR, comments, image.

BoxFolderTitleDate
52 1 Florida Casebooks, A-E 1988
52 2 Florida Casebooks, F-J 1988
52 3 Florida Casebooks, K 1988
52 4 Florida Casebooks, L-O 1988
52 5 Florida Casebooks, P-S 1988
52 6 Florida Casebooks, T-Z 1988
52 7 Florida Casebooks-Former Refuseniks, A-E 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
53 1 Florida Casebooks-Former Refuseniks, F-K 1988
53 2 Florida Casebooks-Former Refuseniks, L-D 1988
53 3 Florida Casebooks-Former Refuseniks, R-Z 1988
53 4 Florida Casebooks-Refusenik Physicians 1988
53 5 Florida Casebooks Table of Contents 1988

Subseries B: Publications of South Florida Conference on Soviet Refuseniks, 1979-1988

English.
Box 53-55.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains case histories of Refuseniks according to the date of their applying for emigration from the USSR and date of refusal. Contains also information on occupation, marital status, reason for refusal, and address for each described person.

BoxFolderTitleDate
53 6 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume VI August 1979
53 7 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume VII October 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
54 1 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume VIII September 1981
54 2 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume IX September 1982
54 3 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume X October 1983
54 4 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume XI September 1984
54 5 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume XII September 1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
55 1 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume XIII September 1986
55 2 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume XIV September 1987
55 3 Case Histories of the Refuseniks, Volume XV September 1988

Subseries C: Materials on Soviet Refuseniks from Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry, Canadian Jewish Congress and Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, undated, 1980-1981

English.
Box 56.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains publications on the cases of individual Soviet Refuseniks received from the organizations operating outside of the United States.

BoxFolderTitleDate
56 1 A Study of Jews Refused Their Right to Leave the Soviet Union, Volume I 1980
56 2 A Study of Jews Refused Their Right to Leave the Soviet Union, Volume II December 1981
56 3 Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry-Case Studies on Soviet Jews undated
56 4 Separated Soviet Families Case Histories undated
56 5 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry-List of Refusenik Addresses undated
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Series IV: Soviet Jewish Refugees in Italy, undated, 1984, 1987-1991

English, Russian.
Box 57-61.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

This Series contains materials on Soviet Jews that emigrated from the Soviet Union on an Israeli visa but decided against going to Israel afterwards. These people, named noshrim (Hebrew: "dropouts") became a cause for the freedom of choice controversy whose essence was whether or not to support Soviet Jews choosing countries other than Israel for resettlement. ASJ was a strong advocate for the freedom of choice. The materials in this Series reflect the activities of ASJ to alleviate the conditions of the Soviet Jewish refugees who found themselves in Italy after leaving the USSR. The refugees were concentrated at two locations, Ladispoli and Ostia near Rome under the care of the JDC. The consular section of the American Embassy in Rome at first was rejecting a significant number of applications, and ASJ was among organizations that tried to find sponsors for the refugees to immigrate to the US. ASJ pleaded before the US government to ease regulations on refugees. Finally, by 1990 the problem was resolved by the creation of a quota for the Soviet Jewish refugees.

The Series is arranged into two subseries:
Subseries A: ASJ Relief Activities in Italy, undated, 1989
Subseries B: Individual Files of Soviet Jewish Refugees in Italy, 1984, 1987-1991

Subseries A: ASJ Relief Activities in Italy, undated, 1989

English and some Russian.
Box 57.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries includes documents on material and legal aid for the Soviet Jewish refugees in Italy, including petitions to the US consular and immigration authorities and trip reports.

BoxFolderTitleDate
57 1 Affidavit Samples undated, 1989
57 2 Cases Submitted Lists 1989
57 3 CJP Packet Sent 1989
57 4 CV's 1989
57 5 Information for Ladispoli undated, 1989
57 6 INS-Eddy undated, 1989
  (contains Russian)   
57 7 Letter to Local Family 1989
57 8 Materials Submitted to INS, Copies [1 of 2] May 1989
57 9 Materials Submitted to INS, Copies [2 of 2] June-August 1989
57 10 Miscellaneous undated, 1988-1989
57 11 Trip Report 4/89 undated, 1989
57 12 Volunteers-INS undated, 1989

Subseries B: Individual Files of Soviet Jewish Refugees in Italy, 1984, 1987-1991

English, Russian.
Box 58-61.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The subseries include personal files on individual Soviet Jewish refugees in Italy, arranged in alphabetical order by the refugees'names.

BoxFolderTitleDate
58 1-43 A-G undated, 1988-1990
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
59 1-39 I-L undated, 1988-1989
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
60 1-32 M-R undated, 1987-1989
  (contains Russian)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
61 1-32 S-Z undated, 1984, 1988-1991
  (contains Russian)   
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Series V: Computer Database Records on Soviet Jewish Refuseniks, circa 1979-1988

English.
Box 62-89.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The Series represents a database on oversized spreadsheets which were apparently computer readable. Each spreadsheet corresponds to a particular Refusenik or prisoner of conscience and/ or to her/ his household. Most of the database records contain updates on change of status or conditions of a particular person.

The Series is arranged into four subseries:
Subseries A: Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms and Print Outs, circa 1979-1986
Subseries B: Lists of Refuseniks by Geographic Location in the USSR, Date of Emigration, Refusenik Master Lists, undated, 1980, 1986, 1988
Subseries C: Database Field Definitions Manual, 1986
Subseries D: Special Population Reports, 1986-1987

Subseries A: Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms and Print Outs, circa 1979-1986

English.
Box 62-81, Box 82, Folders 1-4.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains oversize database spreadsheet forms for individual refuseniks and members of their households. The data includes names, address, occupation, refusal date, most resent update, information on other relatives in the USSR.

BoxFolderTitleDate
62(OS1) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ab-Ah
62(OS1) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ai-Al
62(OS1) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Am-Az
62(OS1) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Baa-Bau
62(OS1) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Bed-Ben
62(OS1) 6 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ber-Bi
62(OS1) 7 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Bl-Bor
62(OS1) 8 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Bot-Bro
62(OS1) 9 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Bru-By
BoxFolderTitleDate
63(OS2) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ch-Ci
63(OS2) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Da-Di
63(OS2) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Do-Dz
63(OS2) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ed-Ey
BoxFolderTitleDate
64(OS3) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Fa-Fe
64(OS3) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Fi-Fo
64(OS3) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Fr-Fy
64(OS3) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ga-Gd
64(OS3) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Gef-Ges
BoxFolderTitleDate
65(OS4) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Gh-Gok
65(OS4) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Gol-Gon
65(OS4) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Gor-Gre
65(OS4) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Gri-Gut
65(OS4) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ha-Iz
BoxFolderTitleDate
66(OS5) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Kab-Kas
66(OS5) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Kat-Ker
66(OS5) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Kes-Kiz
66(OS5) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Kla-Kol
BoxFolderTitleDate
67(OS6) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Kom-Koy
67(OS6) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Koz-Kv
67(OS6) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Lad-Lem
67(OS6) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Len-Lev
67(OS6) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Lez-Lip
BoxFolderTitleDate
68(OS7) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Lis-Ly
68(OS7) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Mac-Mar
68(OS7) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Mas-Mez
68(OS7) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Mic-Mod
68(OS7) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Mog-My
BoxFolderTitleDate
69(OS8) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Na-Nu
69(OS8) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Oc-Oz
69(OS8) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Pa-Pi
69(OS8) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Pla-Py
BoxFolderTitleDate
70(OS9) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Rab-Raz
70(OS9) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Red-Roi
70(OS9) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Rok-Ry
70(OS9) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Sa-Se
70(OS9) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Sha-Shc
BoxFolderTitleDate
71(OS10) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, She-Shn
71(OS10) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Sho-Shv
71(OS10) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Si-Sm
71(OS10) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, So-Sy
BoxFolderTitleDate
72(OS11) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Tab-Ter
72(OS11) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Tes-Tz
BoxFolderTitleDate
73(OS12) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Uc-Vai
73(OS12) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Vak-Ver
73(OS12) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Ves-Vy
BoxFolderTitleDate
74(OS13) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, We-Yu
74(OS13) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms, Za-Yz
BoxFolderTitleDate
75(OS14) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ab-Ak
75(OS14) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Al-Az
75(OS14) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ba-Ben
75(OS14) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ber-Bot
75(OS14) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Bou-By
BoxFolderTitleDate
76(OS15) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, C
76(OS15) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, D
76(OS15) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, E-Fel
76(OS15) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Fer-Fy
BoxFolderTitleDate
77(OS16) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ga-Ge
77(OS16) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Gh-Gok
77(OS16) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Gol-Gor
77(OS16) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Gos-Gut
77(OS16) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, H-J
BoxFolderTitleDate
78(OS17) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Kab-Kel
78(OS17) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Kem-Kh
78(OS17) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Kig-Kom
78(OS17) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Kon-Kv
BoxFolderTitleDate
79(OS18) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, La-Le
79(OS18) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Li-Ly
79(OS18) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ma-Me
79(OS18) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Mi-My
79(OS18) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, N
BoxFolderTitleDate
80(OS19) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, O
80(OS19) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Pa-Pi
80(OS19) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Pl-Py
80(OS19) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ra-Re
80(OS19) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Ri-Ry
BoxFolderTitleDate
81(OS20) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Sa-Shc
81(OS20) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, She-Sht
81(OS20) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Shu-Sl
81(OS20) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Sm-Sy
81(OS20) 5 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, T
BoxFolderTitleDate
82(OS21) 1 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, U-Va
82(OS21) 2 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Vd-W
82(OS21) 3 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Y
82(OS21) 4 Individual Refusenik Household Data Forms Printout, Z

Subseries B: Lists of Refuseniks by Geographic Location in the USSR, Date of Emigration, Refusenik Master Lists, undated, 1980, 1986, 1988

English.
Box 82, Folders 5-6; Box 83-84; Box 85, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains print outs of the Refusenik lists according to the geographic location in the USSR and date of emigration.

BoxFolderTitleDate
82(OS21) 5 List of Refuseniks by Geographic Location in the USSR
82(OS21) 6 List of Refuseniks by Geographic Location in the USSR
BoxFolderTitleDate
83 1 Individuals who have Emigrated From the USSR May 12, 1988
83 2 Refusenik Households August 15, 1986
83 3 Refusenik Master List, A-Gin January 1980
83 4 Refusenik Master List, Gir-Mac January 1980
83 5 Refusenik Master List, Mag-Shi January 1980
83 6 Refusenik Master List, Shk-Z January 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
84 1 Refusenik Master List, With Later Additions, A-F May 1980
84 2 Refusenik Master List, With Later Additions, F-K May 1980
84 3 Refusenik Master List, With Later Additions, K-M May 1980
84 4 Refusenik Master List, With Later Additions, M-R May 1980
84 5 Refusenik Master List, With Later Additions, R-Z May 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
85 1 Refuseniks of Kiev, A-K March 1986
85 2 Refuseniks of Kiev, L-Z March 1986

Subseries C: Database Field Definitions Manual, 1986

English.
Box 85, Folder 3-5.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains a manual for the database on Refuseniks with the explanation of all fields related to individual Refuseniks presented in the database.

BoxFolderTitleDate
85 3 Refusenik Database Field Definitions [1 of 3] August 1986
85 4 Refusenik Database Field Definitions [2 of 3] August 1986
85 5 Refusenik Database Field Definitions [3 of 3] August 1986

Subseries D: Special Population Reports, 1986-1987

English.
Box 86-89.
Arrangement:

Chrononlogical.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains a photocopied database on Refuseniks that includes along with the names of Refuseniks and members of their households, information on profession, language besides Russian, date of application for emigration, date of refusal, reason for refusal, updates and hand-written remarks.

BoxFolderTitleDate
86 1 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1-150 1986
86 2 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 151-300 1986
86 3 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 301-450 1986
86 4 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 451-600 1986
86 5 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 601-750 1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
87 1 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 751-800 1986
87 2 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 901-1050 1986
87 3 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1051-1200 1986
87 4 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1201-1350 1986
87 5 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1351-1500 1986
87 6 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1501-1618 1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
88 1 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1-151 1987
88 2 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 151-300 1987
88 3 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 301-450 1987
88 4 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 451-600 1987
88 5 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 601-750 1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
89 1 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 751-900 1987
89 2 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 901-1050 1987
89 3 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1051-1200 1987
89 4 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1201-1350 1987
89 5 Special Population Report--Refuseniks, Pages 1351-1425 1987
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Series VI: USSR Trip reports, undated, 1973-1992

English, Russian.
Box 90-109.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Obtaining information and direct contact with the Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience's families was one of the main objectives and a crucial part of the ASJ activities. The organization helped visitors to the USSR to be adequately prepared for the Soviet border control regulations and to possible supervision within the country. It organized many of the trips and coordinated the visits by the ASJM activists as well as by cooperating visitors to the USSR not related to the ASJM organizations. [See also: Series VII: Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center, Subseries B: Travels to the USSR--Trip reports.]

Disclaimer

The trip reports found in this collection contain opinions, statements and allegations that may or may not be substantiated. American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any findings, conclusions, recommendations, opinions or statements expressed in the trip reports.

The Series is organized into three subseries:
Subseries A: Individual trip information and trip reports, undated, 1973-1992
Subseries B: Group trips information, 1975-1992
Subseries C: Organization of trips, aborted trips, 1982-1990

Subseries A: Individual trip information and trip reports, undated, 1973-1992

English and some Russian.
Box 90-107.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains reports about the trips to the USSR and information related to those trips, by individual travelers who visited the USSR on tourist visas. The subseries is organized in the chronological order of the visits.

BoxFolderTitleDate
90 1 Trip to the USSR, report by Jay Rosen. Leningrad, Moscow. undated (1970s)
90 2 Trip report by Dana Barg and Ellen Moss. Moscow, Leningrad undated (1970s)
90 3 Trip report by Elana Kling. Moscow, Leningrad, Riga, Vilnius August 1973
90 4 Trip report by Sheldon Benjamin, Miriam Rosenblum. Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow, Leningrad July 8-21, 1974
90 5 Trip report by Abraham H. Foxman. Moscow, Kiev, Vilnius, Leningrad. December 4-18, 1974
90 6 Trip report by Richard Burg. Leningrad, Moscow March 10-18, 1975
90 7 Trip report by Michael Rukin. Moscow, Minsk, Leningrad. June 20-July 5, 1975
90 8 Trip report by Bob and Marge Gordon. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad July 6-20, 1975
90 9 Trip report by Trudy and Debby Schecter. Moscow, Leningrad. July 10-20, 1975
90 10 Trip report by Cynthia Tivers. Leningrad, Kiev, Moscow. October 13-23, 1975
90 11 Trip report by Michael and Nettie Rukin. Leningrad, Minsk April 18-25, 1976
90 12 Trip report by Alvin and Lois Arzt. Leningrad August 1976
90 13 Trip report by Doug Patin. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev August 4-25, 1976
90 14 Trip report by Enid Wurtman and Connie Smukler. Moscow, Leningrad October 15-22, 1976
90 15 Trip report by Herb Kavet. Leningrad, Riga, Moscow. October 30-November 5, 1976
90 16 Trip report by Bernie Dishler. Leningrad, Kiev, Moscow. March 1-8, 1977
90 17 Trip report by Stephen Honig. Moscow May 1977
90 18 Trip report by Bill Hassler. Leningrad, Sochi, Kiev, Moscow June 19-August 12, 1977
90 19 Trip report by Barry Perlis. Moscow, Leningrad July 17-August 2, 1977
90 20 Trip report by Martin Goldman and Michael Kort. Leningrad, Moscow November 18-21, 1977
90 21 Trip report by Sherman Freid Teichman. Moscow, Leningrad. December 14-21, 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
91 1 Trip report by Madeleine Dale. Moscow, Kiew, Leningrad March 21-April 1, 1978
91 2 Trip report by Joel H. Paul. Moscow, Leningrad March 26-April 2, 1978
91 3 Trip reports by Bailey Barron, Judy Patkin. Moscow, Leningrad April 14-22, 1978
91 4 Trip report by Rudy Appel, Carole Abrams. Leningrad, Kharkov, Kiev, Moscow September 9-24, 1978
91 5 Trip report by Pam and Len Cohen. Odessa, Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow September 10-25, 1978
91 6 Trip report by Albert Axelrad (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad September 21-29, 1978
91 7 Trip report by Jules and Louise Lippert. Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Moscow October 9-22, 1978
91 8 Trip report by Stanley and Sonja Israel. Leningrad, Tashkent, Samarkand, Moscow October 17-21, 1978
91 9 Trip report by Jacob Birnnbaum. Moscow November 1978
91 10 Trip report by Yvonne and Martin Clarke, Pam and Melvyn Sumroy. Moscow December 1978
91 11 Trip report by Les Bronstein. Moscow, Riga, Leningrad December 30, 1978-January 13, 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
92 1 Trip report by Beth Huppin, Steve Rosenzweig. Kiev, Vinnitsa, Chernovtsy, Moscow January 1979
92 2 Trip report by Susanna Sirkin, Les Bronstein. Soviet Union January 1979
92 3 Trip report by Carol Polin. Moscow, Leningrad January 5-13, 1979
92 4 Trip report by Herb Cavet. Leningrad, Riga, Vilnius February 11-19, 1979
92 5 Trip report by Bernard R. Cooper. Moscow, Leningrad February 24-March 3, 1979
92 6 Trip report by David and Robert Perlman. Leningrad, Kiev, Moscow April 1979
92 7 Trip report by Michael Fishbane. Moscow, Riga, Minsk May 18-28, 1979
92 8 Trip report by Barbara Stern. Leningrad, Kiev, Moscow August 5-12, 1979
92 9 Trip report by Albert S. Axelrad. Moscow, Leningrad September 21-29, 1979
92 10 Trip report by Robert Cover. Moscow, Leningrad December 1979
92 11 Trip report by Diane Keller, Stu Mirkin. Moscow, Leningrad March 8-15, 1980
92 12 Trip report by Joel and Moselle Berkowitz, David and Diane Epstein. Moscow, Leningrad April 5, 1980
92 13 Trip reports by Albert S. Axelrad (Rabbi). Minsk, Riga, Vilnius, Leningrad, Tbilisi September 17-October 7, 1980
92 14 Trip report by Douglas Cahn, Eric Hochstein. Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Leningrad September 27-October 11, 1980
92 15 Trip report by Norman Landerman. Moscow, Leningrad. November 24-December 4, 1980
92 16 Trip report by John Allen, Alan Howard. Moscow December 12-15, 1980
92 17 Trip report by W. Walter, M. Rosen. Moscow December 22-29, 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
93 1 Trip report by Baruch Browns. Moscow, Kiev, Riga December 25, 1980-January 8, 1980
93 2 Trip report by Earl Callen, Anthony Ralston. Moscow February 6-10, 1981
93 3 Trip report by Constance Smukler. Moscow, Leningrad February 12-20, 1981
93 4 Trip report by Raymond and Delysia Jayson. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad March 1981
93 5 Trip report by H. Rosenblatt, A. Gonshor. Mscow, Kishinev, Vilnius, Leningrad April 13-27, 1981
93 6 Trip report by Nechemia Fogel. Moscow May 4-11, 1981
93 7 Trip report by Marc Brettler, Helene Turner. Moscow, Minsk, Riga, Vilnius May 14-June 1, 1981
93 8 Trip report by Dorothy Hirsch. Moscow, Leningrad May 16-24, 1981
93 9 Trip report by Cathy Felix. Moscow, Dushanbe, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Leningrad May 25-June 10, 1981
93 10 Trip report by Arthur F. Starr. Moscow, Centr. Asia, Tbilisi, Leningrad May 26-June 10, 1981
93 11 Trip report by Howard Okrent, Barbara Silver. Moscow, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Leningrad June 20-July 4, 1981
93 12 Trip report by Lynn Singer. Moscow, Leningrad September 1981
93 13 Trip report by Shimon Fogel, Jane Respitz. Moscow, Odessa, Kishinev September 24-October 5, 1981
93 14 Trip report by Bob Kessler, Danny Baker, David Jacobi. Moscow, Leningrad October 10-17, 1981
93 15 Trip report by Jeri Cohen, Ally Milder. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Odessa October 27-November 10, 1981
93 16 Trip report by Clive and Hadassa Freedman. Leningrad, Moscow December 24, 1981-January 1, 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
94 1 Trip report by Hal Levine. Moscow, Leningrad [1982]
94 2 Trip report by David M. Goren, Bonnie Kintzer. Moscow, Riga, Vilnius, Leningrad January 1982
94 3 Trip report by anonymous. Moscow, Leningrad February 2-10, 1982
94 4 Trip report by Vally Kokotek, Rita Eker. Moscow February 26-March 5, 1982
94 5 Trip report by anonymous. Leningrad, Moscow March 1982
94 6 Trip report by Ed and Dorothy Stossel. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Baku March 1982
94 7 Trip report by Marsha Zabarsky. Moscow, Leningrad March 20-27, 1982
94 8 Trip report by Mark and Hanna Shapiro. Moscow, Leningrad March 25-April 3, 1982
94 9 Trip report by Michael J. Bererman MD. Moscow, Alma Ata, Samarkand, Tashkent, Dushanbe April 1982
94 10 Trip report by Edward and Helen Rosenthal. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad April 1982
94 11 Trip report by A. Eisenberg, A. Yalon. Moscow, Leningrad April 30-May 10, 1982
94 12 Trip report by Philip Baker. Moscow May 1982
94 13 Trip report by Liz Philips and Gish Robbins. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad May 1-8, 1982
94 14 Trip report by Martin and Nancy Rosenfeld. Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Leningrad May 9-22, 1982
94 15 Trip report by Sebert and Jane Davidson. Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa, Zaporozhye May 26-June 11, 1982
94 16 Trip report by Sheila Galland, Leonerd and Joyce Zakim. Moscow, Leningrad May 28-June 6, 1982
94 17 Trip report by Debra Ilberman, Mitchel Becker. Minsk, Riga, Leningrad, Moscow June 2-18, 1982
94 18 Trip report by Lynn and Scott Kane. Moscow, Leningrad June 11-19, 1982
94 19 Trip report by Marcel and Annie Adams. Moscow, Tashkent, Samarkand, Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Leningrad July 1982
94 20 Trip report by P. Kessler, A. Ramani. Moscow, Kiev July 1-8, 1982
94 21 Trip report by Irving Bell, Lorinda Rose. Moscow, Odessa, Kiev August 13-27, 1982
94 22 Trip report by Sharon Wolfe. Moscow, Leningrad September 7-15, 1982
94 23 Trip report by Martin Penn. Moscow, Leningrad September 8-15, 1982
94 24 Trip report by Bernard H. Bloom (Rabbi), Donald Weiss (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad October 14-24, 1982
94 25 Trip report by Judy Patkin. Moscow, Leningrad December 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
95 1 Trip report by Michael and Batia Bettman. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad December 27, 1982-January 6, 1983
95 2 Trip report by Todd Whitman. Moscow, Riga [1983]
95 3 Trip report by Ally Milder (Senator Grassley trip). Moscow, Leningrad January 1-8, 1983
95 4 Trip report by Michael White, Kathy Schwartz. Moscow, Leningrad January 7-14, 1983
95 5 Trip report by Leonard Haber, Harold Turtletaub, Marvin and Marilyn Himmel, Shirley and Michael Gurvey. Moscow, Tbilisi, Leningrad April, July-August 1983
95 6 Trip report by Stanley Luckhardt. Moscow, Leningrad April 4-10, 1983
95 7 Trip report by Jack Lightstone. Moscow, Leningrad, Riga, Vilnius April 6-11, 1983
95 8 Trip report by Nahum Wilchesky. Moscow, Leningrad, Riga, Vilnius April 7-19, 1983
95 9 Trip report by Douglas Huneke. Moscow, Kharkov, Minsk, Leningrad, Odessa April 10-22, 1983
95 10 Trip report by Neville Packter. Moscow April 22-25, 1983
95 11 Trip report by Alice Nemon. Moscow, Tbilisi, Yerevan June 12-26, 1983
95 12 Trip report by Lewis Kazis. Moscow, Kiev June-July 1983
95 13 Trip report by Mal, Esther and Alissa Newman. Moscow, Leningrad, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Irkutsk, Tbilisi July 1-23, 1983
95 14 Trip report by anonymous (Amnesty International repr.). Moscow, Kiev, Minsk, Odessa, Leningrad July 2-13, 1983
95 15 Trip report by Morty and Sally Shakun. Moscow, Leningrad July 10-24, 1983
95 16 Trip report by Avram Brown. Moscow, Yerevan, Leningrad August 7-27, 1983
95 17 Trip report by Michael and Denali Poliakoff. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad August 20-27, 1983
95 18 Trip report by Al and Isaac DeLeeuwe. Moscow, Leningrad August 25-September 1, 1983
95 19 Trip report by Harry A. Roth (Rabbi), Robert M. Miller (Rabbi), Thayer S. Warshaw. Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Leningrad September 1983
95 20 Trip report by Robert and Roberta Levy. Moscow, Kiev, Baku September 1-15, 1983
95 21 Trip report by Gershon and Jeannie Weiner. Moscow, Leningrad September 23-October 3, 1983
95 22 Trip report by Irving and Elsie Kurasch. Moscow, Leningrad October 1983
95 23 Trip report by Susan Moss, Myra Rosen. Leningrad, Moscow November 21-28, 1983
95 24 Trip report by Robert Slate. Moscow, Leningrad December 5-12, 1983
95 25 Trip report by Daniel and Avril Caspi. Moscow, Leningrad December 26, 1983-January 2, 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
96 1 Trip report by David Brody, Saul Singer. Moscow, Leningrad, Suzdal January 1984
96 2 Trip report by Kathy Schwartz, Michael White. Moscow, Leningrad January 6-14, 1984
96 3 Trip report by Hillman. Moscow, Leningrad March 1984
96 4 Trip report by Betty Kahn, Linda Opper. Moscow, Leningrad March 10-17, 1984
96 5 Trip report by Jonathan Romain (Rabbi), Laurie Phillips. Leningrad March 11-18, 1984
96 6 Trip report by Jerry Katz. Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius, Minsk April 1984
96 7 Trip report by Phil Rich. Moscow, Leningrad April 15-20, 1984
96 8 Trip report by Burrill and Roma Josephs. Moscow, Leningrad April-May 1984
96 9 Trip report by George and Ruth Ann Singal. Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Leningrad May 7-21, 1984
96 10 Trip report by Arthur and Elaine Eisenberg. Yerevan, Tbilisi, Kiev, Moscow May 8-23, 1984
96 11 Trip report by Stuart Bair, Steve Silvberstein. Moscow, Leningrad May 14-26, 1984
96 12 Trip report by Mike Muell. Moscow, Novosibirsk May 25-June 9, 1984
96 13 Trip report by Rob Saper, Sarah Brown. Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa May 31-June 15, 1984
96 14 Trip report by Sam Gilman. Moscow June 1984
96 15 Trip report by Burton Tepfer. Moscow, Riga, Leningrad June 13-28, 1984
96 16 Trip report by Elinor Scholl, Seymour Yellin. Minsk, Kiev, Moscow, Leningrad June 18-July 2, 1984
96 17 Trip report by Tony Marill. Tbilisi July 1984
96 18 Trip report by Myrna Levine. Moscow, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Baku July 10-25, 1984
96 19 Trip report by Steve and Carol Porter. Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius July 19-August 5, 1984
96 20 Trip report by Howard Taylor. Moscow, Leningrad August 1984
96 21 Trip report by Terry and Harriet Segal. Moscow, Leningrad August 4-17, 1984
96 22 Trip report by anonymous (B. and G.). Moscow, Leningrad September 1984
96 23 Trip report by Gail Flackett. Leningrad, Tbilisi, Moscow September 1984
96 24 Trip report by Jean Thompson, Marilyn Himmel. Moscow September 21-30, 1984
96 25 Trip report by Debbie Dubin, Joyce Gilbert, Melvin Buck, Miriam Israel. Moscow, Leningrad October 13-20, 1984
96 26 Trip report by Ruth and Ramon Phillips. Moscow, Leningrad October 20-27, 1984
96 27 Trip report by Gordon and Suzanne Higgott. Kiev, Moscow November 5-11, 1984
96 28 Trip report by Paul and Kathy Marmot, Michael and Carole Spiers. Moscow, Leningrad November 10-17, 1984
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97 1 Trip report by Richard Krop, Debbie Orenstein (Brandeis Univ.). Moscow, Leningrad January 4-11, 1985
97 2 Trip report by Kathy Schwartz, Michael White. Moscow, Leningrad January 7-14, 1985
97 3 Trip report by Friedman (Rabbi), Mehlman (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad February 1985
97 4 Trip report by Herbert Rosen. Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Baku March 1985
97 5 Trip report by Irlene Waldman. Moscow, Leningrad March 1985
97 6 Trip report by Eileen Gillis, Laura Speculan. Leningrad March 3-10, 1985
97 7 Trip report by Janet Finne, Susan Shenkman. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev March 20-April 5, 1985
97 8 Trip report by Al and Eva Glick. Moscow, Leningrad, Tallinn April 1985
97 9 Trip report by Robert G. Gordon. Moscow, Leningrad April 1-9, 1985
97 10 Trip report by Michael Torop, Betsy Will. Moscow, Leningrad April 11-20, 1985
97 11 Trip report by Rosalie Gerut (Klezmer Group). Moscow, Tbilisi, Yerevan May 20-29, 1985
97 12 Trip report by Larry Milder (Rabbi), Jim Grossman et al. Moscow, Leningrad May 23-June 4, 1985
97 13 Trip report by Arthur Levine, Dan Kinderlehrer. Moscow, Leningrad May 24-June 2, 1985
97 14 Trip report by Bonnie Efros, Susan Fuller. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad June 2-11, 1985
97 15 Trip report by Joseph and Fran Steinberg. Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Leningrad July 1985
97 16 Trip report by Jaquie Dentino. Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Leningrad July 7-22, 1985
97 17 Trip report by Efrem Bromberg. Moscow, Leningrad August 1985
97 18 Trip report by Scott Stillman. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev August 23-September 6, 1985
97 19 Trip report by Peter Gossels. Moscow, Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Leningrad October 21-November 3, 1985
97 20 Trip report by Kushner, Waldoks. Moscow, Leningrad December 22-31, 1985
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98 1 Trip report by Doug Cahn. Moscow, Leningrad January 8-17, 1986
98 2 Trip report by Jed Smith. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi January 10-February 15, 1986
98 3 Trip report by Chaim Rosenberg. Moscow, Tashkent, Samarkand, Leningrad April 1986
98 4 Trip report by Robert and Myrna Gutterman. Leningrad, Moscow April 1986
98 5 Trip report by Beth Kesselman, Daniel Laufer. Moscow, Leningrad, Kharkov, Riga May 5-14, 1986
98 6 Trip report by Talia Fishman (Torah Study Survey Trip). Moscow , Leningrad, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Kishinev June 18-July 10, 1986
98 7 Trip report by Malka Rapaport (Torah Study Survey Trip). Moscow , Leningrad, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Kishinev June 18-July 10, 1986
98 8 Trip report by Jane Feinberg, Eve Verderber. Moscow, Leningrad October 9-25, 1986
98 9 Trip report by Ted Sasson. Moscow, Riga. October 21-November 4, 1986
98 10 Trip report by Robert B. Strassler. Moscow. October 24-27, 1986
98 11 Trip report by Beverly Lerner (Rabbi). Moscow, Samarkand, Tashkent, Minsk. Related materials on Refuseniks from 1986-1987. December 13-31, 1986
98 12 Trip report by Abe Schukman, Jennifer Stark. Moscow, Riga, Leningrad December 27, 1986-January 8, 1987
98 13 Trip report by Sol Schimmel, Alan Geller. Moscow, Leningrad December 31, 1986-January 12, 1987
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99 1 Trip report by Jeff Kantrowitz. Moscow, Leningrad 1987
99 2 Trip report by Ronne Friedman (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad January 1987
99 3 Trip report by Suzanne Perletsh. Moscow, Leningrad January 1987
99 4 Trip report by Aaron Rosenberg (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad January 1987
99 5 Trip report by Ronald Weiss (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad January 1987
99 6 Trip report by Roy B. Einhorn (cantor). Moscow, Leningrad January 26-February 6, 1987
99 7 Trip report by Hank and Linda Greene. Moscow, Leningrad March 1987
99 8 Trip report by Joseph McNabb. Moscow, Leningrad March 1987
99 9 Trip report by Jean Carter. Moscow, Leningrad March 18-24, 1987
99 10 Trip report by Phil Peck. Moscow, Leningrad March 20-28, 1987
99 11 Trip report by Judy Gilbert, Ann Baum. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan April 1987
99 12 Trip report by Diane Rieger. Moscow April 1987
99 13 Trip report by Bob Strassler, Naomi Schwartz, Alexandra Warshaw. Moscow, Leningrad April 1987
99 14 Trip report by Marcy Taylor. Moscow, Leningrad April 1987
99 15 Trip report by Donna Arzt, Valerie Lewis. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad April 6-19, 1987
99 16 Trip report by Eliott Freedman, Daniel Rohrlich. Leningrad April 16-21, 1987
99 17 Trip report by Stephen Kniaz. Moscow, Leningrad May 1987
99 18 Trip report by Nelson Lange. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan May 1987
99 19 Trip report by Robin Reisman, Dan Chasan. Moscow, Leningrad, Minsk May 1987
99 20 Trip report by Norma Shakun. Moscow, Leningrad May 1987
99 21 Trip report by Charles Savenor. Moscow, Leningrad, Riga May 17-27, 1987
99 22 Trip report by Jance and David Danielson. Moscow May 27-June 3, 1987
99 23 Trip report by Michael and Mimi Dohan. Moscow May 27-June 3, 1987
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100 1 Trip report by Linda Schwartz, Elisa Kaplan. Moscow, Leningrad June 1987
100 2 Trip report by Philip Cohen, Myron Flagler. Moscow July 1987
100 3 Trip report by Polly Flaum, Amy Zeidman. Moscow, Leningrad, Riga July 1987
100 4 Trip report by Melissa Milgrom. Kishinev, Leningrad July 1-14, 1987
100 5 Trip report by Amy Randall. July 18-August 5, 1987
100 6 Trip report by Ruth and Leon Brenner. Moscow, Leningrad August 1987
100 7 Trip report by David and Judy Felder. Moscow August 1987
100 8 Trip report by Jonathan Frank. Moscow, Leningrad August 1987
100 9 Trip report by Jenny Marcus. Moscow, Kharkov, Leningrad August 1987
100 10 Trip report by Lawrence Seder. Moscow, Leningrad August 14-24, 1987
100 11 Trip report by Tony Sherman. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, Yerevan August 22-September 1987
100 12 Trip report by Janice and Richard Feffer. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Yerevan September 1987
100 13 Trip report by Joseph Huber. Moscow, Leningrad September 1987
100 14 Trip report by Joey Lipner. Moscow, Leningrad September 1987
100 15 Trip report by John and Martha Taub. Moscow, Kishinev, Vilnius, Leningrad September 4-18, 1987
100 16 Trip report by John Stavis. Leningrad September-December 1987
100 17 Trip report by Alan and Roger Kay. Moscow, Leningrad, Baku October 1987
100 18 Trip report by Robert Frank. Moscow, Leningrad, Baku October 4-19, 1987
100 19 Trip report by Ian Helfant, Bob Coles. Leningrad, Moscow October 20-November 14, 1987
100 20 Trip report by Marcia Kopel. Moscow, Pyatigorsk, Rostov-Don, Leningrad October 25-November 9, 1987
100 21 Trip report by Irving Belansky, Michael Pearlman. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad November 29-December 12, 1987
100 22 Trip report by Jeff Freilich. Moscow, Leningrad December 29, 1987-January 2, 1988
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101 1 Trip report by Paul Caplan (Rabbi). Moscow, Kiev, Lvov January-February 1988
101 2 Trip report by Carol and Jim Glazier (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad January 1988
101 3 Trip report by Bill and Connie Kantar. Moscow, Leningrad January 1988
101 4 Trip report by Phil Cohen (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad February 1988
101 5 Trip report by Aaron Rubinger (Rabbi). Moscow, Vladimir, Leningrad. February 1988
101 6 Trip report by Daniel Tarsy MD. Leningrad, Moscow February 1988
101 7 Trip report by Rev. Robert G. Trache. Kiev February 1988
101 8 Trip report by Michael and Susan Brown. Moscow, Leningrad February 11-19, 1988
101 9 Trip report by Paul Menitoff (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad February 11-20, 1988
101 10 Trip report by Cheryl Weiner. Moscow, Tashkent, Leningrad February 20-April 2, 1988
101 11 Trip report by Sarai Brachman. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev March 1988
101 12 Trip report by Lennie Marcus. Moscow March 1988
101 13 Trip report by Micael Konigsberg, Douglas Korn. Moscow, Leningrad March 5-12, 1988
101 14 Trip report by Michael Doppelt. Moscow March 17-25, 1988
101 15 Trip report by Scott Novik. Moscow March 17-25, 1988
101 16 Trip report by Naomi Shenkman. Moscow, Tallinn, Vladimir, Leningrad March 17-31, 1988
101 17 Trip report by Arthur and Belle Schwartz. Leningrad, Moscow March 20-28, 1988
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102 1 Trip report by Deborah Farbman, Eric Rubenstein. Moscow, Leningrad April 1988
102 2 Trip report by Andrew Goldberg. Moscow, Leningrad, Kharkov, Kiev April 1988
102 3 Trip report by Alan Issokson. Moscow, Leningrad April 1988
102 4 Trip report by David Laichman. Moscow, Leningrad, Zaporozhye, Rostov April 1988
102 5 Trip report by Vicki Levy, Peter Krupp. Moscow, Leningrad April 1988
102 6 Trip report by Anette Pechenik. Leningrad, Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi April 1988
102 7 Trip report by Josh Rubenstein. Moscow, Leningrad April 1988
102 8 Trip report by Janet Watson. Moscow, Leningrad, Samarkand, Tashkent April 1988
102 9 Trip report by Katherine Black. Moscow, Leningrad, Pskov April 6-22, 1988
102 10 Trip report by David and Barney Brody. Moscow, Vilnius, Leningrad April 14-24, 1988
102 11 Trip report by Betsy Heifitz. Moscow April-May 1988
102 12 Trip report by Morton and Lesley Heafitz. Moscow, Leningrad May 1988
102 13 Trip report by Leon and Barbara Cohen. Moscow, Leningrad, Yalta, Sukhumi May 22-June 5, 1988
102 14 Trip report by Pamela Cohen. Leningrad, Moscow (1) May 29-June 7, 1988
102 15 Trip report by Pamela Cohen. Leningrad, Moscow (2) May 29-June 7, 1988
102 16 Trip report by Debbie Reck. Moscow, Leningrad June 1988
102 17 Trip report by Marilyn Satloff. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad June 21-July 6, 1988
102 18 Trip report by Sue Cook. Moscow, Irkutsk, Yaroslavl, Leningrad June 29-July 17, 1988
102 19 Trip report by Aram Hollman. Leningrad, Tallinn, Moscow, Kharkov, Rostov-Don, Odessa, Sochi, Sukhumi June-August 1988
102 20 Trip report by Menachem Kasdan. Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Tbilisi June 26-July 17, 1988
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103 1 Trip report by Jonathan Bornstein. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Volgograd July 1988
103 2 Trip report by Ellen Gordon, Karen Gottenberg. Moscow, Leningrad July 1988
103 3 Trip report by Karen Hirschfeld. July-August 1988
103 4 Trip report by Paula Levy. Moscow, Leningrad, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Volgograd July 1988
103 5 Trip report by Julie Markfield. Leningrad July 1988
103 6 Trip report by Sandy Schwalm. Moscow July 1988
103 7 Trip report by Todd Woolf. Moscow, Leningrad, Yerevan, Baku, Tbilisi July 1988
103 8 Trip report by Roberta Kaplan. Moscow, Leningrad July 2-23, 1988
103 9 Trip report by Raoul Granquist. Tallinn August 1988
103 10 Trip report by Allan Green. Moscow, Leningrad August 1988
103 11 Trip report by Jonathan Issacson. Moscow, Leningrad August 1988
103 12 Trip report by Roz Kaplan, Marjorie Sherman, Judith Blatt. Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa, Pyatigorsk August 1988
103 13 Trip report by Mark and June Levinson. Moscow, Leningrad, Bukhara, Tashkent, Samarkand August 1988
103 14 Trip report by Katie Wheeler. Kiev, Odessa August 1988
103 15 Trip report by Joyce Hirshberg. Moscow, Leningrad, Sochi, Tbilisi September 1988
103 16 Trip report by Andrea Levy. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev September 1988
103 17 Trip report by Cindy Rubin, David Rodgers. Moscow, Leningrad, Novgorod September 1988
103 18 Trip report by Burtil and Barbara Wolf. Moscow, Leningrad September 1988
103 19 Trip report by Sydelle Goldman. Moscow, Leningrad September 22-October 1, 1988
103 20 Trip report by Stephen and Helen Freiberg. Moscow, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Leningrad September 19-October 3, 1988
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104 1 Trip report by Dick and Joan Benjamin. Moscow, Simferopol, Leningrad October 1988
104 2 Trip report by Susan Ebert, Terry Holzman. Tashkent, Samarkand, Moscow, Bukhara, Leningrad October-November 1988
104 3 Trip report by Elliot Kaplan. Leningrad October 1988
104 4 Trip report by Murray and Phyllis Marcus. Leningrad October 1988
104 5 Trip report by Alan and Natalie Rothstein. Moscow, Leningrad October 1988
104 6 Trip report by Justin Wyner. Leningrad, Vilnius October 1988
104 7 Trip report by Jerry Groopman MD, Pamela Hatzbandm. Moscow, Leningrad October 8-18, 1988
104 8 Trip report by Sandra Goldberg. Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa October 14-22, 1988
104 9 Trip report by Shirley and Louis Newman. Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius October 12-25, 1988
104 10 Trip report by Charlotte Herman. Moscow, Tallinn, Leningrad November 1988
104 11 Trip report by Jack Leamon. Moscow, Kalinin, Leningrad November 1988
104 12 Trip report by Cary Yales (Rabbi), Jim Rosenberg (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad November 1988
104 13 Trip report by Linda Opper, Marilyn Talman. Moscow, Leningrad November 4-12, 1988
104 14 Trip report by Susan Day. Moscow, Odessa December 1988
104 15 Trip report by Aaron Rubinger (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad December 1988
104 16 Trip report by Beth and Frank Waldorf (Rabbi). Minsk, Moscow, Leningrad December 1988
104 17 Trip report by David Waksberg. Moscow, Leningrad December 1988
104 18 Trip report by Bernard Mehlman (Rabbi). Moscow, Baku, Leningrad December 10-26, 1988
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105 1 Trip report by David Ackerman. Moscow, Leningrad February 1989
105 2 Trip report by Juni Pierce. Leningrad February 1989
105 3 Trip report by Emma Rous. Moscow, Leningrad February 1989
105 4 Trip report by Aaron Rosenberg (Rabbi). Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad April 1989
105 5 Trip report by Wayne Sherwood. Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi April 1989
105 6 Trip report by Jeff Lehrer. Leningrad, Moscow May 1989
105 7 Trip report by Steven and Sybil Levisohn. May 1989
105 8 Trip report by Betty Siegel. Vilnius, Leningrad May 1989
105 9 Trip report by Howard Smith. Moscow, Leningrad, Sochi, Kiev May 1989
105 10 Trip report by Jon and Sandy Spinner. Moscow, Leningrad May 8-16, 1989
105 11 Trip report by Ron and Claire Caplan. Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand June 1989
105 12 Trip report by Herb and Laurel Cohen. Moscow, Leningrad June 1989
105 13 Trip report by Ed Gloger. Minsk, Bobruisk June 1989
105 14 Index cards with contact information on Refuseniks and activists in Minsk and Belarus June 1989
105 15 Trip report by Riki Lippetz, John Schechter. Leningrad, Moscow, Tallinn June 1989
105 16 Trip report by Maxine Zarchan. Moscow, Leningrad, Baku, Tbilisi June 1989
105 17 Trip report by Robert M. Bergen. Moscow June 24-July 4, 1989
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106 1 Trip report by Susan Chaikin, Stan Berstein. Kiev, Moscow July 1989
106 2 Trip report by Shani and Samuel Frank. July 1989
106 3 Trip report by Ruth Lillian. Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius July 1989
106 4 Trip report by Karen Patkin. Moscow July-August 1989
106 5 Trip report by Barbara Lebowitz. Moscow, Leningrad August 1989
106 6 Trip report by Greg Felker. Moscow August 1989
106 7 Trip report by Edward Glazer. Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Tbilisi September 6-27, 1989
106 8 Trip report by Pamela Brown Cohen. Moscow October 1989
106 9 Trip report by June Daniels. Tallinn October 1989
106 10 Trip report by Charles Polep. Moscow, Leningrad October 1989
106 11 Trip report by David Waksberg. Riga October 1989
106 12 Trip report by Peggy Mesnik. Kiev, Zhitomir October 19-29, 1989
106 13 Trip report by Judy Patkin, Randy Kraus. Minsk, Bobruisk, Moscow October 25-27, 1989
106 14 Index cards of contacts in Moscow, Leningrad, Riga 1989
106 15 Index cards with contacts in Belarus (Minsk, Gomel, Bobruisk, other) 1989
106 16 Trip report by Albert and Marion Hartheimer. Moscow, Leningrad November 1989
106 17 Trip report by Marsha Slivka. Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Leningrad December 1989
106 18 Trip report by Estelle Weyl. Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius December 1989
106 19 Trip report by Mitchell Silver. Vilnius, Leningrad, Kiev, Moscow January 1990
106 20 Trip report by Donald MacGillis, Bob Strassler (ADL). Leningrad, Moscow, Vilnius January 21-February 1, 1990
106 21 Trip report by Debra Hache (Rabbi), Judy Cohen (Rabbi). February 1990
106 22 Trip report by Si Frumkin. Moscow May 1-6, 1990
106 23 Trip report by Sanford Sherizen. Minsk, Moscow, Leningrad May 13-31, 1990
106 24 Trip report by Anne Emily Caplin. Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev May 19-June 8, 1990
106 25 Trip report by Andrew and Beverly Blozer. Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Tbilisi June 1990
106 26 Trip report by Edward Glazer. Moscow, Minsk, Bobruisk June 1990
106 27 Trip report by Jerry and Maxine Wasserman. Leningrad, Moscow June 1990
106 28 Trip report by Joshua Plaut (Rabbi). Bukhara, Tashkent, Alma Ata. June 1990
106 29 Trip report by Ann Camac. Leningrad, Moscow October 1990
106 30 Trip report by David and Gail Gotskind. Moscow, Minsk, Leningrad October 29-November 7, 1990
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107 1 Trip report by Zvi Gitelman. Minsk December 26, 1990-January 1, 1991
107 2 Trip report by Karmit Zysman. Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Baku March 1991
107 3 Trip report by Pamela Cohen, Micah Naftalin, Stonov, Lamberty. Moscow April 18-19, 1991
107 4 Trip report by Alan Cohen. Moscow, Leningrad June 1991
107 5 Trip report by Eric and Lois Wickstrom. Moscow, Leningrad June 1991
107 6 Trip report by Juni Pierce. Leningrad July-August 1991
107 7 Trip report by Donna Arzt. Moscow, Vilnius, Leningrad September 1991
107 8 Trip report by Bill Cohen. Moscow, Vilnius, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Dushanbe September 3-21, 1991
107 9 Trip report by Leonid Stonov. Moscow September 1991
107 10 Trip report by David Waksberg. St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Vilnius September 1991
107 11 Trip report by Helen Kenvin. Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Dushanbe October 1991
107 12 Trip report by David Buegeleisen. Minsk October 28-November 10, 1991
107 13 Trip report by Lawrence Silverman (Rabbi), Harold Robinson (Rabbi). Moscow, Riga, Minsk, Bobruisk, St. Petersburg November 12-22, 1991
107 14 Trip report by Judy Patkin. Moscow, Minsk, Bobruisk, Nizhny Novgorod, Baku, Sumgait, Kuba, Tashkent, Bukhara March 11-April 14, 1992
107 15 Trip report by Mimi Dohan, Gary and Linda Portnay. Vilnius, St. Petersburg June 17-27, 1992
107 16 Trip report by Stephen Berk. June 26, 1992
107 17 Trip report by Sheldon Benjamin. Moscow, Voskresensk, Saransk, Kiev, Minsk, Bobruisk, Parichi, Zhlobin, Streshin October 1992

Subseries B: Group trips information, 1975-1992

English and some Russian.
Box 108; Box 109, Folders 1-10.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains trip information and trip reports by official delegations and groups that visited the Soviet Union.

BoxFolderTitleDate
108 1 Trip of Senators (Eribicoff et al.) to Leningrad, Minsk, Moscow November 9-18, 1977
108 2 Congressional trips to the USSR 1975, 1978, 1982, 1988
108 3 Conservative Rabbis Trips 1982-1984
108 4 New England Newspaper editors trip July 1983
108 5 Union of American Hebrew Congregations trip 1983
108 6 Trip reports and related materials. Michael Poliakoff. 1983-1985, 1988
108 7 A proposal based on several visits to the USSR. Ted Sasson. circa 1983
108 8 Rabbis trip to the Soviet Union. Arnold Fertig (Rabbi), David Klatzker (Rabbi), Murray Levine (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius December 1984-January 1985
108 9 Klezmer Conservatory Band (Netsky, Gerut, Warschauer, Goldberg). May 1985
108 10 Klezmer Conservatory Band trip. Moscow, Tbilisi, Yerevan May 21-29, 1985
108 11 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry (35's) trip. Leningrad July 1985
108 12 Harvard students' debriefing (Broiman, Milgram, Fastenberg, Robinson, Sheridan). Moscow, Leningrad, Riga March 1986
108 13 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry trip. Moscow, Leningrad November 1986, 1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
109 1 Roberta and Murray Black trip. April 18-25, 1987
109 2 Sister City trip. Victor Rosenbaum, Lois Shapiro, David Witten, Herb Snitzer. Yerevan, Moscow October 8-23, 1987
109 3 Temple Israel trip. John Loewenstein, Don Putnoi, Seth Bernstein (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad December 5-16, 1987
109 4 Temple Israel trip. Bernard Mehlman (Rabbi). Moscow, Leningrad, Riga, Vilnius December 5-16, 1987
109 5 Temple Israel trip. Don Putnoi et al. Moscow, Leningrad December 1988
109 6 UCSJ Annual Meeting. Moscow, Leningrad October 18-29, 1989
109 7 Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston trip. Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad September 1991
109 8 UCSJ trip. Donna Arzt, Bill Cohen, Micah Naftalin, L. Stonov, Waksberg. Moscow, Vilnius, St. Petersburg September 1991
109 9 Medical trip. Moscow November 1991
109 10 UCSJ trip. Pamela Cohen et al. Moscow, Bishkek, Alma Ata, Kiev December 1992

Subseries C: Organization of trips, aborted trips, 1982-1990

English.
Box 109, Folders 11-15.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Contains information on visitors to the USSR and on trips that did not take place or did not result in meeting Refuseniks or prisoners of conscience ("aborted trips" according to the ASJ terminology). [See also: Series VI: USSR Trip reports]

BoxFolderTitleDate
109 11 Traveler information. Arzt, Brickman, Cocco, Day, Ecker, Fleischer, Fuchs, Green, Hitov, Lipshires, Marks, Schimmel, Shapshay, Singer, Stepakoff, Will, Yesley. 1983-1985, 1987
109 12 Information on travelers ("soft tourists") 1983-1986
109 13 Aborted trips 1982-1988
109 14 Aborted trips 1987-1988
109 15 Aborted trips 1987-1990
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Series VII: Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center, undated, 1966-1987

English and some Russian.
Box 110-126.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The Series contains materials of the Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center (SJLAC), the legal arm of the UCSJ that worked in close contact with ASJ and whose members belonged to both organizations. The Center was organized in 1977 by Donna Arzt, a law student of Prof. Alan Dershowitz, and Lawrence Lerner, a practicing attorney. The aim of the Center was to provide for the American Soviet Jewry Movement information on the Soviet legal system and solicit a professional legal help from the American lawyers to the Soviet Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience. One of the tasks of the Center was preparing legal briefs and petitions in support of the Jewish prisoners and getting them signed by prominent US attorneys, senators, and government officials. Upon preparation the documents were filed according the Soviet law. Though there are no clear indications that this influenced the sentencing or conditions for prisoners. It was an attempt to make the Soviet authorities understand that they were violating their own laws in regard to their citizens, as well as international law and treaties.

The SJLAC series contain bylaws and minutes of the organization, financial materials, lists of members and supporters, reports on trips to the USSR, information materials.

The Series is arranged into four subseries:
Subseries A: Administrative materials, undated, 1977-1987
Subseries B: Travels to the USSR--Trip reports, 1973-1987
Subseries C: Memoranda, newsletters, publications, undated, 1966-1986
Subseries D: Soviet Jewry information materials, undated, 1970-1987

Subseries A: Administrative materials, undated, 1977-1987

English.
Box 110-113.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials related to the creation and operation of the SJLAC, documents such as Trust agreements, bylaws, minutes, project proposals, financial and fundraising materials, correspondence and other materials related to SJLAC and its director Donna Arzt.

BoxFolderTitleDate
110 1 Materials on formation of the Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center 1977-1979
110 2 SJLAC Trust Agreement 1979
110 3 SJLAC Administrative documents 1978-1984
110 4 Proposals, projects, project expenses, minutes 1980-1981
110 5 Wages reports, taxation documents 1980-1985
110 6 Massachusetts Public Charities registration documents 1983-1987
110 7 Donna Arzt papers: notes, correspondence, programs of events (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 9) 1978, 1980-1987
110 8 Business cards and rolodex cards with contact information undated
110 9 SJLAC letterheads, business cards, labels undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
111 1 Personnel-resumes, reference letters 1983-1985
111 2 Job opening information 1987
111 3 Budget and fundraising materials 1980-1981, 1985
111 4 Conference payments 1986
111 5 SJLAC financial documents 1981-1987
111 6 SJLAC bills paid 1987
111 7 SJLAC correspondence (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 10) 1985-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
112 1 Cooperating lawyers and supporters, Boston area 1978-1981
112 2 SJLAC board of Advisers undated, 1976-1983
112 3 SJLAC Board of Advisers 1984-1987
112 4 Tribute to Robert F. Drinan 1980
112 5 Fundraising wine and cheese party for the Soviet Jews 1981
112 6 SJLAC memos and correspondence 1981
112 7 Sakharov Tributre speakers 1982
112 8 Sakharov Tribute, Honorary Committee materials 1982
112 9 Sakharov Tribute materials 1982
112 10 Sakharov Brunch 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
113 1 SJLAC correspondence 1986-1987
113 2 Ottawa CSCE meeting, US ambassador statements 1985
113 3 Information on Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience 1974-1983
113 4 Petitions on behalf of prisoners of conscience by T. Taylor 1974
113 4 Donna Arzt papers. Correspondence 1970-1984
113 5 Donna Arzt papers. Conferences on the Soviet Law and Human Rights 1978, 1981, 1983
113 6 Donna Arzt papers. Press clippings on Jews in the USSR 1970
113 7 Donna Arzt papers. Press clippings on Jews in the USSR 1972
113 8 Donna Arzt papers. Press clippings on Jews in the USSR 1975-1978
113 9 UCSJ materials 1984
113 10 Long Island Committee for Soviet Jewry materials 1985

Subseries B: Travels to the USSR - Trip reports, undated, 1973-1987

English.
Box 114-115.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This subseries include reports on the trips to the USSR that were coordinated with ASJ and UCSJ and described in detail in order to obtain information of Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience, necessary for the operation of the SJLAC. Though the Center itself was not preoccupied with organizing the trips, Donna Arzt solicited trip reports from persons who visited the Soviet Union, and made several trips herself.

BoxFolderTitleDate
114 1 USSR trip reports. Anonymous, B. Gordon, J. Greenberg-D. Keith, S. Heller, M. Rukin, E. Wurtman-C. Smukler 1975-1976
114 2 Trip reports. M. Sherbourne, Goldman-Kort, Waltzer-Herzog-Winsberg, Litwack-Wolfe, Arzt-Whitfield, Cohen, Seymor and Evelyn Kleid 1977-1978
114 3 Trip reports. Anon., Kaufman-Papo, B. Barron-J. Patkin, Carol Polin, Rosenzweig-Huppin, Fishbane 1978-1979
114 4 Trip reports. First half of 1980. S. Roth, M. Laufer-N. Katz, H. Jacobi (Rabbi), E. Mittelbeiler 1980
114 5 Trip reports. Second half of 1980. J. Kahan, A.D. Rotenberg, M. Kranc-Y. Lowenberg, Ira Korinow (Rabbi), Jacobs-Allen-Howard 1980
114 6 Trip reports. First half of 1981. Browns, De Groot-Baker, Goldsmith-Joseph, Smukler, Bletter-Goupit, Bensusan, Goldberg, Diamant-Okunieff, D. Hirsch, M. Bretler 1981
114 7 Trip reports. Second half of 1981. Leveen-Futterman, Burg-Moss, Barenbaum, Mann, E. Gerjouy, Cohen-Milder 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
115 1 Trip reports. Anon., J. Eklov, LARS, Stossel, Galland-Zkim, J. Slovin, Bell-Rose, Symes, Mednick-Janger, Cantor (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 5) 1982
115 2 Trip reports. Finder-Lurie, Bohm-Simon, Shapiro (Rabbi), Levy, B. Tabachnikoff (Rabbi), R. Kingsley (Rabbi), Chasin, M. Himmel, Turtletaub 1983-1984
115 3 Trip reports. Klatzker-Levine, Goldberg, Torop-Will, Effros-Fuller, R. Gerut, Himmel 1985
115 4 Trip reports. A. Leopold, R. Goot 1987
115 5 Travel debriefing. 1978-1980, 1985
115 6 Know Your Rights: A Handbook for travelers to the USSR, ed. Valery Chalidze undated
115 7 Press clippings on travel to the USSR and Soviet realia 1973-1985

Subseries C: Memoranda, newsletters, publications, undated, 1966-1986

English.
Box 116-119.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains memoranda and published materials related to the Soviet Jewry Movement and the USSR.

BoxFolderTitleDate
116 1 Early Soviet Jewry Movement materials 1966-1972
116 2 Soviet Jewry Movement publications 1967-1972
116 3 Bulletins and publications (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 4) 1970-1976
116 4 News bulletins, publication, clippings 1970-1972
116 5 Press clippings and news publications 1970-1975
116 6 Publications on Yaakov Khantsis 1974-1975
116 7 Soviet Jewry Movement source materials undated, 1974-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
117 1 Declassified State Department documents 1973-1976
117 2 Declassified State Department documents. FDIA request 1977
117 3 Declassified State Department materials on Sharansky case 1977
117 4 Declassified State Department materials on Sharansky case 1978
117 5 Declassified State Department materials on Soviet Jews 1978-1979
117 6 Memoranda, bulletins, fact sheets of various organizations 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983
117 7 Newsletter supplement, background materials 1976, 1980
117 8 Student Coalition for Soviet Jewry materials 1979-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
118 1 Newsletters, memoranda, clippings 1978-1983
118 2 Memoranda, press clippings 1978-1983
118 3 Press clippings, newsletters 1978-1983
118 4 Publications, reprints, clippings 1982-1983
118 5 Clippings and newsletters 1983
118 6 Publications, clippings 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
119 1 Student coalition-Brandeis, publications 1982, 1985-1986
119 2 Memoranda, newsletters, press clippings 1984
119 3 Newsletters, correspondence 1984
119 4 Clippings related to Soviet Jewry 1984
119 5 Publications and clippings on Soviet Jewry and Soviet policies 1984-1985

Subseries D: Soviet Jewry information materials, undated, 1970-1987

English.
Box 120-126.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consist of the wide range of information related to the Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience, Soviet politics, American-Soviet relations, materials on the boycott of the Moscow Olympics (1980) and more.

BoxFolderTitleDate
120 1 Articles of Alexander Ioffe 1979, 1981
120 2 Children's program-Refuseniks undated, 1975
120 3 Congressional letters undated, 1975-1976
120 4 Helsinki: Promise or betrayal? Case histories of Refuseniks 1977
120 5 Incorporation and Tax Exemption of UCSJ undated, 1972, 1976-1980
120 6 Individual POC information (A-K) undated, 1973-1975
120 7 Individual POC information (L-Z) undated, 1973-1975
120 8 Individual POC information, misc. undated, 1972-1974
120 9 Lists of names and addresses-ASJ members undated, 1974-1975
120 10 Membership/ Order forms and lists of contacts undated, 1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
121 1 Newsletters and other information materials 1970-1975
121 2 Newsletters and other information materials 1976
121 3 Newsletters and other information materials 1977
121 4 Newsletters and other information materials 1978
121 5 Newsletters and other information materials 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
122 1 Newsletters and other information materials 1980
122 2 Newsletters and other information materials 1980
122 3 Newsletters and other information materials 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
123 1 Newsletters and other information materials 1981
123 2 Newsletters and other information materials 1981
123 3 Newsletters and other information materials 1981
123 4 Newsletters and other information materials 1981
123 5 Newsletters and other information materials 1982
123 6 Newsletters and other information materials 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
124 1 Newsletters and other information materials 1982
124 2 Newsletters and other information materials 1983
124 3 Newsletters and other information materials 1983
124 4 Newsletters and other information materials 1984
124 5 Newsletters and other information materials 1984
124 6 Non-SJLAC programs 1973-1978
124 7 Non-SJLAC programs 1979-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
125 1 Non-SJLAC programs 1981-1983
125 2 Non-SJLAC programs 1984-1986
125 3 Non-SJLAC programs undated
125 4 Notes and memos undated, 1981, 1984
125 5 Olympic Games in Moscow 1971, 1973-1974, 1977-1978
125 6 Olympic Games in Moscow 1980
125 7 Operation Soviet Jewry write-in, Lists of Refuseniks 1976-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
126 1 Petitions undated
126 2 Planning for creation of SJLAC newsletter undated, 1979-1982
126 3 Prisons in the USSR undated
126 4 Publicity matters undated, 1975-1976
126 5 Small towns in the USSR 1979-1980, 1982, 1984, 1987
126 6 Telford Taylor materials on prisoners of conscience 1971-1975
126 7 UCSJ memos and meetings 1975, 1977-1980
126 8 UCSJ memos and meetings 1981-1982
126 9 UCSJ memos and meetings 1983-1985
126 10 UCSJ memos and meetings undated
126 11 Writing to prisoners of conscience undated, 1975
126 12 Prisoner Yaakov Khantsis undated, 1974-1977
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Series VIII: Special Projects, undated, 1974-1975, 1977-1992

English, Russian, Hebrew.
Box 127-129.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series include materials on ASJM and ASJ projects designed to enhance the volume of involvement of American Jews in the effort to aid Soviet Jews by providing an opportunity for direct communication with Jews in the USSR and establishing inter-personal and inter-family relations. The projects include Bat and Bar Mitzvah twinning, letter correspondence (Pen Pals, Letters to Refusenik Children), aid to particular Refusenik families (Adopt-A-Family). Besides that projects include awareness events like Sharansky lectures, events in honor of ASJM and human rights activists' events (tribute to Robert Drinan), and more. Special concerts of the Klezmer Conservatory Band were organized in order to attract attention and heighten awareness about the problems of the Soviet Jews in general and Jewish Refuseniks in particular.

The series is arranged alphabetically into two subseries:
Subseries A: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning and Other Projects, undated, 1974-1975, 1977-1992
Subseries B: Klezmer Conservatory Band Concerts, undated, 1982, 1985-1988

Subseries A: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning and Other Projects, undated, 1974-1975, 1977-1992

English, Hebrew.
Box 127-128.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries includes materials on most of the awareness and moral support programs conducted by the ASJ. Adopt-A-Family program designed to match Jewish Refusenik families in the Soviet Union and families of American Jews so that the participating families could exchange information on their life, work and leisure activities, and that American families can send letters of support and packages with clothing, Jewish publications and other help.

The Bar and Bat Mitzvah twinning was designed to be a unique opportunity to carry on the tradition of uniting Jews in the US and the Soviet Union and to express personalized support for the Soviet Refusenik families. American families wishing to participate received information about background, interests of a Refusenik child. Families in the US and USSR exchanged letters between the children who were paired and prepared to become "twins" so that a Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony in America might be conducted also in the name of a Soviet child not able to undergo one. In some cases both ceremonies in two countries were held on the same day, stressing the solidarity.

The Letters to Refusenik Children project aimed to match Jewish children in the US and the USSR and the Pen Pals project connected Jewish adults and young adults from both countries.

BoxFolderTitleDate
127 1 Adopt-A-Family Programs undated, 1974, 1977-1978, 1981-1982
127 2 Ari and Mila Volvovsky Trip to the U.S. 1988
127 3 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Materials undated
127 4 Letters to Refusenik Children undated
127 5 Pen Pals undated, 1978-1980, 1982-1984
127 6 Photo File (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 6) undated, 1989
127 7 Sharansky Lecture (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 8) June 19, 1988
127 8 Tribute to Rep. Robert Drinan September 27, 1980
127 9 Twin Updates 1984-1992
127 10 Twin Updates-1991 undated, 1991-1992
127 11 Twinning Correspondence undated, 1979-1984, 1986-1991
127 12 Twinning Invitations and Services-Samples [1 of 2] 1975, 1978-1980, 1982-1984
  (contains Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
128 1 Twinning Invitations and Services-Samples [2 of 2] 1985-1989
  (contains Hebrew)   
128 2 Twinning Letters to Congressmen 1984
128 3 Twinning Lists undated
128 4 Twinning News Clippings undated, 1982-1984, 1987-1989
128 5 Twinning-Press undated, 1980-1982
128 6 Twins Emigrated, A-F undated, 1987-1988
128 7 Twins Emigrated, G-K undated, 1987-1988
128 8 Twins Emigrated, L-P undated, 1987-1988
128 9 Twins Emigrated, R-S undated, 1987-1988
128 10 Twins Emigrated, T-Z undated, 1987-1988

Subseries B: Klezmer Conservatory Band Concerts, undated, 1982, 1985-1988

English, Russian.
Box 129.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries includes materials on the concerts and receptions conducted by the Klezmer Conservatory Band based in the Boston area. Four members of the band, Hankus Netsky, Jeffry Warschauer, Rosalie Gerut and Merryl Goldberg visited the USSR in May 1985 and experienced KGB surveillance and harassment for contacts with the Phantom Orchestra in Tbilisi (then Soviet Georgian Republic).

The Phantom Orchestra was organized by Refuseniks and dissidents, whose rights and citizenship status were revoked. They considered themselves to be "phantoms", hence the name. The four American klezmer musicians were eventually deported from the Soviet Union by the Soviet authorities for conducting a joint concert with the Phantom Orchestra. Since their visit the American musicians acted in support of the Refuseniks participating in, among other events, the concerts organized with ASJ's support, to inform the general public about the plight of Soviet Jews and urge its support.

The materials contain programs and press accounts of the concerts, photographs of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, accounts of the band members' visit to the USSR (see also Klezmer visit report and Rosalie Gerut trip report in Series VI).

BoxFolderTitleDate
129 1 Klezmer Conservatory Band undated, 1982, 1985
  (contains Russian)   
129 2 Klezmer Conservatory Band Concerts (Oversized items, see OS1 Box 162, Folder 7) 1985-1986
129 3 Klezmer Conservatory Band Concert and Reception 3/27/88 1986-1988
129 4 Klezmer "Phantom" Group; Statements, Background
129 5 Photos: Klezmer Conservatory Band Concert circa 1986
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Series IX: Newsletters, Memoranda, Ephemera and Other Published Materials, undated, 1965-1994

English, Armenian, Hebrew, German.
Box 130-155.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The series includes publications and ephemera issued by the organizations participating in the American Soviet Jewry Movement. The published materials arranged alphabetically according to the publication name, organization's name is given in parentheses when available.

BoxFolderTitleDate
130 1 Academic Committee on Soviet Jewry 1972
130 2 Action Committee of Newcomers from the Soviet Union 1972
130 3 Acts Hotline (Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jewry) 1977
130 4 Alert (UCSJ) 1976-July 1978
130 5 Alert (UCSJ) August-December 1978
130 6 Alert (UCSJ) January-March 1979
130 7 Alert (UCSJ) April-May 1979
130 8 Alert (UCSJ) June-August 1979
130 9 Alert (UCSJ) September-December 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
131 1 Alert (UCSJ) January-July 1980
131 2 Alert (UCSJ) August-December 1980
131 3 Alert (UCSJ) January-July 1981
131 4 Alert (UCSJ) August-December 1981
131 5 Alert (UCSJ) January-May 1982
131 6 Alert (UCSJ) July-December 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
132 1 Alert (UCSJ) 1983
132 2 Alert (UCSJ) 1984
132 3 Alert (UCSJ) 1985
132 4 Alert (UCSJ) 1986
132 5 American Jewish Committee 1971
132 6 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry 1972
132 7 American Jewish Congress 1971-1972
132 8 American Psychoanalytic Association 1974
132 9 Analysis 1976
132 10 Answers and Questions 1972
132 11 Armenian Press 1987-1988
  (contains Armenian)   
132 12 Ashyam Press Service 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
133 1 B'Nai Brith undated
133 2 B'nai Brith Covenant, The 1986
133 3 Background Notes: Czechoslovakia 1974
133 4 Backgrounder (JCRC) 1976
133 5 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1976
133 6 Board of Deputies of British Jews, The 1975
133 7 Boris Penson: Art From a Soviet Prison undated
133 8 Bureau of Public Affairs 1971-1973
133 9 Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry 1975-1976, 1978
133 10 Caucasus Network [1 of 3] 1987-June 1988
133 11 Caucasus Network [2 of 3] July 1988-1989
133 12 Caucasus Network [3 of 3] 1990-1992
133 13 Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry 1976
133 14 Cleveland Council on Soviet Anti-Semitism 1971, 1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
134 1 Colorado Advocacy 1993
134 2 Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry 1986
134 3 Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston undated
134 4 Commission of Inquiry on the Rights of Soviet Jews 1971
134 4 Commonweal 1971
134 5 Communications and Soviet Society 1977
134 6 Communism, the National Question and Anti-Semitism in the USSR 1971
134 7 Concern (Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry) 1988-1989, 1992
134 8 Concerned Jewish Students of Greater Boston 1971
134 9 Congress 1972-1973, 1975-1976
134 10 Congress Bi-Weekly 1966, 1971, 1973, 1976
134 11 Congressional Human Rights Caucus (2 issues) 1984, 1988
134 12 Congressional Record 1973, 1975
134 13 Congressional Record on Soviet Jewry 1970, 1973-1976
134 14 Consulate General of Israel [1 of 2] 1990-1991
134 15 Consulate General of Israel [2 of 2] 1992
134 16 Department of State, The 1975, 1977
134 17 Detroit Committee for Soviet Jewry undated
134 18 Digest (NCSJ) 1986-1987
134 19 Dissent: A Culture in Torment 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
135 1 Exodus 1971-1978
135 2 Express Chronicle 1991-1992
135 3 F.A.S. Public Interest Report 1975
135 4 Facts 1970
135 5 Focus on Soviet Jewry 1980-1981, 1987
135 6 Free Trade Union News 1977
135 7 Friday Forum 1977
135 8 Genesis 2 1970-1972, 1974-1980, 1986-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
136 1 Glastnost (issues 1-6) 1987
136 2 Glastnost (issues 7-12) 1987
136 3 Glastnost (issues 13-15) 1988
136 4 Glastnost (issues 16-23) 1989
136 5 Glastnost (issues 17-24) 1989
136 6 Glastnost 1990-1991
136 7 Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry undated, 1969, 1972, 1975-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
137 1 Hadassah Magazine 1966-1968, 1977
137 2 Humanitas 1988
137 3 Imperial College, London 1974
137 4 Information 1981, 1986
137 5 Information 1987
137 6 Information January-February 1988
137 7 Information March-April 1988
137 8 Information May-June 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
138 1 Information July-August 1988
138 2 Information September-December 1988
138 3 Information 1989
138 4 Information January-July 1990
138 5 Information August-December 1990
138 6 Information October 1990-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
139 1 Insight: Soviet Jews 1975-1977, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987
139 2 Interreligious Task Force [1 of 6] 1978-1980
139 3 Interreligious Task Force [2 of 6] 1981
139 4 Interreligious Task Force [3 of 6] 1982
139 5 Interreligious Task Force [4 of 6] 1983
139 6 Interreligious Task Force [5 of 6] 1984-1985
139 7 Interreligious Task Force [6 of 6] undated, 1986-1988
139 8 Israel Public Council 1987-1989
139 9 Israeli Government 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
140 1 Jewish Chronicle 1972-1973, 1976
140 2 Jewish Community Action Report 1976
140 3 Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Boston undated, 1971-1973
140 4 Jewish Currents 1976
140 5 Jewish Life: Visit to Russia undated
140 6 Jewish National Fund 1986
140 7 Jewish Press 1975-1976
140 8 Jewish Press Features 1976
140 9 Jewish Spectator 1969, 1972
140 10 Jews in Eastern Europe 1965-1966
140 11 Jews in Eastern Europe 1968
140 12 Jews in Eastern Europe 1969
140 13 Jews in Eastern Europe 1970, 1973
140 14 Jews in Russia-Selection from Israeli Press 1969
  (contains Hebrew)   
140 15 Jews in the USSR 1972-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
141 1 Jews in the USSR 1975-April 1976
141 2 Jews in the USSR May-December 1976
141 3 Jews in the USSR January-August 1977
141 4 Jews in the USSR September-December 1977
141 5 Jews in the USSR 1978
141 6 Jews in the USSR 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
142 1 Jews in the USSR 1980
142 2 Jews in the USSR 1981
142 3 Jews in the USSR 1982
142 4 Jews in the USSR 1983
142 5 Jews in the USSR 1984
142 6 Jews in the USSR January-June 1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
143 1 Jews in the USSR July-December 1985
143 2 Jews in the USSR January-June 1986
143 3 Jews in the USSR July-December 1986
143 4 Jews in the USSR January-June 1987
143 5 Jews in the USSR July-December 1987
143 6 Jews in the USSR January-May 1988
143 7 Jews in the USSR June-December 1988
143 8 Jews in the USSR 1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
144 1 Jews in the USSR 1990
144 2 Journal of Jewish Communal Service 1975
144 3 JTA Daily News Bulletin 1972, 1975-1976
144 4 Keston News Service 1985-1986
144 5 Keston News Service January-July 1987
144 6 Keston News Service August-December 1987
144 7 Keston News Service 1988
144 8 Kfari 1988
144 9 Long Island Medical Committee for Soviet Jewry 1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
145 1 Medical and Scientific Committee for Soviet Jewry undated, 1975
145 2 Medical Mobilization for Soviet Jewry 1974-1976
145 3 Menschenrechte Südtirol 1990-1991
  (contains German)   
145 4 Midstream 1969, 1971
145 5 Miscellaneous Newsletters undated, 1975, 1981, 1984, 1986-1990, 1992-1993
145 6 Modi'In Productions undated
145 7 Montreal Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry undated, 1975-1976
145 8 National Center for Jewish Policy Studies undated, 1972
145 9 National Conference on Soviet Jewry 1972-1976
145 10 National Interreligious Consultation on Soviet Jewry 1972
145 11 National Jewish Monthly, The 1976
145 12 New Heroes (SSSJ) 1974, 1976-1977, 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
146 1 Newsbreak (NCSJ) 1983-1987
146 2 Newsbreak (NCSJ) 1988-1989
146 3 Newsbreak (NCSJ) 1990-1992
146 4 News Bulletin (NCSJ) 1975
146 5 News Bulletin (Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry) August 1975-May 1976
146 6 News Bulletin (Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry) June-December 1976
146 7 News Bulletin (Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry) January-July 1977
146 8 News Bulletin (Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry) August-December 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
147 1 News From Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1971-1973
147 2 New York Medical Committee on Soviet Jewry undated, 1976
147 3 New York Mental Health Committee for Soviet Jewry undated
147 4 Oceanfront Council for Soviet Jewry 1976
147 5 On Gogol Boulevard 1988
147 6 Outcry! 1975
147 7 Outcry! (Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry) 1981, 1984, 1986-1994
147 8 Pamphlets, Postcards, Paraphernalia undated, 1972, 1975, 1977
147 9 Petitions undated, 1974, 1976
147 10 Press from Summit 1987
147 11 Press Releases 1977, 1979-1980, 1982-1986
147 12 Press Service (NCSJ) 1981-1983
147 13 Prisoners of Conscience Coordinating Committee 1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
148 1 Radio Liberty 1981, 1985-1986
148 2 Refusenik (Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry) 1981, 1984-1988, 1990-1992
148 3 Refuseniks-Bios, Letters, Affidavits undated, 1971-1972, 1976
148 4 Refuseniks-Lists undated, 1972, 1974-1976
148 5 Refuseniks-Miscellaneous (contains vinyl record) undated, 1973, 1976
148 6 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas 1969
148 7 Robert D. Drinnan Address 1974
148 8 Rosenthal, A. M., New York Times undated
148 9 Russian-American Newspapers 1989, 1992
148 10 Senator Henry M. Jackson undated, 1974, 1976
148 11 Sharansky Event, 6/19/88, Publicity 1988
148 12 60 Minutes Program, 3/22/87 undated, 1985, 1987
148 13 Smoloskyp 1985-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
149 1 S. O. S. Soviet Jewry 1969-1971
149 2 S. O. S. Soviet Jewry 1971, 1973
149 3 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry undated, 1976
149 4 Southern California Council for Soviet Jews undated, 1976
149 5 Soviet American Review 1987-1988
149 6 Soviet Jewish Affairs 1970
149 7 Soviet Jewry Action Newsletter 1969-1976
149 8 Soviet Jewry Actiongram 1976-1977
149 9 Soviet Jewry Committee undated, 1976
149 10 Soviet Jewry Education and Information Center 1984-1986
149 11 Soviet Jewry in the Census of 1970: An Analysis of Preliminary Results (Institute of Jewish Affairs) 1970-1971
149 12 Soviet Jewry News 1991
149 13 Soviet Jewry News Service (SSSJ) 1972
149 14 Soviet Jewry Report (Long Island Committee) 1977, 1981, 1985-1988
149 15 Soviet Jewry Report 1986
149 16 Soviet Jewry Update (Canadian Jewish Congress) 1987
149 17 Soviet Jewry-Why? 1971
149 18 Soviet Prisoners of Conscience-Miscellaneous undated, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
150 1 SSSJ Booklets, Cartoons, Articles 1966-1967, 1971-1973
150 2 SSSJ Correspondence 1972-1973, 1975
150 3 SSSJ Flatbush Action Center 1969
150 4 SSSJ Flyers, Ads, Notices undated, 1972-1973
150 5 SSSJ Information for the Public undated
150 6 SSSJ Letters from the Organization undated, 1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1976
150 7 SSSJ Lists undated
150 8 SSSJ Materials for Svoboda Newsletter undated
150 9 SSSJ Petitions, Appeals, Write-ins/Call-ins to Politicians undated, 1970, 1972-1975
150 10 SSSJ Pledges and Solicitations undated, 1972-1974
150 11 SSSJ Press Releases undated, 1970-1971, 1973
150 12 SSSJ Write-ins and Call-ins to Soviet Dissidents undated, 1971-1973, 1976
150 13 Statements of World and Community Leaders on the Plight of Jews in the Soviet Union 1971
150 14 Student Council for Soviet Jews 1972
150 15 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1978-1980
150 16 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1981-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
151 1 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1983
151 2 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1984
151 3 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1985
151 4 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1986-1987
151 5 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1988-1989
151 6 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry-Action Programs undated, 1970, 1972
151 7 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry-Bios undated, 1971-1972
151 8 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry-Letters from Dissidents undated, 1971-1974
151 9 Svoboda 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
152 1 Tab, The 1985, 1987-1989
152 2 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) 1978, January-June 1979
152 3 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) July-December 1979
152 4 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) January-July 1980
152 5 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) August 1980-May 1981
152 6 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) June 1981-June 1982
152 7 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) July 1982-June 1983
152 8 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) July-December 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
153 1 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) January-June 1984
153 2 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) July 1984-January 1985
153 3 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) March-October 1985
153 4 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) November 1985-September 1986
153 5 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) October 1986-June 1987
153 6 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) July 1987-February 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
154 1 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) March-December 1988
154 2 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) January-August 1989
154 3 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) September 1989-December 1990
154 4 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) 1991
154 5 35's (Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry) 1992
154 6 Time Magazine 1987-1988
154 7 Toronto Student Council for Soviet Jews 1972
154 8 Translated Articles from Soviet Press 1976-1977
154 9 Tufts University undated, 1988
154 10 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews undated, 1972, 1976-1977
154 11 United Teachers Magazine, The 1972
154 12 US Government Statements on Jewish Plight in USSR 1972-1973, 1975-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
155 1 USSR News Brief 1983-1984, 1986
155 2 USSR News Brief 1987-1988
155 3 USSR News Brief January-October 1989
155 4 USSR News Brief November 1989-December 1990
155 5 Video Production 1988
155 6 Vigil (Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry) 1975, 1977-1980
155 7 Voice of America undated, 1970-1972
155 8 Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry undated, 1975-1976
155 9 WBUR Public Radio undated, 1984-1985
155 10 WGBH TV, Channel 2 undated, 1983, 1985, 1987-1988
155 11 WNEV TV, Channel 7 1987-1988
155 12 Working Group on the Internment of Dissidents in Mental Hospitals 1977
155 13 World Over: Jews in Russia, a Special Issue 1967
155 14 World Union of Jewish Students undated
155 15 WUJS International Students' Action 1972
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Series X: Newspaper Clippings, undated, 1966-1988

English, Russian.
Box 156-158.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The series contains clippings from the newspapers and magazines related to the Soviet Jews, Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience, American-Soviet relations, trip accounts from the USSR, issues of Soviet policies towards its citizens and Soviet politics in the world arena.

BoxFolderTitleDate
156 1 Articles by ASJ Media Department undated, 1987
156 2 Articles on Refuseniks undated, 1986
156 3 Boston Globe [1 of 2] 1974-1975, 1977-1984
156 4 Boston Globe [2 of 2] undated, 1985-1990
156 5 Boston Herald undated, 1975-1976, 1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1988
156 6 Boston Sunday Globe 1977
156 7 Christian Science Monitor 1983-1984, 1986-1988
156 8 Citizen Group 1987-1988
156 9 Daily Transcript Papers 1988
156 10 Daniloff, Nocholas 1985-1989
156 11 Feder, Don; Boston Herald 1983
156 12 Garrels, Ann 1982-1983, 1986
156 13 Goodman, Ellen; Boston Globe undated, 1985, 1988
156 14 Hadassah 1966, 1972
156 15 Jerusalem Post 1976, 1984-1987
156 16 Jewish Advocate [1 of 2] 1975-1977, 1979-1984
156 17 Jewish Advocate [2 of 2] undated, 1985-1989
156 18 Jewish Community Reporter, Worcester 1987
156 19 Jewish Reporter undated, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988
156 20 Jewish Times 1988
156 21 Kenny, Mike; Boston Globe 1984-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
157 1 Klezmer Ads undated, 1988
157 2 Landers, Ann 1982
157 3 Letters to the Editor undated, 1970, 1977, 1980-1985
157 4 Lewis, Anthony undated, 1981-1986
157 5 McGregory, Mary 1985
157 6 Menzies, Ian; Boston Globe 1984-1985
157 7 Middlesex News 1985, 1987-1988
157 8 Minuteman Publications 1981, 1983
157 9 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings on Soviet Jewry [1 of 3] 1971-1977
157 10 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings on Soviet Jewry [2 of 3] 1978-1981, 1983
157 11 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings on Soviet Jewry [3 of 3] undated, 1984-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
158 1 Near East Report undated, 1985
158 2 New Republic 1987
158 3 New York Times 1967, 1970-1988
158 4 News From Bay Area Council for Soviet Jewry 1977
158 5 Newsweek 1988
158 6 North Shore Jewish Journal 1984-1988
158 7 Novoe Russkoe Slovo 1988
  (contains Russian)   
158 8 Olympic Press [1 of 3] 1979
158 9 Olympic Press [2 of 3] January 1980
158 10 Olympic Press [3 of 3] February-August 1980
158 11 Reader's Digest 1975, 1986
158 12 Robbins, Martin, Editor 1981
158 13 Shipler, David K., New York Times 1986-1987
158 14 Somerville Journal undated
158 15 The Pilot 1987
158 16 The Soviet Observer 1986
158 17 The Sudbury Town Crier 1975, 1977
158 18 Wall Street Journal 1987-1988
158 19 Waltham News Tribune 1987
158 20 Washington Post 1984-1985
158 21 Washington Times 1984
158 22 Wellesley Townsman 1988
158 23 Will, George undated, 1984-1985, 1987
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Series XI: Photographs, undated, 1975-1989

English.
Box 159-161.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The photographs in this Series are grouped into three Subseries and among them are photographs that were stored together without reference to any particular Series; photographs that are separated from materials in the rest of the collection; enlarged photographs that were used for exhibitions and public events. Among the items in this Series are photographs of the Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience, their families, images taken by the visitors to the USSR, photographs of the ASJM conferences, rallies and meetings with the U.S. government officials.

The series is arranged chronologically into two subseries:
Subseries A: Photographic materials related to the ASJ activities, undated, 1975-1978
Subseries B: Enlarged exhibition photographic materials, undated
Subseries C: Photographs separated from the Series 1-X, undated, 1980-1989

Subseries A: Photographic materials related to the ASJ activities, undated, 1975-1978

English.
Box 159.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains potographic materials that do not belong to particular Series of the collection and were stored together in a separate box.

BoxFolderTitleDate
159 1 ASJ events, unidentified photographs. circa 1970s
159 2 Photos of Refuseniks: Berkovsky family, Bushkin, G. Goldstein, A. Goldberg, A. Lunts, Rayz family (Vilnius), Ryvkin family, L. Ovsischer, M. Soloveichik (Minsk); Maiman, Hochstein, Stolar, Lerner, Bernstein, Tsitverblit, Yuzefovich, Shapiro, Kislik, Karolin, Rabinovich, Tsitlenok. Photos of Rumbuli and Ponary Nazi mass murder sites. Group
159 3 Inessa and Vitaly Rubin in Sunbery, MA. August 12, 1976
159 4 Doug Cahn trip photos: Furman, Karolin, Genusov, Hochstein, Rifkin, Roitburd, Tanenbaum, Mesh, Katz. Urovitzky manifestation in Boston. circa 1976
159 5 Refusenik Dina Beilina in Boston undated
159 6 ASJ events. "Twelve from the Soviet underground" Art show. Avital Sharansky in the US. Soviet Refuseniks: Taratuta, Tsitverblit, Kislik, Mesh, Furman, Lerner, Vaschenko, Chmykalov, Maiman, Hochstein, Stolar. Butman, Zalmanson, Penson and Khnokh. MA Governor King. Sen. Paul Tsongas. Bobb Gordon, Morey Shapira of ASJ.
159 7 Avital Sharansky with Governor Dukakis. ASJ events. Soviet Jewry Culture Cruise. R. Gordon, R. Drinan, Lynn Singer. Refuseniks Kornfeld, Branover. Bayard Rustin.
159 8 Yevgeny Levich in Boston with Bert and Judy Patkin. Photos from Rita Laufer's visit to the USSR: Chertin, Shostakovsky, Yampolsky, Rinberg, Palaner (October 1976). Moscow Women's group with children, 1978. "Wandering Stars" musical group, Minsk.
159 9 Avital Scharansky in Massachussetts with Gov. Dukakis. Outreach: The New Heroes-Refuseniks. Negatives.
159 10 ASJ events. Refusenik photos: Kantarovich, Ryvkin, Shakhnovich, Fabrikant, Col. Vilensky, Esther Markish. Negatives.
159 11 Soviet Jewish Culture cruise. Boston 1978
159 12 ASJ events in Washington, DC. Photos of Refuseniks Ryvkin, Zlobinsky, Wasserman, Vilko, Stiglin.
159 13 Photo of Governor Dukakis with ASJM activists (May 1977). Photo of A. Ginzburg family.
159 14 Photographs of Klezmet Conservatory Band. Goldstein family in Tbilisi. Soviet Jewish Culture Cruise.

Subseries B: Enlarged exhibition photographic materials, undated

English.
Box 160.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains enlarged photographic portraits of dissidents, apparently used for an exhibition, possibly by the Medical Mobilization of the Soviet Jewry, a "non-profit organization of doctors, dentists and other health professionals concerned with the status of Refuseniks and dissidents in the Soviet Union who are ill and ill-treated."

BoxFolderTitleDate
160 1 Enlarged photographs of Refuseniks Irina Grivnina, Yakov Kandinov, Mark Nashpitz, Alexander Podrabinek, Anatoly Sharansky undated

Subseries C: Photographs separated from the Series 1-X, undated, 1980-1989

English.
Box 161.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains photographic materials separated from the other Series within the collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
161 1 Photographs separated from the individual files (Series II): Aronovich (separated from Box 9, Folder 15), Breger (separated from Box 9, Folder 16), Blitshtein (separated from Box 9, Folder 5), Stolar, Freidlin, Freiman (separated from Box 10, Folders 6, 7, 11), Goldfarb (separated from Box 10, Folder 14), Khachaturyan (separated from Box 10, Folder 20; from Box 12, Folder 4), Goldstein (separated from Box 11, Folder 2), Grivnina (separated from Box 11, Folder 8), Gudz (separated from Box 11, Folder 9), Hassin, Hess (separated from Box 11, Folder 11), Khait (separated from Box 11, Folder 12), Irlin (separated from Box 11, Folder 12), Krupnik (separated from Box 12, Folder 15), Ladyzhensky (separated from Box 12, Folder 20), Levin (separated from Box 12, Folder 23). (contains restricted material)
161 2 Photographs separated from the individual files of Nashpitz (separated from Box 13, Folder 7), Roitburd (separated from Box 13, Folder 16), Sharansky (separated from Box 14, Folder 2, Folder 3; from Box 14, Folder 8; from Box 150, Folder 3), Zaretsky (separated from Box 16, Folder 17).
161 3 Photographs from individual files of Abramovitch (separated from Box 17, Folder 7), Badalov (separated from Box 18, Folder 6), Batovrin (separated from Box 18, Folder 18), Begun (separated from Box 18, Folder 24), Belitsky (separated from Box 18, Folder 32), Berenstein (separated from Box 19, Folder 6; from Box 19, Folder 22), Boyko (separated from Box 20, Folder 13), Brailovsky (separated from Box 20, Folder 16), Brodsky (separated from Box 20, Folder 25), Charny (separated from Box 21, Folder 8), Chernobylsky (separated from Box 21, Folder 18), Chulsky (separated from Box 21, Folder 21), Edelstein (separated from Box 23, Folder 5), Elbert (separated from Box 23, Folder 10), Faingersh (separated from Box 23, Folder 29), Fradkova (separated from Box 24, Folder 31), Furman (separated from Box 24, Folder 45), Futoryanskaya (separated from Box 24, Folder 46), Gaitsgory (separated from Box 25, Folder 3), Gandin (separated from Box 25, Folder 7), Genusov (separated from Box 25, Folder 29).
161 4 Photos from the files of Gilbo (separated from Box 24, Folder 4), Girshovich (separated from Box 26, Folder 8), Gudava (separated from Box 28, Folder 2), Gurevitch (separated from Box 28, Folder 9), Holender (separated from Box 28, Folder 21), Ioffe (separated from Box 29, Folder 2; from Folder 3), Karnoukh (separated from Box 30, Folder 8), B. Katz (separated from Box 30, Folder 25), S. Katz (separated from Box 30, Folder 27), Kaplansky (separated from Box 30, Folder 8), Kazanevich (separated from Box 30, Folder 32), Keiss-Kuna (separated from Box 31, Folder 1), Kelman (separated from Box 31, Folder 3), Khaladnovsky (separated from Box 31, Folder 10).
161 5 Photos from the files of Klotz (separated from Box 32, Folder 16), Kogan (separated from Box 32, Folder 32), Kopzon (separated from Box 32, Folder 48), Kremen (separated from Box 32, Folder 16), Latinsky (separated from Box 33, Folder 48), Lelchuk (separated from Box 34, Folder 8), Lerner (separated from Box 34, Folder 18).
161 6 Photos from individual files: G. Levina (separated from Box 35, Folder 14), B. Livshits (separated from Box 37, Folder 4), Lubman (separated from Box 37, Folder 13), Lurie (separated from Box 37, Folder 19), Magarik (separated from Box 37, Folder 23), Magazanik (separated from Box 37, Folder 25), Mai (separated from Box 38, Folder 1), Martynova (separated from Box 38, Folder 17), Meiman (separated from Box 38, Folder 23), Mikhailovsky (separated from Box 39, Folder 3), Millman (separated from Box 39, Folder 5), Murzhenko (separated from Box 39, Folder 20), Palanker (separated from Box 40, Folder 30). (contains restricted material)
161 7 Photos from individual files of Paritsky (separated from Box 41, Folder 6), Pavlovsky (separated from Box 41, Folder 11), Perelstein (separated from Box 41, Folder 13), Perlov (separated from Box 41, Folder 14), Petukhov (separated from Box 41, Folder 16), Pisarevsky (separated from Box 42, Folder 4), T. Pliss (separated from Box 42, Folder 7), Poritskaya (separated from Box 42, Folder 15), Radomilsky (separated from Box 42, Folder 32), Raiz (separated from Box 42, Folder 33), Rosenstein (separated from Box 43, Folder 30), Salganik (separated from Box 44, Folder 5), Salandarov (separated from Box 44, Folder 7), Shalamaev (separated from Box 44, Folder 21), Sherbaum (separated from Box 44, Folder 6), Shmulovich (separated from Box 44, Folder 35).
161 8 Photos from the files: Shtern (separated from Box 45, Folder 9), Shvartsman (separated from Box 42, Folder 33; separated from Box 45, Folder 16), Slepak (separated from Box 45, Folder 26), A. Sorkin (separated from Box 46, Folder 8), R. Sorkin (separated from Box 46, Folder 10), Stambler (separated from Box 46, Folder 16), Stein (separated from Box 46, Folder 17), A. Stolar (separated from Box 46, Folder 19), Stonov (separated from Box 46, Folder 21), Talal (separated from Box 47, Folder 1), Taratuta (separated from Box 47, Folder 5), Tessler (separated from Box 47, Folder 11), Teter (separated from Box 47, Folder 12), Tsitverblit (separated from Box 47, Folder 27), Tufeld (separated from Box 47, Folder 33), Ulanovsky (separated from Box 48, Folder 1), Vaitzblit (separated from Box 49, Folder 6), Vaschenko (separated from Box 49, Folder 9).
161 9 Photos from the files: Yelistratov (separated from Box 50, Folder 11), Yudelevich (separated from Box 50, Folder 15), Yuzefovitch (separated from Box 50, Folder 20), Zaminskaya (separated from Box 51, Folder 4), Zeiman (separated from Box 51, Folder 12), Zubko (separated from Box 51, Folder #25).
161 10 SJLAC (from Series VII). Negative stripes of photos from the demonstration at the USSR embassy in Washington, DC. (separated from Box 117, Folder 7)
161 11 Photos from the Series VII. Donna Arzt (circa 1984), Ida Nudel's sister Elena Feldman (Israel, 1986) (separated from Box 111, Folder 7).
161 12 Photos from the Series VIII. Klezmer Conservatory Band (separated from Box 129, Folder 5).
161 13 Photos from Series VIII. Drinan folder photographs: Dukakis, Degtyarevs (separated from Box 127, Folder 8). circa 1980
161 14 Photos from the Rev. Robert Trache report on the trip to the USSR. Kiev. (separated from Box 101, Folder 7). February 1988
161 15 Photos from the Daniel Tarsy's trip to the USSR (separated from Box 101, Folder 6) 1988
161 16 Photo from a meeting in woods near Moscow (Ovrashki) (separated from Box 108, Folder 6) 1980
161 17 Photos from the trip by Stephen Freidberg. Samarkand, Leningrad (separated from Box 103, Folder 20) 1988
161 18 Photos from the trip by Barbara Lebowitz. Moscow (separated from Box 106, Folder 5) 1989
161 19 Photos of Yaakov Khantsis in Boston (separated from Box 3, Folder 4) 1975
161 20 Photos of Sakharov Tribute speakers Harrison Salisbury, Fishbach, Gershman (separated from Box 112, Folder 8).
161 21 Photos of Klezmer Conservatory Band members performing (separated from Box 8, Folder 7). Photos from Bar/ Bat mitzvah Twinnings (separated from Box 127, Folder 11; from Box 128, Folder 1). Photos from Michael Brown trip to the USSR, 1988 (separated from Box 101, Folder 8).
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Oversized Separated Materials, Pins and Pendants, undated, 1973, 1982, 1985-1986, 1988

English.
Box 162.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Contains posters, broadsides and other oversize materials from the ASJ collection, as well as pins and pendants not belonging to particular series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
162 1 Prisoner of the Soviet Secret Police Victor Brailovsky, (separated from Box 20, Folder 16), Zeev Mogilever (separated from Box 9, Folder 1). 2 posters (SSSJ), 11x17" (separated from Box 1, Folder 3) undated
162 2 Prisoners of the Soviet Sectret Police posters (Butman, Khanokh, Kuznetsov, Mendelevich, Penson, Stern, Roitburd, Zalmanson), 8 posters (SSSJ), 11x17" undated. Prisoners for Zion, 2 broadsides by Jewish Chronicle, November 23, 1973 (separated from Box 1, Folder 3). undated, 1973
162 3 Jewish Prisoners of Conscience in the USSR. 21x33" broadside by Board of Deputies of British Jews (separated from Box 3, Folder 4). undated
162 4 Soviet Anti-Semitic Propaganda-1970 Style. 16.5x22" poster, 2 copies (separated from Box 116, Folder 3). undated
162 5 An Open letter to the US Congress by Andrei Sakharov. 14x22" broadside, 2 copies (separated from Box 115, Folder 1) 1973
162 6 A Musical Tribute to Andrei Sakharov. 11x13.5" poster, 3 copies (separated from Box 127, Folder 6). undated
162 7 Klezmer Conservatory Band posters, 11x14" 2 copies, 1986, 12x20" 2 copies, 1985; 19x21", 1988 (separated from Box 129, Folder 2). 1985-1986, 1988
162 8 Assorted materials from Series VIII. 35's Women's campaign for Soviet Jewry 1982 Calendar with Refusenik birthdays and photos. Sharansky lecture poster, 11x17" poster, 2 copies, 1988. Prisoner of the Soviet Secret Police posters (Slepak, Nudel, Begun), 3 posters 11x17" undated. Alexander Paritsky-Freedom Now. 11x17" poster, undated. Yuri Orlov-Forgotten man of the year. Helsinki Watch poster, 19x22". 1982 Helsinki Prisoners Watch Calendar. Route to Freedom. 18x24" poster. Join hands With Soviet Jews-Simkhat Tora/ Speak Out. Leaflet, 8x11" leaflet, 1982 (separated from Box 127, Folder 7). undated, 1982, 1988
162 9 Soviet Jewish Culture Cruise. 11x17" poster (separated from Box 110, Folder 7). undated
162 10 Pins and pendants. Pins: Korenblit, Chernoglaz (Free Them Now); Soviet Jewry Will Be Redeemed; Let my People Go. Pendants (Star of David-shaped): Anatoly Goldfeld, Silva Zalmanson, Yuri Vudka, Edouard Kuznetsov, Boris Penson (separated from Box 111, Folder 7). undated
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