Guide to the Papers of Harold and Romayne Goldberg, undated, 1924-1971 (bulk 1946-1965)
 
*P-861

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Scott Sharon and Stephanie Call as MS Word document, October 27, 2008. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on November 5, 2008. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harold and Romayne Goldberg
Title: Harold and Romayne Goldberg, papers
Dates:undated, 1924-1971 (bulk 1946-1965)
Abstract: Harold and Romayne Goldberg were active members of numerous Jewish organizations in Boston. Harold Goldberg was a member of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies, American Jewish Committee of Greater Boston and the Combined Jewish Appeal. In 1964 he served as president of the Business Men’s Council of the Combined Jewish Appeal and was also a member of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Romayne Goldberg served as president of the Boston chapter of Hadassah from 1948-1951. She also served as president of the Combined Jewish Appeal and the Brandeis National Women’s Committee. This collection consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and photographs documenting and highlighting aspects of the Goldbergs’ extensive roles in the Greater Boston Jewish community.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 cubic foot (1 OS document box, 1 quarter manuscript box)
Identification: P-861
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

Harold and Romayne Goldberg were one of the most active couples involved in Jewish-related organizations in the Greater Boston area. Mr. Goldberg graduated from Boston University in 1924 and went on to chair the Alumni Fund in 1933. Throughout the thirties he was also a member of the Free Masons, and when World War II broke out, he became a member of the Greater United War Fund, as well as the Associated Jewish Philanthropies.

After the war, Mr. Goldberg became a member of the American Jewish Committee of Greater Boston and the Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA). Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1947, Mr. Goldberg was a staunch supporter of the Jewish state, and he would remain a member of the CJA for the rest of his life. In 1964, he served as the president of the Business Men's Council, a subsidiary group of CJA. He was also a member of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, America's oldest federated Jewish philanthropic organization, founded in 1895.

Romayne Goldberg was president of the Boston chapter of Hadassah, a Jewish women's organization, from 1948-1951. During her stint as chief executive, Mrs. Goldberg helped raise money and promote awareness of Israel among Jewish women in America. A graduate of Wellesley College, Mrs. Goldberg was also president of the Combined Jewish Appeal and of the Brandeis National Women's Committee.

1 Biographical Note based on documents in the Harold and Romayne Goldberg collection.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and photographs detailing the careers of Harold and Romayne Goldberg. Of particular interest are the scrapbooks belonging to Harold and Romayne, both of which include news clippings, programs and documents and provide context and historical background. Romayne Goldberg’s scrapbook was created by her Hadassah members on the occasion of her retirement from the presidency, and narrates her accomplishments as Hadassah president.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series, as follows:

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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

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, I-220

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Harold and Romayne Goldberg, papers; P-861; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated to AJHS by Martha Schimberg on September 29, 2004.

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Access Points

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Container List

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

 

Series I: Newspapers Clippings, undated, 1946-1971

The Series is in English.
1 folder. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series contains photocopies of newspaper clippings highlighting various events in the lives of the Goldbergs, including those regarding Hadassah, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Boston Medical Center.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Hadassah, CJP, BMC undated, 1969-1971
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Series II: Correspondence, 1948-1967

The Series is in English.
1 folder. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The correspondence in this series deals largely with letters of congratulations sent to Romayne Goldberg on the conclusion of her term as Hadassah President. Also included is a letter of condolence to Romayne Goldberg regarding the death of Harold Goldberg in 1967.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 2 Hadassah 1948-1967
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Series III: Publications and Certificates, 1947-1965

The Series is in English.
1 folder. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series contains Hadassah newsletters and other publications. Certificates, including a Loyalty Share from Colby College and a 1947 Campaign Award of Merit for CJP for Harold Goldberg are also in this series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 3 General 1947-1965
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Series IV: Photographs, undated, 1950-1961

The Series is in English.
1 folder. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs of the Goldbergs at various functions and events, including the Eddie Cantor Luncheon, Board of Trustees meetings at Brandeis University, and Hadassah luncheons. Many photographs are identified and dated.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 4 General 1
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Series V: Scrapbooks, 1933-1949

The Series is in English.
1 book. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological within scrapbook.

Scope and Content:

Harold Goldberg’s scrapbook contains material from his role as Chairman of the Alumni Fund’s Operating Committee at Boston University, Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety, and Associated Jewish Philanthropies, among others. Also included are various programs from events and activities, organization membership cards, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 Harold Goldberg Scrapbook 1933-1949
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Series VI: Oversized, 1948-1965

The Series is in English.
1 book and 1 OS folder. Box 2.
Arrangement:

Chronological within scrapbook and within newspaper folder.

Scope and Content:

This series contains Romayne Goldberg’s scrapbook, which details her role as President of the Boston chapter of Hadassah between 1948-1951. The scrapbook was compiled by Mrs. Louis S. Harris on behalf of the chapter and presented to Romayne Goldberg on June 14, 1951. It includes newspaper clippings, signatures of organization members, programs from events and invitations. Although in fairly good condition, care should be taken with some of the loose leaves. Newspapers include larger clippings as well as editions of “New Palestine” and “The Jewish Weekly Times.”

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 OS Newspapers 1948-1965
2 Romayne Goldberg Scrapbook 1948-1951
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