Guide to the Papers of Jerry Goodman, undated, 1954, 1959-2008, 2011 (bulk 1971-1989)

*P-863

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jerry Goodman
Title: Jerry Goodman, papers
Dates:undated, 1954, 1959-2008, 2011 (bulk 1971-1989)
Abstract: The collection contains papers of Jerry Goodman, the founding director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the largest and most influential organization created by the American Jews to coordinate efforts on behalf of Soviet Jews, which survives today as NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia. The bulk of the collection covers the activities from the early 1970s through late 1980s. The collection includes some minutes of meetings, memoranda, correspondence, newsletters and publications of the NCSJ and its precursor, the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry (AJCSJ, 1964-1971). Among other materials are some posters and considerable number of photographs on Refuseniks and of the ASJM events in New York and the US, audio recordings on compact cassettes and reel-to-reels re-mastered into CD format, and VHS tapes. The collection also contains non-paper objects like pins, pendants, bracelets devoted to prisoners of conscience in the USSR, as well as a t-shirt, a scarf and a shopping bag.
Languages: The collection is in English, with some French and Hebrew.
Quantity: 27.5 linear feet (47 manuscript boxes, 3 half manuscript boxes, 1 OS1 box, 1 SB2 box, 1 PHONO box, 1 MAP folder)
Identification: P-863
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note

The Papers of Jerry Goodman represent one collection housed within the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM). These papers reflect the effort, beginning in the 1960s through the late 1980s, of thousands of American Jews of all denominations and political orientations to stop the persecution and discrimination of Jews in the Soviet Union. The American Soviet Jewry Movement (ASJM) is considered to be the most influential Movements of the American Jewish community in the 20th century. The beginnings of the organized American Soviet Jewry Movement became a model for efforts to aid Soviet Jews in other countries, among them Great Britain, Canada, and France. The movement can be traced to the early 1960s, when the first organizations were created to address the specific problem of the persecution and isolation of Soviet Jews by the government of the Soviet Union.

Jerry Goodman took an active part in the work of one such organization, the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry (AJCSJ), which existed from 1964-1971. The AJCSJ was mostly a coordinating body created by several major Jewish organizations and lacking permanent staff. In 1971 when the AJCSJ was transformed into a more centralized and structured organization with its own agenda, staff and budget, Jerry Goodman became the founding Executive Director. Goodman was instrumental in coordinating many Jewish communities and organizations in order to consolidate and channel influence, financial means and information in order to pressure the Soviet authorities to allow the free emigration of Jews from the USSR and end all forms of discrimination. For more than 20 years Goodman advocated on behalf of Soviet Jews which included political activism, interpersonal contacts with Soviet Jews, and work on informing the American public on the plight of Jews in the USSR. His work and dedication came to fruition in the second half of the 1980s, when the Soviet government started political reforms which allowed most of the Jews willing to emigrate from the Soviet Union to do so. The Soviet Jewish immigrants strengthened and influenced the American Jewish community and especially the State of Israel.

Jerry Goodman's papers are comprised of documents accumulated during his work as the external relations coordinator of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry and then as the founding Executive Director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON JERRY GOODMAN

Mr. Jerry Goodman holds a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from New York University, with training as a Mediator. He is the founder of the Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement, a project of the American Jewish Historical Society, and served as its Senior Advisor.

He was from 1971 through 1988 the founding Executive Director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ), a nationwide coalition of 350 national and local groups, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors. NCSJ's mission was to improve conditions for Jews in the Soviet Union, end discrimination against their religious and cultural life, and to help achieve their right to leave.

Mr. Goodman was a consultant to the U.S. Congress in creating the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, known as the "Helsinki Commission," and was a proponent of "Two Track Diplomacy." He helped secure the passage of the landmark Jackson-Vanik Amendment linking U.S.-Soviet trade to emigration. In addition, during his tenure, the largest human rights national manifestation for Soviet Jews was organized, when 250,000 Jews and non-Jews came to Washington, D.C. for Mikhail Gorbachev's summit meeting with President Ronald Reagan, in December 1987.

When Mr. Goodman left the NCSJ he became the Executive Director of the ad hoc International Committee for Sepharad '92, a global project to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Expulsion of Jews from Spain, and to celebrate the rich history and cultural contributions of Sephardic Jews. Following the completion of his mandate, Mr. Goodman became the Executive Director of the National Committee for Labor Israel (NCLI).

Mr. Goodman was chairman of the Dalton Council, a faculty-parent planning and advisory group for the Dalton School, N.Y. He is a consultant to the Gorbachev Foundation, and is a board member of the Centre Bonastruc ca Porta, Girona, Spain. He is a consultant to the State of the World Forum as well as to KREAB, Gavin Anderson, a global strategic planning and communications company, and serves on the Advisory Council, American Society for the Jewish Heritage in Poland.

Mr. Goodman hosted the WPIX-TV series "Jewish Dimension," and the radio series, "Russia Reports." As the Director of European Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, he specialized in issues relating to post-war Europe, notably within Germany, the Soviet Union and East Europe. He writes and lectures on political and social issues concerning the Former Soviet Union, Israel, and the Middle East, and advises not-for-profit organizations in strategic planning, organization and communications.

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Scope and Content Note

The Jerry Goodman Papers include materials from the mid-1960s through 2011, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. Among the materials within this collection are documents related to the creation of the Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement at the AJHS, a project for which Jerry Goodman was a consultant and Senior Advisor in 2006-2008. The documents include correspondence, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, slides, video and audio recordings, posters and broadsides, pins, bracelets, and pendants.

The collection is divided into twelve series.

Series I includes correspondence of Jerry Goodman, and is divided into two Sub-series, first of which being carbon copies of the outgoing letters by Jerry Goodman as the Executive Director of the NSCJ, and the second as miscellaneous correspondence both during and after his work as the NCSJ Executive Director.

Series II contains some fragmentary documents, including minutes, correspondence, reports, resolutions and notes of AJCSJ and documentation on strategy, fundraising and budget, as well as on various projects, of NCSJ.

Series III has memos and notes of most of the 1970s and 1980s, and Series IV covers various events, including conferences, dedicated to Soviet Jewry, which were held with participation from NCSJ. The series include correspondence, notes, research and promotional materials pertaining to The Power of Peoplehood: The Soviet Jewish Journey international conference commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, in tribute to those who struggled for the rights of the Soviet Jews that took place on November 9, 2011.

Series V, Series VI and Series VII include legal, statistical and general information on Soviet Jewry, anti-Semitism and broader background information on the Soviet Union. Series VIII includes information on European and World Jewry, including Israeli-Arab relations.

In Series IX there are presented later documents which reflect the effort to create and launch the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement at the AJHS.

Series X, Series XI and Series XII include photographs, ephemera, posters and non-paper materials, like pins, bracelets, pendants, audio and video recordings.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into twelve 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 Director of Library and Archives 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

The Papers of Jerry Goodman is one individual collection within the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM) located at the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Other Soviet Jewry Movement collections at AJHS include the 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), 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) and Constance Kreshtool Papers (P-935) .

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 Boston, 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); Jerry Goodman, papers; P-863; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Jerry Goodman in 2003-2012.

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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: Executive Director's correspondence, undated, 1971-1992, 2001

The Series is in English.
Boxes 1-4.
Scope and Content:

Series I include correspondence of Jerry Goodman, and is divided into two Sub-series, first of which being carbon copies of the outgoing letters by Jerry Goodman as the Executive director on the NSCJ, and the second as miscellaneous correspondence both during and after his work as the NCSJ Executive Director.

Subseries A: Sorted correspondence, 1971-1978, 1980-1982, 1984-1988

The Subseries is in English.
Boxes 1-3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1971
1 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1972
1 3 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1973
1 4 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1974
1 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1974
1 6 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1975
2 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1976
2 3 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1976
2 4 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1977
2 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1977
2 6 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1978
3 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1980
3 3 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1980
3 4 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1981
3 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1981
3 6 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1982
3 7 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1982
3 8 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1984-1988

Subseries B: Other Correspondence, undated, 1971, 1973-1992, 2001

The Subseries is in English.
Box 4.
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1971, 1973-1984
4 2 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1985
4 3 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1986
4 4 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1987-1988
4 5 Correspondence, Miscellaneous undated, 1988-1992, 2001
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Series II: AJCSJ and NCSJ administrative materials, undated, 1962-1973, 1976-1978, 1980, 1982-1989

The Series is in English.
Boxes 5-6.
Scope and Content:

Series II contains some fragmentary documents, including minutes, correspondence, reports, resolutions and notes of AJCSJ and documentation on strategy, fundraising and budget, as well as on various projects, of NCSJ.

Subseries A: AJCSJ, 1962-1970

The Subseries is in English.
Box 5.
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry 1962-1965
5 2 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry 1966-1970

Subseries B: NCSJ, undated, 1971-1973, 1976-1978, 1980, 1982-1989

The Subseries is in English.
Box 6.
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Berenshtein Committee undated, 1985
6 2 Corporate Sensitivity Project undated, 1984, 1986-1988
6 3 Fundraising undated, 1983-1985, 1987
6 4 National Advisory Council undated, 1980, 1986-1989
6 5 NCSJ Management and Budget 1971, 1973, 1976-1977, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988
6 6 NCSJ Materials-Reprints undated, 1972, 1977-1978
6 7 NCSJ Strategy Session, Transcript May 6, 1985
6 8 Speakers Bureau undated
6 9 Strategies and Tactics 1988-1989
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Series III: Memoranda and circular letters (memos, notes, minutes), undated, 1965, 1969-1970, 1972-1991, 2000

The Series is in English.
Boxes 7-17.
Scope and Content:

Series III has Memos and notes of most of the 1970s and 1980s.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1965, 1969-1970
7 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1972-1973
7 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1974
7 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1975
7 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1976
7 6 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1977
8 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1977
8 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1978
8 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1978
8 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1980
9 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1980
9 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1981
9 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1981
9 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1982
9 6 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1983
10 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1983
10 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1983
10 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1984
10 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1984
11 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1984
11 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1985
11 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1985
11 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1986
12 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1986
12 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1986
12 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1987
13 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1987
13 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1987
13 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1988
13 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1988
14 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1988
14 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1988
14 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1989
14 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1989
14 6 Memos, Minutes, Notes 1990-1991, 2000
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
15 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
15 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
15 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
15 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
16 2 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
16 3 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
16 4 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
16 5 Memos, Minutes, Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Notes and Speeches on Soviet Jews undated, 1980-1981
17 2 Speeches and Accompanying Material undated, 1982-1983, 1986
17 3 Speeches on Soviet Jewry undated, 1975, 1977-1978
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Series IV: Conferences and events related to Soviet Jewry, undated, 1971, 1977, 1985-1989, 2011

The Series is in English.
Boxes 18-19, 50.
Scope and Content:

Series IV covers various events, including conferences, dedicated to Soviet Jewry, which were held with participation from NCSJ. The series include correspondence, notes, research and promotional materials pertaining to The Power of Peoplehood: The Soviet Jewish Journey international conference commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, in tribute to those who struggled for the rights of the Soviet Jews that took place on November 9, 2011.

BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Ad Hoc Commission on Justice for Anatoly Sharansky October 20, 1977
18 2 Brussels Conference [1 of 5] 1971
18 3 Brussels Conference [2 of 5] 1971
18 4 Brussels Conference [3 of 5] 1971
18 5 Brussels Conference [4 of 5] 1971
18 6 Brussels Conference [5 of 5] 1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Commission of Inquiry on the Rights of Soviet Jews [1 of 2] June 22, 1971
19 2 Commission of Inquiry on the Rights of Soviet Jews [2 of 2] June 22, 1971
19 4 Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe undated, 1986-1988
19 3 Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe 1985, 1988-1989
19 5 Summit 3 undated, 1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
50 1 The Power of Peoplehood: The Soviet Jewish Journey: International Conference Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Collapse of the Soviet Union, November 9, 2011 [1 of 2] undated, 2011
50 2 The Power of Peoplehood: The Soviet Jewish Journey: International Conference Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Collapse of the Soviet Union, November 9, 2011 [2 of 2] undated, 2011
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Series V: Legal materials related to SJM, undated, 1971-1978, 1986-1988

The Series is in English and Russian.
Boxes 20-21.
Scope and Content:

Series V contains legal information related to the Soviet Jewry movement.

BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Kishinev Trial undated, 1971-1974
20 2 Legal Issues undated, 1986-1988
20 3 Leningrad Trial II undated, 1972-1973
20 4 Manuscript "Pravosudie, Zakonnost, Prava Lichnosti" by Vasiliy Vlasikhin 1987
  (in Russian)   
20 5 Manuscript "Soviet Criminal Justice and Jewish Emigration" by Telford Taylor 1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 National Lawyers Committee -- Manual on Representing Refuseniks 1988
21 2 Telford Taylor [1 of 3] undated, 1973-1975
21 3 Telford Taylor [2 of 3] undated, 1973-1975
21 4 Telford Taylor [3 of 3] undated, 1973-1975
21 5 Telford Taylor's POC Project 1975
21 6 Telford Taylor's POC Project undated, 1976-1978
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Series VI: Publications on Soviet Jews and on the USSR, undated, 1959, 1964-1992, 1995-1997, 1999, 2001, 2004

The Series is in English and French.
Boxes 22-34.
Scope and Content:

Series VI consists of publications on Soviet Jews and on the USSR.

Subseries A: Publications, undated, 1966-1991, 1995

The Subseries is in English.
Boxes 22-25.
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Publications 1966
22 2 Publications 1967
22 3 Publications 1968
22 4 Publications 1969
22 5 Publications 1970
22 6 Publications 1971
22 7 Publications 1971
22 8 Publications 1972
22 9 Publications 1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Publications 1974
23 2 Publications 1975
23 3 Publications 1976
23 4 Publications 1977
23 5 Publications 1978
23 6 Publications 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Publications 1980
24 2 Publications 1981
24 3 Publications 1982
24 4 Publications 1983
24 5 Publications 1984
24 6 Publications 1985
24 7 Publications 1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Publications 1987
25 2 Publications 1988
25 3 Publications 1989
25 4 Publications 1990-1991
25 5 Publications 1995
25 6 Publications undated

Subseries B: Articles, papers and reports, undated, 1965, 1968, 1970-1991, 1997, 2001, 2004

The Subseries is in English.
Boxes 26-29.
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1965, 1968, 1970-1975
26 2 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1976-1977
26 3 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1978
26 4 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1979
26 5 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1980-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1982
27 2 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1983
27 3 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1984
27 4 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1985
27 5 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1987
28 2 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1987
28 3 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1987
28 4 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1988
28 5 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1988
28 6 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1989-1991
28 7 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry 1997, 2001, 2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry undated
29 2 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry undated
29 3 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry undated
29 4 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry undated
29 5 Articles, Papers and Reports on Soviet Jewry undated

Subseries C: Press clippings, undated, 1959, 1964, 1970-1991, 1996-1997, 1999, 2001, 2004

The Subseries is in English.
Boxes 30-33.
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Clippings 1959, 1964, 1970-1974
30 2 Clippings 1975-1977
30 3 Clippings 1978
30 4 Clippings 1979
30 5 Clippings 1980
30 6 Clippings 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Clippings 1982
31 2 Clippings 1983
31 3 Clippings 1983
31 4 Clippings 1984
31 5 Clippings 1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Clippings 1986
32 2 Clippings 1986
32 3 Clippings 1987
32 4 Clippings 1987
32 5 Clippings 1988
32 6 Clippings 1988
32 7 Clippings 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Clippings 1989
33 2 Clippings 1989
33 3 Clippings 1990-1991, 1996-1997, 1999, 2001, 2004
33 4 Clippings undated

Subseries D: Newsletters, undated, 1977, 1979-1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1992

The Subseries is in English and French.
Box 34.
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Digest, NCSJ 1986-1987 (with gaps)
34 2 Focus: Soviet Jewry 1987-1988 (with gaps)
34 3 Information 1988-1991 (with gaps)
34 4 Insight Soviet Jews 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988 (with gaps)
34 5 Jews in the USSR undated, 1992 (with gaps)
34 6 National Conference on Soviet Jewry: News Bulletin 1977 (with gaps)
34 7 National Conference on Soviet Jewry: Wrap-Up Leadership Report undated, 1979-1980
34 8 Newsbreak, NCSJ 1985, 1987-1990
34 9 Research Report 1982, 1985-1988 (with gaps)
34 10 Un Mois Les Juifs D' URSS 1988 (with gaps)
  (in French)   
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Series VII: Background information on the USSR, Soviet Jewry and US-USSR relations, undated, 1954, 1962, 1965-1970, 1974, 1976-1991, 1999

The Series is in English.
Boxes 35-40.
Scope and Content:

Series VII contains broader background information on the USSR, Soviet Jewry, and U.S.-USSR relations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
35 1 Anti-semitism undated, 1954, 1985, 1988-1990
35 2 Basic Data on Soviet Jewry 1987-1988
35 3 Briefing Papers on Soviet Jewry undated, 1976
35 4 Congressional Research Service Briefing Book 1988
35 5 Council of Jewish Federations: Soviet Jewry Advisory Study Committee [1 of 2] undated, 1984-1985, 1987-1988
35 6 Council of Jewish Federations: Soviet Jewry Advisory Study Committee [2 of 2] undated, 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 2 Goldstein Family undated, 1979, 1982-1985
36 1 David Gorelik and Elazar Muskin: Trip to USSR 1983-1984
36 3 Gorbachev's Reforms' Effect on Soviet Jews and Emigration undated, 1988-1989
36 4 Jackson-Vanik Amendment 1985-1991
36 5 Jackson-Vanik Amendment 1974, 1982-1984
36 6 Jewish Culture in USSR 1988-1989
36 7 Jewish Religion and Culture in USSR undated, 1988-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 1 Lists of Refuseniks and Refusenik Profiles undated, 1985-1986, 1988
37 2 Manuscript "The Struggle to Maintain the Jackson Amendment and the Right of Soviet Jews to Emigrate," by Ruben Efron 1984
37 3 Manuscript "The Third Emigration" by Daniel M. Jaffe 1979
37 4 President Carter 1976
37 5 Reagan Administration 1981, 1983, 1987-1988
37 6 Resettlement of Soviet Jews in Israel 1990
37 7 Soviet American Exchange and Soviet Jews undated, 1987
37 8 Soviet Antisemitism [1 of 2] undated, 1967-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 1 Soviet Antisemitism [2 of 2] undated, 1967-1970
38 2 Soviet Culture undated, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1986-1987, 1989
38 3 Soviet Foreign Relations undated, 1985, 1987
38 4 Soviet Jewry Information undated, 1965, 1968, 1977, 1979-1981, 1983
38 5 Soviet Jewish Emigration 1976, 1978-1980
38 6 Soviet Jewish Emigration 1981-1982
38 7 Soviet Jewish Emigration 1983-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 1 Soviet Jewish Emigration undated, 1986
39 2 Soviet Jewish Emigration undated
39 3 Soviet Jewry Emigration Statistics 1988-1989
39 4 Soviet Propaganda Campaign Letters 1979
39 5 Soviet Union History and Politics undated, 1967, 1969-1970, 1976-1980, 1986
39 6 Thesis: "Recent Soviet Immigration" by B. P. Levenfeld 1976
39 7 Thesis: "The Key to the Iron Gate: The Impact of Jewish American Lobbying on the Release and Resettlement of Soviet Jews During the Gorbachev Era," by Erica M. Newman 1999
39 8 Travel to USSR 1979, 1981-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 1 Updates on the situation of the Soviet and FSU Jews 1972, 1982-1993
40 2 U.S. Administration and Congress 1981-1982, 1984, 1986, 1988-1989
40 3 U.S.-USSR Relations 1974, 1976-1978
40 4 U.S.-USSR Relations 1983-1986
40 5 U.S.-USSR Relations undated, 1987-1988
40 6 U.S.-USSR Relations 1989
40 7 U.S.-USSR Trade undated, 1988-1989
40 8 Vladimir Feltsman's Concerts in USA 1988
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Series VIII: Materials on Eastern Europe, Middle East and World Jewry, 1966-1971, 1977-1979, 1981-1989, 1991

The Series is in English.
Box 41.
Scope and Content:

Series VIII includes information on the European and World Jewry, including Israeli-Arab relations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
41 1 Czechoslovakia's events of 1968 and Jews 1968-1970
41 2 Dr. Miloslav Stojadinovic, rescuer of Yugoslav Jews 1966-1967, 1985
41 3 Holocaust publications 1968-1971, 1978, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988
41 4 Jews in Eastern Europe 1970, 1984, 1986-1987
41 5 Middle East politics 1977, 1979, 1982
41 6 Soviet Jewry Oral History project 1988-1989, 1991
41 7 Travel in Europe and the USSR 1967
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Series IX: Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement Project, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2004-2008

The Series is in English.
Box 42-43, 51-53.
Scope and Content:

In Series IX there are presented later documents which reflect the effort to create and launch the American Soviet Jewry Movement project at the AJHS.

BoxFolderTitleDate
42 1 Jackson-Vanik Amendment Conference 1995
42 2 Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement project development 1999, 2002, 2004-2005
42 3 Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement project-NEH grant 2005
42 4 UJA Federation grant proposal 2004-2006
42 5 Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM) Project 2006
42 6 AASJM Project-steering committee 2006
42 7 Archive of the ASJM (AASJM) project, booklets 2006
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 1 AASJM, launch of the project, correspondence 2004, 2006
43 2 Acquisition and accessioning of the UCSJ materials from University of Colorado 2006
43 4 Correspondence regarding AASJM, e-mails, printed 2007
43 5 Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Dinner 2007
43 6 Correspondence of Jerry Goodman 2008
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 1 AASJM Advisory Committee 2003, 2007-2008
51 2 AASJM Archival Sources and Follow-up 2007-2008
51 3 AASJM Correspondence 2004, 2007-2008
51 4 AASJM Correspondence 2006-2007
51 5 AASJM Correspondence 2007
BoxFolderTitleDate
52 1 AASJM Correspondence 2008
52 2 AASJM Correspondence 2008
52 3 AASJM Correspondence: Los Angeles 2007-2008
52 4 AASJM Fundraising undated, 2006-2008
52 5 AASJM Lists 2006-2008
52 6 AASJM Oral Histories undated, 2007-2008
52 7 AASJM Organizational 1982-1983, 2007-2008
BoxFolderTitleDate
53 1 AASJM Outreach 2004-2007
53 2 AASJM Roll of Honor 2007-2008
53 3 AASJM Timeline 2008
53 4 AASJM Website 2008
53 5 Lou Rosenblum undated, 1986, 2008
53 6 Refusenik Movie 2008
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Series X: Photographs, undated, 1968, 1971-1972, 1976-1978, 1981-1988, 1998

Box 44, Folders 2-7.
Scope and Content:

Series X consists of photographs.

BoxFolderTitleDate
44 1 Goldstein Brothers From Tbilisi undated
44 2 Moscow undated, 1984
44 3 SJM Events Abroad 1977, 1983-1984
44 4 SJM Events in the USA undated, 1968, 1971-1972, 1976-1978, 1982-1988, 1998
44 5 Trips Abroad 1976, 1981, 1987
44 6 Photos: Trip to USSR with Three Members of Congress--Sam Gejdenson, Chris Smith and Mark Levin 1986
44 7 USSR Jews, Cities and Synagogues undated, 1984-1985
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Series XI: Ephemera, Oversize materials, Pins and other 3D objects, undated, 1968, 1970-1976, 1978, 1980-1986, 1988, 1991

The Series is in English.
Boxes 45-47, OS1F Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

Series XI is composed of ephemera, oversize materials, pins, and other 3D objects.

BoxFolderTitleDate
45 1 Ephemera 1968, 1971-1976, 1978, 1980-1983, 1985, 1988
45 2 Ephemera undated, 1970-1972, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1985-1986, 1988
45 3 Ephemera 1974, 1984, 1988, 1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
46(OS1) Sixty-one (61) Soviet Jewry Movement and related metal pins
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 1 T-shirt, “Freedom Run for Soviet Jewry, Tucson, AZ, 1983”, Red, size Large
47 2 Scarf, “I Showed Up: Washington, D.C. Summit, December 1987”, Red
47 3 Metal Dogtag Stamped with “NCSY--Mark Dymshitz, USSR Prisoner, Free Them Now”
47 4 Four (4) Metal Bracelets Stamped with Names of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience and Dates of Their Imprisonment: Ilya & Anna Essas, Yosif Mendelevich, Anatoly Sharansky, Vladimir Slepak
47 5 2 Metal Bracelets With Stamped with the Star of David and the name “National Conference on Soviet Jewry”
47 6 Blue Beads with Yellow Metal Stars of David
BoxFolderTitleDate
MAP1 1 Three (3) Posters and Three (3) Broadsides and One (1) Shopping Bag
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Series XII: Audio and Video materials, 1971-1972, 1977, 1983, 1986-1989, 1992, 1999

The Series is in English.
Box 48-49.
Scope and Content:

Series XII consists of audio and video recordings.

Note: Audio materials in this collection are related to similar materials within the NCSJ collection, I-181A.

BoxFolderTitleDate
48 1 VHS, CJF Satellite Network, CJF Board of Directors Meeting, Hour 1 June 6, 1988
48 2 VHS, CJF Satellite Network, CJF Board of Directors Meeting, Hour 2 June 6, 1988
48 3 VHS, CJF Satellite Network, CJF Board of Directors Meeting, Hour 3 June 6, 1988
48 4 VHS, C-SPAN, Freedom for Soviet Jewry Rally December 6, 1987
48 5 VHS, C-SPAN, Freedom Sunday [Part 1 of 2] December 6, 1987
48 6 VHS, C-SPAN, Freedom Sunday [Part 2 of 2] December 6, 1987
48 7 VHS, Home Address: Israel, 23:00 December 14, 1988
48 8 VHS, National Conference on Soviet Jewry, Freedom Sunday, December 6, 1987, 49:32 February 2, 1988
48 9 VHS, National Conference on Soviet Jewry, Summit II and Soviet Jews: A Time of Opportunity, 10:30
48 10 VHS, United Jewish Appeal Video Leadership Service, Scharansky: The Struggle Continues, 11:48 November 26, 1986
48 11 VHS, Window on a Miracle: The Rebirth of Jewish Community in the Former Soviet Union, 8:26 April 16, 1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
49(PHONO) 1 12” Vinyl Record, “I Am a Jew: Emil Gorovets Sings Songs of the Martyred Yiddish Poets of Soviet Russia” 1977
49(PHONO) 2 12” Vinyl Record, Theodore Bikel, “Silent No More: Jewish Underground Songs From Soviet Russia” 1971
49(PHONO) 3 2 Microcassettes, Conversation with Wendy Litwack About Soviet Jewry Activity in US and Canada (Available on CD) July 11, 1989
49(PHONO) 4 4” Tape Reel, A. Brumberg, M. Decter (Available on CD)
49(PHONO) 5 7” Vinyl Record, Peter, Paul and Mary “El Salvador and Light One Candle” 1983
49(PHONO) 6 7” Vinyl Record, The All-Party Parliamentary Committee for the Release of Soviet Jewry Presents: A Bar Mitzvah Gift for Leonid Slepak (Available on CD) 1972
49(PHONO) 7 CD, Interview with Charlotte Jacobson
49(PHONO) 8 CD, Interview with Joel and Adele Sandberg
49(PHONO) 9 CD, Interview with Rabbi David Hill (Part 1)
49(PHONO) 10 CD, Interview with Rabbi David Hill (Part 2)
49(PHONO) 11 Compact Cassette, A Message from Chairman Shoshana S.Cardin: "The Changing Challenges" (Available on CD) Rosh Hashana 5753/ September 1992
49(PHONO) 12 Compact Cassette, AJC Oral History Meeting: Morris Abram (Available on CD)
49(PHONO) 13 Compact Cassette, Synagogue Service, Cantorial and Music Ceremony in English, USA (Available on CD)
49(PHONO) 14 DVD, "Refuseniks", Ralph Applebaum Associates 2013
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