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.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

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.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1971 request_box
1 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1972 request_box
1 3 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1973 request_box
1 4 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1974 request_box
1 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1974 request_box
1 6 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1975 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1975 request_box
2 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1976 request_box
2 3 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1976 request_box
2 4 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1977 request_box
2 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1977 request_box
2 6 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1978 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1978 request_box
3 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1980 request_box
3 3 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1980 request_box
3 4 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1981 request_box
3 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1981 request_box
3 6 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [1 of 2] 1982 request_box
3 7 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted [2 of 2] 1982 request_box
3 8 Correspondence, Outgoing, Sorted 1984-1988 request_box

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

The Subseries is in English.
Box 4.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1971, 1973-1984 request_box
4 2 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1985 request_box
4 3 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1986 request_box
4 4 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1987-1988 request_box
4 5 Correspondence, Miscellaneous undated, 1988-1992, 2001 request_box
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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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry 1962-1965 request_box
5 2 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry 1966-1970 request_box

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

The Subseries is in English.
Box 6.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Berenshtein Committee undated, 1985 request_box
6 2 Corporate Sensitivity Project undated, 1984, 1986-1988 request_box
6 3 Fundraising undated, 1983-1985, 1987 request_box
6 4 National Advisory Council undated, 1980, 1986-1989 request_box
6 5 NCSJ Management and Budget 1971, 1973, 1976-1977, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988 request_box
6 6 NCSJ Materials-Reprints undated, 1972, 1977-1978 request_box
6 7 NCSJ Strategy Session, Transcript May 6, 1985 request_box
6 8 Speakers Bureau undated request_box
6 9 Strategies and Tactics 1988-1989 request_box
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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.

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

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 1 Ad Hoc Commission on Justice for Anatoly Sharansky October 20, 1977 request_box
18 2 Brussels Conference [1 of 5] 1971 request_box
18 3 Brussels Conference [2 of 5] 1971 request_box
18 4 Brussels Conference [3 of 5] 1971 request_box
18 5 Brussels Conference [4 of 5] 1971 request_box
18 6 Brussels Conference [5 of 5] 1971 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 1 Commission of Inquiry on the Rights of Soviet Jews [1 of 2] June 22, 1971 request_box
19 2 Commission of Inquiry on the Rights of Soviet Jews [2 of 2] June 22, 1971 request_box
19 4 Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe undated, 1986-1988 request_box
19 3 Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe 1985, 1988-1989 request_box
19 5 Summit 3 undated, 1987 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
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 request_box
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 request_box
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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.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 1 Kishinev Trial undated, 1971-1974 request_box
20 2 Legal Issues undated, 1986-1988 request_box
20 3 Leningrad Trial II undated, 1972-1973 request_box
20 4 Manuscript "Pravosudie, Zakonnost, Prava Lichnosti" by Vasiliy Vlasikhin 1987 request_box
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20 5 Manuscript "Soviet Criminal Justice and Jewish Emigration" by Telford Taylor 1975 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 1 National Lawyers Committee -- Manual on Representing Refuseniks 1988 request_box
21 2 Telford Taylor [1 of 3] undated, 1973-1975 request_box
21 3 Telford Taylor [2 of 3] undated, 1973-1975 request_box
21 4 Telford Taylor [3 of 3] undated, 1973-1975 request_box
21 5 Telford Taylor's POC Project 1975 request_box
21 6 Telford Taylor's POC Project undated, 1976-1978 request_box
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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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 1 Publications 1966 request_box
22 2 Publications 1967 request_box
22 3 Publications 1968 request_box
22 4 Publications 1969 request_box
22 5 Publications 1970 request_box
22 6 Publications 1971 request_box
22 7 Publications 1971 request_box
22 8 Publications 1972 request_box
22 9 Publications 1973 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 1 Publications 1974 request_box
23 2 Publications 1975 request_box
23 3 Publications 1976 request_box
23 4 Publications 1977 request_box
23 5 Publications 1978 request_box
23 6 Publications 1979 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 1 Publications 1980 request_box
24 2 Publications 1981 request_box
24 3 Publications 1982 request_box
24 4 Publications 1983 request_box
24 5 Publications 1984 request_box
24 6 Publications 1985 request_box
24 7 Publications 1986 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
25 1 Publications 1987 request_box
25 2 Publications 1988 request_box
25 3 Publications 1989 request_box
25 4 Publications 1990-1991 request_box
25 5 Publications 1995 request_box
25 6 Publications undated request_box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41 1 Czechoslovakia's events of 1968 and Jews 1968-1970 request_box
41 2 Dr. Miloslav Stojadinovic, rescuer of Yugoslav Jews 1966-1967, 1985 request_box
41 3 Holocaust publications 1968-1971, 1978, 1981-1983, 1985, 1988 request_box
41 4 Jews in Eastern Europe 1970, 1984, 1986-1987 request_box
41 5 Middle East politics 1977, 1979, 1982 request_box
41 6 Soviet Jewry Oral History project 1988-1989, 1991 request_box
41 7 Travel in Europe and the USSR 1967 request_box
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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.

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

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
44 1 Goldstein Brothers From Tbilisi undated request_box
44 2 Moscow undated, 1984 request_box
44 3 SJM Events Abroad 1977, 1983-1984 request_box
44 4 SJM Events in the USA undated, 1968, 1971-1972, 1976-1978, 1982-1988, 1998
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44 5 Trips Abroad 1976, 1981, 1987 request_box
44 6 Photos: Trip to USSR with Three Members of Congress--Sam Gejdenson, Chris Smith and Mark Levin 1986 request_box
44 7 USSR Jews, Cities and Synagogues undated, 1984-1985 request_box
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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.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
45 1 Ephemera 1968, 1971-1976, 1978, 1980-1983, 1985, 1988 request_box
45 2 Ephemera undated, 1970-1972, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1985-1986, 1988 request_box
45 3 Ephemera 1974, 1984, 1988, 1991 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
46(OS1) Sixty-one (61) Soviet Jewry Movement and related metal pins
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BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
47 1 T-shirt, “Freedom Run for Soviet Jewry, Tucson, AZ, 1983”, Red, size Large request_box
47 2 Scarf, “I Showed Up: Washington, D.C. Summit, December 1987”, Red request_box
47 3 Metal Dogtag Stamped with “NCSY--Mark Dymshitz, USSR Prisoner, Free Them Now” request_box
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 request_box
47 5 2 Metal Bracelets With Stamped with the Star of David and the name “National Conference on Soviet Jewry” request_box
47 6 Blue Beads with Yellow Metal Stars of David request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
MAP1 1 Three (3) Posters and Three (3) Broadsides and One (1) Shopping Bag
  National Eternal Light Vigil for Soviet Jewry 
  These Jews are missing... 
  Welcome President Gorbachev... 
  Secretary Shultz: seventy three women and men are risking their lives... 
  If you stay put on December 6th... 
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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.

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