Guide to the Papers of Isaiah Leo Kenen (1905-1988), undated, 1919-1985
 
*P-680

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Abigail H. Schoolman as MS Word document, May 1997. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on June 10, 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Isaiah Leo Kenen (1905-1988)
Title: Isaiah Leo Kenen, papers
Dates:undated, 1919-1985
Abstract: The bulk of the collection documents Kenen’s Zionist activities, his work with the United Nations, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its predecessor organizations and the Near East Report. Materials include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, publications, press releases, manuscripts, notes, photographs, speeches, and scrapbooks.
Languages: The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: 20.2 linear feet (23 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, 3 [18x12x3] oversized boxes, 1 [21x17x3] oversized box, 1 [25x21x3] oversized box)
Identification: P-680
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Isaiah Leo (Si) Kenen (ILK) was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada on March 7, 1905, the only child of Emanuel Isaac and Rebecca Friedberg Kenen. The family (which includes ILK’s four elder half-sisters), all ardent Zionists, moved to Toronto in 1911. In 1917, at the suggestion of house-guest Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, ILK helped organize the first Young Judea chapter in Toronto. He went on to earn a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1925 and an L.L.B. from Cleveland Law School in 1940.

ILK began his career in journalism as a contributor to various Toronto newspapers as an undergraduate, and as a reporter for the Toronto Star in 1925-1926. In 1926, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to write for the Cleveland News. While living in Cleveland, ILK was active in the Jewish community as a Sunday school teacher at the Euclid Avenue Temple, 1929-1943; as Chairman of the Cleveland Jewish Welfare Federation Public Relations Committee, 1933-1943; and as president of the Cleveland Zionist District, 1940-1943. ILK was also a founder, in 1933, of the first Cleveland local of the American Newspaper Guild (ANG). He served as chairman of the first, and subsequent five, ANG Constitution Committees; as president of the Cleveland ANG in 1937; and as an international vice president of the ANG, 1938-1940. In addition, ILK was a correspondent for the Cincinnati Inquirer (1930-40), and the Editor (1933-1936) of The City, the newspaper of the Cleveland City Club.

In 1943, ILK's involvement in Zionist affairs became his full-time occupation when he moved to New York to accept the position of information director of the American Zionist Emergency Council. Later in 1943, he began working for the American Jewish Conference as their public relations director. ILK became the Executive Secretary of the American Jewish Conference in 1945, a position he held until 1947. In 1947, ILK became the information director for the Jewish Agency for Palestine delegation at the United Nations. When the State of Israel came into existence in 1948, ILK became the information director and an alternate representative of the first Israel delegation to the United Nations.

In 1951, ILK became the Washington representative and registered lobbyist of the American Zionist Council (AZC), which was headed by Louis Lipsky and had no official connection with the Israel government. The AZC's main mission was to lobby Congress primarily for financial, but also military, aid to Israel. The AZC also lobbied for changes in the Department of State's policies toward Israel. On March 22, 1954, the Washington lobby of the AZC became a separate entity, renamed the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs (AZCPA). ILK was Executive Director and a registered lobbyist for AZCPA, which became the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in 1959, until 1974. ILK was Chairman of AIPAC, 1974-1975; and Honorary Chairman, 1975-88. While Executive Director of AIPAC, ILK founded Near East Report, which he edited from 1957 to 1973. In 1973, ILK became president of Near East Research. During his tenure at AIPAC, ILK also drafted statements and speeches on Israel and US policy in the Middle East for many politicians, including: Hubert Humphrey, Harry S. Truman, and John F. Kennedy.

In 1981, ILK's memoir of the Israel lobby on Capitol Hill, Israel's Defense Line, was published by Prometheus Books. All My Causes, a collection of anecdotes of ILK's experiences as a journalist, Zionist, and lobbyist, was published by Near East Research in 1985.

ILK was the recipient of many honors and awards, both for journalism and for service to the Jewish community.

ILK died in Washington, D.C. on March 23, 1988.

For more biographical information see:
American Jewish Yearbook, v. 90, 1988, p. 611.
Kenen, I.L. All My Causes. Near East Research, 1985.
--. Israel's Defense Line. Prometheus Books, 1981.
Kenen Papers. Series III. Writings and Speeches: Israel's Defense Line: Publicity, undated, 1981-1982 (Box 22, Folder 261; and Box 30, Folder 280).
Kenen Papers. Series IV. Scrapbooks: Personal Publicity, undated, 1925-1975 (Boxes 25-27; Box 23, Folder 272; Box 28, Folder 277; Box 30, Folder 282).
Who's Who in American Jewry, 1980, p. 259.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the Isaiah L. Kenen Papers document ILK’s career from 1943 to 1973, the period during which he was most active in the Zionist movement. The collection is arranged in five series: Series I: Correspondence, Series II: Subject Files, Series III: Writings and Speeches, Series IV: Scrapbooks, and Series V: Publications. Original order and the original folder titles were retained wherever possible.

Series I: Correspondence comprises ILK's chronological correspondence files and includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence. However, a significant portion of the correspondence in the collection can be found in Series II: Subject Files, arranged by subject, organization name, or by name of the individual correspondent. Correspondence files of particular interest to researchers include: American Jewish Conference: Correspondence, 1945-1946 (Box 4, Folder 40); American Zionist Council: Lipsky, Louis, 1951-1953 (Box 4, Folder 50); Eban, Abba: Family Correspondence, 1950-1953, 1976 (Box 9, Folder 94); Israel: Correspondence, undated, 1948-1982 (Boxes 10-11, Folders 120-122); Israel Office of Information: Correspondence, 1948-1950 (Box 11, Folder 132); and United Nations: Correspondence, 1947-1949 (Box 16, Folder 197).

Series II: Subject Files is especially strong in materials that document ILK's lobbying techniques. ILK's confidential reports to Louis Lipsky during the earliest phase of his career as a registered lobbyist are located in American Zionist Council: Reports from Washington Office, 1950-1954 (Box 5, Folders 52-57). Other materials documenting ILK's methods include his files on US political, financial, and military policies toward Israel. Such information can be found in Aid to Israel, undated, 1950-1977 (Box 2, Folders 20-24; OS2, Folder 278), Arms for Arabs, undated, 1949-1955, (Box 7, Folder 71), the Department of State files (Boxes 8-9, Folders 86-92), House of Representatives: Correspondence, 1954-1980 (Box 10, Folder 117), Senate: Correspondence, 1945-1980 (Box 15, Folder 188), White House, 1955-1975 (Box 17, Folders 210-211), and under the names of individual politicians and Department of State officials.

Series II: Subject Files also includes a significant amount of material relating to ILK's work for the Jewish Agency and, after the establishment of the state in 1948, the Government of Israel. This information is arranged under several headings in Series II, including: Israel: Correspondence, undated, 1948-1954 (Box 10, Folder 120); Israel Office of Information (Boxes 11-12, Folders 132-139); Jewish Agency for Palestine (Box 12, Folders 141-143); and United Nations (Boxes 16-17, Folders 196-209).

Other materials in Series II: Subject Files of interest to researchers include: "America and Zionism," circa 1952 (Box 2, Folder 25), an unpublished(?) collection of Zionist and pro-Israel statements made by prominent American politicians ranging from John Adams to Adlai Stevenson; and Arab-Israel Dispute, Basic Documents, 1919-1968 (Box 7, Folders 66-68).

Series III: Writings and Speeches comprises articles and speeches by ILK, as well as materials relating to the writing of, the publication of, and the publicity for ILK's book Israel's Defense Line. The bulk of Series III consists of speeches on the political situation in the Middle East and AIPAC's pro-Israel lobbying activities, which ILK delivered before various Jewish groups throughout the United States and Canada.

Series IV: Scrapbooks includes two types of scrapbooks. Most of the scrapbooks are photocopies of subject-oriented scrapbooks of memorabilia (including newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, and correspondence) compiled by ILK. The scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by cover title. Researchers should be aware that the cover title frequently reflects the subject of only the first section of the book, and other materials of interest may follow, in no particular order. The collection contains only one of the original albums from which these copies were made. The original documents were removed from the album; the photographs can be found in the photograph collection. The other group of scrapbooks in the series are entitled Personal Publicity (Boxes 25-27; Box 23, Folder 272; Box 28, Folder 277; Box 30, Folder 282), and are arranged in loose chronological order.

The collection contains a comparatively small amount of information on ILK's life before 1943. Most of the pre-1943 materials, which can be found in Series II. Subject Files: Cleveland: Zionist Activities, undated, 1937-1943, 1961 (Box 8, Folder 79) and Series IV: Scrapbooks, undated, 1925-1985 (Boxes 22-23, 25-27, 28, and 30), are related to ILK's Zionist activities in Cleveland. A small amount of the material in Series IV: Scrapbooks provides information on ILK's family, education, and journalism career.

Also included in the collection is a group of publications relating to the establishment, history, and continuing existence of the State of Israel. These materials are in Series V: Publications, undated, 1943-1975 (Boxes 23-24).

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into five 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Isaiah Leo Kenen, papers; P-680; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The Society acquired the collection as a bequest from Isaiah L. Kenen upon his death in 1988.

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Appraisal Information

The collection originally included a large number of reprints of journal articles relating to Israel, US foreign policy and the Middle East. These materials have been deaccessioned. Also included in the collection were publications relating to the establishment, history, and continuing existence of the State of Israel, many of which were duplicates of materials already cataloged in the Society’s library. The duplicate materials were deaccessioned; a list of the deaccessioned titles, complete with AJHS call numbers, is appended to the finding aid (p.14). The remaining publications are arranged chronologically in Series V.

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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.

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Series I: Correspondence, undated, 1948-1985

Boxes 1-2.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, the bulk of which relates to Kenen’s Zionist activities.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Correspondence undated, 1948-1950 request_box
1 2 Correspondence 1951 request_box
1 3 Correspondence 1953 request_box
1 4 Correspondence 1963, 1967 request_box
1 5 Correspondence 1972-1973 request_box
1 6 Correspondence 1974 request_box
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1-2 7-15 Correspondence 1975 request_box
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2 16-18 Correspondence 1977-1979 request_box
2 19 Correspondence 1980-1985 request_box
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Series II: Subject Files, undated, 1919-1984

Boxes 2-17, 28-30.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title, and chronologically thereunder, wherever possible.

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, reports, newsletters, publications, newspaper clippings, press releases, manuscripts of articles, notes, and a photograph. The bulk of the material relates to Kenen’s work with the United Nations (first for the Jewish Agency delegation, and then for the first Israel delegation), AIPAC and its predecessor organizations, and Near East Report.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 20 Aid to Israel undated, 1950-1953 request_box
2 21 Aid to Israel 1954-1959 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
CB OS2F 278 Aid to Israel 1954-1959 request_box
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2 22 Aid to Israel 1959-1960 request_box
2 23 Aid to Israel 1962-1966 request_box
2 24 Aid to Israel 1975-1977 request_box
2 25 “America and Zionism” circa 1952 request_box
2 26 American Christian Palestine Committee 1948 request_box
2 27 American Christian Palestine Committee 1951-1953 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 28 American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Dinner Honoring ILK 1972 request_box
3 29 American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Executive Committee 1974-1975 request_box
3 30 American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Kenen Forest 1984-1985 request_box
3 31 American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Memorandum 1980 request_box
3 32 American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Search Committee undated, 1971-1975 request_box
3 33 American Jewish Conference 1943-1948 request_box
3 34 American Jewish Conference: Bulletin, #1-13 1943 request_box
3 35 American Jewish Conference: Bulletin, #14-43 1944 request_box
3 36 American Jewish Conference: Bulletin, #44-81 1945 request_box
3 37 American Jewish Conference: Bulletin, #82-110 1946 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 38 American Jewish Conference: Bulletin, #111-141 1947 request_box
4 39 American Jewish Conference: Bulletin, #142-150 1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 OS2 275 American Jewish Conference: Conference Record 1943 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 40 American Jewish Conference: Correspondence 1945-1946 request_box
4 41 American Jewish Conference: Fleishman Report 1945 request_box
4 42 American Jewish Conference: The Record 1947 request_box
4 43 American Jewish Conference: Reports 1944-1949 request_box
4 44 American Palestine Committee 1944 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29 278 American Palestine Committee 1944 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 45 American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs 1954, 1958 request_box
4 46 American Zionist Council undated, 1943-1949, 1954 request_box
4 47 American Zionist Council: Briefs and Pamphlets 1951 request_box
4 48 American Zionist Council: “Data on Aid to Israel...” circa 1952 request_box
4 49 American Zionist Council: District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Case 1953 request_box
4 50 American Zionist Council: Lipsky, Louis 1951-1953 request_box
4 51 American Zionist Council: Press Releases 1950-1951 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 52-3 American Zionist Council: Reports from Washington Office 1950-1951 request_box
5 54-5 American Zionist Council: Reports from Washington Office 1952 request_box
5 56-7 American Zionist Council: Reports from Washington Office 1953-1954 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 58 American Zionist Emergency Council 1922, 1938-1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 OS2 276 American Zionist Emergency Council 1922, 1938-1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 59 American Zionist Emergency Council: Rally for Palestine 1944 request_box
6 60 Americans for Democratic Action 1977-1984 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6-7 61-4 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry 1946 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 65 Anti-Zionist Propaganda undated, 1951-1953 request_box
7 66-8 Arab-Israel Dispute, Basic Documents 1919-1968 request_box
7 69 Arab Threats and Propaganda undated, 1952-1954 request_box
7 70 Argov, Shlomo 1971, 1982 request_box
7 71 Arms for Arabs undated, 1949-1955 request_box
7 72 Atherton, Alfred L. 1977-1978 request_box
7 73 Baltimore Hebrew College 1976-1977 request_box
7 74 Bernstein, Philip S. undated, 1946-1982 request_box
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8 75 Bisgyer, Maurice 1960 request_box
8 76 Carter, Jimmy: Cairo 1979 request_box
8 77 Cannon, Clarence 1952, 1962 request_box
8 78 Christian Foes circa 1980-1984 request_box
8 79 Cleveland: Zionist Activities undated, 1937-1943, 1961 request_box
8 80 Conference of Jewish Organizations 1955 request_box
8 81 Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations undated, 1974, 1977-1982 request_box
8 82 Congratulations and Condolences undated, 1940-1972 request_box
8 83 Coughlin, Rev. Charles 1939 request_box
8 84 Democratic Convention 1952 request_box
8 85 Democratic Convention 1956 request_box
8 86 Department of State undated, 1948-1955 request_box
8 87 Department of State 1956-1973 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 88 Department of State: Byroade, Henry 1953-1954 request_box
9 89 Department of State: Congressional Correspondence undated, 1960-1972 request_box
9 90 Department of State: Constituent Correspondence undated, 1960-1971 request_box
9 91 Department of State: Policy, Jewish Response undated, 1952-1956 request_box
9 92 Department of State: Struggle with Dulles re: Arms and Water undated, 1953-1957 request_box
9 93 Drinan, Robert F. 1981-1983 request_box
9 94 Eban, Abba: Family Correspondence 1950-1953, 1976 request_box
9 95 Eban, Abba: National Press Club Speech 1972 request_box
9 96 Eban, Abba: “The Near East and World Government” 1949 request_box
9 97 Eban, Abba: United Nations Reports 1948 request_box
9 98 Eisenhower and Stevenson undated, 1947-1957 request_box
9 99 Energy, Oxford Conference on 1975 request_box
9 100 Falashas undated, 1979-1983 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 101 Feinberg, Abraham 1973 request_box
10 102 Flanders, Senator Ralph 1958 request_box
10 103 Ford, Gerald R., Jr. 1950, 1956, 1972 request_box
10 104 France 1980 request_box
10 105 Freedom of the Seas Amendments 1960, 1967 request_box
10 106 Gaza 1955, 1966 request_box
10 107 Georgetown University 1978-1984 request_box
10 108 Golan undated, 1981-1982 request_box
10 109 Graduate Student Assembly on the US and the Middle East 1968 request_box
10 110 Gruening-Javits Amendment 1962-1963 request_box
10 111 Hale, Lawrence B. 1954 request_box
10 112 Hebrew Union College undated, 1975-1976 request_box
10 113 Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1977 request_box
10 114 Herter, Christian A. 1950, 1955 request_box
10 115 House of Representatives: Committee on International Relations 1977 request_box
10 116 House of Representatives: Concurrent Resolution #113 1945 request_box
10 117 House of Representatives: Correspondence 1954-1980 request_box
10 118 Huleh 1951 request_box
10 119 Humphrey, Hubert H. undated, 1950-1964 request_box
10 120 Israel: Correspondence undated, 1948-1954 request_box
10 121 Israel: Correspondence 1955-1974 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 122 Israel: Correspondence 1975-1982 request_box
11 123 Israel: Economy undated, 1980-1984 request_box
11 124 Israel: Embassy undated., 1951-1954 request_box
11 125 Israel: Film 1974 request_box
11 126 Israel: Reprints and Newspaper Clippings 1944-1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29 278 Israel: Reprints and Newspaper Clippings 1944-1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 127 Israel: Trip 1974 request_box
11 128 Israel: War 1960, 1962, 1967 request_box
11 129 Israel: War Notes 1967 request_box
11 130 Israel and Arabs 1952 request_box
11 131 Israel and Africa undated, 1977-1980 request_box
11 132 Israel Office of Information: Correspondence 1948-1950 request_box
11 133 Israel Office of Information: Editorial Surveys 1949-1950 request_box
11 134 Israel Office of Information: Israel circa 1952 request_box
11 135 Israel Office of Information: Israel Service of Information, vol. 1 1949-1950 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 136 Israel Office of Information: Israel Service of Information, vol. 2 1950-1951 request_box
12 137 Israel Office of Information: Publications and Newspaper Clippings 1950 request_box
12 138 Israel Office of Information: Radio Broadcasts 1950 request_box
12 139 Israel Office of Information: Reports 1949-1950 request_box
12 140 Jarring Proposals 1967-1972 request_box
12 141 Jewish Agency for Palestine undated, 1947-1948 request_box
12 142 Jewish Agency for Palestine, Publications 1946-1947 request_box
12 143 Jewish Agency for Palestine, Publications 1948 request_box
12 144 Jewish National Fund, Truman Speeches 1952-1953 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12-13 145-48 Jewish Organizations: Correspondence 1971-1974 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 149 Johnson, Lyndon B. 1953-1969 request_box
13 150 Jordan Valley Authority undated, 1944-1949 request_box
13 151 Kennedy, John F. undated, 1950-1962, 1969 request_box
13 152 Kissinger, Henry 1973-1977 request_box
13 153 Klutznick, Philip 1960 request_box
13 154 Kuwait 1964 request_box
13 155 Laskey, Lawrence G. undated, 1957-1962 request_box
13 156 Lodge, Henry Cabot 1943-1959 request_box
13 157 Mansfield, Mike 1957 request_box
13 158 Martin, Joseph W. 1950-1957 request_box
13 159 McCarthy, Eugene J. 1956, 1960 request_box
13 160 McCormack, John W. 1950-1966 request_box
13 161 McGovern, George 1970, 1972 request_box
13 162 Media References to ILK and AIPAC undated, 1974-1980 request_box
13 163 Mondale, Walter undated, 1976-1978 request_box
13 164 Morse, Wayne 1956-1959 request_box
13 165 Near East: Reports undated, 1943-1948 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 166 Near East Report 1961-1963, 1965 request_box
14 167 Near East Report 1973, 1977 request_box
14 168 Near East Report: Finances 1977-1978 request_box
14 169 Oral History 1973 request_box
14 170 Oral History 1975 request_box
14 171 Oral History 1977 request_box
14 172 Palestine Affairs 1946-1949 request_box
14 173 Paris Conference 1946 request_box
14 174 Peace Analysis 1968-1972 request_box
14 175 Peace Proposals 1963-1971 request_box
14 176 Peace Treaty 1979, 1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
Photos (30) 279 Peace Treaty 1979, 1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 177 Press Correspondence 1948 request_box
14 178 Reagan, Ronald, and His Team 1980-1984 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 179 Refugees undated, 1948-1966 request_box
15 180 Republican Convention, 1952 request_box
15 181 Republican Convention 1956 request_box
15 182 Rostow, Eugene 1977-1980 request_box
15 183 San Francisco Conference 1945, 1960 request_box
15 184 Senate 1961 request_box
15 185 Senate: ILK Testimony 1977 request_box
15 186 Senate: Concurrent Resolution #44 1945 request_box
15 187 Senate: Concurrent Resolution #112 1945 request_box
15 188 Senate: Correspondence 1945-1980 request_box
15 189 Sharett, Moshe: Memorial Lecture 1966 request_box
15 190 Sinai undated, 1956-1971 request_box
15 191 Sisco, Joseph J. 1975 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 192 Soviet Anti-Semitism 1953 request_box
16 193 Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact 1939 request_box
16 194 Stone, Elihu 1950-1952 request_box
16 195 Syria circa 1975, 1977 request_box
16 196 United Nations: Conciliation Commission for Palestine undated, 1949-1950 request_box
16 197 United Nations: Correspondence 1947-1949 request_box
16 198 United Nations: Fifth Session 1950 request_box
16 199 United Nations: Freedom of Information circa 1949 request_box
16 200 United Nations: Israel, Major Statements undated, 1948 request_box
16 201 United Nations: Notes on Robison Reports and Donovan Book undated request_box
16 202 United Nations: Publications 1949, 1980 request_box
16 203 United Nations: Relief and Works Agency 1950, 1952 request_box
16 204 United Nations: Robison Reports 1947-1949 request_box
16 205 United Nations: Special Committee on Palestine 1947 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 206 United Nations: Special Committee on Palestine undated, 1947-1948 request_box
17 207 Trusteeship undated, 1949 request_box
17 208 US-Israel Relations 1949 request_box
17 209 Zionism Resolution, World Reaction 1975 request_box
17 210 White House 1955-1967 request_box
17 211 White House 1971-1975 request_box
17 212 Wright, Edwin 1951-1974 request_box
17 213 Young Republican National Federation 1972 request_box
17 214 Zionist Organization of America undated, 1949-1963 request_box
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Series III: Writings and Speeches, undated, 1943-1982

Boxes 17-22, and 30.
Arrangement:

Scope and Content:

Speeches and articles by Kenen. Also includes correspondence, outlines, and publicity materials (including photographs) relating to Kenen’s book Israel’s Defense Line.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 215-24 Writings and speeches undated, 1943-1953 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 225-33 Writings and speeches 1954-1961 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 234-38 Writings and speeches 1962-1966 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 239-45 Writings and speeches 1967-1972 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 246-53 Writings and speeches 1973-1979, 1970s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 254-58 Writings and speeches 1980-1982 request_box
22 259 Israel’s Defense Line: Correspondence 1963, 1966-1967, 1979 request_box
22 260 Israel’s Defense Line: Draft Outlines undated request_box
22 261 Israel’s Defense Line: Publicity undated, 1981-1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
Photos (30) 280 Israel’s Defense Line: Publicity undated, 1981-1982 request_box
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Series IV: Scrapbooks, undated, 1925-1985

Boxes 22-23, 25-28, and 30.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content:

Scrapbooks and photocopies of scrapbooks kept by Kenen. Materials include photographs, correspondence, speeches, and newspaper clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 262 Untitled request_box
22 263 American Friends of Hebrew University request_box
22 264-65 I Seek Justice, Relieve the Oppressed (also Seek Justice: The Isaiah Award) request_box
22 266-68 Israel’s Defense Line, The Kubersky’s, All My Causesrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
Photos (30) 281 Israel’s Defense Line, The Kubersky’s, All My Causesrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 269 The Future of Jerusalem request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 270 Jerusalem Before the UN request_box
23 271 Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
25 OS3 Personal Publicity undated, 1925-1962 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
26 OS3 Personal Publicity 1955, 1959-1967 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 OS3 Personal Publicity 1967-1973 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 272 Personal Publicity undated, 1970-1975 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 OS2 277 Personal Publicity undated, 1970-1975 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
Photos (30) 282 Personal Publicity undated, 1970-1975 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 273 Sharett Warns the Arabs request_box
23 274 What Carter Win Means for Israel request_box
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Series V: Publications, undated, 1943-1975

English.
Boxes 23-24. See also Appendix I.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Publications relating to the formation and continuing existence of the State of Israel.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 283 Economic News August 1952 request_box
23 284 Israel 1948-1949, 1952 request_box
23 285 Jerusalem 1949-1950 request_box
23 286 Palestine 1944-1948, 1953 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 287 Palestine Refugees 1948, 1952, 1975 request_box
24 288 Zionism 1943-1944, 1946-1948, 1952 request_box
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Appendix I: List of Publications, 1936-1937, 1939, 1943-1944, 1947, 1969

Scope and Content:

The Anatomy of Peace in the Middle East. 1969. DS119.7A664
The Arab War Effort: A Documented Account. ca. 1947. D754.L4A5
The Broken Pledge: The Case Against The White Paper on Palestine. 1939. DS126.A5
The Crisis in Palestine: Reports of Hearst Unofficial Senatorial Commission. 1936. DS126.H43
The Jewish Agency Before the United Nations: Statements by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, Moshe Shertok, David Ben-Gurion. May 1947. DS126.J35
The Jewish National Home in Palestine: Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. February 1944. DS119.U564
The Jewish National Home in Palestine: Supplemental Statements to Hearings. 1944. DS119.7.U564
Memorandum Submitted to the Palestine Royal Commission on American Interest in the Administration of the Palestine Mandate. 1937. DS126.M35
Palestine at War. 1943. D810.J4E6
The Palestine Problem and Proposals for its Solution: Memorandum Submitted to The General Assembly of the United Nations. April 1947. DS149.P33
Press Book on the 1939 British White Paper on Palestine. circa 1944. Included in Z6374.P294

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