Guide to the Records of Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry,
undated, 1962, 1965-2001

*I-540

(Formerly Papers of Carolyn W. Sanger, *P-870)

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry
Title: Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry Records (Formerly Papers of Carolyn W. Sanger, *P-870)
Dates:undated, 1962, 1965-2001 (bulk 1970-1990)
Abstract: The collection contains records of the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, a grassroots volunteer membership organization that was founded in 1968 and existed until 2001. The organization was renamed the Greater Washington Committee for Post-Soviet Jewry after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Committee worked to raise awareness of the plight of Soviet Jewry in the United States and supported Jewish communities on the U.S.S.R. territories, during the rule of the Soviet regime and after its collapse. The records cover the period from the mid-1960s through 2001, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. The documents include correspondence, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, slides, ephemera, audio and video recordings and 3-D objects. Originally the collection was titled Papers of Carolyn W. Sanger, *P-870 by the name of the Committee's last president.
Languages: The collection is in English, Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, and French.
Quantity: 13.5 linear feet (26 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 MAP folder)
Identification: I-540
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry records 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.

The Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry (WCSJ) was a grassroots volunteer membership organization founded in 1968. The organization was renamed the Greater Washington Committee for Post-Soviet Jewry after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and disbanded in 2001. The goal of the WCSJ was to help Jews emigrate from the Soviet Union and the Former Soviet Union regions, to aid Jews in the U.S.S.R. and the Former Soviet Union and to activate the Washington Community on behalf of Soviet Jewry. The Greater Washington Committee for Post-Soviet Jewry was dedicated to ensuring that Jews in the countries of the Former Soviet Union could lead lives in which their physical and spiritual needs were met. During the thirty-three years of its existence, the WCSJ took on a multitude of initiatives designed to raise awareness of the plight of Soviet Jewry. The Bar Mitzvah twinning program, Adopt-A-Refusenik Family, the Pepsi Boycott, and the Daily Vigil across the street from the Soviet Embassy, were some of the many activities that the WCSJ organized or participated in. Travelers to the USSR were recruited and instructed to carry out direct help to the families of the Refuseniks. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Committee continued to support those Jews who remained in the Former Soviet Union by supplying them with food packages, medicine, Judaic teaching materials and other essentials.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is divided into ten series.

The Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry include materials from the mid-1960s through 2001, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. The documents include correspondence, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, slides, ephemera, audio and video recordings and 3-D objects.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into ten 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, N.Y., 10011 reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry records 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), Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry (I-530), Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (I-538), the papers of Joel Ackerman (P-787), Julia Mates Cheney (P-806), Jerry Goodman (P-863), Laurel and Alan J. Gould (P-866), Leah Lieberman (P-869), Si Frumkin (P-871), Elaine Pittell (P-873), Sanford A. Gradinger (P-880), Shaul Osadchey (P-882), Leonard S. Cahan (P-883), Doris H. Goldstein (P-887), David H. Hill (P-888), Margery Sanford (P-889), Pinchas Mordechai Teitz (P-891), David Waksberg (P-895), Pamela B. Cohen (P-897), Moshe Decter (P-899), William Korey (P-903), Morey Schapira (P-906), Charlotte Gerper Turner (P-907), Myrtle Sitowitz (P-908), Kathleen M. Hyman (P-911), Babette Wampold (P-912), Rabbi David Goldstein and Shannie Goldstein (P-918), Leslie Schaffer (P-923), Arthur Bernstein (P-925), Dolores Wilkenfeld (P-927), Sylvia Weinberg (P-928) , Irwin H. Krasna (P-934) , Constance S. Kreshtool (P-935), Betty Golomb (P-938), Grace Perlbinder (P-942), Mort Yadin (P-943), Ann Polunsky (P-886), Lillian Foreman (P-945), Marilyn Labendz(P-946), Abraham Silverstein(P-947) and Bert Silver(P-949).

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

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry Records (Formerly Papers of Carolyn W. Sanger, *P-870); I-540; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007.

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Processing Information

This collection was donated to AJHS as Carolyn W. Sanger Papers in 2007. It was processed under that title in 2009. Carolyn W. Sanger presided over the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry/Greater Washington Committee for Post-Soviet Jewry from the early 1990's until its disbandment in 2001. In 2012 another president of the Committee who led the organization during the 1980s, Mrs. Sanger's predicessor Joan Dodek, suggested a more appropriate title and description for the collection. Considering that it spans the entire thirty-three years of the WCSJ existence and documents its activities under the leadership of several presidents it was decided that the more historically accurate title would be the Records of the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry. The collection was renamed and the Finding Aid edited accordingly in December of 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: Correspondence and Administrative Materials, undated, 1967-1968, 1970-1975, 1977-2000

This series is in English and Yiddish.
10 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series I is divided into two subseries.

Subseries A contains correspondence of the WCSJ staff and other Soviet Jewry Movement activists with the Jews in the USSR, Former Soviet Union, as well as Soviet and Post-Soviet Jewish immigrants in Israel, the USA and other countries.

Subseries B includes administrative materials of the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry and the Greater Washington Committee for Post-Soviet Jewry.

Subseries A: Correspondence, undated, undated, 1978, 1980-1995

This subseries is in English and Yiddish.
2 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence1978, 1980-1986
  (contains Yiddish)   
12Correspondenceundated, 1987-1995
  (contains Russian)   

Subseries B: Administrative Materials, undated, 1967-1968, 1970-1975, 1977-1979, 1991, 1996-2000

This subseries is in English.
8 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
13Greater Washington Committee for the Post-Soviet Jewryundated, 1991, 2000
14Washington Committee Board (Yad L' Yad) undated, 1996-1998
15Washington Committee Board (Yad L' Yad) undated, 1996-1998, 2000
16Washington Committee Board (Yad L' Yad) undated, 1998-1999
17Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Action Advisoryundated, 1975, 1977-1979
18Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Early History undated, 1967-1968, 1970-1974
19Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Mission Statement and Related Materialsundated, 1974, 1977
110Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Generalundated, 1971-1975, 1977-1979
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Series II: Soviet Jewish Refuseniks and Prisoners of Conscience, 1962, 1965-1966, 1969-1991

This series is in English.
94 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series II is divided into three subseries.

Subseries A contains individual files on Soviet Refuseniks and prisoners of conscience. A typical personal file contains information on the status of a person, his or her family members, address and place of work; time when the person submitted an application for emigration, reason for refusal, occasional information on visits by persons from the West and other information. Some individual folders include photographs of the persons, as well as correspondence with them.

Subseries B includes lists of the Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience, information on their arrests, trials and imprisonment conditions, addresses of their families, lists of prisons and labor camps in the USSR and other pertinent information.

Subseries C contains information on the former Soviet Jewish Refuseniks who were eventually able to immigrate from the USSR.

Subseries A: Individual Files on Soviet Jewish Refuseniks and Prisoners of Conscience, undated, 1969-1991

This subseries is in English.
86 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Alexandrovich, Ruthundated, 1971-1972
22Azbel, David1973-1974
23Begun Yosefundated, 1978, 1983-1987
24Beilina, Dina1974, 1976
25Belkindas, Mikhailundated, 1987
26Berenshtein, Yosefundated, 1981, 1985-1987
27Berkovsky, Yuri and Annaundated, 1974-1977
28Bershadskaya, Lubaundated, 1969-1971, 1973
29Blatnoi, David, Dr.undated, 1987
210Brailovsky, Viktorundated, 1982, 1986
211Brannover, Herman and Ishaiundated, 1972
212Brodetskaya, Tinaundated, 1972
213Edelstein, Yuliundated, 1984-1986
214Elbert, Levundated, 1983-1987
215Fradkova, Nadezhdaundated
216Genis, Anatolyundated, 1990-1991
217Goldfarb, Davidundated, 1974, 1986
218Goldfarb, Elenaundated, 1986-1987
219Goldstein Familyundated, 1972-1980, 1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Gorodetsky, Yanovundated, 1985
32Gurfel, Benorundated, 1975-1976
33Irlin, Josephundated, 1981-1982, 1986
34Keiss-Kuna, Elenaundated, 1985-1988
35Khazanov, Anatoly, Dr.1982
36Kholmiansky, Alexander1985
37Kislik, Vladimirundated, 1979, 1986-1989
38Knokh, Arie Leib1974-1975, 1977-1978
39Knokh, Vladimirundated, 1987-1988
310Kochublyevsky, Borisundated, 1968-1972
311Kopman-Slovin, Lea1970
312Kosharovsky, Yuli1988
313Kotlyar, Mark1989
314Lein, Evgenyundated, 1981-1988
315Lerner, Alexanderundated, 1972, 1977-1988
316Lifshitz-Tretyakova, Tamaraundated, 1985
317Lifshitz, Vladimir1986-1987
318Luntz, Alexander1976
319Mager, Mikhailundated, 1975-1977
320Makhlis, Leonid and Vladimir1972
321Margarik, Alexei1986-1987
322Meiman, Naumundated, 1976-1978
323Mendelevich, Iosifundated, 1972, 1981
324Mesh, Yakov1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Nudel, Idaundated, 1975-1987
42Okun, Yefim1987-1988
43Palanker, Evgenyundated, 1985-1986
44Palatnik, Raisaundated, 1970-1972
45Panov, Valeryundated, 1973
46Paritsky, Alexanderundated, 1987
47Penson, Borisundated, 1972-1973, 1975
48Polsky, Victorundated, 1974
49Poltinnikov, Isaac and Family1973-1976
410Rachlenko Familyundated, 1977-1980
411Reinberg, Eugene1976-1977
412Rigerman, Leonidundated, 1971
413Roizman, Alexander1974-1976
414Rubin, Vitaly1975-1976
415Rubinstein, Boris1974
416Rusinek, Allaundated, 1971
417Rutman, Roman1972
418Sakharov, Andreiundated, 1971, 1973-1974, 1977, 1980-1981, 1983-1986, 1989
419Salansky, Naum1977
420Samoylovich, Debora1974-1975
421Shapiro, Danundated, 1985
422Shapiro, Judy Silver and Gabrielundated, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Sharansky, Anatolyundated, 1977-1978, 1981
52Shifrin, Avraham1974
53Shraiber, Yosef1977-1978
54Shtern, Mikhail, Dr.undated, 1974-1977
55Slepak, Mariyaundated
56Slepak, Vladimirundated, 1971-1972, 1976, 1979, 1986-1987
57Stolar, Abe1978-1979, 1983, 1985-1988
58Sverdlin, Vladimirundated, 1976
59Tartakovsky, Yuliundated, 1974
510Tiemkin, Marinaundated, 1973
511Tsirlin, Leonidundated, 1973-1977
512Tsitverblit, Isaacundated, 1987
513Tufeld, Vladimirundated, 1987-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
61Turkeltaub, Vladimir1982, 1986-1987
62Uspensky Family1982, 1985-1989
63Volovsky, Leonid1986-1987
64Yelistratov, Victorundated, 1978-1980, 1986-1988
65Zalmonson, Sylvaundated, 1971-1972, 1974
66Zelichonok, Ronaldundated, 1985-1989
67Zlotver, Dina and Isacc1975-1978
68Zunshain, Zacharundated, 1984-1986

Subseries B: Prisoners of Conscience, undated, 1962, 1965-1966, 1970-1973, 1975-1980, 1984, 1986

This subseries is in English.
6 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
69Arrests of Soviet Jewish Dissidents in October 19761976
610Leningrad Trials, POC's Bios1971-1972
611Prisoners of Conscience undated, 1971-1973, 1975, 1977-1978, 1984, 1986, 1988
612Prisoners of Conscienceundated, 1971-1973, 1975, 1978-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Prisoners of Conscience undated, 1970, 1975-1980
72Prisoners of Conscience undated, 1962, 1965-1966, 1972, 1979-1980

Subseries C: Former Soviet Jewish Refuseniks, undated, 1976-1980, 1982-1987

This subseries is in English.
2 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
73Former Refuseniksundated, 1982-1987
74Former Refuseniksundated, 1976-1980, 1982-1983, 1985
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Series III: Emigration from USSR, undated, 1970-1977, 1979-1980, 1986-1987, 1989-1990

This series is in English.
7 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series III contains information on the issues concerning immigration from the USSR, emigration to the USA and the issue of Noshrim-the Soviet Jews who received permission to leave for Israel, but changed their destination for the USA or another country along the way.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75Emigration from USSRundated, 1970-1972, 1974, 1977
76Emigration of Soviet Jews: Report on Trip to the USSR1976
77Exit Taxundated, 1972-1973
78Noshrimundated, 1974-1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
81Soviet Jews and Emigration1977, 1979-1980, 1987
82Soviet Regulations on Entry and Travel Abroadundated, 1974, 1986-1987, 1989
83US Refugee Issuesundated, 1989-1990
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Series IV: Human Rights, Antisemitism and Legal Issues related to Jews in the USSR, undated, 1967, 1972, 1974-1982, 1984-1989

This series is in English.
11 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series IV includes materials on Antisemitism, political abuse of psychiatry, repression of Hebrew teachers and other human rights violations that were faced by the Jews in the Soviet Union.

BoxFolderTitleDate
84Discrimination Against Jews in Soviet Science and Higher Educationundated
85Enactment of a Law1967
86Hebrew Teachers in USSRundated
87Helsinki Agreement and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europeundated, 1975-1979
88Human Rightsundated, 1972, 1974, 1977-1981, 1984, 1986-1987, 1989
89Implementation of Helsinki Accords Hearing1985-1986, 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Pamyat: Russian Nationalist Patriotic Unionundated, 1988-1989
92Psychiatric Abuseundated, 1977-1980, 1984
93Reform and Human Rights: The Gorbachev Record1988
94Soviet Jewry and Human Rights Publicationsundated, 1977-1979, 1981-1982, 1984
95USSR Labor Camps Hearings1978
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Series V: Travel to USSR, undated, 1971-1979, 1981-1985, 1990

This series is in English.
6 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series V includes information for Americans travelers to the USSR, who were intended to aid Soviet Jewish Refuseniks, as well as briefings and debriefings of such travelers.

BoxFolderTitleDate
96Briefing and Debriefingundated, 1972, 1974, 1977-1978, 1982, 1984
97Information for Visiting USSRundated, 1974-1977
98Travel to USSRundated, 1981, 1985
99Travel to USSRundated, 1977, 1979, 1983
910Travel to USSRundated, 1973-1976, 1994
911Travel to USSRundated, 1971, 1990
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Series VI: US Government, undated, 1968-1973, 1975-1991

This series is in English.
10 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series VI includes materials on Antisemitism, political abuse of psychiatry, repression of Hebrew teachers and other human rights violations that were faced by the Jews in the Soviet Union.

BoxFolderTitleDate
912Committee on Government Operations, selected declarations and agreements1975-1991 (with gaps)
BoxFolderTitleDate
101Congressional Acts, Amendments, and Resolutionsundated, 1971-1973, 1975
102Congressional and State responses to Soviet Jewry and Human Rightsundated, 1970, 1980-1981, 1984
103Congressional Record: Extension of Remarks1971-1972
104Congressional Record: House1971-1972
105Congressional Record: Senate1971-1972
106Department of State, Selected Documents, Human Rightsundated
107Misc. House of Representatives Hearings1968, 1971, 1978
108Soviet Jewry Hearings, Committee on Foreign Affairs1971
109US Congressional Records and Releases1969, 1971-1972, 1975-1976, 1981
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Series VII: Projects and Events, undated, 1967, 1971-1990

This series is in English, Hebrew and Russian.
34 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series VII contains information on projects and events aimed to aid Soviet Jewry that were organized or participated in by the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry as well as other Soviet Jewry Movement organizations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1010Academic Committee on Soviet Jewry1972
1011Adopt a Family Projectundated
1012Adopt a Prisoner Projectundated, 1971-1972, 1974, 1986
1013Advertising1975-1976
1014American Committee on US-Soviet Relationsundated, 1974
1015Brussels Conference1971
1016Jewish National Fund1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
111Legal Advocacyundated, 1977, 1980, 1982-1984
112Legal Advocacy1976, 1985-1986
113Mailing to USSR undated, 1978, 1980, 1982-1983
114Mailing to USSRundated, 1983, 1985
115Mailing to USSR undated, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985
116Moscow Symposium on Jewish Culture, December 19761976
117Natasha's Dream: Children's Handbook on Russian Jews 1974-1979
118Natasha's Dream: Children's Handbook on Russian Jews1980-1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
121Olympics 1980undated, 1973-1978
122Olympics 1980undated, 1976-1977
123Pepsi Boycottundated, 1971-1974
124Rallies, Petitions, and Demonstrationsundated, 1970-1972, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-1984
125Soviet Jewry Advocacy Groupsundated, 1972-1974, 1978-1979, 1989
126Soviet Jewry from Historical Perspectiveundated, 1972, 1974, 1978-1979, 1982-1986
127Soviet Jewry School Kitundated
128Soviet Political Cartoonsundated, 1985-1986
129Story of Soviet Jews: A Guidebook for Children, The1974
1210Telephone Calls to USSRundated
1211Tutorial publicationsundated
1212Tutorial publicationsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
131Writing to USSR undated, 1975-1978
132Writing to USSRundated, 1975-1978
133Writing to USSRundated, 1975-1978
134Writing to USSRundated, 1967, 1975-1978
135Writing to USSR undated, 1976-1978
  (contains Hebrew and Russian)   
136Writing to USSR undated, 1978, 1983-1985, 1987
137Writing to USSR undated, 1987-1988
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Series VIII: Other Soviet Jewry Organizations, 1967, 1970-1972, 1976-1979, 1985-1986, 1988-1989

This series is in English, Hebrew and Russian.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series VIII contains information on Soviet Jewry Movement organizations other than the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry.

BoxFolderTitleDate
138Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewryundated, 1985, 1988-1989
139Jewish Defense Leagueundated, 1967, 1970-1972
1310Student Struggle for Soviet Jewryundated, 1977-1979
1311Union of Councils for Soviet Jewryundated, 1971-1972, 1976-1979, 1986, 1988-1989
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Series IX: Publications, undated, 1965-1966, 1970-1994

This series is in English, Hebrew and Russian.
77 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series IX contains magazines, newsletters, manuscripts and books presenting legal, statistical and general information on Soviet Jewry, Antisemitism and broader background information on the Soviet Union.

BoxFolderTitleDate
141Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1975
142Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1977
143Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [1 of 3]1978
144Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [2 of 3]1978
145Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [3 of 3]1978
146Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [1 of 2]1979
147Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [2 of 2]1979
148Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [1 of 2]1980
149Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [2 of 2]1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
151Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [1 of 2]1981
152Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [2 of 2]1981
153Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [1 of 2]1982
154Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews] [2 of 2]1982
155Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1983
156American Jewish Response to the Crisis of Soviet Jewry, The, Manuscript by Paul S. Applebaum undated
157Assessment of Soviet Compliance with the Vienna Concluding Document [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1991
158Black Book: Documents the Nazis' Destruction of 1.5 Million Soviet Jews, Supressed by Stalin, The, ed by Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman [Holocaust Library, New York, NY] 1981
159Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry]1977
1510Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry], Volume V1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
161Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry], Volume VI1979
162Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry], Volume VII1981
163Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry], Volume IX1982
164Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry], Volume X1983
165Case Histories of Refuseniks [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry], Volume XI1984
166Collection of Case Histories, A, [South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry]1976-1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
171Comite Des Quinez1981
  (contains French)   
172Comparison of Judicial Control of Freedom of Expression by Dissidents in the United States and the USSR, Manuscript by Oscar I. Dodek Jr.undated
173Critical Insight into Israel's Dilemmas, A, [Washington University, Clayton MO]1971
174Exodus [Soviet Jewry Action Group, San Francisco, CA]1971-1972, 1974, 1977
175Exodus [The Institute of Jewish Affairs, London, UK], Volume 7, Number 1, 19771977
176First Guidebook to the USSR, The, by Avraham Shifrin [Stephanus Edition, Switzerland]1980
177Glasnost [The Center for Democracy in USSR, New York, NY]1987-1989 (with gaps)
178Hebrew University of Jerusalem Research Papers1984, 1986-1987
179Hebrew University of Jerusalem--Jews and Jewish Topics in Soviet and East-European Publications1985
1710Helsinki Process and East-West Relations: Progress in Prospective, The, [Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, D.C.]1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
181Insight: Soviet Jews [European Jewish Publications Ltd., London, UK]1978-1979
182Jews in Eastern Europe: A Periodical Survey of Events [European Jewish Publications Ltd., London, UK]1967, 1970, 1972
183Let My People Go, by Richard Cohen [Popular Library, New York, NY]1971
184Message from Moscow [Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, New York, NY, Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry, Waltham, MA], Volumes 2-51978-1982
185Minority Rights: Problems, Parameters, and Patterns in the CSCE Context [Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, D.C.]1991
186Monitor [Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry]1990-1992, 1994
187National Geographic [National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.], February 1992 and March 19931992-1993
188News and Views from the USSR [Soviet Embassy Information Department]undated, 1972
189News Bulletin on Soviet Jewry [Action Committee of Newcommers From Soviet Union]1971-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
191Newsweek [Newsweek Inc.], July 19781978
192Our Ida Nudel: Testimonies of Former Prisoners and Refuseniks [Israel Women for Ida Nudel, Tel Aviv, Israel]1980
193Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the USSR [Working Group on the Internment of Dissenters in Mental Hospitals]1977
194Portraits of Infamy by Rabbi Abraham Cooper [Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, CA]1987
195POTMA, Repression of Jews in USSR [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1971
196Publications on Soviet Jewryundated, 1970-1973, 1977, 1980, 1987, 1989
197Publications on Soviet Jewryundated, 1971-1972, 1976, 1982
198Publications, Miscellaneous1965-1966, 1969-1970, 1972
199Publications, Miscellaneous1970, 1972, 1975, 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Publications, Miscellaneous1974-1977
202Publications, Miscellaneous1978-1980, 1987
203Publications, Miscellaneousundated, 1978-1981, 1987
204Record - The Jews of Russia: A Question of Human Rights, The, [The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith]1980
205Refusenik Update, [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.]1985
206Refusenik Update, [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.]1986
207Refusenik Update, [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.]1988
208Refusenik Update, [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.]1989
209Refusenik Update, [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.]1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
211Samizdat Bulletin, The, [The Samizdat Bulletin, San Mateo, CA]1975
212Soviet Jewish Affairs: A Journal on Jewish Problems in the USSR and Eastern Europe [Narod Press Ltd., London, UK]1972
213Soviet Union and the Middle East: A Monthly Summary and News Analysis of the Soviet and East European Press, The, [The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel] [1 of 3]1985-1987
214Soviet Union and the Middle East: A Monthly Summary and News Analysis of the Soviet and East European Press, The, [The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel] [2 of 3]1987-1988
215Soviet Union and the Middle East: A Monthly Summary and News Analysis of the Soviet and East European Press, The [The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel] [3 of 3]1988-1989
216Time Magazine [Time Inc., Chicago, IL]1977-1978
217Undercover Jewish News Out of the USSR [Soviet Jewry Committee of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington] 1971-1973
218Updates on Soviet Law [Union of Councils on Soviet Jews, Washington, D.C.]1984
219US-USSR Economic Relations and Soviet Immigration Policy [Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.]1975
2110Vigil, The, [Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Arlington, VA]1973-1976
2111Vigil, The, [Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Arlington, VA]1977-1978
2112Vigil, The, [Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Arlington, VA]1979-1982, 1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
221Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry Newsletter [Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Washington, D.C.]undated, 1972
222Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Publications ofundated, 1971-1974, 1976-1978
223Witness, The [Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, Arlington, VA]1971-1972
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Series X: Photos, Slides, Audio, Video and Oversize Materials, 3-D Objects, undated, 1969, 1971, 1973-1990

This series is in English and Russian.
33 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series X includes audio and video recordings, photographs, slides, posters and 3D objects.

Subseries A: Photos and Slides, undated, 1969, 1971, 1973-1985, 1987-1988

This subseries is in English.
33 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
224Photographs: 3rd Anniversary of Scharansky Arrest Vigil, March 14, 19801980
225Photographs: 5th Anniversary of Scharansky Arrest Vigil, March 15, 19821982
226Photographs: Anna's Hope: WCSJ Benefit Concert, October 3, 19851985
227Photographs: Avital Scharansky and Hebrew Academy Purimundated, 1978-1980, 1983
228Photographs: Beit Hamedresh of Moscowundated
229Photographs: Brussels II Photo Galleryundated
2210Photographs: Chanukah Freedom Lights Vigil1981
2211Photographs: Children's Dayundated
2212Photographs: Concert at WMC and Boris Vainerymanundated, 1980
2213Photographs: International League for the Repatriation of Russian Jews, The1975
2214Photographs: Jewish Cemetery Headstonesundated, 1895-1940
2215Photographs: Jews of Uzbekistanundated
2216Photographs: Kennedy Center Bolshoi Opening, WCSJ DemoJuly 21, 1987
2217Photographs: Scharansky's 34th Birthday Vigilundated
2218Photographs: Shabbat Services at Synagogue, Rostov-on-Don, USSRundated
2219Photographs: Slepak Vigil, June 2, 19801980
2220Photographs: Soviet Jewish Refuseniksundated
2221Photographs: Spring Conferenceundated
2222Photographs: Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry Washington Briefing, January 14, 19771977
2223Photographs: Various Synagogues, Lev Shapiro and Children undated, 1984
2224Photographs: Vladimir and Maria Slepak, Chita - Siberian Exile1981
2225Photographs: WCSJ Chanukah Vigilundated
2226Photographs: WCSJ Fabrengen Feddlers Concert, March 8, 19801980
BoxFolderTitleDate
231Photographs: Miscellaneousundated, 1969, 1971, 1973-1978, 1980-1982, 1984-1985, 1987-1988
232Photographs: Miscellaneousundated, 1972, 1974-1978
233Photographs: Miscellaneousundated, 1974, 1976, 1978
234Photographs: Miscellaneousundated, 1974-1978, 1982, 1984-1985
235Photographs: Miscellaneousundated, 1975, 1978-1979, 1983
236Photographs: Miscellaneousundated, 1978, 1987
237Photographs: Miscellaneous undated, 1980, 1983, 1985
238Photographs: Miscellaneous, Negativesundated
239Slides: Ruth Newmanundated
2310Slides: "A Children's Tale," 15 Minute Slide Show by Soviet Jewry Information Centre1984
2311Slides: "Refuseniks--Heroes of History," Slide Show by Chicago Action for Soviet Jewryundated

Subseries B: 3-D Objects, undated

1 box.
BoxFolderTitleDate
241Two (2) Metal Bracelets Stamped with Names of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience and Dates of Their Imprisonment: Anatoly Sharansky, Ida Nudel. Two (2) Prisoner of Conscience Kits: Information Cards and Star of David-Shaped Medallions Stamped with names of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience: Sylva Zalmanson and Lassal Kaminsky undated

Subseries C: Audio Materials, undated, 1975-1986

This subseries is in English and Russian.
2 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
251Compact Cassette, Today Show: April 13, 19771977
252Compact Cassette, WAMU-FM Fred Fiske Show with John Wallach, 10th Anniversary of Helsinki Accords, July 23, 1985 (Part 1) 1985
253Compact Cassette, WAMU-FM 10th Anniversary of Helsinki Accords Broadcast, July 23, 1985 (Part 2)1985
254Compact Cassette, WAMU-FM 10th Anniversary of Helsinki Accords Broadcast, July 23, 1985 (Part 3)1985
255Compact Cassette, Brussells II: February 19761976
256Compact Cassette, WCSJ Demo, 4th Anniversary Scharansky arrest: March 16, 19811981
257Compact Cassette, Anna Rosnovski - Washington Hebrew Congregation, October 4, 19851985
258Compact Cassette, WCSJ Vigil: 5th Anniversary of Scharansky's Arrest, 19821982
259Compact Cassette, UCSJ Conference: Misha Eidelman and UCSJ/WCSJ Drinan Tribute: April 7-8, 19801980
2510Compact Cassette, WCSJ Concert: Anna Rosnovski, Soloist, October 3, 19851985
2511Compact Cassette, Internatonal Sakharov Hearing and Irwin Cotler-Scharansky Case: September 19791979
2512Compact Cassette, No. Va. Day Camp Call to Moscowundated
2513Compact Cassette, The United States Committee to Free Vladimir Slepak, February 28, 19871987
2514Compact Cassette, Lev Roitburd at Tifereth Israel Conference and Lev Roitburd at Bnai Israel, April 23 and 24, 19811981
2515Compact Cassette, Call to Soviet Union from home of Burtonundated
2516Compact Cassette, M. Sherbourne with Report on Scharansky Trial, July 19781978
2517Compact Cassette, Professor Martin Gilbert at UCSJ Annual Meeting, October 21, 19851985
2518Compact Cassette, Yuli Kasharovsky, Leonid Reingold, Vladimir Raiz, May 31, 19881988
2519Compact Cassette, Concert: 10th Anniversary of Helsinki Accords, July 31, 19851985
2520Compact Cassette, Slepak News Conference, March 27, 19871987
2521Compact Cassette, A. Rish, April 19761976
2522Compact Cassette, WNTR, Ed Graham Show: Rabbis Oler, Kahn and Fink and R. Newman, June 6, 19851985
2523Compact Cassette, WNTR, Washington Live, April 16, 19871987
2524Compact Cassette, Jack Minker and Dr. Alexander Lerner Phone Call, September 27, 19841984
2525Compact Cassette, Lea Slovin at Washington Hebrew, December 2, 19711971
2526Compact Cassette, WCSJ Concert-Fabrangen Fiddlers, March 8, 1980 (Part 1)1980
2527Compact Cassette, WCSJ Concert-Fabrangen Fiddlers, March 8, 1980 (Part 2)1980
2528Compact Cassette, Slepak Interview, Passover Service and Christmas Smuggling of Bibles into East Europeundated
2529Compact Cassette, WCSJ Recap and Cong. Briefing, Dimtri Sinods and Irina Grivnina, February 4, 19871987
2530Compact Cassette, WCSJ Chanukah Freedom Lights Vigil, December 20, 19811981
2531Compact Cassette, Dr. Jack Minker's Call to Prof. Alexander Lerner on Lerner's 70th Birthday, September 7, 1983 and Conversation with Professor Lerner, June-July 19781978
2532Compact Cassette, Scharansky Birthday Vigil and Demo WCSJ, January 20, 19791979
2533Compact Cassette, Shirley Goldstein - Slepak (Volodya), Stolar, Scharansky, Kornfelds and Case Histories1975
2534Compact Cassette, On Tape Counter Stolar (134-153), Scharansky (166-244), September 19751975
2535Compact Cassette, Jews in American Society, Side 4undated
2536Compact Cassette, Dopthehskel and Kadepundated
2537Compact Cassette, Ruth Newman, WAMU-FM Interview Regarding Daily Vigil With Karen Kalish, August 19841984
2538Compact Cassette, Moscow Concertundated
2539Compact Cassette, Moscow Concertundated
2540Compact Cassette, Liberman, M. Slepak, Rabinov: Translationundated
2541Compact Cassette, Interview--WRC-TV with Arena Stagers, Alan Schneider, Howard Witt, Dianne Wiest, June 9, 19741974
2542Compact Cassette, W W D. Dinnerundated
2543Compact Cassette, Vigil for Ida Nudel's 51st birthday at Soviet Embassy, April 26, 19821982
2544Compact Cassette, "Children's Tale," Soundtrack for the Slide Show by Soviet Jewry Information Center1984
2545Compact Cassette, U. Nepthuhcuersundated
2546Compact Cassette, "Refuseniks--Heroes of History," Soundtrack for the Slide Show by Chicago Action for Soviet Jewryundated
2547Compact Cassette, "Children's Tale," Soundtrack for the Slide Show by Soviet Jewry Information Center1984
2548Compact Cassette, "Children's Tale," Soundtrack for the Slide Show by Soviet Jewry Information Center1984
2549Compact Cassette, WCSJ Parlor Meeting--Lev Ulanovsky, Judy Slovin, Jim Glenn, Martin Gilbert: October 18, 19831983
2550Compact Cassette, Michael Sherbourne Radio Interview and Joan Kirstein, October 28, 19791979
2551Compact Cassette, WCSJ Vigil: Sharansky's 30th birthday, Avital Sharansky, Cong. Millicent Fenwick (R-NJ), Cong. Newton Steers (R-MD), January 20, 19781978
2552Compact Cassette, Anna Rosnovski Story, Reported by Peter Maer: September 4, 19861986
2553Compact Cassette, Michael Sherbourne Radio Interview and Joan Kirstein, October 28, 19791979
2554Compact Cassette, Vigil Int'l Children's Day: Hebrew Academy Choir and Sasha Fish, June 1, 19781978
2555Compact Cassette, Scharansky's Birthday Vigil, January 22, 19811981
2556Compact Cassette, Demo for Slepaks, WCSJ/Med Mabe, June 2, 1980; Sinyavsky on Soviet Antisemitism, September 19791979
2557Compact Cassette, Vigil: 2nd Anniversary of Sharansky Trial, July 14, 1980; WCSJ/UCSJ Tribute to Cong. Rob F Drinan, Floor of House of Representatives, September 8, 19801980
2558Compact Cassette, SSSJ Interview With Michael Goldberg, Eyewitness to Col. Yefim Davidovich's Death in Minsk, April 24, 19761976
2559Compact Cassette, "Refuseniks--Heroes of History," Soundtrack for the Slide Show by Chicago Action for Soviet Jewryundated

Subseries D: Photos and Slides, undated, 1989-1990

This subseries is in English.
2 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDate
261Beta Video Cassette, Hirelings and Accomplicesundated
262Beta Video Cassette, Hirelings and Accomplicesundated
263Beta Video Cassette, Ruth Newmanundated
264Video Cassette, Yelistratousundated
265Video Cassette, Kiev Passover1990
266Video Cassette, Refuseniks: Who and Why? / Free At Last: Interviews in Jersusalem With Semyon Yantovsky and Erlina Matlina; Mikhail Elbert; Mikhail and Irina Kara-Ivanov; Marina Kltrosky; Mikhail Kholmyansky; Yuri Sternundated
267Video Cassette, Refusenik Pisaravsky, Leningrad, April 19901990
268Video Cassette, Soviet Refuseniks with S. Weiswasser, 511 Linnean Ave. NW Wash. DC, 20008 (202) 363-7156undated
269Video Cassette, Refuseniks Lev and Lea Milman, Moscowundated
2610Video Cassette, Production Tape, "The Jews of Moscow," Theodore Bikelundated
2611Video Cassette, World Monitor A and E, "The New Nazis" (30 mins.) / Pangat and Antisemetism in USSR, December 20, 19901990
2612Video Cassette, Perm 35 Video, 85 Minutes, August 19891989

Subseries E: Oversize Materials, undated, 1980, 1982, 1986-1987

This subseries is in English and Russian.
1 MAP folder.
BoxFolderTitleDate
MAP11"Free Iosif Begun" poster, undated, 21"x33", 3 copies, colorundated
MAP11"I Am a Citizen of the USSR: Soviet Passport," Soviet Propaganda Poster, E. Kazhdan, 17"x26", 1 copy, color1980
  (in Russian)   
MAP111 Photo, Irkuts, World War II Memorial, 19"x26", colorundated
MAP113 Photos, Passover in USSR, 11"x14", b/wundated
MAP11Soviet Life Magazine, September 19861986
MAP11St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Special Report: USSR, A Second Revolution?1987
MAP11"Zionism is Today's Fascism," Soviet Anti-Zionist Propaganda Poster, A. Ordinartsev, 19"x26", 1 copy, color1982
  (in Russian)   
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