Guide to the Meyer H. Goldman Papers,
1917-1979 

P-1037

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Hannah Yetwin as MS Word document, August 7, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Hannah Yetwin on August 14, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goldman, Meyer H.
Title: Meyer H. Goldman Papers
Dates:1917-1979
Abstract: Meyer H. Goldman was a Boston-based lawyer and Zionist. This collection contains meeting minutes, pamphlets on Zionism, correspondence—including letters between Goldman and the American Council for Judaism, regarding their opposing views on Zionism—drafts of plays and skits, and three books.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: P-1037
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

Meyer Goldman, fourth from right, and other participants in the Boston Jewish Information Please Program held at the Boston YMHA on December 2, 1945.

Meyer H. Goldman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1905. He graduated from Harvard College in 1926 and then from Harvard Law School in 1929. While at Harvard, he was the president of Avukah, a student Zionist organization; he remained active in Zionist organizations and founded several chapters of the Young Judaea club. On March 4, 1933, he married Gladys, with whom he had one daughter, Josephine. In 1934 and 1935, Goldman served as pro bono counsel for Murton and Irving Millen, two brothers charged and later convicted of the murder of Needham, Massachusetts police officer Forbes A. McLeod. Goldman eventually started his own criminal law practice, but later turned his attention to medical malpractice. In addition to practicing law, Goldman was master of ceremonies at variety shows and organized events for seamen visiting Boston during World War II. Goldman died at the Heathwood Nursing Home in Newton, Massachusetts in 1996 at the age of 91.

References

Material in the collection.

Long, Tom. "Meyer H. Goldman, 91; Lawyer, Humorist Entertained Seamen." Boston Globe, August 7, 1996.

"Millens' Appeal in Circuit Court." Boston Daily Globe, October 25, 1934.

Chronology

1905Goldman is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1926Goldman graduates from Harvard College.
1929Goldman graduates from Harvard Law School.
1933Goldman is married.
1996Goldman dies.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains meeting minutes, pamphlets on Zionism, correspondence—including letters between Goldman and the American Council for Judaism, regarding their opposing views on Zionism—drafts of plays and skits, and three books.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single 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); Meyer H. Goldman Papers; P-1037; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Josephine Kivort, 2017.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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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: Meyer H. Goldman Papers, 1917-1979

English.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11The Birth of Israel: The Drama as I Saw It by Jorge García-Granados1948request_box
12Correspondence1944-1977request_box
13Dedication Volume of Congregation Bnai Moshe1954request_box
14The Haggadah of Passover1950request_box
15Miscellaneous1950request_box
16Pamphlets on Zionism1917-1979request_box
17The Reflex1929request_box
19Young Judaea1933-1935request_box
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