Guide to the Papers of Pamela B. Cohen, undated, 1968-2005, 2007, 2009

*P-897

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cohen, Pamela B.
Title: Pamela B. Cohen, papers
Dates:Papers, undated, 1968-2005, 2007, 2009 (bulk 1978-1996)
Abstract: Pamela B. Cohen Papers document activities of the prominent activist of the American Soviet Jewry Movement. Pamela B. Cohen began her activity through the independent grass roots council, Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry (CASJ) and in 1978, served with Marillyn Tallman as co-chair until 1986, when she became the national president of the Washington-based Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ). She served in that capacity for 10 years. The Pamela B. Cohen papers include materials from the late 1960s through 2009, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. The documents include correspondence, notes, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, ephemera, audio and video recordings and 3-D objects.
Languages: The collection is in English, Russian, Hebrew, and Icelandic.
Quantity: 23.27 linear feet (46 manuscript boxes, 1 MAP folder)
Identification: P-897
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location:Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note

The Papers of Pamela B. Cohen 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.

Pamela Cohen was an activist in the Soviet Jewry Movement from the early 1970s through 1996. She began her activity through the independent grass roots council, Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry (CASJ) and in 1978, served with Marillyn Tallman as co-chair until 1986, when she became the national president of the Washington-based Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ). She served in that capacity for 10 years.

Beginning in 1978, Mrs. Cohen traveled throughout the U.S.S.R. to visit Jewish emigration activists and Refuseniks, Jews who were refused emigration visas, to bring out information and to develop strategies for UCSJ's grass roots support. In 1989 Mrs. Cohen led an international delegation, representing five countries, to the Soviet Union to hold the historic first open meeting between Jews of the Soviet Union and Jews of the West and Israel. Later that year, at the request of the Refusenik activists, she traveled again to Moscow for the opening of the Solomon Mikhoels Cultural Center. In 1991, she returned to Russia for a Round Table of Human Rights, co-sponsored by the Union of Councils, with participation of indigenous human rights and democratic leaders. She also led a UCSJ team to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to assess the situation of Jews in the Soviet Moslem Republics and returned to Kyrgyzstan the following year with a UCSJ delegation to conduct an International Symposium on Human Rights as requested by local Jewish leadership. In the same year, she participated in a Human Rights Experts meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, co-sponsored by UCSJ.

Mrs. Cohen has participated in numerous international and national conferences on the issues of Soviet Jewish emigration, Soviet anti-Semitism, and the right to Jewish identity in the former U.S.S.R.. On behalf of the Union of Councils, she attended three separate sessions of the Vienna Follow-Up Meeting of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE); the 1989 CSCE Paris Conference of the Human Dimensions; the Paris CSCE Summit 1990; the Copenhagen Conference of the Human Dimension in 1990; the 1991 Moscow Conference of the Human Dimension and served as a public member of the official U.S. delegation to the CSCE Conference on Minorities in Geneva, Switzerland in 1991. She traveled to Israel on bi-annual basis with UCSJ activists to debrief Jews who were able to receive visas.

Pamela Cohen established networks for transferring information to and from Refuseniks throughout the U.S.S.R. and maintained regular telephone contacts with activists during the darkest days for Soviet Jewry. She testified at Congressional hearings on the state of Soviet emigration policy and state-sponsored anti-Semitism during the Soviet era and participated regularly in briefings for the Congress, the White House, departments of State, Commerce and Defense. She participated in briefings for President Reagan, Secretaries of the State Schultz, Baker and for Condoleezza Rice, during her tenure with the National Security Council. In 1992 she was a guest at the White House for the State dinner during the Summit between Presidents George Bush and Boris Yeltsin.

During the course of her service, Mrs. Cohen has received the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award from the Raoul Wallenberg Committee of Chicago in 1981 and the Edward J. Sparling Award from Roosevelt University's Alumni Association. In 1989, during the UCSJ Conference in Moscow, Mrs. Cohen was given the Medal of Honor by grass roots Soviet Jewish activists and leaders for her achievements on behalf of Soviet Jewry. In 1997, she received a degree of Doctor of Human Letters from Spertus College of Judaica.

In 1995, Pamela Cohen and Rabbi Ezra Belsky co-founded Komimiyus, the Deerfield, Illinois-based North Shore Torah Center, an independent grass roots education center dedicated to Jewish classical education for adults in the Chicago area.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pamela B. Cohen papers include materials from the late 1960s through 2009, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. The documents include correspondence, notes, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, ephemera, audio and video recordings and 3-D objects.

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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, N.Y., 10011 reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The Papers of Pamela B. Cohen 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), United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (I-543), Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (I-547), Jewish Defense League (I-374) 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) , 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), Bert Silver (P-949), Billie Kozolchyk (P-950), John Steinbruck (P-951), Lawrence I. Lerner (P-952), Ruth Geller Gold (P-953), Efry Spectre (P-954), Alan M. Kohn (P-956), Frank Brodsky (P-957), Victor Borden (P-959), Estelle Newman (P-960), Carol S. Kekst (P-961), Linda Rutta (P-965), Rachel Braun (P-967), Jack Forgash (P-968), Michael Greene (P-969), Judith A. Manelis (P-970), Fred Greene (P-971), Harry Lerner (P-972), Alan L. Cohen (P-973), Murray Levine (P-974) and Jack Minker (P-975).

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); Pamela B. Cohen, papers; P-897; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Pamela B. Cohen in 2009.

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Disclaimer

The trip reports found in this collection contain opinions, statements and allegations that may or may not be substantiated. American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any findings, conclusions, recommendations, opinions or statements expressed in the trip reports.

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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: Correspondence, Memos, Notes, Speeches, News Clippings, undated, 1978-1998, 2005

This series is in English.
70 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series I contains documents reflecting Pamela Cohen's personal involvement in the American Soviet Jewry movement amassed from the time of her initial engagement with the Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry in the late 1970s, throughout her presidency of Union of Council of Soviet Jews and into the late 1990s. The documents in the series include Pamela B. Cohen's notebooks and memos, correspondence with Soviet Jews, fellow human rights activists and U.S. government officials; materials on her travels to the U.S.S.R., transcripts of her speeches and clippings of news stories related to her activism.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Appeals and Open Letters From and on Behalf of Soviet Jews1978-1985request_box
12Appeals and Open Letters From and on Behalf of Soviet Jews1986-1987request_box
13Appeals and Open Letters From and on Behalf of Soviet Jewsundated, 1988-1989request_box
14Contactsundated, 1980-1981, 1987, 1991request_box
15Correspondence: Congressional and Governmental1983request_box
16Correspondence: Gilbert, Martin1984-1985, 1988-1989request_box
17Correspondence: Letters from the Refuseniks1978-1979request_box
18Correspondence: Letters from the Refuseniks1980-1982request_box
19Correspondence: Letters from the Refuseniks1983-1986request_box
110Correspondence: Postal Return Receipts1978-1985, 1987request_box
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21Letters and Appeals from Soviet Jewsundated, 1976, 1982-1988, 1994-1998request_box
22Notes1992request_box
23Notes1992-1993request_box
24Notesundatedrequest_box
25Outline for a Book on the American Soviet Jewry Movementundatedrequest_box
26Pamela Cohen's Speeches1982-1983request_box
27Pamela Cohen's Speeches1986-1989, 1991, 1997, 2005request_box
28Pamela Cohen's Speechesundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31Pamela Cohen's Speechesundatedrequest_box
32Pamela Cohen's Timeline of the American Soviet Jewry Movementundatedrequest_box
33Personal File1987-1989request_box
34Personal File1978, 1981-1986request_box
35Personal File1990-1995request_box
36Personal Fileundated, 1996-1997request_box
37President's File1978-1979, 1981-1982request_box
38President's File1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41President's File1981request_box
42President's File1981request_box
43President's File1981request_box
44President's File1983request_box
45President's File1983request_box
46President's File1983request_box
47President's File1984request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51President's File1984request_box
52President's File1984request_box
53President's File1985request_box
54President's File1985request_box
55President's File1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61President's File1986request_box
62President's File1987request_box
63President's File1987request_box
64President's File1987request_box
65President's File1987request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
71President's File1987request_box
72President's File1987request_box
73President's File1987request_box
74President's File1988request_box
75President's File1989request_box
76President's File1989request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
81President's File1989request_box
82President's File1989request_box
83President's File1990request_box
84President's File1990request_box
85President's File1991request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
91President's File1991request_box
92President's File1992request_box
93President's File1993request_box
94President's File1993request_box
95President's File1994request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101President's File1994request_box
102President's File1995request_box
103President's File1996request_box
104President's File1996request_box
105President's File1996request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
111President's File1998request_box
112President's File, 1988 Trip1988request_box
113President's File, Annual Meeting in Moscow1989request_box
114President's File, Annual Meeting in Moscow1989request_box
115President's File, UCSJ Meetings1987request_box
116President's File, UCSJ Meetings1987request_box
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Series II: Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks, 1983-1986

This series is in English.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series II contains notes taken during phone conversations with Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.-one of the most important ways of monitoring the conditions of Soviet Jews and obtaining the information, useful to help them emigrate from the U.S.S.R.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
121Records of Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.1983-1984request_box
122Records of Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.1984request_box
123Records of Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.1985request_box
124Records of Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.1985request_box
125Records of Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.1986request_box
126Records of Phone Conversations with the Refuseniks in the U.S.S.R.1986request_box
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Series III: Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry, 1983, 1988-1993

This series is in English.
5 folders.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series III contains press releases from the Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
131Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry: News and Press Releases1983request_box
132Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry: News and Press Releases1988request_box
133Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry: News and Press Releases1989-1990request_box
134Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry: News and Press Releases1991-1992request_box
135Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry: News and Press Releases1993request_box
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Series IV: Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, undated, 1968-1981, 1983, 1985-1995, 1998

This series is in English.
15 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series IV contains memos, press releases, brochures and statements of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
141Affairs Materials: UCSJ Brochures, Leaflets, Post Cards, Handoutsundated, 1976-1977, 1980-1981, 1983, 1990-1991request_box
142Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1972request_box
143Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1973request_box
144Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1974request_box
145Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1975request_box
146Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1976request_box
147Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1977request_box
148Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1978request_box
149Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1978request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
151Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1979request_box
152Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Historic Documents1968-1972, 1980, 1998request_box
153Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Historic Documents1985-1986request_box
154Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Historic Documents1987-1988request_box
155Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Historic Documents1989-1990request_box
156Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Historic Documentsundated, 1991-1995request_box
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Series V: Individual Case Files on Soviet Jewish Refuseniks, undated, 1977-1989, 1994, 1998

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

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series V includes individual case files of several Refusenik families and individuals, detailing their struggle to emigrate from the U.S.S.R., and work on their behalf by Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry, Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, and by Pamela Cohen personally. The files contain correspondence, memos, notes and news clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
161Blitshtein, Levundated, 1979-1983, 1985-1988request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
162Chernobilsky, Borisundated, 1984, 1987-1989request_box
  

(contains Russian and Hebrew)

 
163Gorodetsky, Yakovundated, 1977-1981, 1983-1984, 1986-1987request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
164Gorodetsky, Yakovundated, 1984-1986request_box
165Gorodetsky, Yakovundated, 1982-1984, 1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
171Gorodetsky, Yakovundated, 1984-1986request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
172Gorodetsky, Yakovundated, 1983, 1985request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
173Khassin Family1979, 1982, 1985-1987request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
174Khassin Familyundated, 1986-1988request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
175Khassin Familyundated, 1986-1988request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
181Poltinnikov Familyundated, 1979-1980, 1983, 1994, 1998request_box
182Volvovsky, Leonid Anayevichundated, 1978-1987request_box
  

(contains Hebrew)

 
183Volvovsky, Leonid Anayevichundated, 1979-1980, 1982, 1985-1987request_box
184Volvovsky, Leonid Anayevichundated, 1978, 1986-1987request_box
185Volvovsky, Leonid Anayevichundated, 1985-1988request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
191Volvovsky, Leonid Anayevichundated, 1977-1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1987request_box
  

(contains Hebrew)

 
192Zunshine, Zacharundated, 1984-1986request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
193Zunshine, Zacharundated, 1984-1986request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
194Zunshine, Zacharundated, 1983-1986request_box
  

(contains Russian and Hebrew)

 
195Zunshine, Zacharundated, 1984-1986request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
196Zunshine, Zacharundated, 1984-1985request_box
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Series VI: Subject Files, undated, 1972-1973, 1976, 1978-1994, 1996-2001, 2003

This series is in English.
25 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series VI: comprise materials on a number of issues, individuals and events connected with Soviet Jewry. The Subject Files include information on Soviet Anti-Semitism, prisoners of conscience, Jewish culture in the U.S.S.R., profiles of U.S. politicians and human rights activists, and other subjects. The documents include correspondence, memos, notes and brochures.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
201Antisemitismundated, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1990-1991, 1998request_box
202Antisemitismundated, 1980-1990, 1993request_box
203Golempolsky, Tankredundated, 1989, 1992-1994, 1996request_box
204Holocaust on Soviet Territory1976, 1981, 1983, 1985request_box
205Interviewsundated, 1979, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1999-2001, 2003request_box
  

(contains 3 audio cassettes)

 
206International Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in the Soviet Union (IPG)undated, 1980, 1983-1987request_box
207Lein Trialundated, 1981request_box
208Leningrad Trialundated, 1979, 1987, 1996, 1998request_box
  

(contains audio cassette)

 
209Mikveh of Mariyna Roscha Synagogue, Moscowundated, 1995, 1998request_box
2010Miscellaneous Subjectsundated, 1983-1989request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
211Moscow Olympicsundated, 1972-1973, 1976-1980request_box
212News Articles on Soviet Jewry1987-1988request_box
213News Articles on Soviet Jewry1989-1990request_box
214Poor Relatives Groupundated, 1989request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
215Porter, John E., Congressman1982-1983request_box
216Prisoners of Conscienceundated, 1979, 1981-1985, 1988-1989, 1999request_box
217Rabbinic Actions1984-1988request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
221Rapoport, Louisundated, 1986-1990request_box
222Reagan, Ronaldundated, 1985-1988request_box
223Secrecy Refusalsundated, 1987request_box
224Sharansky, Anatoly1979, 1981, 1984, 1986-1988request_box
225Sister Cities1987-1989request_box
226Struggle for Jewish Culture in the U.S.S.R.undated, 1979-1980, 1982, 1984-1985, 1988, 1997request_box
  

(contains audiocassette)

 
227Utevsky, Levundated, 1983-1985request_box
228Vaad Hatzolah Chabad1998-2000request_box
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Series VII: Projects and Events, undated, 1980-1992, 1994, 2009

This series is in English and Icelandic.
28 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series VII documents meetings and activities related to events important to the Soviet Jewry movement, such as the meetings of U.S. President Ronald Reagan with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, the U.S. elections of 1988 and other events. The series also contains documents on special projects, such as direct mail efforts, and on cooperation with other human rights groups. The documents include memos, notes, correspondence and news clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
231A. B. Data Direct Martketing Servicesundated, 1989-1996request_box
232Abram-Bronfman Agreement, 3/19871985-1987request_box
233American-Soviet Jewish Bureau for Emigration, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law1990request_box
234American-Soviet Jewish Bureau for Emigration, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law1990request_box
235American-Soviet Jewish Bureau for Emigration, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law1990request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
241CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) Helsinki Meetingsundated, 1980, 1982, 1985-1989request_box
242CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) Helsinki Meetingsundated, 1980, 1987-1991request_box
243CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) Helsinki Meetings1989-1990request_box
244CSCE (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) Helsinki MeetingsMay 1990request_box
245Direct Mail Samples1991-1992, 1994request_box
246Direct Mail Samples1995request_box
247Direct Mail Samples1996request_box
248Direct Mail Samplescirca 1990srequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
251Elections 19881988request_box
252Finnish Christians, Edward Usoskinundated, 1983-1987, 2009request_box
253Jerusalem-Munich-Vienna MeetingsFebruary 1988request_box
254Madrid Review Conference of the Helsinki Agreement1980-1981, 1983, 1992request_box
255Moscow International Seminar on Human Rights and Soviet-American Governmental Commission undated, 1987-1988request_box
256Reykjavik Summitundated, 1985-1986request_box
257Reykjavik Summit: Morgunbladit Newspaper1986request_box
  

(contains Icelandic)

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
261Reykjavik Summit: News Articlesundated, 1986request_box
262Reykjavik Summit: Union of Councils for Soviet Jewsundated, 1986request_box
263Summit Meeting, Helsinki1988request_box
264Summit Meeting, Washington1987request_box
265Summit: Washington, DC Rally Mobilization Task Force1987request_box
266Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Annual Leadership Meeting1991-1992request_box
267Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Meetings in Israel1980, 1982, 1986-1987request_box
268World Conference on Soviet Jewry, Presidiumundated, 1983-1984, 1986-1988request_box
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Series VIII: American Soviet Jewry Movement: History, Controversial Issues, Interaction Among Organizations, Relationship with Israel, undated, 1972, 1975, 1977-2000, 2003-2004, 2007

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

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series VIII contains materials on the history of the Soviet Jewry Movement in the United States, on the relationship among American Soviet Jewry Movement organizations, and their relations with the Israeli government and organizations responsible for repatriation of Soviet Jews. The series contains documents on controversial and much disputed subjects, such as the issue of the Noshrim (Hebrew word for "dropouts"), the Soviet Jews who left the U.S.S.R. on an Israeli visa, but instead of going to Israel chose a different destination, usually the United States. The documents include correspondence, memos and notes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
271Chicago Jewish Federation and Chicago Conference on Soviet Jewry1982-1990request_box
272Confidentialundated, 1977, 1979, 1982-1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2009request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
273Conflicts Among Soviet Jewry Movement Organizations1978-1979, 1981-1983, 1986-1988, 1993, 1995-1996, 1999-2000, 2007request_box
274Drop-outs (Noshrim)1979, 1982request_box
275History of the Soviet Jewry Movement in the U.S.undated, 1975request_box
276History of the Soviet Jewry Movement in the U.S.1980, 1984, 1986-1989request_box
277History of the Soviet Jewry Movement in the U.S.1992-1994, 1997, 2004request_box
278Israel File1977, 1979-1985request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
281Israel Fileundated, 1988-1990, 1994-1996, 1999request_box
282Israel File1986request_box
283Israel File1987request_box
284Lishkat Hakesher (Nativ)1972, 1979-1980, 1987-1989, 1991, 1993, 1996-1998, 2003request_box
285National Conference on Soviet Jewry1988-1989, 1995-1996request_box
286Pamela Cohen's Timeline of the American Soviet Jewry Movementundatedrequest_box
287Public Activity Versus Quiet Diplomacy Regarding Soviet Jewsundated, 1986-1987, 1991request_box
288Women's Movementundated, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1984-1987, 1998request_box
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Series IX: Travel to U.S.S.R., undated, 1978, 1980-1989

This series is in English.
33 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series I is divided into two subseries.

Subseries A contains information intended for the American Jews who wished to visit Jews in the U.S.S.R. to supply them with material and spiritual aid, and to gather information for the American Soviet Jewry Movement organizations. These documents include the UCSJ Travel Program outline and lists of Refuseniks to visit. The subseries also contains American travelers' articles and personal accounts of violations and unusual experiences with Soviet officials. The documents include memos, notes, news clippings and articles.

Subseries B includes Trip Reports of the American visitors of Soviet Jews in the U.S.S.R.

Disclaimer

The trip reports found in this collection contain opinions, statements and allegations that may or may not be substantiated. American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any findings, conclusions, recommendations, opinions or statements expressed in the trip reports.

Subseries A: Information for American visitors of Soviet Jews in the U.S.S.R., undated, 1978, 1980-1984

This subseries is in English.
3 folders.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
291Travel Program Informationundated, 1978, 1983-1984
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292Tourist Violationsundated, 1980-1984
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293Tourist Law1981-1984
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Subseries B: Trip Reports of the American Visitors of Soviet Jews in the U.S.S.R., undated, 1981-1989

This subseries is in English.
32 folders.
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294Abramson, Carole; Cohen, Gail; Gittleman, Mark; Muchin, Karen; Singer, Lynn1988
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295Anisfeld, Michael1987-1988
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296Anschel, Hillary; Ross, Kenundated, 1985
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297Berlowitz, Jack; San, Bernard1985
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298Cowen,Ruth, Wally; Rapp, Marsha and Mr. (first name unknown)undated, 1989
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299Cantor, Nelson and Cohen, Lynnundated, 1985
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2910Domsky, Judy and Ron1984
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2911Feig, Konnilyn; Wilhelm, Lisaundated, 1985
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2912Freed, Michael and Jean1984
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2913Freed, Michael and Jean1988
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301Gamoran, Saul, Reuben1982
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302Gilatundated
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303Edelheit, Joe and Gilman, Samundated, 1984
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304Kahn, Betty and Opper, Lynnundated, 1984
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305Katz, Betsy and Grey, Lanaundated, 1986
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306Kenney, Jim and Miller, Ron1984
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307Kohn, Sandra and Spinner, Nancy1985
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308Kurtz, Vernon and Simon, Mordecaiundated, 1981-1983
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309Lewis, Michael and Valerieundated, 1984
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3010Lewis, Valerie and Arzti, Donnaundated, 1987
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3011Mednick, Robert and Susan; Janger, Dick and Lois1982
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3012Morris, Mitchell; Shapiro, Ronaldundated, 1983
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3013Motew, Marty; Winick, Alundated, 1986
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3014Oberman, Marty1981
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311Opper, Linda; Tallman, Marillyn; Waksberg, Davidundated, 1988
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312Peshkin, Frances and Murrayundated, 1989
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313Rizowry, Carlos and Halbkram, Harryundated, 1982
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314Rosenfeldundated
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315Rosenfeld: Nancy, Martin1982
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316Stein, Jay1986
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317Stern, Barbara and Canadian Delegation1984
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318Taussig, Elaine and Stuart1983
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Series X: Soviet and American Policies Affecting Soviet Jews, undated, 1978-1991, 1993-1996

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

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series X contains materials on Soviet and American laws and policies that affected Immigration of Soviet Jews and Jewish life in the U.S.S.R.. The documents include memos, press releases and news clippings.

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321Jackson-Vanik Amendment1978-1979, 1983, 1985-1986request_box
322Jackson-Vanik Amendment1987request_box
323Jackson-Vanik Amendment1987request_box
324Jackson-Vanik Amendment1988request_box
325Jackson-Vanik Amendment1989request_box
326Jackson-Vanik Amendment1989request_box
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331Jackson-Vanik Amendment1989request_box
332Jackson-Vanik Amendment1989request_box
333Jackson-Vanik Amendment1989request_box
334Jackson-Vanik Amendment1990request_box
335Jackson-Vanik Amendment1991, 1993-1995request_box
336Jackson-Vanik Amendment: 20th Anniversary1994-1995request_box
337Repatriation1983-1985request_box
  

(contains Russian and Hebrew)(contains 1 cassette)

 
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341Soviet Anti-Zionist Committeeundated, 1978, 1980, 1983-1995request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
342Soviet Disinformation and Propaganda1978, 1981-1989, 1992, 1996request_box
  

(contains Russian)

 
343Soviet Emigration Policy1981-1986request_box
344Soviet Emigration Policyundated, 1987-1989request_box
345Stevenson Amendment1985, 1988-1989request_box
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Series XI: Publications, 1975, 1977-1991, 1993, 1996-1997

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

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series XI contains newsletters and reports on Soviet Jews published in America, Europe and Israel.

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35135's [Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry]1981request_box
352Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]January-May 1979request_box
353Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]June-December 1979request_box
354Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]January-June 1980request_box
355Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]July-December 1980request_box
356Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1981request_box
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361Alert [Union of Councils for Soviet Jews]1982-1986request_box
362Antisemitism in the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997, Report by Union of Councils for Soviet Jews1997request_box
363Antisemitism in the U.S.S.R.1979request_box
364Antisemitism in the U.S.S.R.1979request_box
365Antisemitism in the U.S.S.R.1980request_box
366Antisemitism in the U.S.S.R.1986request_box
367Information [Israel]1979-1980request_box
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371Information [Israel]1991-1993request_box
372Insight: Soviet Jews, Vol. 1, Nos 2, 3, 5; Vol. 4, No. 111975, 1978request_box
373Jews in the U.S.S.R.January-June 1977request_box
374Jews in the U.S.S.R.July-December 1977request_box
375Jews in the U.S.S.R.January-June 1978request_box
376Jews in the U.S.S.R.July-December 1978request_box
377Jews in the U.S.S.R.February-June 1979request_box
378Jews in the U.S.S.R.July-December 1979request_box
379Jews in the U.S.S.R.1980request_box
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381Jews in the U.S.S.R.1981request_box
382News Bulletin [Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry]1978-1980request_box
383News Bulletin [Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry]1981request_box
384News Bulletin [Scientists Committee of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry], Nos. 3, 4, 61996request_box
385Refusenik: Information from Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry1979-1980request_box
386Refusenik: Information from Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry1981-1982request_box
387Refusenik: Information from Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry1983-1984request_box
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391Refusenik: Information from Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry1985-1987request_box
392Refusenik: Information from Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry1990-1991, 1993request_box
393Soviet Jewry Education and Information Center Bulletin1984-1986request_box
394Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry1978-1979request_box
395Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry1980-1981request_box
396UCSJ Quarterly Report1983-1986request_box
397U.S.S.R. News Brief [Editor Cronid Lubarsky]1986request_box
398U.S.S.R. News Brief [Editor Cronid Lubarsky]1987-1988request_box
399U.S.S.R. News Brief [Editor Cronid Lubarsky]1989request_box
3910U.S.S.R. News Brief [Editor Cronid Lubarsky]1990request_box
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Series XII: Audio, Visual and Oversize Materials, 3-D Objects, undated, 1976-1994, 1998, 1999

This series is in English,Russian and Hebrew.
Scope and Content:

Series XII is divided into five subseries.

Subseries A contains photographs taken during Pamela B. Cohen’s travels in the U.S.S.R. and during various events related to the American Soviet Jewry Movement.

Subseries B contains videocassettes of television broadcasts and other video materials related to Soviet Jews, including an oral history interview with Pamela B. Cohen, taken in 2009.

Subseries C includes audio- and microcassettes containing recordings of conversations with Soviet Jews and the proceedings of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews conference in Israel.

Subseries D contains three metal bracelets stamped with names of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience and one plastic pin, commemorative of the Conference of Jewish Organizations and Communities of U.S.S.R., Moscow 1989.

Subseries E contains Soviet Jewry Movement posters and broadsides.

Subseries A: Photographs, undated, 1976-1994, 1999

This subseries is in English.
23 folders.
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401Photographs1978-1979
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402Photographs1980-1989
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403Photographs 1990-1992, 1994, 1999
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404Photographs 1991
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405Photographs 1991
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406Photographs1991
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411Photographsundated
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412Photographsundated
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413Photographsundated
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414Photographs: Azerbaijan1994
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415Photographs: Bishkek, Kirghizia, Human Rights Meeting1991
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416Photographs: Chernobylsky Familyundated, 1985, 1987-1989
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417Photographs: Cohen, Pamela and Leonard Trip to the U.S.S.R.1978
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421Photographs: Gorodetsky, Yakovundated
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422Photographs: Greenberg, Mosheundated
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423Photographs: Khassin Familyundated, 1979, 1982, 1985-1987
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424Photographs: Lazaris, Vladimirundated, 1976-1977
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425Photographs: MoscowMay-June 1990
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426Photographs: Moscow1992
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431Photographs: Moscow1993
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432Photographs: Moscow, UCSJ Meeting1989
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433Photographs: Opening of the Mikhoels Cultural Center in Moscow1989
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434Photographs: Volvovsky Familyundated, 1978, 1986-1987
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435Photographs: Reykjavik Summit1986
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436Photographs: Sharanskyundated, 1984, 1987
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437Photographs: Sharansky DedicationOctober 1982
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438Photographs: Stolar, Abe in Chicagoundated
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439Photographs: UCSJ Human Rights Meeting in Kiev1992
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4310Photographs: Women's Movementundated
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Subseries B: Video, undated, 1984-1986, 2002

1 box.
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441DVD: Oral History Interview with Pamela B. Cohen2009request_box
442Videocassette: Natan Sharansky Release Interview, PBC1986request_box
443Videocassette: Avital Sharansky at the Chicago Action for Soviet JewryMarch 1984request_box
444Videocassette: Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry: Marty Obermanundatedrequest_box
445Videocassette: Lev Roitburd (Odessa)undatedrequest_box
446Videocassette: Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry: Orlov-Sharansky Human Rights Violationsundatedrequest_box
447Videocassette: Re-Remembering, Chicago Action for Jews in the Former Soviet Union2002request_box
448Videocassette: Betty Kahn and Pam Cohenundatedrequest_box
449Videocassette: Pamela Cohen on "Friends" with Mike Heiderman, on Channel 5 Late News and Today Show1985request_box
4410Videocassette: Kevin Klose, Washington Post: Leningrad Broadcastundatedrequest_box

Subseries C: Audio Materials,  undated, 1984-1987, 1998-1999

Processing Information:

The tapes in this series were numbered before their content was checked. During digitization, blank tapes and irrelevant or commercial recordings (e.g. popular music) were discovered on a few of the tapes. These recordings were not retained, and those tapes were taken out of the description below. This is the reason that some tape numbers are skipped below (e.g. box 46 tape 72). Side A of box 46 tape 37 was also not retained for the same reason.

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451Audiocassette: "Abe Stolar 3/21"undated
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452Audiocassette: "Songs--Volvovksy Ebsteins (Moscow 7/20/81)"July 20, 1981
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453Audiocassette: "Volvovsky 1. Ed, Dem. Tel Aviv"undated
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454Audiocassette: "Volvovsky"June 28, 1982
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455Audiocassette: "Lynn-Volvovsky"undated
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456Audiocassette: "Ari Volvovsky, Letter"Spring 1979, March 1981
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457Audiocassette: "Volvovsky, July 1, 1980; Stolar, Abe, June 19, 1980"1980
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458Audiocassette: "Volvovsky"undated
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459Audiocassette: "Tatiana Zunshain"undated
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4510Audiocassette: "Tatiana Zunshain, Orleans, France"undated
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4511Audiocassette: "Tanya's (Tatiana Zunshain) Letter to Pres."undated
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4512Audiocassette: "Yale/Addresses"undated
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4513Audiocassette: "Tatiana Zunshain"undated
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4514Audiocassette: "Tatiana Appeal"undated
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4515Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky—John Porter"August 13, 1985
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4516Audiocassette: "Lifshitz"September 23, 1985
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4517Audiocassette: "Volvovsky Letter, 42 Signatures, November 28, 1985: Burshtein's Release From Prison" 1985
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4518Audiocassette: "Zunshain"March 15, 1985
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4519Audiocassette: "Imp. English Statement"undated
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4520Audiocassette: "Zunshain, 3/17/1986, Intervention/Sud 3/17/1986"1986
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4521Audiocassette: "Zunshain-Begun, May 19"undated
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4522Audiocassette: "Tanya (Tatiana) Zunshain"April 1, 1986
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4523Audiocassette: "Tanya (Tatiana) Zunshain-Mitterrand/April 4, Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky)—Tourists"undated
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4524Audiocassette: "Zunshain"undated
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4525Audiocassette: "Zunshain Post Card to Deputies"May 16, 1985
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4526Audiocassette: "Tanya Zunshain, Stachenko (Dobrovensky)"undated
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4527Audiocassette: "Volvovsky, May 28, Hawkes"undated
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4528Audiocassette: "Abe Stolar 8/81 Master, Lev Blitshtein—Original"undated
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4529Audiocassette: "Abe Stolar, 72nd Birthday, Message to Mayor of Washington"December 18, 1983
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4530Audiocassette: "Volvovsky, Michael Sherbourne, Mesh Called in Dec. 82."1982
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4531Audiocassette: "Abe Stolar to Mayor Byrne, Moscow"December 8, 1980
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4532Audiocassette: "Volvovsky"September 10, 1979
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4533Audiocassette: "Volvovsky"1980
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4534Audiocassette: "Israel Conference UCSJ: Grigory Kanovich"1980
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4535Audiocassette: "Israel Conference UCSJ: Emigration, Drop-outs (Noshrim), Ben Fein"1980
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4536Audiocassette: "Israel Conference UCSJ: Anatoly Altman, Families"1980
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4537Audiocassette: "Israel Conference UCSJ: David Shipler—Effects of Polish Crisis, Michael Sherbourne, Barras"1980
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4590Audiocassette: "Tanya (Tatiana) Zunshain"circa 1980
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46 38 Audiocassette: "Volvovsky" January 1984
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46 39 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky Gene 21" 1984
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46 40 Audiocassette: "Lev Goldfarb" April 27 1984
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46 41 Audiocassette: "Mila Red Cross" undated
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46 42 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky 3/22/83/Tatiana Zunshain 3/23/84" 1983-1984
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46 43 Audiocassette: "Nellie Mai" May 2 1984
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46 44 Audiocassette: "Ari Volvovsky" undated
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46 45 Audiocassette: "Mila Volvovsky" undated
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46 46 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky)" November 14 1984
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46 47 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky) 6/6/1984" 1984
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46 48 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky--June 15" undated
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46 49 Audiocassette: "KGB--Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky)--Aug. 20 1984 Use in Case of Trial" 1984
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46 50 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky Arrest Pratt Khassina" September 1984
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46 51 Audiocassette: "Leningrad Appeal" undated
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46 52 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky" undated
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46 53 Audiocassette: "Tanya Helsinki Letter April; Revised Women's Letter" undated
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46 54 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky): I Can Help You" undated
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46 55 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov) Gorodetsky: Messenger Call Interrupted 8/5/85; Porter Aug. 13 1985" 1985
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46 56 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky) Defomation" May 20 1985
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46 57 Audiocassette: "Burshtein; Alla P." undated
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46 58 Audiocassette: "Alla Praisman; Vasserman June 25" undated
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46 59 Audiocassette: "Edward; Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky)" July 24 1985
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46 60 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky--Usoskin" undated
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46 61 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky Signatures 19/09/84; Pam Cohen-Usoskin" 1984
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46 62 Audiocassette: "Yiddish Songs in German N. Ratner" April 23 1987
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46 63 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky April 3" undated
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46 64 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky) Repatriation Repeat" October 15 1985
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46 65 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky and Porter" undated
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46 66 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky)" September 11 1985
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46 67 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov) Gorodetsky" February 24 1985
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46 68 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov) Gorodetsky" undated
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46 69 Audiocassette: "Tanya Zunshain" January 10 1985
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46 70 Audiocassette: "Yasha (Yakov Gorodetsky)" undated
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46 71 Audiocassette: "Women to American Congress" undated
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46 73 Audiocassette: "Gorodetsky; Zunshain Arrest" undated
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46 74 Audiocassette: Pamela Cohen's Memo Re.: Meeting in London undated
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46 75 Audiocassette: "Leningrad Appeal to Israel in Russian" undated
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46 77 Audiocassette: "Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry, Refuseniks: Heroes of History" 1985
  

A video recording was created to digitally reunite the photographic slides and audio recording that initially accompanied the slides to emulate a screening of slideshow. The audio recording is found in Box 99, Folder 100 of Subseries A: Audio Materials of Part 1, Series V: Audio and Visual Materials of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews and Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and Renewal records (I-505), whereas the slides are located in Box 23, Folder 11 of Subseries A: Photos and Slides of Series X: Photos, Slides, Audio, Video and Oversize Materials from the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry records (I-540).

 
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46 78 Audiocassette: "Letters to Jews in the West 1985; Natasha Bechkan: Complaints Fanya Berenshtein Tanya Edelstein Dec. 26 1984" 1984-1985
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46 79 Audiocassette: "Beilina-John Hatch Grassoly Boshewitz" undated
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46 80 Audiocassette: "Pamela Cohen--Debriefing Speech" undated
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46 81 Audiocassette: "Lev Suel; Dina Beilina--Message from Ilona Khassina" undated
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46 82 Audiocassette: "Give up Citizenship; The Reasons for Establishing Process of Repatriation" October 18 1985
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46 83 Audiocassette: "Evgeniy Gurevich Eduard" undated
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46 84 Audiocassette: "Shapiro Case; Tanya (Tatiana Zunshane)" undated
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46 85 Audiocassette: "Dr. Michael Wasserman and Consulate re: Sharansky; Ari Volvovsky October 21st" undated
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46 86 Audiocassette: "Candidates Congress Nepomnishaya Letter" undated
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46 87 Audiocassette: "Natasha Khassina" undated
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46 88 Audiocassette: "Meshkov 3-24" undated
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46 89 Audiocassette: "Ari Volvovsky Singing" undated
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46 1 Microcassette: "Shauli--G. Farber" undated
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46 2 Microcassette: "Gennady/Joseph E." undated
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46 3 Microcassette: "Michael Sherbourne" undated
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46 4 Microcassette: "Alex Shmukler" undated
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46 6 Microcassette: "Rabbi Chazan" August 16 1998
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46 7 Microcassette: "Chaim Burshtein" January 4 1998
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46 8 Microcassette: "Enid and Stuart Wurtman KGB" 1999
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46 9 Microcassette: "Bronfman--Sharansky" undated
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46 10 Microcassette: "Alex Pyatetsky I" undated
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46 11 Microcassette: "Rabbi Greenberg Interview Would not Talk" August 17 1998
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46 12 Microcassette: "Yesh. Anug Min. Foreign Affairs; Nehemiah Levanon" undated
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46 13 Microcassette: "Rabbi Chazan Interview" August 17 1998
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46 16 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Call to Pavel Re.: Vinokurov Roitman Shtraydman Zolomatina and other Refuseniks undated
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46 17 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Refusenik Families of Leningrad--Letter to Gorbachev and Reagan etc. undated
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46 18 Microcassette: "Isobin--Appeal for Helsinki from Jewish Refusenik Women" undated
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46 20 Microcassette: "Marilyn Tallman call to USSR Re.: P. Cohen's Congressional Testimony etc."" undated
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46 21 Microcassette: "Ouda History" undated
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46 23 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Call to USSR Re.: Assault of Refuseniks demontrating in Moscow undated
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46 24 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Interview with an unidentified activist undated
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46 27 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Marilyn Tallman call to Vladimir (Lazaris ?) undated
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46 28 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Alex Shmukler undated
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46 29 Microcassette: Unlabeled--Marilyn Tallman calls Refuseniks in the USSR undated
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Subseries D: 3-D Objects, undated, 1989

This subseries is in English.
2 folders.
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4681Pin: Conference of Jewish Organizations and Communities of U.S.S.R., Moscow 1989request_box
  

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4682Three Metal Bracelets with Names of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience: Judith Ratner, Aryeh Volvosky, Eduard Kuznetsovundatedrequest_box

Subseries E: Oversize Materials, undated, 1985-1986

This subseries is in English.
1MAP folder.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
MAP11Poster: "How Many Years Can Some People Exist Before They're Allowed to Be Free," by Student and Academic Campaign for Soviet Jews, London, UK, 17"x24", b/wundated
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MAP11Poster: "Hosting Human Rights Conference; Denying Human Rights to Soviet Jews," by Student and Academic Campaign for Soviet Jews, London, UK, 17"x24", colorundated
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MAP11Poster: Prisoner of the Soviet Secret Police Mikhail Kornblit, Soviet Jew, by Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, by Student Struggle for Soviet Jews, 11"x17", b/wundated
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MAP11Broadside: International Herald Tribune, "There are Still 370,000 Hostages in the Soviet Union"October 9, 1986request_box
MAP11Broadside: The Wall Street Journal, "Secretary Shultz: Seventy-Three Women and Men are Risking Their Lives by Running this Ad Today"January 2, 1985request_box
MAP11Poster: "UCSJ Network of Human Rights Bureaus in Russian and the Newly Independent Nations of the Former Soviet Union," 11"x17", colorundatedrequest_box
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