Guide to the Babette Wampold Papers,
undated, 1969-2003
(bulk 1976-1991)

P-912

Finding Aid by Michael D. Montalbano

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Michael D. Montalbano in June 27, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wampold, Babette
Title: Babette Wampold Papers
Dates:undated, 1969-2003
Bulk Dates:1976-1991
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Babette Wampold and the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews and documents their activities on behalf of the American Soviet Jewry Movement. The collection is comprised of correspondence, case files, clippings, newsletters, photographs, and trip reports.
Languages: The collection is mostly in English, but also contains material in French, Hebrew and Russian.
Quantity: 9.35 linear feet (14 manuscript boxes, 1 OS4 box and 1 SB2 box).
Identification: P-912
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

The Papers of Babette Wampold 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.

Babette Wampold, activist, art collector, and author, lived in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband Charles, a lawyer, and their three children. She wrote about Jewish immigration in the American South and was active in the leadership of the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews (ACTSSJ). The Wampold’s art collection was an exhibit at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in 2006 entitled Adventures in Collecting Art: American Paintings from the Collections of Charles and Babette Wampold and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

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Scope and Content Note

As part of the American Soviet Jewry Movement holdings at the American Jewish Historical Society this collection documents the activities of the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jewry and its leader Babette Wampold. The collection includes material related to the ACTSSJ and other organizations involved in the effort to free the Refuseniks and consists of articles, essays, correspondence, pamphlets, newsletter, photographs, audio-visual material, and more.

Series I: American Soviet Jewry Movement Organizations, consists of material that documents the activities of a few organizations that comprised the American Soviet Jewry Movement and is broken into two subseries. Sub-Series 1: Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews, documents the activities of Babette Wampold and the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews (ACTSSJ). Such activities include programs to support Soviet Jews through pledges, Adopt a Family, to vigils for human rights. It also includes correspondence with Refuseniks and their family members outside of the Soviet Union, government officials, and scientists. Babette’s essays and editorials on the plight of Refuseniks can be found in this series. Additional material includes a scrapbook further documenting the establishment and activities of the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews. Sub-Series 2: Other Organizations, contains material that documents the activities of other American Soviet Jewry Movement organizations that Babette received and includes correspondence between the ACTSSJ and the other councils, their articles, newsletters, mailings, manuals, and booklets.

In Series II: Refusenik Case Histories, the plight of the Refuseniks is documented and includes brief biographical information and various letters and photographs meant for distribution in mailings to raise awareness and provide updates on their status.

Series III: Trip Reports, documents the travel and observations of American activists in the USSR as they attempted to contact Refuseniks and plea for their release.

Series IV, contains the subject files of Babette Wampold and ACTSSJ about various topics and matters pertaining to the overall American Soviet Jewry Movement. These include lists of Refuseniks and American and Soviet officials, newspaper clippings, maps, pamphlets, and Soviet propaganda.

Photographs are kept in Series V. These images, for the most part unidentified, provide snapshots of Refuseniks and activists. The contents of the images include the events of the ACTSSJ, Babette Wampold with various activits and dignitaries including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, in the Wampold home, and U.S. Senator Carl Levin. The series also includes a slide program assembled by the Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry titled Refuseniks: Their Faces, Their Faith. The audio component of this program is contained in the next series.

Series VI: Audio-Visual Material, contains the audio component to the slide program created by the Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry titled Refuseniks: Their Faces, Their Faith. Also included is a telephone interview with Refuseniks Valery and Janna Lerner and the Bussards. The U-Matic videocassette contains unknown material.

Series VII: Ephemera, includes four buttons used to promote awareness of the suffering of Soviet Jews and the efforts related to their release.

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Arrangement

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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

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility. For more information, contact:

American Jewish Historical Society,
Center for Jewish History,
15 West 16th Street,
New York, NY, 10011
email:  reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The papers of Babette Wampold 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), Medical Mobilization for Soviet Jewry, 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), 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 Gerber Turner (P-907) and Myrtle Sitowitz (P-908).

Individual accounts of activities within the Soviet Jewry Movement are preserved in the UJA Oral History Collection (I-433), which includes accounts from members of the following organizations: the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Bay Area Council on Soviet Jews (BACSJ), Seattle Action for Soviet Jews, Houston Action for Soviet Jews, Chicago Action for Soviet Jews, Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jews and the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. Interviewees include accounts by Lillian Forman (BACSJ), Ann Polunsky, Morey Schapira, Myrtle Sitowitz, Deborah Turkin, David Waksberg, Sylvia Weinberg and Dolores Wilkenfeld. In addition, posters related to the Soviet Jewry Movement can be found in the Jewish Student Organizations Collection (I-61).

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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Custodial History

This collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society by Babette Wampold in 2006.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Babette Wampold Papers; P-912; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

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: American Soviet Jewry Movement Organizations, undated, 1975-2003

The series is in English, French and Russian.
3.75 linear feet (5.5 manuscript boxes and 1 OS4 folders). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 6, Folder 6 and Oversize Box 15 (OS4), Folder 1.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the activities of a few organizations that comprised the American Soviet Jewry Movement.

Sub-Series 1: Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews, undated, 1975-2003

2.0 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes and 1 OS4 folders). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 2, Folder 17 and Box 15 (OS4), Folder 1.
Arrangement:

This subseries has been arranged in alphabetical order by folder title, then by chronological order of the material contained within.

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents the activities of Babette Wampold and the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews (ACTSSJ). Such activities include programs to support Soviet Jews through pledges, Adopt a Family, to vigils for human rights. It also includes correspondence with Refuseniks and their family members outside of the Soviet Union, government officials, and scientists. Babette’s essays and editorials on the plight of Refuseniks can be found in this series. Additional material includes a scrapbook further documenting the establishment and activities of the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews. Material includes correspondence, articles, newsletters, photographs, a phonograph record, and proclamations.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Activities - Adopt a Family undated request_box
1 2 Activities - Human Rights Night 1977 request_box
1 3 Activities - Letter Writing Sessions undated, 1975-1987 request_box
1 4 Activities - Link with Freedom Night 1977-1978 request_box
1 5 Activities - Alabama and Montgomery Declarations 1976-1987 request_box
1 6 Activities - Resolution - World Conference of Mayors 1984-1993 request_box
1 7 Activities - Speaker - Mikhail Eidelman 1981 request_box
1 8 Activities - Speaker - Michael Sherbourne 1977-1993 request_box
1 9 Administration - Membership Lists 1977-1985 request_box
1 10 Administration - Vital Documents and Reports 1976-1987 request_box
1 11 Correspondence 1976-1977 request_box
1 12 Correspondence 1978 request_box
1 13 Correspondence 1979 request_box
1 14 Correspondence 1980-1984 request_box
1 15 Correspondence 1985-1989 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Correspondence - Arthur Abba Goldberg 1981 request_box
2 2 Correspondence - Belgian Contacts 1979-1980 request_box
2 3 Correspondence - French and Swiss Contacts 1980-1987 request_box
2 4 Correspondence - Israeli Contacts 1978-1981 request_box
2 5 Correspondence - Israeli Contacts - Elena (Nudel) Fridman (contains phonograph) 1980-1981 request_box
2 6 Correspondence - Haim Kilov 1987-1988 request_box
2 7 Correspondence - Ki Hang Kim 1979 request_box
2 8 Correspondence - Baruch Laurie 1978 July request_box
2 9 Correspondence - Boris M Schein (1 of 2) 1979-2003 request_box
2 10 Correspondence - Boris M Schein (2 of 2) 1979-2003 request_box
2 11 Scientists undated, 1977-1981 request_box
2 12 Correspondence - US House of Representatives 1981-1983 request_box
2 13 Correspondence - US Senate 1979-1983 request_box
2 14 Editorials undated, 1976-1987 request_box
2 15 Essays undated, 1980-1987 request_box
2 16 Handouts 1979-1985 request_box
2 17 Hotline 1977-1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 (OS 4) 1 Scrapbook 1976-1978 request_box

Sub-Series 2: Other Organizations, 1976-1991

1.75 linear feet (3.5 manuscript boxes). Box 3, Folder 1 to Box 6, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

This subseries has been arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization. This arrangement is further refined by document type and chronology as described in the folder titles.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material that documents the activities of other American Soviet Jewry Movement organizations that Babette received. The subseries includes correspondence between the ACTSSJ and the other councils. Material includes correspondence, articles, newsletters, mailings, manuals, and booklets.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Action for Soviet Jewry 1978-1985 request_box
3 2 Amnesty International 1978 request_box
3 3 Arizona Action for Soviet Jewry 1978-1986 request_box
3 4 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1979-1984 request_box
3 5 Canadian Jewish Congress 1981 December request_box
3 6 Center for Appeals for Freedom, Freedom House 1980-1982 request_box
3 7 Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry 1982-1988 request_box
3 8 Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR 1979-1987 request_box
3 9 Christian Peace Conference 1979 request_box
3 10 Cincinnati Council for Soviet Jews 1979-1985 request_box
3 11 Connecticut Committee for Soviet Jews 1980 request_box
3 12 Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 1978-1982 request_box
3 13 Help and Action Coordination Committee 1986-1987 request_box
3 14 Houston Action for Soviet Jewry 1986 request_box
3 15 International Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in the Soviet Union 1985 November request_box
3 16 International Physicians' Commission for the Protection of Prisoners 1986 request_box
3 17 Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry 1985-1989 request_box
3 18 Jewish Community Council - Birmingham, AL 1977 request_box
3 19 Jewish Federation of Montgomery 1981-1988 request_box
3 20 Jewish Women Against Refusal 1988 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Long Island Committee for Soviet Jewry 1980-1986 request_box
4 2 Medical Mobilization for Human Rights and Religious Freedom 1978-1987 request_box
4 3 Medical Mobilization for Soviet Jewry 1984 November request_box
4 4 National Council for Soviet Jewry 1977-1991 request_box
4 5 National Interreligious Task Force on Soviet Jewry 1981 request_box
4 6 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council 1986-1987 request_box
4 7 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Correspondence 1979-1991 request_box
4 8 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Editorials 1983-1986 request_box
4 9 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Newsletter 1978-1979 request_box
4 10 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Newsletter 1980-1981 request_box
4 11 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Newsletter 1982-1983 request_box
4 12 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Newsletter 1984-1985 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Newsletter 1986-1987 request_box
5 2 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Newsletter 1989-1990 request_box
5 3 Religion in Communist Dominated Areas - Press Releases 1979-1983 request_box
5 4 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry 1978-1988 request_box
5 5 Soviet Jewry Education and Information Center 1985 request_box
5 6 Soviet Jewry Legal Advocacy Center 1979-1986 request_box
5 7 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1979-1988 request_box
5 8 Student Zionist Council of the United States 1985 request_box
5 9 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (1 of 2) 1978-1989 request_box
5 10 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (2 of 2) 1978-1989 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews - Alert Newsletter 1984-1986 request_box
6 2 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews - Congressional Handbook for Soviet Jewry: Volume One (2 copies) 1988 request_box
6 3 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews - Emigration, Trade, and Détente 1978-1979 request_box
6 4 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews and Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry - Letters from Moscow 1976-1980 request_box
6 5 Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry 1984-1988 request_box
6 6 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry 1978-1986 request_box
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Series II: Refusenik Case Histories, undated, 1976-1991

The series is in English and Russian.
2.0 linear feet (4.0 manuscript boxes). Box 6, Folder 7 to Box 10, Folder 13.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged in alphabetical order by the ASJM organization documenting the Refusenik case history, then subsequently by specific title if applicable.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the case histories of numerous Refuseniks. This material, distributed in mailings to raise awareness and provide updates on their status includes correspondence, photographs, and mailings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 7 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Assorted 1976-1989 request_box
6 8 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Boris and Irina Ghinis 1979-1988 request_box
6 9 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Yakov Levin 1984 November 19-20 request_box
6 10 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Felix Luboshitz 1985 June 26 request_box
6 11 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Abe Stolar 1979-1989 request_box
6 12 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Vashchenko Family (1 of 2) 1979-1987 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Alabama Council To Save Soviet Jews - Vashchenko Family (2 of 2) 1979-1987 request_box
7 2 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1980-1981 request_box
7 3 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1982 request_box
7 4 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry (1 of 2) 1983 request_box
7 5 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry (2 of 2) 1983 request_box
7 6 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry (1 of 2) 1984 request_box
7 7 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry (2 of 2) 1984 request_box
7 8 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1985 request_box
7 9 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1986 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1987 request_box
8 2 Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry 1988 request_box
8 3 Bay Area Council Soviet Jewry - Adopt a Family 1979-1987 request_box
8 4 Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry 1988 January request_box
8 5 Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry 1982-1988 request_box
8 6 Cincinnati Council for Soviet Jews 1988-1989 request_box
8 7 Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry 1982-1989 request_box
8 8 Long Island Committee for Soviet Jewry undated, 1980-1988 request_box
8 9 Long Island Committee for Soviet Jewry - Publications - Jewish Prisoners of Conscience in the U.S.S.R.: Life Behind the 'Gates of Hell' 1979 January request_box
8 10 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Assorted 1987-1988 request_box
8 11 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Valery Lerner 1979-1991 request_box
8 12 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Alexander Mirenson undated request_box
8 13 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Belgrade: Breach or Breakthrough? 1977 October request_box
8 14 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Case Histories of Current Refuseniks Recorded in Volumes I through XI 1984 September request_box
8 15 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Glasnost and Soviet Jews: Unfulfilled Promises - Volume XIV 1987 September request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Helsinki: Promise or Betrayal? 1977 March request_box
9 2 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Mission in Madrid: Monitoring Moscow - Volume VII 1980 October request_box
9 3 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Mission in Madrid: Monitoring Moscow - Volume VII (Copy 2) 1980 October request_box
9 4 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Mr. Gorbachev: Let My People Go - Volume XIII (Copy 1) 1986 September request_box
9 5 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Mr. Gorbachev: Let My People Go - Volume XIII (Copy 2) 1986 September request_box
9 6 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Paris Plea for Freedom: Save Soviet Jews - Volume IX 1982 September request_box
9 7 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Reopen the Gates: Save Soviet Jews - Volume X 1983 October request_box
9 8 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Seeking a New Dialogue to Save Soviet Jews - Volume VIII (Copy 1) 1981 September request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Seeking a New Dialogue to Save Soviet Jews - Volume VIII (Copy 2) 1981 September request_box
10 2 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Separated Soviet Families: A Collection of Case Histories 1976 August request_box
10 3 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Soviet Anti-Semitism a New Wave - Volume V 1978 August request_box
10 4 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Soviet Jews: Hostages All - Volume XII 1985 September request_box
10 5 South Florida Conference on Soviet Jewry - Publications - Soviet Jews: Hostages for Trade - Volume VI 1979 August request_box
10 6 Soviet Jewry Education and Information Center 1986-1988 request_box
10 7 Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1987 July 22 request_box
10 8 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews and Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry - Publications 1976-1981 request_box
10 9 Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry 1985-1986 request_box
10 10 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry 1988-1989 request_box
10 11 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry - Vladislav Mescheriakov 1984 July request_box
10 12 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry - Leonid Ruskin 1984 January request_box
10 13 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry - Valery Taubin 1984 November request_box
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Series III: Trip Reports, undated, 1978-1988

The series is in English.
0.25 linear feet (0.5 manuscript boxes). Box 10, Folder 14 to Box 11, Folder 13.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the reports of activists visiting Refuseniks in the Soviet Union.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 14 Trip Reports - Levine - Moscow and Leningrad undated request_box
10 15 Trip Reports - Karen and Sam - Moscow 1978 December 19-23 request_box
10 16 Trip Reports - Korinow - Moscow and Leningrad 1980 December 6-13 request_box
10 17 Trip Reports - Browns - Moscow, Kiev, and Rumbala 1980-1981 December 25 - January 8 request_box
10 18 Trip Reports - Goldsmith and Joseph - Moscow, Leningrad, and Riga 1981 January 15-29 request_box
10 19 Trip Reports - Hershon and Tritt - Moscow, Odessa, and Kishinev 1981 March request_box
10 20 Trip Reports - Symes 1981-1982 December 24 - January 1 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 Trip Reports - Will and Torop - Moscow and Leningrad 1985 April 20-29 request_box
11 2 Trip Reports - Gerut, Goldberg, Netsky and Warschauer - Moscow, Tblisi and Yerevan 1985 May 21-31 request_box
11 3 Trip Reports - Bielenberg 1985 May 27 request_box
11 4 Trip Reports - Goldman - Moscow and Leningrad 1985 June request_box
11 5 Trip Reports - Efros and Fuller - Moscow and Leningrad 1985 June 3-11 request_box
11 6 Trip Reports - Anschel and Ross - Leningrad and Moscow 1985 October request_box
11 7 Trip Reports - Anonymous 1986 June 2-14 request_box
11 8 Trip Reports - Nesson and Eisenberg - Moscow and Leningrad 1986 October 21-30 request_box
11 9 Trip Reports - Arzt and Lewis - Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad 1987 April 6-18 request_box
11 10 Trip Reports - Segil and Burstein - Moscow and Leningrad 1988 March 26 - April 1 request_box
11 11 Trip Reports - Abramson, Cohen, Gittleman, Muchin and Singer - Moscow and Leningrad 1988 May 2-11 request_box
11 12 Trip Reports - Braun-Cohen and Naftalin - Leningrad and Moscow 1988 May 29 - June 7 request_box
11 13 Trip Reports - Opper and Tallman - Moscow and Leningrad 1988 November 4-12 request_box
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Series IV: Subject Files, undated, 1969-1991

The series is in English and Russian.
2.5 linear feet (2.5 manuscript boxes and 2 OS4 folders). Box 11, Folder 14 to Box 14, Folder 8 and Box 15 (OS4), Folders 2 and 3.
Arrangement:

This series is organized in alphabetical order by subject and folder title.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the subject files of Babette Wampold and ACTSSJ. These include lists, newspaper clippings, maps, pamphlets, and Soviet publications. Included in this series is a draft by Timothy Chmykhalov that would be eventually published as The Last Christian: The Release of the Siberian Seven (1986)

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 14 American Bar Association / Association of Soviet Lawyers 1986-1987 request_box
11 15 Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning undated request_box
11 16 Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning 1983-1984 request_box
11 17 Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning 1985 request_box
11 18 Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning 1988 request_box
11 19 Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning 1989 request_box
11 20 Booklets - Testimony on the Living Condition and State of Health of Prisoners of Zion in the Soviet Prison 1979 September request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 Clippings 1976-1977 request_box
12 2 Clippings 1978 request_box
12 3 Clippings (1 of 2) 1979 request_box
12 4 Clippings (2 of 2) 1979 request_box
12 5 Clippings 1980 request_box
12 6 Clippings 1981-1982 request_box
12 7 Clippings 1983-1986 request_box
12 8 Clippings 1987-1991 request_box
12 9 Clippings - Harvest for Freedom 1981-1982 request_box
12 10 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Madrid 1980-1981 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1 Draft - Miracle of Release by Timothy Chmykhalov (1 of 2) 1983 request_box
13 2 Draft - Miracle of Release by Timothy Chmykhalov (2 of 2) 1983 request_box
13 3 Draft - Role of National Jewish Leadership in Jackson-Mills-Vanik by Morey Schapiro 1977 request_box
13 4 Handbooks undated, 1986 request_box
13 5 Lists - Organizations Involved in Soviet-American Relations 1986 request_box
13 6 Lists - Prisoners of Conscience and Refuseniks 1978 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 (OS 4) 2 Lists - Prisoners of Conscience and Refuseniks 1980-1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 7 Lists - Prisoners of Conscience and Refuseniks (1 of 2) 1985-1988 request_box
13 8 Lists - Prisoners of Conscience and Refuseniks (2 of 2) 1985-1988 request_box
13 9 Lists - Soviet Officials undated, 1983-1987 request_box
13 10 Lists - United States Government Officials undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 1 Maps undated request_box
14 2 Moscow Olympics 1978-1980 request_box
14 3 Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art - Exhibit Catalog 1980 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 (OS 4) 3 Newspapers - Smoloskyp 1980-1987 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 4 Pamphlets - Bible: The Primary Source of Studying the History of Jews in the Ancient Period undated request_box
14 5 Pamphlets - Letter to Friends undated request_box
14 6 Pamphlets - Shmuel Katz: Refugees from Book Land of Contention undated request_box
14 7 Soviet Christians 1969-1980 request_box
14 8 Soviet Press and Publications undated, 1970-1984 request_box
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Series V: Photographs, undated, 1976-1993

The series is in English.
0.25 linear feet (0.5 manuscript boxes). Box 14, Folder 9 to Box 14, Folder 15.
Arrangement:

This series has been arranged by folder title and document type.

Scope and Content:

This series contains various photographic material. The contents of the images include the events of the ACTSSJ, Babette Wampold with various activits and dignitaries including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, in the Wampold home, and U.S. Senator Carl Levin. The series also includes a slide program assembled by the Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry titled Refuseniks: Their Faces, Their Faith the audio component of this program is contained in the next series.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 9 Photographs (1 of 3) undated, 1976-1988 request_box
14 10 Photographs (2 of 3) undated, 1976-1988 request_box
14 11 Photographs (3 of 3) undated, 1976-1988 request_box
14 12 Photographs - 35 Women's Campaign for Soviet Jewry undated request_box
14 14 Photographs - Abe Stolar in Israel 1993 request_box
14 13 Photographs - Sharansky Protest undated request_box
14 15 Slides - Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry - Refuseniks: Their Faces, Their Faith undated request_box
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Series VI: Audio-Visual Material, undated, 1979

The series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (2 folders and 1 SB2 box). Box 14, Folder 16 to Box 14, Folder 17 and Box 16 (SB2), Folder 1.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by media-type and then by title.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the audio component to the slide program created by the Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry titled Refuseniks: Their Faces, Their Faith. Also included is a telephone interview with refuseniks Valery and Janna Lerner and Bussards. The U-Matic videocassette contains unknown material.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 16 Audiocassette - Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry - Refuseniks: Their Faces, Their Faith - Time 25:04 undated request_box
14 17 Audiocassette - Telephone Conversation - Valery and Janna Lerner and Bussards 1979 June 18 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 (SB2) 1 Videocassette - U-Matic - Untitled undated request_box
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Series VII: Ephemera, undated, 1980

This series is in English.
0.01 linear feet (1 envelope). Box 16 (SB2), Folder 2.
Arrangement:

This series is not arranged.

Scope and Content:

This series contains 4 buttons used to promote awareness of the suffering of Soviet Jews and the efforts related to their release.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 (SB2) 2 Buttons undated, 1980 request_box
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Appendix: Deaccessioned U.S. Government Material., 1962-1988

Scope and Content:

The following materials were deaccessioned and discarded. They are all avilable on-line at GPO Access.

  • Bendahmane, Diane and John W. McDonald. International negotiation, art and science: Report of a Conference on International Negotiation, June 9-10, 1983. Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, 1984.
  • Ledeen, Michael Arthur. From Helsinki to Belgrade: Issues and Perspectives: Williamsburg Conference IV. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University. 1977.
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