Guide to the Papers of Betty Golomb, undated, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1975-1979, 1982-1984, 1986-1989

*P-938

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Andrey Filimonov in April 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Golomb, Betty B.
Title: Betty Golomb Papers
Dates:undated, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1975-1979, 1982-1984, 1986-1989
Abstract: The Papers of the American Soviet Jewry movement activist Betty Golomb represent one collection housed within the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM). Ms. Golomb was a board member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, served as the chair of the task force on Soviet Jewry for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and in the executive committee of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and led Women's Plea for Human Rights for Soviet Jews, sponsored by the Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women's Organizations. The papers of Betty Golomb contain documents of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women’s Organizations’ Committee on Soviet Jewry, Women’s Plea for Human Rights for Soviet Jewry, National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry, National Conference on Soviet Jewry and National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. The materials include correspondence, memos, agenda, organizational guidelines, manuals and proposals, publications, photographs.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1/2 linear foot (1 manuscript box).
Identification: *P-938
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The Papers of Betty Golomb 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 movement of the American Jewish community in the 20th century. The beginnings of the organized American Soviet Jewry Movement became a model for efforts to aid Soviet Jews in other countries, among them Great Britain, Canada, and France. The movement can be traced to the early 1960s, when the first organizations were created to address the specific problem of the persecution and isolation of Soviet Jews by the government of the Soviet Union.

The collection contains Betty Golomb's personal papers related to her activities on behalf of Jews in the USSR. In the late 1960s Ms. Golomb was a board member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, presently known as Women of Reform Judaism. The group was an early advocate for the rights of Jews in the USSR. In 1975 Ms. Golomb was appointed the chair of the task force on Soviet Jewry for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in New York and was responsible for most of its programs under the direction of the Commission on Social Action and Religious Action Center. In 1976 Ms. Golomb was appointed to represent the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and became the member of NCSJ's executive committee. She also led the Women's Plea for Human Rights for Soviet Jews, sponsored by the Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women's Organizations.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers of Betty Golomb contain documents of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women’s Organizations’ Committee on Soviet Jewry, Women’s Plea for Human Rights for Soviet Jewry, National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry, National Conference on Soviet Jewry and National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. The materials include correspondence, memos, agenda, organizational guidelines, manuals and proposals, publications, photographs.

The collection consists of one manuscript box.

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Arrangement

The collection consists of one manuscript box.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

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

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Related Material

The Papers of Betty Golomb 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), 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) and Constance S. Kreshtool(P-935) .

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); Betty Golomb Papers ; *P-938; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Betty Golomb in 2007.

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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.

 

Papers of Betty Golomb, undated, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1975-1979, 1982-1984, 1986-1989

English.
1 manuscript box.
Scope and Content:

See the collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry (contains 1 photograph), 1979
1 2 Correspondence 1977, 1982, 1986, 1988
1 3 Memorandums, Agendas, Organizational Guidelines (contains 1 photograph) 1975-1976
1 4 Prisoner of Conscience Bracelet Stamped with the Name of Yuli Edelstein, by National Conference on Soviet Jewry, Pin: “Free Soviet Jews” undated
1 5 Publications by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations undated, 1968, 1971, 1984, 1988-1989
1 6 Publications by Various Organizations undated, 1978, 1989
1 7 Resolutions of Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1964, 1989
1 8 Social Action Manual 1983
1 9 Soviet Jewry Mobilization December 1987
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