Guide to the Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records, 1986-1991

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American Jewish Historical Society

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2016 Container list and top-level description was added.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New Jewish Agenda (Organization)
Title:Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records
Abstract: This collection contains materials from the Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda. The chapter focused on peace in the Middle East and equal rights for gays and lesbians. The records are made up of correspondence, newsletters, clippings, flyers, and other membership materials.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-449
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Summer Bash Flier, circa 1989 (Box 1, Folder 4)

Summer Bash Flier, circa 1989 (Box 1, Folder 4)

The Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda was founded on August 18, 1986 at the Conference on Judaism in Rural New England. Its aim was to provide a space for progressives in the Jewish community in Vermont. In its first year, they held educational programs on Central America, endorsed the Mobilization for Peace and Justice in Central America and Southern Africa, worked for the passage of the Vermont Equal Rights Amendment, and endorsed a bill to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual preference. They had two task forces, a Feminist Task Force that focused on supporting the legal and economic rights of gay and lesbian Vermont residents, and the Middle East Task Force, which sponsored demonstrations in support of Israeli peace and in opposition to violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains by-laws, correspondence, flyers, mailings, mailing lists, membership cards, news clippings and articles, pamphlets, and treasurer reports issued by the National and Vermont chapter of New Jewish Agenda. An extensive statement describes the history and goals of the Vermont chapter. The newsletters include the Vermont Chapter and the national office's newsletters, and newsletters for separate national office's Feminist and Middle East task forces.

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Arranged alphabetically.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

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Related Material

The Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records is one individual collection within the Counter Culture collections located at the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Other counter culture collections at AJHS include the Arthur Ocean Waskow Papers (P-152), Leonard Fein Papers (P-582), Shira Eve Epstein Papers (P-776), Riv-Ellen Prell Papers (P-795), Ruth Abusch-Magder Papers (P-841), Virginia Levitt Snitow Papers (P-876), Goldie Milgram Papers (P-876), Jack Jacobs Papers (P-1020), Gerald Serotta Papers (P-1023), Jack Nusan Porter Papers (P-1024), Arthur J. Lelyveld Papers (P-1030), Jews for Urban Justice (Washington, D.C.) Records (I-159), Jewish Peace Fellowship Records (I-189), Jewish Student Press Service Records (I-248), Breira Records (I-250), American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism (New York, New York) Records (I-326), North American Jewish Students Appeal Records (I-338), Jewish Labor Committee Records (I-377), New Jewish Agenda Records (I-393), Jewish Counter Culture Collection (I-504), Trees and Life for Vietnam Records (I-542), Lights in Action Records (I-560), Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Records (I-587), and portions of the Jewish Student Organizations Collection (I-61).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records; I-449; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to AJHS in 2000 by Suzi Wizowaty. The accession number associated with this collection is 2000.010.

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Processing Information

In 2016, a container list and top level description was added to the finding aid.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records, 1986-1991

11Administrative Items1987-1991request_box
13Background Information1988-1989request_box
14Events and Organizational Materials1989-1991request_box
15Mailing Lists and By-Laws1986-1989request_box
16Membership Cards1987-1990request_box
17Middle East Issues1987-1988request_box
18National Administrative Items1987-1991request_box
19National Items—Feminist Issues1987-1989request_box
110National Mailing Lists1988-1990request_box
111National Publications—Agenda1987-1990request_box
112National Publications—Gesher Bridge1987-1989request_box
114Vermont Chapter Newsletter1987-1990request_box
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