Finding Aid to the American Jewish Congress, Northern California Division records, 1957-1988

Finding Aid written by Judah L. Magnes Museum staff; revised by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life staff
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Finding Aid to the American Jewish Congress, Northern California Division records, 1957-1988

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2010/702

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Judah L. Magnes Museum staff; revised by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life staff
Date Completed:
July 2011
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: American Jewish Congress, Northern California Division records
Date (inclusive): 1957-1988
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2010/702
Creators : American Jewish Congress. Northern California Division
Extent: Number of containers: 10 cartons, 1 box (Linear feet: 10.4)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The collection documents the activities of the American Jewish Congress' Northern California Division from 1960 through the mid-1980s. It contains minutes (1960-1982, incomplete), financial records, membership records, annual reports, articles, programs, newsletters, press releases, clippings, correspondence, briefs and published material, and some photographs.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Jewish Congress, Northern California Division records, BANC MSS 2010/702, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
American Jewish Congress. Northern California Division --Archives
American Jewish Congress
Western Jewish History Center
African Americans--Relations with Jews
Education--California--San Francisco
Jews--California, Northern
Jews--Soviet Union
Jews--California--San Francisco
Jews--Europe, Eastern
National socialism
Oral history
Religion and state
Social service--California, Northern
Zionism
California, Northern--Social life and customs--20th century
Press releases
Administrative records.
Annual reports.
Financial records.
Minutes.
Photographs.
Programs.
American Jewish Congress. Commission on Law and Social Action
American Jewish Congress. East Bay Chapter
Western Jewish History Center. 006
Judah L. Magnes Museum. WJHC 1969.001
Bancroft Library. Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The American Jewish Congress records were given to The Bancroft Library by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in 2010.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by the Judah L. Magnes Museum staff in 1999. Additional processing by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life Staff in 2011.

Biographical Information

The American Jewish Congress (AJC) was founded in 1916, and reorganized in 1920 and 1938. The groundwork for the Northern California Division was laid in the 1930s by Rabbis Saul White of Beth Sholom and Elliot Burstein of Beth Israel when they organized a boycott of German goods. The Division was officially founded in December 1943. The AJC's mission shifted somewhat over the years but the core was the promotion of "Jewish rights and freedom" within the U.S. and the support of the "Jewish Homeland." The organization's Civil Rights stand broadened over the years from a concern for Jewish Rights (American Jewish Yearbook, 1922) to the "elimination of all forms of racial and religious bigotry" (American Jewish Yearbook, 1995) and was referred to by one member as a Jewish ACLU. One of the AJC's primary money making activities was the sponsoring of tours of Israel and Jewish themed tours to other cultural and religious sites around the world.
The Northern California Division grew tremendously under the leadership of Executive Director Ephraim Margolin (1960-1964) and Divisional Director Joel Brooks (1967-199?). In 1960 Ephraim Margolin, Yale educated lawyer and former Israeli Supreme Court Clerk, was recruited as both the West Coast Director of the AJC's Commission on Law and Social Action (CLSA) and Executive Director of the Northern California Division of the AJC. Margolin worked to expand the AJC's base, increasing membership and promoting the creation of numerous local chapters. Margolin recruited a number of the emerging leaders in the progressive legal community to the AJC including Joe Grodin (later an AJC President). The AJC's Law Commentary published the first articles by a number of lawyers who would later become nationally prominent. Margolin held annual retreats with AJC members and leading legal authorities including the Attorney General which led to a number of major legal cases on employment, housing and church/state issues. The AJC was instrumental in the drafting of the first Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) legislation and filed 30-40 briefs in progressive cases expanding out from the National AJC focus on Church/State issues. Margolin stepped down as director in 1964, but later served as President and remained active in the legal activities of the AJC and the CLSA. In 1967 Joel Brooks became Northern California Divisional Director. Under Brooks the AJC expanded rapidly and branched out into a variety of service areas. The Experience Reserve Bank (ERB) was founded in 1969 to give free management and technical assistance to minorities, new immigrants, and veterans interested in owning and operating their own businesses. The Legal Assistance to the Elderly Project, established in 1974, provided free legal and social services on a non-sectarian basis to San Francisco's elderly poor. The AJC's Committee on Law and Social Action (CLSA) filed friend of the court briefs and worked on a variety of legal and social action issues. The AJC was also at the forefront of struggles on the behalf of both Soviet and Ethiopian Jews. Brooks, whose former service included a stint in the Israeli Army and work with a number of other Jewish agencies, liked the idea of doing things differently. He is proud of having recruited Hal Lipset, the nation's number one private eye (inventor of the martini microphone, authenticator of the Watergate Tapes, and head of a number of law enforcement associations), as President of the Division. The AJC was the only Jewish organization with which Lipset was involved. Brooks also lectured as an expert on the Black Jews of America.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains minutes (1960-1982, incomplete), financial records, membership records, annual reports, articles, programs, newsletters, press releases, clippings, correspondence, briefs and published material, and some photographs. One sound recording on a thin plastic disc is also included in the collection. The material is divided into five series: Corporate Records, Newsletters and Press Releases, Oral History Project, Subject Files and Correspondence. Most of the materials cover the 1970s through the mid 1980s, with some material from the early 1960s as well.
The collection documents the activities of the AJC from 1960 through the mid-1980s. The majority of the material concerns events from the mid to late 1970s. The largest series consists of subject files containing of correspondence, flyers, clippings, pamphlets and other background materials relating to AJC events, programs and areas of interest. Correspondence files provide additional information on AJC activities and concerns, as well as documenting the organizational structure and the relationship between the national and local offices. Of special interest are materials relating to the Falashas (Ethiopian Jews), Soviet Jewry, Black-Jewish Relationships, Affirmative Action, Black Jews in the United States, church-state affairs, Zionism, education, and Nazism in San Francisco. The Experience Reserve Bank (ERB) and the Legal Assistance to the Elderly programs are also documented, as are the AJC's annual Kallah (retreat) and the activities of various chapters.
Also of interest are documents pertaining to the Jews of Eastern Europe Oral History Project co-sponsored by the AJC and the WJHC. Other examples of Magnes Museum/AJC cooperation and connection are scattered throughout the collection.

Container List

 

Series 1 Corporate Records. 1960-1984

Physical Description: Carton 1 and Carton 2, folders 1-19

Scope and Content Note

This series contains minutes, board of directors, financial and membership records. Incomplete board of directors minutes (1960-1982) are supplemented by notices to the board, some committee reports, and biographical sketches of some board members. Also included in this series are information on the AJC's Annual Meeting and Dinner, the budget process and other financial records. Membership records also include lists of members and potential members, forms and a calendar and list of San Francisco synagogues and rabbis.
Carton 1, Folder 1-7

Board of Directors Minutes, 1960-1982

Carton 1, Folder 8

Reports and Minutes from Various Committees, 1979-1984

Carton 1, Folder 9

Programs, Plans and Resolutions, 1979-1982

Carton 1, Folder 10

Monthly Reports to Board, 1982

Carton 1, Folder 11-17

Board of Directors - Board Notices, 1973-1983

Carton 1, Folder 18

Board Responses, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 19

Biographical Sketches of Board Members, 1982-1983

Carton 1, Folder 20

Board Mailing Lists, 1974-1981

Carton 1, Folder 21

Annual Reports, 1960-1966

Carton 1, Folder 22-29

Annual Meeting/Dinner, 1970-1980

Carton 1, Folder 30

Conference, 1980

Carton 1, Folder 31-34

Budget Requests/Meetings, 1967-1970

Carton 1, Folder 35-38

Budget Requests -- Federation, 1971-1974

Carton 2, Folder 1-5

Budget Requests -- Federation, 1976-1979

Carton 2, Folder 6-7

Budget - San Jose, 1975-1978

Carton 2, Folder 8

Fundraising, 1973

Carton 2, Folder 9

Requests to Treasurer -- Misc. Financial, 1975-1979

Carton 2, Folder 10

Proposal of Commission on Membership and Organization, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 11

Ways and Means Committee -- Membership, 1960

Carton 2, Folder 12

Membership Records and Instructions, 1967, 1972

Carton 2, Folder 13

Membership -- Century Club, 1967-1972

Carton 2, Folder 14

Membership Request, 1971-1972

Carton 2, Folder 15

Membership -- Forms and Examples, 1972, 1981

Carton 2, Folder 16

Telephone Drive -- List of Potential Members, 1982-1983

Carton 2, Folder 17

Miscellaneous Membership Materials, 1967-1984

Carton 2, Folder 18

Membership Surveys List, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 19

AJC Calendar List of S.F Synagogues and Rabbis, 1981-1983

 

Series 2 Newsletters and Press Releases. 1964-1982

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 20-32

Scope and Content Note

This series contains scattered issues of a variety of Newsletters and Bulletins from AJC and other organizations. Also included are press releases.
Carton 2, Folder 20

Monthly Bulletins -- Northern California Division, 1964-1966

Carton 2, Folder 21

Regional Newsletters, 1973-1981, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 22

Newsletter, 1977-1978

Carton 2, Folder 23

"Frankly Speaking" Newsletter, 1977

Carton 2, Folder 24

Other News Bulletins, 1978-1981

Carton 2, Folder 25-32

Press Releases, 1968-1982

 

Series 3 Oral History Project. 1976-1978

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 33-38

Scope and Content Note

This series contains documents related to the Jews of Eastern European Origin Oral History Project co-sponsored by the Western Jewish History Center and the AJC. Documents include proposal, background information, volunteer and interview information, steering committee information and funding materials.
Carton 2, Folder 33

Description and Proposal, 1976

Carton 2, Folder 34

Project, 1977-1978

Carton 2, Folder 35

Volunteer Information and Materials, 1976, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 36

Steering Committee and Advisory Board, 1976-1978, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 37

Funding Information and Correspondence, 1976-1978, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 38

Project Stationery, n.d.

 

Series 4 Subject Files. 1957-1988

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 39-41 and Cartons 3-8

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a wide variety of clippings, letters, bulletins, tickets, announcements and other documents covering the full range of activities and events sponsored by the AJC. This series includes both information and program files. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. Some subjects are divided into sub-series. These include Chapters (arranged alphabetically by location), Commission on Law and Social Action (CLSA) files (some of which duplicate subjects found elsewhere), Experience Reserve Bank (ERB) files, and Programs which includes individual event folders for 1979-1980 arranged chronologically.
The four folders labeled Newspaper Articles and Clippings contain information on AJC events. Other folders may include clippings as well. The Activities files consist of flyers received by the WJHC documenting AJC events. Other topics of special note are: Affirmative Action (also see CLSA), the Arab Economic Boycott, Black/Jewish Relations, Complaints about a Spartan Dodge ad which ran on Channel 36 in 1972, the Black Panthers and Angela Davis, the Falasha (Ethiopian Jews), Jewish Film Festivals and various film projects, responses to a planned meeting of Holocaust Debunkers (Institute of Historical Review), Informational and Cultural projects related to Israel and Israelis in the U.S., various Jewish welfare organizations and concerns including the groundbreaking Legal Assistance to the Elderly Project, religion in the schools and other Church/State Issues, programs and events supporting Soviet Jews including a Benefit Run, and materials pertaining to the activities of the Women's Division.
Carton 2, Folder 39

Abortion, 1981

Carton 2, Folder 40

Activities -- West Coast, 1960-1969

Carton 2, Folder 41

Activities -- Northern California, 1969-1979

Carton 3, Folder 1

Activities -- Northern California, 1980-1988, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 2-3

Affirmative Action -- Goals and Quotas, 1972-1975, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 4

Affirmative Action, 1978-1981

Carton 3, Folder 5

Affirmative Action -- Statement by Dershowitz to U.S. Senate, 1981

Carton 3, Folder 6-7

Affirmative Action -- California/Clippings, 1974-1982, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 8-10

Aging -- Reports/Mandatory Retirement/Clippings, 1971-1977, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 11

Alaskan Cruise, 1983

Carton 3, Folder 12

American Jewish Committee, 1964-1974, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 13

American Israeli Cultural Foundation, 1970

Carton 3, Folder 14

American Veterans of Israel [photo], 1972-1977

Carton 3, Folder 15

Anti-Arab Propaganda, 1968-1971, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 16

Anti-Defamation League (ADL), 1972

Carton 3, Folder 17-19

Arab Economic Boycott, 1975-1977, n.d,

Carton 3, Folder 20

Arab Information Center -- Violations of Human Rights in Israel, 1961

Carton 3, Folder 21

Arab Propaganda, 1958-1967

Carton 3, Folder 22

Archbishops Committee on Social Justice -- Newsletter, 1965

Carton 3, Folder 23

Asher, Rabbi Joseph, 1975

Carton 3, Folder 24

Baer, Monroe -- Standard Oil Bias Case, 1972-1976

Carton 3, Folder 25

Bikel, Theodore [photo], 1969-1973, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 26

"Black Jews" Talk, 1969, 1977

Carton 3, Folder 27-28

Black/Jewish Relations, 1964-1979, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 29

Black Manifesto, 1969

Carton 3, Folder 30

Black Panther Party, 1969-1979, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 31

Black Problems, 1962-1973

Carton 4, Folder 1

Board of Education -- San Francisco (Quotas), 1971-1973

Carton 4, Folder 2

Board of Rabbis -- Northern California, 1973

Carton 4, Folder 3

"Breira" -- Informational Material, 1976

Carton 4, Folder 4

Brichah Weekend Teach-in, 1970-1971

Carton 4, Folder 5

Brookings Institution Report, 1977

Carton 4, Folder 6

Brooks, Joel -- Interview with, 1969

Carton 4, Folder 7

Bureau of Jewish Education, 1964

Carton 4, Folder 8

Catholic Seder, 1972, 1975

Carton 4, Folder 9

Channel 36 -- Spartan Dodge, 1972

Carton 4, Folder 10

Chapters -- Alameda County, 1962-1963, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 11

Chapters -- Contra Costa County, 1972

Carton 4, Folder 12

Chapters -- East Bay, 1968-1974, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 13

Chapters -- Marin County, 1972-1974, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 14

Chapters -- Peninsula, 1972-1973

Carton 4, Folder 15

Chapters -- San Francisco, 1974

Carton 4, Folder 16

Chapters -- San Jose, 1974-1975, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 17-18

Chapters -- Santa Clara Valley, 1961-1962, 1973-1975, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 19

Chavez, Caesar, 1969

Carton 4, Folder 20

Chevra, 1974

Carton 4, Folder 21

Church and State (Schools), 1969-1970

Carton 4, Folder 22

City Officials and Agencies, 1973

Carton 4, Folder 23

Cohen, Julius -- AJC Los Angeles, 1968-1973

Carton 4, Folder 24

College Youth, 1967-1970, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 25

Committee for Israel, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 26

Committee on Israeli Affairs, 1972

Carton 4, Folder 27

Commission on Law and Social Action (CLSA) -- Affirmative Action, 1974-1978, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 28

(CLSA) -- Censorship, 1962-1963

Carton 4, Folder 29

(CLSA) -- Church-State, 1980, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 30

(CLSA) -- Constitutional Convention, 1981

Carton 4, Folder 31

(CLSA) -- Dinner Programs, 1963, 1970, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 32

(CLSA) -- Letters, 1970-1972

Carton 4, Folder 33

(CLSA) -- Programs [photos], 1970-1971

Carton 4, Folder 34

(CLSA) -- Public Schools, 1970-1971, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 35

Community Organization United for Progress (COUP), 1968

Carton 4, Folder 36-37

Conscientious Objectors, Draft, and Selective Service, 1968-1981, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 38

Concordia Club, 1977

Carton 4, Folder 39

Council for Civic Unity, 1967

Carton 4, Folder 40-41

Crime -- AJC Materials/Programs/Clippings and Background, 1968-1977, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 42

Davis, Angela, 1970-1971

Carton 4, Folder 43

De Funis Case -- Washington State, 1974-1976

Carton 4, Folder 44

Displaced Homemakers Act, 1975-1980

Carton 4, Folder 45

East Bay Commission on Jewish Affairs, 1962-1968

Carton 4, Folder 46

East Bay Foundation, 1970, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 47

Education -- School Integration, 1967-1968, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 1

Education Committee, 1968-1969

Carton 5, Folder 2

Energy Policy, 1972

Carton 5, Folder 3

Ethnic Studies, 1973, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 4

Experience Reserve Bank (ERB) -- Proposal, 1969

Carton 5, Folder 5

(ERB) -- Articles of Incorporation, 1979

Carton 5, Folder 6

(ERB) -- Benefit, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 7

(ERB) -- Jack Brown, 1978

Carton 5, Folder 8

(ERB) -- Finances, 1972-1978

Carton 5, Folder 9

(ERB) -- Finances, 1979, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 10-11

Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) -- Employment Agency Survey (SF and LA), 1962-1966, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 12-13

Falasha -- AJC Materials/Clippings, etc., 1976-1983, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 14

Farm Workers, 1965-1966

Carton 5, Folder 15

Federal Programs (clippings), 1974

Carton 5, Folder 16

Film on Slave Trade, 1969

Carton 5, Folder 17

Film Projects, 1979, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 18

Fine, Rabbi Alvin and Wise, Rabbi Steven Tribute at Temple Emanuel, 1963

Carton 5, Folder 19

Flyers, 1972, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 20

Food Stamps Information ("Food Power"), n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 21

Friday Night Discussion Series, 1970-1971, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 22

Gabow, Leo, 1973

Carton 5, Folder 23

Generation Gap, 1969, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 24

German Consulate -- Picketing (S.F.), 1965

Carton 5, Folder 25

Golden Gate University and Saudi Arabia, 1982-1983

Carton 5, Folder 26

Handgun Control, 1968-1975

Carton 5, Folder 27

Hastings School of Law (expansion conflict), 1977

Carton 5, Folder 28

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), 1979

Carton 5, Folder 29

Hevra Group (Marin), 1973

Carton 5, Folder 30

Hewlett Packard -- Arab Boycott, 1976-1977

Carton 5, Folder 31

Hijacking, 1972-1976

Carton 5, Folder 32

Hillel Academy (Jewish Guide to Bay Area), 1977

Carton 5, Folder 33

Holocaust, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 34

Housing, 1974-1977

Carton 5, Folder 35

Humphrey-Hawkins Bill (Jobs), 1977

Carton 5, Folder 36

Institute of Historical Review ("Holocaust Debunkers"), 1981

Carton 5, Folder 37

Insurance Programs, 1969

Carton 5, Folder 38

International Cultural Exchange Foundation, 1974-1978, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 39

International Hotel, 1969, 1974

Carton 5, Folder 40

International Singers [photo; record], 1979-1980

Carton 5, Folder 41

Israel Aliyah Center, c. 1978

Carton 5, Folder 42

Israel Backgrounder and Clippings, 1969-1970

Carton 5, Folder 43

Israel Cultural and Social Events, 1969-1975, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 44

Israel Hotline, 1980-1981

Carton 5, Folder 45

Israel Information -- Brochures, 1968-1970

Carton 5, Folder 46

Israel Information Guide Project -- "Where It's At", 1969-1971

Carton 5, Folder 47

Israel Speakers Training Program, 1970-1974

Carton 5, Folder 48-49

Israel, Study-In/War Clippings, 1970-1973, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 50

Israeli Investment Club, 1970-1971

Carton 5, Folder 51

Israeli Policies, 1969-1970

Carton 5, Folder 52

Israeli Student Hospitality Program (Passover), 1971-1972

Carton 5, Folder 53

Jewish Affairs, 1967

Carton 5, Folder 54

Jewish Defense League (JDL), 1970-1972

Carton 5, Folder 55-56

Jewish Diseases/Jewish Education (adult), 1973-1975, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 57-58

Jewish Film Festival, 1972-1974, 1980

Carton 5, Folder 59

Jewish Free University, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 60-61

Jewish Poor/Jewish Security, 1969-1974, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 62

Jewish Studies on Campus, 1968, 1972

Carton 5, Folder 63

Jewish Vote, 1972

Carton 5, Folder 64

Jewish Welfare Federation (Anti), 1973

Carton 5, Folder 65

Jewish Yellow Pages, 1978

Carton 5, Folder 66

Jews For Jesus -- Moishe Rosen, 1970-1979, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 67

Jews in Latin America, 1958-1971, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 1

Jews in Other Lands (Arab), 1957-1978, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 2-3

Jews in Politics/Jews in Prison, 1972, 1974

Carton 6, Folder 4

John Birch Society, 1968-1969

Carton 6, Folder 5

Judaism and Peace, 1968-1970, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 6

"Justice" Bulletin, 1968-1974

Carton 6, Folder 7-11

Kalah, 1970-1979

Carton 6, Folder 12

Keneseth Israel (Temple) -- Vandalism, 1971

Carton 6, Folder 13

Key 73 Missionary Campaign, 1973

Carton 6, Folder 14

Lackner, Yetta L., 1974

Carton 6, Folder 15

Lawyer Programs, 1968, 1973-1975

Carton 6, Folder 16

Lazarus, Leland, 1974

Carton 6, Folder 17

Lebanon, 1961, 1981-1983, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 18-20

Legal Assistance to the Elderly, 1975-1980, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 21

Legislators/Legislation, 1968-1971, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 22

Levin, Mike -- Media Project, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 23

Levine, Naomi -- National Director AJC [photo], 1974

Carton 6, Folder 24

Margolin, Ephraim, 1973

Carton 6, Folder 25

Membership Telethon, 1977-1981

Carton 6, Folder 26

Merritt College -- Jewish/Ethnic Studies Conflict, 1976-1977

Carton 6, Folder 27

Middle East Commission, 1977-1978

Carton 6, Folder 28

Middle East Information, 1975-1977

Carton 6, Folder 29

Museum on Wheels, 1978-1982

Carton 6, Folder 30

Myers, Larry -- No. Ca. AJC President, 1972-1973

Carton 6, Folder 31

NAACP -- Legal Defense Fund, 1969

Carton 6, Folder 32

Nappan, Hal, 1973-1974

Carton 6, Folder 33

National Council of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), 1979, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 34

National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Committee (NJCRAC), 1983

Carton 6, Folder 35

Nazi Activity in San Francisco (Vincent Suit), 1977-1978

Carton 6, Folder 36

Network (Jewish Students), 1979

Carton 6, Folder 37

New Federalism, 1982

Carton 6, Folder 38

New Left, 1966-1968, n.d.

Carton 6, Folder 39-40

Newspaper Articles and Clippings, 1959-1971

Carton 7, Folder 1-2

Newspaper Articles and Clippings, 1976-1983

Carton 7, Folder 3

Nuclear, 1982

Carton 7, Folder 4

"Nuclear" Speakers Bureau, 1982

Carton 7, Folder 5

Oil, 1972-1973

Carton 7, Folder 6

"Ombudsman", 1982

Carton 7, Folder 7

Ozick, Cynthia (speaker), 1974-1975

Carton 7, Folder 8

Palestine, 1974, 1977, n.d.

Carton 7, Folder 9

Passover Seder -- Co-Sponsored with Hillel, 1973-1978

Carton 7, Folder 10

Peoples Temple (Jim Jones), 1976-1977

Carton 7, Folder 11

Performers -- Committee Tree, 1979

Carton 7, Folder 12

Pfeffer, Leo, 1959-1962

Carton 7, Folder 13

Pfeffer Meetings, 1963

Carton 7, Folder 14

Police Community Relations, 1963-1969

Carton 7, Folder 15

Polier, Shad -- Meetings, 1961

Carton 7, Folder 16

Poverty, 1965-1967

Carton 7, Folder 17

Priorities, n.d.

Carton 7, Folder 18

Prisons, 1971

Carton 7, Folder 19

Projects, 1980

Carton 7, Folder 20

Program Aids, 1965-1967

Carton 7, Folder 21-25

Program Materials, 1967-1979

Carton 7, Folder 26

Program Review, 1969-1970

Carton 7, Folder 27

Programs, 1980

Carton 7, Folder 28

Programs -- Black Jews/Brooks, 2/23/1979

Carton 7, Folder 29

Programs -- Iranian Jews/Wernick, 3/1/1979

Carton 7, Folder 30

Programs -- Lazarus -- US/Yona, 3/30/1979

Carton 7, Folder 31

Programs -- Jews/Arab Lands, 4/5/1979

Carton 7, Folder 32

Programs -- Peace Treaty/Marsh, 4/9/1979

Carton 7, Folder 33

Programs -- Falasha/Rapaport, 4/15/1979

Carton 7, Folder 34

Programs -- Greene, Sheldon, 1/8/1980

Carton 7, Folder 35

Programs -- Arab and Jews -- Confrontation of Co-Existence, 2/3/1980

Carton 7, Folder 36

Programs -- Night Fog, 2/5/1980

Carton 7, Folder 37

Programs -- Ida Nudel, 2/27/1980

Carton 7, Folder 38

Programs -- Jews of San Francisco Politics, 3/7/1980

Carton 7, Folder 39

Programs -- Syrian Jewry, 3/11/1980

Carton 7, Folder 40

Programs -- Nazis and the First Amendment/L. A. Greenfeld, 3/16/1980

Carton 7, Folder 41

Programs -- Medical Ethics, 4/11/1980

Carton 7, Folder 42

Programs -- Jews of China, 4/23/1980

Carton 7, Folder 43

Programs -- Myth of the Jewish Mother/Jacqueline Mintz, 5/16/1980

Carton 7, Folder 44

Programs -- Jews of Iran/Segaghtfar, Weinstein, 5/17/1980

Carton 7, Folder 45

Programs -- Egypt, 5/27/1980

Carton 7, Folder 46

Programs -- Soviet, 6/8/1980

Carton 7, Folder 47

Programs -- Boxer, Barbara, 6/20/1980

Carton 7, Folder 48

Programs -- Prophets/Perspective, 6/22/1980

Carton 7, Folder 49

Programs -- Judah Magnes, 7/13/1980

Carton 7, Folder 50

Programs -- Zionism, 7/31/1980

Carton 7, Folder 51

Programs -- Haas, 8/17/1980

Carton 7, Folder 52

Programs -- Lawyers Luncheon, 9/27/1980

Carton 7, Folder 53

Programs -- Concert, 9/29/1980

Carton 7, Folder 54

Programs -- Public Affairs Forum (PAF), 10/5/1980

Carton 7, Folder 55

Programs -- Delancy Street, 10/6/1980

Carton 7, Folder 56

Programs -- Torah Study, 10/10/1980

Carton 7, Folder 57

Programs -- Yiddish, 10/19/1980

Carton 7, Folder 58

Programs -- L'Chaim, 10/12/1980

Carton 7, Folder 59

Programs -- Angel Island, 11/2/1980

Carton 7, Folder 60

Programs -- Jewish Mysticism, 11/5/1980

Carton 7, Folder 61

Programs -- Dinner, 11/15/1980

Carton 7, Folder 62

Programs -- Blacks and Jews, 11/30/1980

Carton 7, Folder 63

Programs -- Latin - Argentina, 12/5/1980

Carton 7, Folder 64

Proposition 13, 1979, n.d.

Carton 7, Folder 65

Reapportionment, 1982

Carton 7, Folder 66

Regional Directors -- National Jewish Organizations, 1960-1965

Carton 7, Folder 67

Religion in Schools, 1954-1969, n.d.

Carton 7, Folder 68

San Francisco -- City Hall (Mayor, Supervisors), 1969-1970

Carton 7, Folder 69

San Francisco -- Office of the Mayor, 1972-1974

Carton 7, Folder 70

San Francisco Coalition for Public Education, 1983

Carton 7, Folder 71

San Francisco Hevra, 1973-1974, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 1

San Francisco Human Rights Commission, 1972

Carton 8, Folder 2

"San Francisco re: Israel", 1969

Carton 8, Folder 3

San Francisco Renaissance - Employment and Economic Development, 1982-1983

Carton 8, Folder 4

San Francisco State -- Teacher Education Project Undergraduate Program (STEP-UP), c. 1969

Carton 8, Folder 5

School Discrimination, 1964, 1970, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 6

Senate Bill 50 -- Full Employment, 1976

Carton 8, Folder 7

Senior Citizen Survey, 1974-1975

Carton 8, Folder 8-9

Singles Group -- Membership Lists/Forms/Programs, 1975-1976, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 10

Sock Art, 1976

Carton 8, Folder 11

Soviet Jews, 1959-1979

Carton 8, Folder 12

Soviet Jews -- Letter Writing Campaigns, 1975-1977, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 13

Soviet Jews -- Memo for Edwin Meese III, 1980-1981

Carton 8, Folder 14-15

Soviet Jews -- Passover Event/Benefit Run, 1982-1983

Carton 8, Folder 16

Speakers' Bureau, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 17

St. Vincent de Paul -- Rosalie House, 1983

Carton 8, Folder 18

Standard Oil, 1973

Carton 8, Folder 19

State and City Legislation, 1969-1972

Carton 8, Folder 20

State Anti-Discrimination Laws, 1962-1964

Carton 8, Folder 21

Sunday Closing Laws, 1961-1963, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 22

Tay Sachs, 1973

Carton 8, Folder 23

Television and Violence, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 24

Television Script and Production -- S. F. Jews 1880-1940, c. 1977

Carton 8, Folder 25

Terrorism, 1980-1981

Carton 8, Folder 26

Travel Guide -- American Jewish Congress, 1969, 1974, 1985

Carton 8, Folder 27

Tuition Fund Bill, 1976

Carton 8, Folder 28

Tuition Tax Credit, 1982

Carton 8, Folder 29

United Nations, 1981

Carton 8, Folder 30

United Nations Conferences, 1981, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 31

UNESCO -- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1993-1994

Carton 8, Folder 32

Voting Rights Act, 1981

Carton 8, Folder 33

Vouchers, 1971-1979

Carton 8, Folder 34-35

Women's Division, 1965-1975, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 36

Women's Division Conferences, 1976-1976, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 37

Women's Rights, 1972-1975, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 38

Women's Rights - ERA, 1977-1978

Carton 8, Folder 39

Young Adult Group - Events, 1968-1978, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 40

Youth Radical, 1968-1970

Carton 8, Folder 41

Miscellaneous, 1972, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 42

Miscellaneous Publications, 1948-1981, n.d.

 

Series 5 Correspondence. 1960-1983

Physical Description: Cartons 9-10 and Box 1

Scope and Content Note

This series contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Correspondence includes letters and memos sent between the local and national offices, members, board members, officers, and others. Topics covered include internal structural matters, event planning, controversies, public relations, budget, staffing and more. Most of the correspondence relates to Joel Brooks' tenure as Director, but there are a few files with correspondence between Ephraim Margolin and the National office (1960-1962), and concerning a Seattle law case (1960-1962). There is no extant correspondence from 1963 to 1968 and only a scattered correspondence from 1969 to March of 1972. Between 1972 and 1978 correspondence was divided into National or New York Correspondence and Local Correspondence. There is a single correspondence run from 1979 and 1980, and starting in 1981 a separate file was kept labeled Memoranda. Subject matter crosses over these categories and both should be examined when trying to track specific subjects. Other correspondence can be found in various subject folders.
Carton 9, Folder 1-3

Correspondence -- New York, Mar. 1960-Feb. 1962

Carton 9, Folder 4

Correspondence -- Seattle, Jul. 1960-Aug. 1962

Carton 9, Folder 5

Correspondence -- Scattered, 1969-1971

Carton 9, Folder 6-8

Correspondence -- New York, 1972-1974

Carton 9, Folder 9

Correspondence -- Local, Oct.-Dec. 1974

Carton 9, Folder 10

Correspondence -- New York, 1975

Carton 9, Folder 11

Correspondence -- Local, Jan.-Jun. 1975

Carton 9, Folder 12

Correspondence -- Local [photo], Jul.-Dec. 1975

Carton 9, Folder 13

Correspondence -- New York, 1976

Carton 9, Folder 14

Correspondence - Local, Mar., Sept.-Dec. 1976

Carton 9, Folder 15

Correspondence -- New York, 1977

Carton 9, Folder 16-17

Correspondence - Local, 1977

Carton 9, Folder 18

Correspondence -- National, 1978

Carton 9, Folder 19-21

Correspondence, 1978-1979

Carton 10, Folder 1-12

Correspondence, 1979-1981

Carton 10, Folder 13

Correspondence -- Memoranda, 1981

Carton 10, Folder 14-21

Correspondence, 1982

Box 1, Folder 1-2

Correspondence, 1982

Box 1, Folder 3-6

Correspondence -- Memoranda, 1982

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1983

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence -- Board of Governors /Joel Brook, 1969-1972

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence -- Form Letters, 1969, 1972, n.d.