The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
American Jewish Committee oral history collection
Repository: New York Public Library. Jewish Division
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection is also known as the William E. Wiener Oral History Library. The Irving M. Engel Oral History Collection on Civil Rights is a series within this collection; see the separate record for more information. This record includes interviews in other series related to civil rights, including Jews of New York, Soviet Jewry Movement in America, Jewish Community of Palm Beach County, and Remembering Jacob Blaustein.
Collection Description (Extant): The American Jewish Committee's William E. Wiener Oral History Library's transcripts of interviews primarily concerning American Jewish experience in 20th century. Special collections include material on Holocaust survivors; recent Soviet immigrants to the United States; Jacob Blaustein, president of American Jewish Committee; Jewish women; East European Jewish communities; Jews and the 1972 presidential election; black-Jewish relations and civil rights movement; Jews in broadcasting; and three generation family interviews. Other subjects covered include the American Jewish Committee, Jews and the arts (including theater, literature, music, visual arts), professions, business, labor movement, politics, journalism, sciences, sports, education, and communal and religious activity.
Collection URL: http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=50
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: ca. 1,700 items.
Finding Aid URL: http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/oralhistories2.cfm
Interviewees: Jack Sheinkman, Myrna Shinbaum, Martin Cohen, Glenn Richter, Eugene Dubow, Elmo Ellis, Jack Noskowitz, Sylvia Lewis, Charney Bromberg, Fania Reuther, Edward L. Bernays
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Judaism