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Sheldon Benjamin collection,1959-1984

 Collection
Identifier: Mss-0104

Scope and Contents

The Sheldon Benjamin Collection dates from 1959 to 1984. The collection contains English-language publications, bulletins, reports, and bound volumes relating to the Soviet Jewry movement and the history of the Jewish community in the former Soviet Union. This collection will prove useful for researchers interested in the Soviet Jewry Movement and Soviet suppression of dissent.

Dates

  • 1959-1984

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William NoƩ Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. For access to the original document or to request a high-resolution reproduction contact: Seton Hall University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections Center, archives@shu.edu, 973-761-9476.

Biographical / Historical

Sheldon Benjamin, MD, is a professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He became involved in the Soviet Jewry Movement while studying at the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Miriam Rosenblum, co-chaired the Cincinnati Council for Soviet Jews from 1972-1980, working to raise awareness of the plight of Soviet Jews and campaigning for freedom of emigration. Benjamin was an avid collector of English-language materials relating to the Soviet Jewry movement and the history of the Jewish community in the former Soviet Union, including English translations of samizdat, evidence of Soviet suppression of dissent, and materials that provided context for the emergence of the Soviet Jewry movement.

Extent

12 Linear Feet

Overview

Sheldon Benjamin, MD, is a professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts. During the 1970s he was deeply involved in the Soviet Jewry Movement, an international human rights campaign that advocated for freedom of emigration for Soviet Jews. The collection dates from 1959 to 1984 and contains English-language publications, bulletins, reports, and bound volumes relating to the Soviet Jewry movement and the history of the Jewish community in the former Soviet Union.
Title
Sheldon Benjamin collection,1959-1984, Mss 0104
Status
Completed
Author
Brianna LoSardo, Jacquelyn Deppe
Date
21 April 2017
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476