Sheldon Benjamin collection,1959-1984
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.
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This collection is open for research use.
All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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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.
- Sheldon Benjamin collection,1959-1984, Mss 0104
- Brianna LoSardo, Jacquelyn Deppe
- 21 April 2017
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- Finding aid written in English.