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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1909-1999

Creator:  Martin and Doris Goldstein

Summary/Abstract:  Martin and Doris Goldstein are active members in the Jewish community of Atlanta, Georgia. During the Cold War, they were strong supporters of Soviet Jewry. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, programs, speeches, and newspaper clippings.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1 linear foot

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 273, Martin and Doris Goldstein Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection and objects removed to artifact collection.

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz (November, 2013)

Arrangement: The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Martin and Doris Goldstein were active in the Soviet Jewry movement for many years. They visited the Soviet Union in 1979 and again in 1987 when they accompanied a Congresswoman from Maryland on an official visit and met with Russian authorities. Doris served as Chairman of the Atlanta Jewish Federation’s Soviet Jewry Committee for three years, as well as on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. She met several well-known former refuseniks like Ida Nudel and Vladimir Slapak and has written a number of articles and spoken to local groups on the subject of Soviet Jewry. She also serviced as President of Ahavath Achim Sisterhood and Epstein Solomon Schechter School and served on numerous boards and committees in the city including the Archives Committee for the Jewish Heritage Center. She also authored the Ahavath Achim centennial book, “From Generation to Generation,” as well as the 120th anniversary book, “My House shall be a House of Prayer if all People.”  She also co-authored a book with Mark Bauman called, “The Jews of Atlanta: 150 Years of Creating Community.” She also wrote a chapter in the book, “Religions of Atlanta.”

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Martin and Doris Goldstein Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta and the community’s efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Ahavath Achim

1909-1950, Undated

 

2

Anti-Semitism

1980-1982

 

3

Articles by Doris Goldstein

1981-1987, Undated

 

4

Atlanta Jewish Federation (Soviet Jews)

1980

 

5

Correspondence

1979-1989

 

6

Handout material

1990

 

7

Ida Nudel

1981

 

8

Interfaith Women’s Plea for Soviet Jewry

1981

 

9

Inter-Religious Task Force (Soviet Jewry)

1980-1981

 

10

Jews in the USSR

1983

 

11

National Conference on Soviet Jewry

1981, 1999

 

 

 

 

2

1

Newspaper clippings

1980-1990

 

2

Powell, Goldstein, Frazier & Murphy LLP – unpublished manuscript on the history of the law firm written by Doris Goldstein

c. 1980

 

3

Programs

1980-1991

 

4

Resource material – Soviet Jewry

1980-1990

 

 

 

 

3

1

Resource material – Soviet Jewry

1980-1990

 

2

Shabbat weekends

1975

 

3

Speeches

1981, 1990, Undated

 

4

Soviet Jewry Committee

1979-1990

 

5

Trip to Soviet Union

Sep. 1987

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