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Subject Guide: Civil Rights

Archival and library highlights found at the Center that illuminate the Jewish contributions and collaborations in ensuring equal rights for all.

Rally for Soviet Jewry in Washington (D.C.)., 1977. I-495. AJHS

About This Guide

Civil and political rights protect individuals' freedoms from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. This guide highlights archival collections and library materials found at the Center for Jewish History that illuminate the Jewish contributions and collaborations in ensuring equal rights for all. 

In this guide you will find materials including records of philanthropic organizations, papers of Jewish community members who fought alongside Civil Rights activists, and collections of student collectives involved in the counterculture movement. Additionally, there are links to materials relating to the Soviet Jewry movement, an international human rights campaign that advocated for the rights of Jews in the Soviet Union.

 

Please email inquiries@cjh.org if you have any additional questions about the thousands of books, archival collections, and museum objects available to use for research at the Center. 

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