United States. Congress
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B093.01.0005
Overview (36) file folders include: Prisoners of Conscience; Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry; Congressional reports and legislation; General correspondence; Newspaper clippings. The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. The Union created massive lists of Refuseniks and political prisoners in the Soviet Union (Prisoners of Conscience)." The Union set up action committees in cities across the U.S. and began the "Adopt a Prisoner" program. The Colorado Committee was a member of the Union of Councils.
Overview Congressional Reports containing information on Soviet Jewry legislation.
Overview Congressional Reports containing legislation regarding Refuseniks.
Overview Peter H. Dominick (1915-1981) was an attorney who was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served as a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1963-1975. He also served as U.S. Representative from Colorado for the Second District from 1961-1963. In 1946, Dominick and his family moved from Connecticut to Colorado, where Dominick joined the Denver law firm of Holland and Hart as a partner. Sen. Dominick served on the Republican Policy Committee and he was the ranking minority member...
Dates: 1915 - 1976; Majority of material found in 1963-1973
Overview Materials involving Congressional legislation.
Overview Contains materials on the Jackson-Vanik 1974 Trade Act Amendment that in part made trade between the United States and the Soviet Union conditioned upon Soviets relaxing restrictions on Jewish emigration. The bill in the House of Representatives was the Mills-Vanik and in the Senate was the Jackson bill. Members of the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry pushed for the Amendment to prevent the Soviet Union from charging exorbitant fees to Soviet Jews trying to emigrate.