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Senator Henry Jackson, 1972-1975

Identifier: B093.01.0005.0015


Miscellaneous material dealing with Senator Henry Jackson's activities on behalf of Soviet Jewry. Henry M. Jackson was a senator from Washington for 30 years. One of his accomplishments was the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the 1974 Trade Act that made trade between the United States and the Soviet Union conditioned upon Soviets relaxing restrictions on Jewish emigration. Members of the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry pushed for the Amendment to prevent the Soviet Union from charging exorbitant fees to Jews trying to emigrate.


  • 1972-1975



From the File: 1 Linear Feet (record box)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Most of the records consist of letters, educational materials, bulletins and published newspaper accounts of activities by world-wide, national and local groups on behalf of Soviet Jews. Rhoda Friedman collected most of this material. The Records also have scrapbooks about Lillian Hoffman.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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