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U.S. Congress - Mills-Vanik Bill, 1972-1975

 File
Identifier: B093.01.0005.0016

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.

Dates

  • 1972-1975

Creator

Extent

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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