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Guide to the Benjamin and Muriel Goldring Papers and Photographs TAM.374

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goldring, Benjamin
Creator: Goldring, Muriel Goodman.
Source - dnr: Goldring, Muriel Goodman.
Source - dnr: Pope, Lillian
Title: Benjamin and Muriel Goldring Papers and Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1900-2007
Abstract: Benjamin (Ben) Goldring and Muriel Goodman Goldring were lifelong political activists. Benjamin Goldring, a lawyer by profession, served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, and later in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Both Muriel and Ben Goldring were active in the committees organized to fight the conviction and execution of the Rosenbergs and the imprisonment of Morton Sobell. As a specialist in civil liberties law, Ben Goldring gave his time and expertise to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) in its legal battle against the Subversive Activities Control Board from the 1950s to the 1970s; he was also a actiove member of the National Lawyers Guild. In addition to her work with the Rosenberg and Sobell Committees, Muriel Goldring became involved in a wide range of local and national political causes. The Goldrings closely followed national political developments in many areas, from the peace movement to immigrants' and prisoners' rights, and were also community activists in Brooklyn, where they lived. This collection consists of the Goldrings' personal papers, materials related to Benjamin Goldring's service in the Spanish Civil War, background files on his legal practice and his writings on the law and legal history, files on the Goldrings' activities with the Rosenberg and Sobell defense committees, political reference files on their many political and cultural interests, as well as photographs of their families and friends extending from the late nineteenth century through the early 2000s, and a small amount of audio materials, ephemera, and artifacts.
Quantity: 19.25 Linear Feet in 18 record cartons, 4 manuscript boxes, and 4 oversized folders.
Location: Manuscript materials (boxes 1-18) are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@library.nyu at least two business days prior to research visit. Photographs, audio materials, ephemera and artifacts are stored onsite and may be requested without advance notice.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.374

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Historical/Biographical Note

Benjamin (Ben) Goldring and Muriel Goodman Goldring were lifelong political activists. Ben Goldring, a lawyer by profession, served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, and later in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Both Goldrings were active in the committees organized to fight the conviction and execution of the Rosenbergs and the imprisonment of Morton Sobell. As a specialist in civil liberties law, Ben Goldring gave his time and expertise to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) in their legal battle against the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB) from the 1950s to the 1970s; he was also a active member of the National Lawyers Guild. In addition to her work with the Rosenberg and Sobell Committees, Muriel Goldring became involved in a wide range of local and national political causes. The Goldrings closely followed national political developments in many areas, from the peace movement to immigrants' and prisoners' rights, and were also community activists in Brooklyn, where they lived.

Benjamin Goldring was born in 1912 and died in 2000. He was educated at Erasmus Hall High School and Brooklyn College. He graduated from Columbia Law School and passed the New York State Bar in 1934. A veteran of the Spanish Civil War, he fought on the Republican side as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from 1937-1938. Arriving in Spain on March 17, 1937, he first saw action at Villaneuva de la Canada and Brunete and was wounded five times, two of which required hospital stays. He was a member of the National Guard of New York State (1936-1937) and then of the United States Army (1940-1941), re-enlisting in 1942 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and serving in the Pacific Theater until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was active in the Civil Rights Congress, and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Remaining active in social and political organizations, Ben Goldring wrote many articles and tracts concerning the law and its application. He also wrote in defense of the publication of a minority report on Israeli treatment of Palestinian prisoners as a counter point to the majority paper published by the NLG after a trip to Israel in 1977.

Among his notable legal activities were: assisting Carol King Esq. with the William Schneiderman case, researching the possible transfer of Morton Sobell from Alcatraz federal prison, and representing a fellow Lincoln Brigade veteran before the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB). He was gratified when, in the 1970s, the Lincoln Veterans finally won their long legal battle to remove the "subversive" stigma from their organization. Benjamin Goldring was also instrumental in obtaining the release of Lencio Pena (a decorated American soldier and Spanish citizen), imprisoned in Spain for anti-Franco activity. In 1982 he secured copies of the testimony of Lincoln Brigade veterans before the SACB and deposited them in the Lincoln Brigade's archives, with his own notes on the case.

Muriel Goodman Goldring (1918-2007) was born, raised, and educated in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Erasmus Hall High School and took classes at Cornell University, City College of New York, and Brooklyn College. She worked at various times as an accountant and as a high school teacher, and was involved in amateur theater and traditional British folk dancing. She was a leading member of the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case and the Committee to Free Morton Sobell, turning her hand to publicity, letter-writing, and the organizing of public events. These committees agitated first for a stay of execution for the Rosenbergs, and later for their vindication and for the release of Morton Sobell from prison. She became very close to Sobell's wife Helen.

The Goldrings were married in 1951, and stayed connected with their family and friends through extensive correspondence. They shared a passion for social causes and were aware of and or active in many liberal and radical organizations; they also shared a keen interest in cultural pursuits and foreign travel.

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Scope and Content note

The collection consists of the Goldrings' personal papers, materials related to Ben Goldring's service in the Spanish Civil War, background files on his legal practice and his writings on the law and legal history, files on Ben and Muriel Goldring's activities with the Rosenberg and Sobell committees, political reference files on their many political and cultural interests, as well as photographs of their families and friends spanning the late nineteenth century through the early 2000s, and a small amount of audio materials, ephemera, and artifacts.

Box-Level Table of Contents:

1. Political/general and legal issues (including SACB); 2. Political/general and early labor material; 3. Political/general (including subject files); 4-5. Political/general; 6. Political/general (includes files on CPUSA); 7. Political/general (includes Geneva Convention research); 8-9. Political/general; 10. Political/general (includes National Lawyers Guild and Israel/Palestine); 11. Political/general (mostly NLG and Israel/Palestine); 12. Political/general (subject files, etc); 13. Rosenbergs/Sobell (includes drafts of book chapters); 14. Rosenbergs / Sobell; 15. Rosenbergs / Sobell; 16. Rosenbergs / Sobell; 17-21. Rosenbergs/Sobell; 22. Rosenbergs/Sobell (includes FOIA); 23-24. Rosenbergs/Sobell; 25. Rosenbergs/Sobell (and BG finances); 26. Rosenbergs / Sobell; 27. Rosenbergs/Sobell (and Browder case); 28. Rosenbergs/Sobell; 29. Legal (includes 1950s cases, FOIA, and Rosenbergs / Sobell); 30. Legal; 31. Legal (includes some Rosenbergs); 32. Legal (history and research); 33. Legal (writing, 1950s); 34. Notes and Xeroxes on Medieval English Law; 35-37. VALB/Spanish Civil War; 38-42. Personal/family; 43. Rosenbergs/Sobell; 44. VALB/Spanish Civil War/SACB; 45-51. Rosenbergs/Sobell; 52. SACB; 53-58. Rosenbergs/Sobell; 59. VALB (includes BG's original Spanish Civil War documents); 60. SACB/VALB; 61-62. Personal/family; 63. Legal; 64. Political/general (includes Rosenbergs/Sobell); 65. Political/general and Legal (including SACB); 66. Non-print (almost all photos).

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 10 series, as follows:

Series I. Personal Material

Series II. Spanish Civil War

Series III. Legal Practice and Legal Research

Series IV. Rosenberg and Sobell Cases

Series V. Political Reference Files

Series VI. Oversize Materials

Series VII. Restricted Material

Series VIII. Photographs

Series IX. Audio Materials

Series X. Ephemera and Artifacts

All series are arranged alphabetically by folder title, with the exception of Series VIII (Photographs), which is arranged mainly in chronological order, followed by folders arranged in alphabetical order.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953
  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953
  • Sobell, Morton
  • Goldring, Muriel Goodman.
  • Goldring, Benjamin
  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Sobell, Helen
  • Reuben, William A.
  • Pope, Lillian

Document Type

  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Reprints.
  • Press releases.
  • Research notes.
  • Legal documents.
  • Correspondence.
  • Black-and-white photographs.
  • Color photographs.
  • Clippings files.
  • Manuscripts for publication.

Subject Organizations

  • Committee to Free Morton Sobell
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Abraham Lincoln Battalion
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Spain. Ejército Popular de la República. Abraham Lincoln Battalion
  • United States. Subversive Activities Control Board

Subject Topics

  • Law -- History.
  • Legal research.
  • Radicalism -- United States.
  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.
  • Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Communism -- United States.
  • Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • Espionage, Soviet -- United States.
  • Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.

Subject Places

  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American.

Subject Uniform Title(s)

  • Geneva Convention (1929)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions with the exception of Series VII (Estate-Related Material). Repository permission is required for access to Series VII. Please contact Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, 212-998-2630.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Benjamin and Muriel Goldring were transferred to New York University in 2007 on behalf of Muriel Goldring. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Benjamin and Muriel Goldring Papers and Photographs; TAM 374; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Benjamin Goldring Vertical File in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) Vertical Files: Individuals (ALBA VF 2)

Subversive Activities Control Board Records (ALBA 002)

Helen Sobell Typescript "Double Exposure" (TAM 390)

National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case Records (TAM 174)

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lillian Pope on behalf of Muriel Goldring in 2007; additional materials were sent by Pope in 2010. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 2001.025, 2001.037, and NPA.2008.001.

Processing Information

Photographs from this collection were established as a separate collection (PHOTOS 250). In July 2013, this photographs collection was reincorporated into the Benjamin and Muriel Goldring Papers, along with later accessions of photographs, and a small amount of audio materials, ephemera and artifacts. The collection was renamed the Benjamin and Muriel Goldring Papers and Photographs to reflect the addition of these materials.

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Container List

Series I: Personal Material, 1912-2000

Scope and Content Note

This series includes personal correspondence, documents and memorabilia of both Goldrings and a number of members of the Goldring and Goodman families. Personal correspondence includes the couple's cards and notes to each other, Ben Goldring's letters to his family while he was serving in WWII, and Muriel Goldring's incoming letters from friends and relatives, including relatives in Israel starting in 1948.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "Abridged Prayer Book for Jews in the Army and Navy of the United States"
1917
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Address Book (three)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Autograph Books (BG) (2)
1925
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Biographical: BG, Education
1912 - 1934
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Biographical: BG, General
1934-1994
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Biographical: BG, Health
1981-2000
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Biographical: BG, Memorial
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Biographical: BG, Memorial Guest Book
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Biographical: BG, Service Record, World War II
1940-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Biographical: Family (BG and MG) (I)
undated, 1916-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Biographical: Family (BG and MG) (II)
undated, 1916-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Biographical: MG, Education
1918-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Biographical: MG, Employment
undated, 1941-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Biographical: MG, General
1943-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 14A Brooklyn Home Remodel (BG and MG)
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Clubs and Organizations (MG)
1931-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 15A Columbia Law School Alumni (BG)
1976-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Cornell University (MG)
1946
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Bertha and Louis Teitelbaum
1951-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Bertha and Louis Teitelbaum
1969 - 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Between BG and MG
1950s - 1970s
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence: David Beaver
1937 - 1940
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence: From BG
1951- 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence: From BG, World War II
undated, 1942-1943
Box: 2 Folder : 1a Correspondence: From BG, World War II
1943-1945
Box: 2 Folder : 1b Correspondence: From Israel
undated, 1956-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence: From Israel
1977-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence: From Israel, Cards
1950-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence: From Israel, Cards
1979-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence: From MG
undated, 1946-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, Anniversary and Valentines
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, Announcements (I)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, Announcements (II)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, For BG
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, For MG (I)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, For MG (II)
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, General
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, To Family (BG and MG)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, Holiday and New Years
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Greeting Cards, Thank You's
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1a Correspondence: John Howard Lawson and Edward Barsky, To MG
Jun 6, 1930
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Lency (Mark) Watterud
undated, 194? - 1964
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Michael Alexander (I)
1943-1944
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Michael Alexander (II)
1943-1944
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Postcards
1937-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Postcards
1960-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Postcards
1968-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Postcards
1980-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Postcards
undated, 1986-2006
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Postcards, International
1957-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Richard (Dick) Cohn
1944-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Richard (Dick) Leonard
1953-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Ruth and Morris E. L. Shapiro
1958-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Ruth and Morris E. L. Shapiro
1979-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence: To and From Family (BG and MG)
undated, 1926-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence: To BG
1941-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Correspondence: To BG and MG, From Family
undated, 1951-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Correspondence: To BG and MG, From Family
1956-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Correspondence: To BG and MG, From Family
1963-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence: To BG and MG, From Family
1967-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Correspondence: To BG and MG, From Family
1984-1999
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence: To BG and MG, From Friends
undated, 1954-1996
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence: To BG and MG, re: BG Stroke
Undated, 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence: To MG, General
1938-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence: To MG, From Family
1944-2003
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence: To MG, From Friends
1931-1946
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence: To MG, From Friends
1947-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence: To MG, From Friends
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Folk Dancing: General
1964-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Folk Dancing: Instructions
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Folk Dancing: Instructions (Books) I
1957-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Folk Dancing: Instructions (Books) II
1957-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Goodman, Max "Plan for Post War Employment; Outline of Plan for a Cooperative Bookkeeping Service for Small Businesses to be Managed by and for Paraplegics"
1939-1948
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Graduation; The Windsor School P. S. 154 Brooklyn and College of the City of New York (MG)
1929-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Graduation; Brooklyn College and Columbia University (BG)
1933-1934
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Headstone Rubbings (Sadie Goodman, Emily Sigal)
1964, 1965
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Literary Magazines: "Erasmian" (Erasmus Hall High School) (2) (BG)
1927, 1928
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Literary Magazines: "Talisman" (Seth Low Junior College) (2) (BG)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Remembrances: "Irving and Judith Rubin", "Jeanette and Sidney"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Wedding (BG and MG)
1951
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Writings: Unidentified
undated

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Series II: Spanish Civil War, 1937-1995

Scope and Content Note

This series consists mostly of correspondence between Ben Goldring and other Abraham Lincoln Brigade veterans, as well as mailings, flyers, programs and other items from VALB. Also included is Ben' Goldring's correspondence from Spain to his family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 19a Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
Undated, 1989-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 20 African - American Volunteers
undated, 1978-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Bethune Memorial House
1976, 1981
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Correspondence: From BG re: Spanish Civil War History (especially related to Orwell)
1969-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Correspondence: From BG to Family and Friends (Spanish Civil War letters)
undated, 1937-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Correspondence: From BG to The Volunteer
1978-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Correspondence: From George Chaiken
1979-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Correspondence: From Joe Doyle
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Correspondence: From John Tisa to BG and MG
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Correspondence: From Thomas Danek
1940-1945
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Correspondence: From Vaughan Love
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Richard and Helen Leonard
1938
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Spanish Civil War Prisoners of War
1976, 1980
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Spanish Political Prisoners
1959, 1975
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Correspondence: To Bella Martin (sister of BG) from Department of State (some via New York Representative Emanuel Celler) re: BG (also includes one letter from the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade)
1937-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Correspondence: To BG from Family and Friends
undated, 1937-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Victor A. Berch (Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives)
1977-1985, 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Danek, Thomas
undated, 1982-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Els Joglars (Spanish theater group)
undated, 1978
Box: 4 Folder : 38 English to Spanish Grammar (published by the International Brigades)
c. 1937
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Harris, Arthur (Abe)
1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Jewish Participation in the Spanish Civil War
1973-1978, 1989
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Law, Oliver
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Lincoln-Washington Battalion: Order to Commander of the Machine Gun Company (copy)
Aug 8, 1937
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Martin, Fredericka: About American Medical Bureau and Women Volunteers
1977-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Morgan, Crawford
1976, 1982
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Nelson, Steve
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 46 O'Toole, Lawrence
1980-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Passport Application and Service in Armed Forces of Foreign States
1966, 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Pena, Leoncio: Certificate of Naturalization
1946
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Pena, Leoncio: Correspondence (originals)
1959
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Pena, Leoncio: Correspondence (photocopies)
1959
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Pena, Leoncio: General (originals)
undated, 1958-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Pena, Leoncio: General (photocopies)
undated, 1958-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Personal Ephemera from the Spanish Civil War (BG)
1937-1938
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Picasso, Pablo: Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee Letter
1951
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Ragner, Albin C.
[1940s], 1976-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Rein, David and Leonard B. Boudin: Work on Behalf of Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
1979-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Ross, Adolph: About VALB Biographical Project
1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Selby, Vernon
1981-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Spanish Civil War Currency (Spanish Republican, German, Soviet)
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Spanish Civil War: General
undated, 1965-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Spanish Civil War Recollections (BG)
1983, 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Spanish Refugee Aid (letter from Nancy MacDonald)
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Subversive Activities Control Board: BG Article ("Executing Criminal Law through Civil Regulation")
1964-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Subversive Activities Control Board: BG Article ("Executing Criminal Law through Civil Regulation"), Correspondence and Notes
1964-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Subversive Activities Control Board: BG Article ("The McCarran Act 'Civil' 'Regulation' of - and only of - Crimes and Criminals and their Instrumentalities to Further Criminal Objectives")
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Subversive Activities Control Board, Correspondence re:
1952-1954
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Subversive Activities Control Board, Correspondence re:
1961-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Subversive Activities Control Board, Correspondence re:
1964-1971
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Subversive Activities Control Board, Correspondence re:
1980-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Subversive Activities Control Board: General
1963-1965, Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Subversive Activities Control Board: Notes (I)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Subversive Activities Control Board: Notes (II)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Events
Undated, 1966-1996
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Flyers, Pamphlets, and Publicity
Undated, 1962-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: General
undated, 1962-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Mailings
1954-1975
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Mailings
Undated, 1976-2000
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: New York Post Mailings
Undated, 1972-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: to BG
undated, 1938-1995
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Wyden, Peter (premature anti-fascist issue)
1981

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Series III: Legal Practice and Legal Research, 1931-2001

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence and research relating to cases Benjamin Goldring worked on and research notes, drafts and background material for published and unpublished articles. Several files document his work for the National Lawyers Guild, in particular his work on a document representing a dissenting view of the Guild's 1977 report on Israeli treatment of Palestinian prisoners.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Article: "Anti-Semitic Propaganda" (BG)
1946
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Article: "Blacklisting as Criminal Punishment" (BG)
1976
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Article: "Elliot Freemont-Smith's Understanding in His Review of Navasky's 'Naming Names'" (BG)
1980-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Article: "The List: Designated with Death" (BG)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Article: "New York Civil Liberties Union Proposal to Constitutional Convention to Replace Grand Jury" (BG)
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Article: "Views from the Brink of Criminal Law History," Typescript and Handwritten notes (I) (BG)
1967
Box: 5a Folder : 1 Article: "Views from the Brink of Criminal Law History," Typescript and Handwritten notes (II) (BG)
1967
Box: 5a Folder : 2 Article: "Views from the Brink of Criminal Law History," Typescript and Handwritten notes (III) (BG)
1967
Box: 5a Folder : 3 Business Expenses
1959, 1979, 1982
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Cases: Bleier, Katherine
1957-1963
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Cases: Family
1956, 1960-1980
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Cases: General
undated, 1951-1962
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Clippings: Legal Issues
1960-1979
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence: General
undated, 1939-1967
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Correspondence: General
1970-1982
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Re: U. S. v. Eugene Frank Robel
1966-1978
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Correspondence: U. S. Congress, N. Y. State Legislature
1958, 1970, 1981
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Cross, Ephraim: Obituary
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 10 General Writing (BG)
undated, 1931-1948
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Goebel, Julius
1972-1980
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Licensing (BG)
1951, 1963, 1971
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Memo: Constitutional Invalidity of the Wood-Rankin Committee (BG)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 14 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study In 'Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli-Occupied West Bank and Gaza: Report of the NLG 1977 Middle East Delegation' ," Correspondence (I) (BG)
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 15 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study In 'Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli-Occupied West Bank and Gaza: Report of the NLG 1977 Middle East Delegation' ," Correspondence (II) (BG)
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 16 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study...," incomplete (BG)
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 17 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study...," Initial Draft and Notes (I) (BG)
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 18 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study...," Initial Draft and Notes (II) (BG)
1979
Box: 6 Folder : 19 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study...," Reprint and Correspondence (I) (BG)
1981
Box: 6 Folder : 20 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study...," Reprint and Correspondence (II) (BG)
1981
Box: 6 Folder : 21 National Lawyers Guild: "Analytic Study...," Reprint with Changes (BG)
1981
Box: 6 Folder : 22 National Lawyers Guild; Criminal Justice Task Force
1983
Box: 6 Folder : 23 National Lawyers Guild: "Education for What? NLG and the Palestinian Question" , "We Mastermind Imperialism's Destruction the West-Bank and Gaza-Strip Palestinians and the PLO" (BG)
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 24 National Lawyers Guild: FBI Lawsuit
undated, 1980-1982
Box: 6 Folder : 25 National Lawyers Guild: General
1960-1979
Box: 6 Folder : 26 National Lawyers Guild: General
undated, 1980-1990
Box: 7 Folder : 1 National Lawyers Guild: General, Anti-Semitism Task Force
1978-1981
Box: 7 Folder : 2 National Lawyers Guild: General, International Committee
undated, 1979-1985
Box: 7 Folder : 3 National Lawyers Guild: General, National Executive Board (NEB)
undated, 1972-1983
Box: 7 Folder : 4 National Lawyers Guild: General, New York City Chapter
undated, 1960-2001
Box: 7 Folder : 5 National Lawyers Guild: Israel and Amnesty International
1976-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 6 National Lawyers Guild: Israel and Palestine Research, Correspondence (BG)
1976-1989
Box: 7 Folder : 7 National Lawyers Guild: Israel and Palestine Research, General (I)
1977-1978
Box: 7 Folder : 8 National Lawyers Guild: Israel and Palestine Research, General (II)
1977-1978
Box: 7 Folder : 9 National Lawyers Guild: Israel and Palestine Research, NLG Publications
undated, 1967, 1977
Box: 7 Folder : 10 National Lawyers Guild: Israel and The International Committee of the Red Cross
1969-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 11 National Lawyers Guild: "Minority Report of the Middle East Delegation of the NLG on Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories," Ad Hoc Committee to Publish the Report, Correspondence
1978-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 12 National Lawyers Guild: "Minority Report of the Middle East Delegation of the NLG on Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories," Howard Dickstein (Final)
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 13 National Lawyers Guild: "Minority Report of the Middle East Delegation of the NLG on Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories," Howard Dickstein (versions I and II)
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 14 National Lawyers Guild: "On Majority Mideast Report Re-Revised May 1978" (BG)
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 15 National Lawyers Guild: "On Revised Majority Mideast Report" (BG)
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 16 National Lawyers Guild: "Report of the NLG 1977 Middle East Delegation Concerning Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories" (drafts I-III)
1977-1978
Box: 7 Folder : 17 National Lawyers Guild: "Report of the NLG 1977 Middle East Delegation Concerning Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories" (final revisions and National Executive Board response to Minority Report)
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 18 National Lawyers Guild: Response to Rev. L. Humphrey Walz "Lack of Integrity Not a Basis for Middle East Understanding" (BG)
1980
Box: 7 Folder : 19 National Lawyers Guild: Sami Esmail
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 20 National Lawyers Guild: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Meetings (UNESCO) on Israel and Palestine
1974-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 21 National Lawyers Guild: United Nations Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories
1970-1971
Box: 7 Folder : 22 National Lawyers Guild: United Nations Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories
1972-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 23 National Lawyers Guild: United Nations Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories
1977-1979
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Research: Alcatraz, Federal Prisons
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Research: Alcatraz, Federal Prisons
undated, 1948-1949
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Research: Early British and European Law
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Research: Early British Law (I)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Research: Early British Law (II)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Research: Medieval British Law
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Research: Health Issues
1960-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Research: Passport, Naturalization, Immigration Law
undated, 1940
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Research: Passport, Naturalization, Immigration Law (Browder and Bridges Cases)
1939-1941
Box: 8 Folder : 10 U.S. v. William Schneiderman, Briefs
1941
Box: 8 Folder : 11 U.S. v. William Schneiderman, Correspondence and Research
1941

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Series IV: Rosenberg and Sobell Cases, 1951-2003

Scope and Content Note

This series contains administrative files and publicity materials produced by the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case and the Committee to Free Morton Sobell, as well as other materials documenting the work of both organizations. Notable is Ben Goldring's correspondence with Morton Sobell's legal team, Murie Goldring's correspondence with Helen Sobell and with Aaron Katz (director of the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case), copies of material on the Rosenberg trial released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and a draft of a book-length work by William A. Reuben on the Rosenberg case, with annotations by Ben Goldring.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 12 "The Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Morton Sobell, Case: Sections of the Track," Typescript (BG)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Legal Documents: U.S. Supreme Court, Rosenbergs v. U.S. (1951) and Sobell v. U.S. 1952
1951, 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 14 National Rosenberg-Sobell Committee: "A Request to the Judiciary Committee of the U. S. Senate to investigate the Conduct of the U. S. Attorney General's Office In the Rosenberg-Sobell Case"
undated, 1982
Box: 8 Folder : 15 National Rosenberg-Sobell Committee: General Files
undated, 1953-1978
Box: 8 Folder : 15a Ponsolle, Doris; Poem "Tribute To a Comrade-in-Arms"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Research Notes on the Cases
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Rosenberg: "American Bar Association Subversive Rosenberg Activities Committee" (BG)
1976
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Rosenberg: American Bar Association Trial Re-creation: "Espionage Trial of the Century" (Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, NYC)
Aug 9-10, 1993
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Rosenberg: Articles, Editorials, Reprints by the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case
1977-1995
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Rosenberg: Articles and Reprints
1951-1976
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Rosenberg: Booklets, Programs, Pamphlets
undated, 1951-1969
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Rosenberg: Booklets, Programs, Pamphlets
undated, 1970-1995
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Rosenberg: Booklets, Programs, Pamphlets (non-English)
1953, 1983, 1998
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Rosenberg: Clippings (I)
1950's - c. 2000
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Rosenberg: Clippings (II)
1950's - c.2000
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Rosenberg: Clippings (III)
1950's - c.2000
Box: 9 Folder : 7A Rosenberg: Cohn, Roy: Interview by William Kunstler; Interview by Jim Hartz
1958, 1974
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Rosenberg: Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case, General
1952-1954
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Rosenberg: Correspondence, Aaron Katz (includes writings by Katz)
1963, 1977-1997
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Rosenberg: Correspondence, BG
1957-1974
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Rosenberg: Correspondence, BG
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Rosenberg: Correspondence, BG
1976-1983
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Rosenberg: Correspondence, General
undated, 1959-1993
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Rosenberg: Correspondence, MG
1952-1974
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Rosenberg: Correspondence, MG
undated, 1975-2003
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Rosenberg: Correspondence, Sarah Lichtenberg (concerning loss of job for supporting Rosenberg cause)
undated, 1954
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Rosenberg: Edith Segal, Music and Poetry (autographed)
1955, 1967
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Rosenberg: Espionage, General
1978, 1990
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Rosenberg: Flyers
1952-1979
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Rosenberg: Flyers
1980-1997, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Correspondence, BG
1973-May 1976
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Correspondence, BG
Jun 1976-1981
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, "FBI Director Kelley Reveals that Chief Prosecutor Lied to Rosenbergs Jury," Typescript (BG)
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Denial Codes and Inventory
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, General
undated, 1975-1980
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Meeropol Suit
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Meeropol Suit, Copies of Exhibits
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Research Team Instructions, Internal Documents, and Correspondence
undated, 1976-1978
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1950
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1951
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1952
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1953
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1954-1956
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1957
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1958-1960
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1961-1965
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Rosenberg: Freedom of Information Act, Released Files
1971-1975
Box: 10 Folder : 11a Rosenberg: Funeral Service Card
1953
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Rosenberg: Greenglass, David, Copy of Affidavit on Rosenbergs
1954
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Rosenberg: Judge Irving R. Kaufman
undated, 1974-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Rosenberg: Judge Irving R. Kaufman "The Kaufman Papers," Pamphlet
1976
Box: 10 Folder : 14A Rosenberg: Katz, Aaron, Exchange with MG over National Committee Procedures/Policies
1988, 1997-1998
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Rosenberg: Legal Documents; Meeropols v. Louis Nizer (copyright claim)
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Rosenberg: Legal Documents; Rosenbergs Stay of Execution
1953
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Rosenberg: Legal Documents; U.S. v. Irving R. Kaufman
1990
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Rosenberg: National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case: General
1976-1982
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Rosenberg: National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case: General
1983-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Rosenberg: National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case: General
1990-2001, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Rosenberg: National Committee: Internal Documents, Drafts, etc.
1973-1978
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Rosenberg: National Committee: Internal Documents, Drafts, etc.
1982-2005, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Rosenberg: Newsletters
1975-1988
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Rosenberg: Reuben, William A., Unpublished Manuscript re: Rosenbergs (typescript with annotations BG) (I)
[1970's]
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Rosenberg: Reuben, William A., Unpublished Manuscript re: Rosenbergs (typescript with annotations BG) (II)
[1970's]
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Rosenberg: Reuben, William A., Unpublished Manuscript re: Rosenbergs (typescript with annotations BG) (III)
[1970's]
Box: 10A Folder : 1 Rosenberg: Reuben, William A., Unpublished Manuscript re: Rosenbergs (BG notes and comments)
[1970's]
Box: 10A Folder : 2 Rosenberg: Rosenberg Fund for Children
1990-2003, undated
Box: 10A Folder : 3 Rosenberg: Scholarly Writing on the Case
undated, 1955, 1984
Box: 10A Folder : 4 Rosenberg: Songs and Poetry
1953-1954
Box: 10A Folder : 5 Rosenberg: Student Papers on Rosenberg Case (2)
1997
Box: 10A Folder : 6 Rosenberg: Theatrical Programs
1969-1970
Box: 10A Folder : 7 Rosenberg: "They Live," Burt Marnik (play and correspondence with MG)
1967
Box: 10A Folder : 8 Rosenberg: Transcript of Public Statements
1955-1993
Box: 10A Folder : 9 Rosenberg: Venona Intercepts, General Information, Reports on Impact on Rosenberg History
1994-1998
Box: 10A Folder : 10 Rosenberg: Venona Intercepts, Morton Sobell's Comments
1997
Box: 10A Folder : 11 Rosenberg: Venona Intercepts (transcripts, redacted)
1995
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Sobell: Articles, Clippings
1956-2001
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Sobell: Articles, Clippings, Publicity Materials
undated, 1953-1968, 1974-1975
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Sobell: Booklets, Programs, Pamphlets
undated, 1951-1969
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Sobell: Committee to Free Morton Sobell, Helen Sobell Materials
1966-1969
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Sobell: Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell: Internal Documents, Publicity Materials, etc.
[early 1960s ?]
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Sobell: Committee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell: Publicity Material
undated, 1954-1965
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Sobell: Correspondence, BG
1954-1975
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Sobell: Correspondence, in Support of Sobell
1954-1972
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Sobell: Correspondence, MG
undated, 1957-1997
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Sobell: Correspondence, MG, on Behalf of Mrs. Sobell and Committee
undated, 1957-1968
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Sobell: Correspondence, Sobell's Legal Team (with BG)
1956-1957, 1963, 1973
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Sobell: Helen Sobell, Poetry, Article, Obituary
1956, 1959, 2002
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Sobell: Legal Documents, Congressional Committees and Request for Executive Clemency
1954, 1961, 1967
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Sobell: Legal Documents, Sobell v. Attorney General and Director, United States Bureau of Prisons (District Court)
1968
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Sobell: Legal Documents, Sobell v. U.S. (Supreme Court)
1952-1953
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Sobell: Legal Documents, Sobell v. U.S. (Supreme Court)
1957
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Sobell: Legal Documents, Sobell v. U.S. (Supreme Court)
1967
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Sobell: Legal Documents, U.S. v. Sobell (Circuit Court of Appeals)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Sobell: Legal Documents, U.S. v. Sobell (District Court)
1956-1957
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Sobell: Legal Documents, U.S. v. Sobell (District Court)
1966
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Sobell: Legal Documents, U.S. v. Sobell (District Court)
1967
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Sobell: Press Releases
undated, 1955-1968
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Sobell: Publications (not by the Sobell Committee)
undated, 1952-1997
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Sobell: "The Rock," (play script author unknown )
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Sobell: Transcripts of Public Statements
1959-1964

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Series V: Political Reference Files, 1939-2003

Scope and Content Note

These files of clippings and printed matter cover a wide range of political groups, individuals, issues and events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Affirmative Action
1965-1979
Box: 12 Folder : 2 American Association for the International Commission of Jurists, Inc.
1980-1981
Box: 12 Folder : 3 American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Theater Rosenberg Trial Re-enactment
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 4 American Committee For Protection of Foreign Born
undated, 1951-1982
Box: 12 Folder : 5 American Committee For Protection of Foreign Born: Clippings
1963-1964
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Amnesty for Vietnam Resisters
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Amnesty for Vietnam Resisters: Clippings
1977-1979
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Anti-Semitism and USSR
1975-1981
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Arts and Artists
undated, 1960-1988
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
undated, 1968, 1976
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Belfrage, Cedric Local 1199 Hospital and Healthcare Workers Memorial Program
1990
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Black Panthers
1966-1980
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Brighton Beach
undated, 1988, 1992
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Brooklyn
1963-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Brooklyn: Clippings
1976-1982
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Building in Brooklyn: Protests, Clippings
undated, 1983-1987
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Building in Brooklyn: Protests, Windsor Terrace, Brighton Beach Baths, etc.
undated, 1984-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Carter, Rubin "Hurricane"
1974-1976
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Carter, Rubin "Hurricane": Clippings
1974-1977
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Cemeteries and Yizkor
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Center for Constitutional Rights
1975-1981
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Chile
undated, 1973-1978
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Chile: Clippings
1973-1979
Box: 12 Folder : 24 China
1966,1974
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Civil Liberties, American Civil Liberties Union
1949-1988
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Civil Liberties: Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties
1962-1980
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Civil Liberties: Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties: Clippings
1961-1970
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Civil Liberties, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
1954-1966
Box: 12 Folder : 29 Civil Liberties, General and New York Civil Liberties Union
undated, 1949-1979
Box: 12 Folder : 30 Civil Liberties, Mieklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
1976-2002
Box: 12 Folder : 31 Civil Liberties, National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
1964-1997
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Civil Rights I
1964-1994
Box: 12 Folder : 33 Civil Rights II
1964-1994
Box: 12 Folder : 34 Civil Rights: Clippings
1965-1984
Box: 12 Folder : 35 Communist Party
1951-1984
Box: 12 Folder : 36 Communist Party: Clippings
1965-1979
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Communist Fronts and the Subversive Activities Control Board
undated, 1963-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Communist Fronts and the Subversive Activities Control Board: Clippings
1962-1967
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Covert Action Information Bulletin: Complete Index
1981
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Criminal-Civil Law
undated, 1961-1966
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Criminal-Civil Law: Clippings
1966
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Cuba
undated, 1961-1963
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Davis, Angela
1971
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Death Penalty I
1958-2000
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Death Penalty II
1958-2000
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Death Penalty: Clippings
1967-1995
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Death Penalty: Mumia Abu-Jamal
1995
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Education/ Public Schools
undated, 1964-1978
Box: 13 Folder : 13 El Salvador
1981
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Ellsberg-Russo Pentagon Papers
undated, 1972
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Ellsberg-Russo Pentagon Papers: Clippings
1973
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Epton, William
1965
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Epton, William: Clippings 1965-1968
1965-1968
Box: 13 Folder : 18 FBI Negative Press
undated, 1974-1981
Box: 13 Folder : 19 FBI Negative Press: Clippings
1969-1980
Box: 13 Folder : 20 FBI/CIA: Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance
1975-1981
Box: 13 Folder : 21 FBI/CIA: Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance: Clippings
1968-1994
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Fifth Amendment
1954-1969
Box: 13 Folder : 23 First Amendment
undated, 1952-1969
Box: 13 Folder : 24 First Amendment: Clippings
1966-1976
Box: 13 Folder : 25 Frameups and Railroading
1965-1980
Box: 13 Folder : 26 Frameups and Railroading: Clippings
1976-1983
Box: 13 Folder : 27 Freedom of Information Act
1975-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 28 Freedom of Information Act: Clippings
1975-1986
Box: 13 Folder : 29 Grand Jury
1967-1981
Box: 13 Folder : 30 Grand Jury: Clippings
1966-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 31 Guatemala
1978-1983
Box: 13 Folder : 32 Guatemala: Clippings
1981-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 33 Hiss, Alger
1951-1978
Box: 13 Folder : 34 Hiss, Alger: Clippings
1962-1984
Box: 13 Folder : 35 Human Rights
undated, 1958-1978
Box: 13 Folder : 36 Immigrants/ Immigration
undated, 1971-1998
Box: 13 Folder : 37 Informers
1962-1980
Box: 13 Folder : 38 International Travel
undated, 1974-1976
Box: 13 Folder : 39 International Travel: Clippings
1975-1977
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Investigative Committees: Clippings
1950-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Investigative Committees: Dalton Trumbo The Time of the Toad
1949
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Investigative Committees: General
1950-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Investigative Committees: House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)
1953-1968
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Irish Independence
1971-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Irish Independence: Clippings
1968-1980
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Israel-Palestine Conflict
1947-1991
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Israel-Palestine Conflict: Clippings
1975-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Jewish Identity, The Holocaust and Israel undated,
undated, 1962-1993
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Jewish Identity, The Holocaust and Israel: Clippings
1974-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 11 KKK
1963-1980
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Lebanon
1975-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Legal Materials: General, Conferences, Announcements, etc.
undated, 1961-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Legal Notes
undated 1973-1974
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Loyalty Oaths
undated, 1954-1967
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Loyalty Oaths: Clippings
1956-1968
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Miller, Arthur: Notes and Clippings on
1966, 1968
Box: 14 Folder : 18 NACCP and other African American Rights Organizations
1964-1980
Box: 14 Folder : 19 NAACP and other African American Rights Organizations: Clippings
1966-1980
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Naturalization
undated, 1960-1975
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Nazi War Criminals
undated, 1981
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Nazi War Criminals: Clippings
1968-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 23 Nuclear Energy/ The Atom
1945-1981
Box: 14 Folder : 24 Oswald, Lee Harvey
1963-1977
Box: 14 Folder : 25 Passport Revocation and Denial
1939, 1964
Box: 14 Folder : 26 Passport Revocation and Denial: Clippings
1958-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 27 Peace Movement, General
1961-2001
Box: 14 Folder : 28 Peace Movement, Women Strike for Peace
1963-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 29 Police Misconduct
1964-2003
Box: 14 Folder : 30 Police in Politics
1956-1980
Box: 14 Folder : 31 Political Prisoners undated
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 32 Politics: Campaigns
1944-1996
Box: 14 Folder : 33 Politics: Campaigns: Clippings
1976
Box: 14 Folder : 34 Politics: Fundraising
1972-1998
Box: 14 Folder : 35 Politics: General
1944-1982
Box: 14 Folder : 36 Politics: General: Clippings
1972-1974
Box: 14 Folder : 37 Poverty
1965-1970
Box: 14 Folder : 38 Poverty: Clippings
1967-1976
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Prisoners Rights
undated, 1958-2000
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Prisoners Rights: Clippings
1966-1981
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Prisoners Rights: Attica
undated, 1973
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Prisoners Rights: Attica: Clippings
1970-1976
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Prisoners Rights: Martin Sostre
1975
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Prisoners Rights: Martin Sostre: Clippings
1970-1976
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Progressive Party
1950-1954
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Property Law, Real Estate
1967-1980
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Puerto Rico
undated, 1975
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Racism and Political Oppression
1975-1979
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Russian War Relief (I)
1943-1946
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Russian War Relief (II)
1943-1946
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Russian War Relief: Publicity Material Guides (I)
1943-1946
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Russian War Relief: Publicity Material Guides (II)
1943-1946
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Sacco, Nicola and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
undated, 1959-1978
Box: 15 Folder : 16 Sacco, Nicola and Bartolomeo Vanzetti: Clippings
1952-1978
Box: 15 Folder : 17 Schorr, Daniel
1976-1977
Box: 15 Folder : 18 Science and Technology Workers Organizations
1941-1961
Box: 15 Folder : 19 Scientists, Government Employment and Loyalty
1945-1957
Box: 15 Folder : 20 Selective Service/ Draft Law
undated, 1966-1969
Box: 15 Folder : 21 Selective Service/ Draft Law: Clippings
1966-1971
Box: 15 Folder : 22 Social Services
undated, 1942-1981
Box: 15 Folder : 23 Socialist Worker Party
undated, 1976-1982
Box: 15 Folder : 24 Socialist Worker Party: Clippings
undated, 1979-1981
Box: 15 Folder : 25 South America
1965-1997
Box: 15 Folder : 26 South America: Clippings
1966-1981
Box: 15 Folder : 27 Southern Justice
1951-1980
Box: 15 Folder : 28 Southern Justice: Clippings
1965-1979
Box: 15 Folder : 29 Soviet Dissidents
1978-1980
Box: 15 Folder : 30 Soviet Dissidents: Clippings
1970-1980
Box: 15 Folder : 31 Spain
1969-1994
Box: 15 Folder : 32 Spain: Clippings
1976-1984
Box: 15 Folder : 33 Spies: Clippings
1967-1984
Box: 15 Folder : 34 Theft Protection
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 35 Theft Protection: Clippings
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 36 Thompson, Robert
1967
Box: 15 Folder : 37 Union, General
1944-1996
Box: 15 Folder : 38 Union, Local 19 Social Service Employees Union (SSEU), United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA)
1946-1952
Box: 16 Folder : 1 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Rules
1954
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Vietnam
undated, 1965-1975
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Vietnam: Clippings
undated, 1965-1975
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Vietnam Veterans Against the War
undated, 1969-1975
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Clippings
undated, 1972-1973
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Watergate
1973-1976
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Watergate: Clippings
1972-1977

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Series VI: Oversize Materials , 1900-1938

Scope and Content Note

This series contains certificates and diplomas of several Goldring and Goodman family members.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 1 BG: Certificate Honoring Service in the International Brigade (In Spanish)
1938
Box: 17 Folder : 2 BG and MG Parents and unidentified family member: Marriage Certificates (In Hebrew)
1909, 1916, undated
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Goodman, Abraham: Certificate of Naturalization
Aug 1, 1900
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Goodman, Max: Cornell University Transcript
1912
Box: 17 Folder : 5 MG: Erasmus High School Diploma
1934

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Series VII: Estate-Related Material , 2006-2007

Conditions Governing Access

Repository permission is required for access. Please contact Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, 212-998-2630.

Scope and Content Note

This series is mostly comprised of material relating to Muriel Goldring's illness, death and estate.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Correspondence Re: Estate
2007
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Goldring Family Documents
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Goodman Family Documents
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 4 House: Sale for estate settlement
2007
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Lease
2006
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Meltzer, Martin: Attorney for Estate
2007
Box: 18 Folder : 7 (MG) Certificate of Cremation
2007
Box: 18 Folder : 8 (MG) Death Certificate
2007
Box: 18 Folder : 9 (MG) Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, etc.
2006
Box: 18 Folder : 10 (MG) Time Line by Lillie Pope
2007
Box: 18 Folder : 11 (MG) Will
2007

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Series VIII: Photographs, 1905-2005

Arrangement

This series arranged mainly in chronological order, in two groups: Definitely dated materials, followed by undated materials for which dates have been guessed, the latter indicated by a question mark following the folder title dates. These chronologically-arranged materials are then followed by a small number of folders that are arranged alphabetically by folder name.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this series are mainly photographs of the Goldrings' family and friends, and including images from every decade for a span of more than 100 years. They include both black and white and color images. Most were shot in the United States, but a few are from Europe, and there are some from Israel beginning in 1948. The earliest photographs appear to be mostly of Muriel Goodman Goldring's family. Most of the images from the 2000s document a memorial event held on June 4, 2000 to remember and honor Benjamin Goldring; guests at this event included at least one surviving member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. There are also two folders that contain images pertaining to Goldrings' political activities.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 1900s
1905, 1907
Box: 19 Folder : 2 1910s
1910, 1914-1916, 1919
Box: 19 Folder : 3 1920s
1922-1924, 1928, 1929
Box: 19 Folder : 4 1930s
1931, 1933, 1939
Box: 19 Folder : 5 1940s
1941-1944, 1946, 1947, 1949
Box: 19 Folder : 6 1950s
1951, 1952, 1954, 1956-1958
Box: 19 Folder : 6-a February 18, 1951 - Muriel and Benjamin Goldring Wedding - Proofs and Invitation
1951
Box: 19 Folder : 6-b February 18, 1951 - Muriel and Benjamin Goldring Wedding Album
1951
Box: 19 Folder : 7 1960s
1960-1965, 1967-1969
Box: 19 Folder : 8 1970s
1970-1974, 1976-1979
Box: 19 Folder : 9 1980s (1)
1980-1989
Box: 19 Folder : 10 1980s (2)
1988
Box: 19 Folder : 11 1990s
1990, 1991, 1994, 1997-1999
Box: 19 Folder : 12 2000s
2000, 2001, 2005
Box: 20 Folder : 1 1900s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 2 1910s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 3 1920s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 4 1930s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 5 1940s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 6 1950s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 7 1960s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 8 1970s?
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 9 1980s?
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 1 1990s?
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 3 "The Caplan Family"
1965, 1969, ca. 1944
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Black and White Negatives (1)
1972, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Black and White Negatives (2)
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Color Negatives and Slides
1960, 1983, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Undated
undated
Box: OS005 Oversized Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Ben Goldring's paternal grandparents; unidentified woman portrait (late 19th century?), unidentified man portrait, portrait of Ben Goldring as a boy (1910s), photo collage (ca. 1990s)

undated
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Political

Scope and Content Note

Images in this folder mainly concern the Rosenberg and Sobel cases, and gatherings of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB), and two images from the Spanish Civil War of recuperating wounded soldiers from the International Brigades.

1938, 1966, 1976, 1977, 1986, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Political - "Morton Sobell Talk" "Photos Removed for Exhibit 6/09"
1983, ca. 1953

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Series IX: Audio Materials, 1953, 1980

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 (Audio [31142062718294]) Audiocassette Tape: "July 20, 1980 Herman Badillo, Roy Cohn, Muriel Goldring WPIX Channel 11; July 27, 1980 Sunday, Roy Cohn, BG, Herman Badillo, FOIA law student. Channel 11 WPIX 10 am ...25 min."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: 1/8" audiocassette, Duration: 54 min

1980
E-records: tamwag_TAM374 E-records : cuid13387 (Digital_access_copy)
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Phonograph Records (45s) and Lyrics for "Thirty Years - A Prison Ballad"
ca 1953

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Series X: Ephemera and Artifacts, 1912, 1963-1989, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Advertisement for Movie, "Salt of the Earth"
circa 1954
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Irish Northern Aid and Death Penalty Stickers and Bumper Sticker
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Program for Cornell University Class Day, 1912
1912
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Sadie Goodman and Muriel Goldring's Brighton Beach (Brooklyn, New York) Bath and Raquet Club Membership/Photo Identification Cards
1963, 1979, 1983-1986, 1989
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Trading Stamps and Postal Stamps
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Unidentified Children's Drawings
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 9 War Bond Pledge Certificate of Recognition for Emily Sigal
circa 1944
Flat-File-Folder: 5 Poster Published (for Fund Appeal) by Russian War Relief, Inc.: "38,000,000 Escaped -- 10,000,000 Died"
circa 1942
Box: OS005 Silhouette ca. 19th century (and oval photograph under which it was found)
undated
Box: OS005 Small Plaque (possibly a swimming award)
undated

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