Scope and arrangement
The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to Hyman A. Schulson's work as director of the Washington, D. C. office of the American Zionist Emergency Council which lobbied at the end of the Second World War for the creation of an independent Jewish state in Palestine. Included is Schulson's general and congressional correspondence, copies of correspondence and memoranda of other Council members including its executive director, Harry L. Shapiro, and its chairman, Abba Hillel Silver; and miscellaneous papers including minutes, memoranda, press releases and printed matter. Included is a file of general correspondence of Hyman A. Schulson relating to personal matters and to his professional activities as attorney and activist in Jewish community affairs; and a file of printed matter relating to Zionism and to Palestine.
The Hyman A. Schulson papers are arranged in three series:
- 1946-1957Box 1
The general correspondence, which is arranged chronologically, is with friends, professional colleagues and associates and others. It relates to Jewish community affairs, Zionism, legal matters involving visa problems, and personal and social matters. Included are two letters (1950 ) from Schulson's wife-to-be, Ruth Hendricks; and a letter (Sept. 17, 1951) to him from Abba Eban on letterhead of the Embassy of Israel. There is also a separate file of Schulson's correspondence with attorneys in England, Israel, and Italy relating to his attempt to recover the proceeds of a loan made to an acquaintance living abroad.
- 1942-1950Boxes 1-4
- Box 5
The printed ephemera include miscellaneous addresses, speeches and statements; Publications issued by the Israel Office of Information and the Jewish Agency for Palestine; and miscellaneous press clippings and press releases.