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Miriam Fligelman Levy papers, 1939-1987.
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Miriam Fligelman Levy papers, 1939-1987


Levy, Miriam F. (Miriam Fligelman), 1916-1993, creator


Western Jewish History Center, 186.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1985.012.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


The collection contains personal and political correspondence, including letters from Shirley Kaufman, Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Senator Hubert Humphrey, and former Senator Eugene McCarthy; articles and correspondence relating to her children's book, "Adam's World"; agency reports; newspaper clippings; and photographs.


1939 (issued)


Human rights -- United States
Pacifism -- United States
Jewish women -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish women -- Minnesota
Droits de l'homme (Droit international) -- États-Unis
Pacifisme -- États-Unis
Juives -- Californie -- San Francisco, Région de la baie de
Juives -- Minnesota
Jewish women
Human rights
San Francisco (Calif.)
United States
California -- San Francisco Bay Area
California -- San Francisco
American Zionist Emergency Council.
American Zionist Emergency Council
Levy, Miriam F. (Miriam Fligelman) -- 1916-1993 -- Archives
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio) -- 1911-1978 -- Correspondence
McCarthy, Eugene J -- 1916-2005 -- Correspondence
Feinstein, Dianne -- 1933-2023 -- Correspondence
Kaufman, Shirley -- Correspondence
Feinstein, Dianne -- 1933-
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio) -- 1911-1978
Kaufman, Shirley
McCarthy, Eugene J -- 1916-2005
Women human rights workers
Women pacifists


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 186.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1985.012.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Miriam Fligelman Levy was a human rights and peace activist, and a youth advocate. In Minnesota, Miriam Levy served with the State Board of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She also chaired the American Zionist Emergency Council; was a member of the Council on Human Relations; served on the St. Paul and Ramsey County Welfare Board; also on the advisory committee of the Police Dept.'s juvenile division. In San Francisco, she chaired the Motivation for Youth Committee of the Western Addition District Council and founded their Drama Demonstration Project for pre-delinquent children. She also worked with Youth for Service and as a Head Start program troubleshooter; was on the board of the Committee on Compensatory Education; and directed the West Coast Encampment for Citizenship. She was an officer in the Jewish Community Relations Council; Hadassah; the American Association for Ethiopian Jews; the Women's Advisory Council of the NAACP; the Jewish Task Force for Central America; the Northern California Ecumenical Peace Institute; and the Women's Interfaith Dialogue on the Middle East (W.I.D.M.E.). She also served on the first nuclear freeze initiative committee; authored "Emphasis and Action in Latin America" and co-authored a children's book, "Adam's World"; and campaigned against the showing of Operation Abolition, a film made with the blessing of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
Miriam Fligelman Levy papers, BANC MSS 2010/825, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Materials in English.


Personal correspondence

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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.