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Nahum Goldmann collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02691-

Scope and Contents

The Nahum Goldmann collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, oral histories, audiovisual recordings, scrapbooks, photographs, personal papers, press clippings, and awards related to Nahum Goldmann’s activities as a Zionist and Jewish activist. The collection documents Goldmann’s work with the many Jewish and Zionist organizations he was involved in, most notably the World Jewish Congress and the Jewish Agency for Palestine. Goldmann was a prolific writer, and this collection contains drafts and correspondence related to many of the books, articles, and speeches that he wrote to promote his ideas. A small amount of material covers Goldmann’s personal and family life. The collection also contains articles and correspondence written about Nahum Goldmann, including a large number of condolence letters. For more information, see the series-level descriptions.


  • 1910-2013, undated
  • Majority of material found in 1960-1982


Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


22.00 Linear Feet (7 records center boxes, 6 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize flat boxes, 2 burly boxes, 1 clamshell box of artifacts, 1 box of vinyl records, and 1 box of 16mm film.)

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Arranged in eight series: 1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1918-2002, undated; 2. Writings and Speeches, 1910-2004, undated; 3. Personal and Legal Documents, 1934-1983, undated; 4. Oral History, 1975-2013, undated; 5. Audiovisual Materials, 1938-1982, undated; 6. Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1940-1982, undated; 7. Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1953-2002, undated; 8. Awards and Gifts, 1950-1979, undated. Addendums, January - April 2020, circa 1946-1988. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Guido Goldman.

Appraisal Information

Duplicate copies of items were deaccessioned.

Related Materials

The Central Zionist Archives at the World Zionist Organization in Jerusalem, Israel is home to additional collections of Nahum Goldmann's papers.

Separated Materials

A significant amount of books and periodicals were donated as part of this collection (most of which were written by Nahum Goldmann). These published materials now make up the Nahum Goldmann book collection. For more information, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

Emily Lapworth
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections