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Martin and Doris Goldstein Papers

Identifier: Mss 273

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Martin and Doris Goldstein Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta and the community’s efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1887 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Martin and Doris Goldstein were active in the movement for Soviet Jewry for many years. They visited the Soviet Union in 1979 and again in 1987 when they accompanied a Congresswoman from Maryland on an official visit and met with Russian authorities. Doris served as Chairman of the Atlanta Jewish Federation’s Soviet Jewry Committee for three years, as well as on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. She met several well-known former refuseniks like Ida Nudel and Vladimir Slapak and has written a number of articles and spoken to local groups on the subject of Soviet Jewry. She also served as President of Ahavath Achim Sisterhood and the Epstein School and served on numerous boards and committees in the city including the Archives Committee for the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. She also authored the Ahavath Achim centennial book, “From Generation to Generation,” as well as the 120th anniversary book, “My House shall be a House of Prayer for all People.” Mrs. Goldstein co-authored a book with Mark K. Bauman called “The Jews of Atlanta: 150 Years of Creating Community.”


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Martin and Doris Goldstein are active members in the Jewish community of Atlanta, Georgia. During the Cold War, they were strong supporters of Soviet Jewry. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, programs, speeches, and newspaper clippings.


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection and objects removed to artifact collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jeremy Katz in November 2013, with accruals processed by Indiana Ravenhill in January 2020. Entered into ArchivesSpace by Lindsay Resnick, July 2020.

Martin and Doris Goldstein Papers, Mss 273
Jeremy Katz
November 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States