OVERVIEW & USAGE
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection includes extensive correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, working papers, notes, transcripts, writings, addresses, news clippings, organizational and conference records, audio-visual material and photographs. Papers document Tanenbaum's work with interfaith relations and other issues such as human rights, Middle East peace, Soviet Jewry, race relations and refugee rescue. For the bulk of his career, he was associated with the American Jewish Committee as director of the Interreligious Affairs Department and later director of the International Relations Department.
Of special significance are the records pertaining to Tanenbaum's interreligious activities [Series C], especially those documenting his work at Vatican Council II and with Protestant evangelicals such as Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell and Bailey Smith. The writings and lectures [Series A] are also noteworthy, representing his interests and opinions on a wide array of topics, both current and scholarly. The records in Series D show his work on international issues such as Middle East peace, Soviet Jewry, rescue of refugees, and human rights. The audio-visual materials [Series H] which include lectures, symposia and media interviews, give a picture of Tanenbaum's wide-ranging activities and his standing as one of the most respected and consulted religious leaders of his day.
CONDITIONS OF ACCESS & USE
Terms of Access
A select number of documents and media items are restricted until 2039. All queries should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary RightsTerms of Reproduction and Use
Dr. Georgette Bennett, by the act of donating the Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights to the Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection have been transferred to the American Jewish Archives. Specific creators of materials may retain literary rights to their writings.
Copyright restrictions may apply. Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce , may be obtained through the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. Please address queries to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information, see the American Jewish Archives .
COLLECTION AND CITATION INFORMATION
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-603. Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Processed by Kathleen Spray, 1994, and reprocessed by Dorothy Smith, 2012.
The Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection was received from Dr. Georgette Bennett, New York, New York in 1992.
SUBJECT AND GENRE TERMS
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Graham, Billy, 1918-
Soloveitchik, Joseph Dov
Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Moon, Sun Myung
Paul VI, Pope, 1897-1978
Bea, Augustin, 1881-1968
Tanenbaum, Marc H., 1925-1992
American Jewish Committee
Synagogue Council of America
International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations
National Interreligious Task Force on Soviet Jewry (U.S.)
National Conference on Race and Religion
International Rescue Committee
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965)
Judaism -- Relations -- Catholic Church
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
Judaism -- Relations -- African Americans
Judaism and social problems
Apartheid -- South Africa
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jews -- Soviet Union
Oberammergau Passion Play
Refugees -- Indochina
Religions -- Relations
Genres and Forms