Leonard Schroeter papers, 1940-1997  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Schroeter, Leonard
Title
Leonard Schroeter papers
Dates
1940-1997 (inclusive)
Quantity
37.84 cubic feet, including textual materials and audiocassettes (39 boxes)
Collection Number
5036
Summary
Papers of a Jewish attorney, civil libertarian, author, and Seattle resident
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The papers are open to the public.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English, German, French, Hebrew, Russian
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in 1924 in Chicago to non-religious Jewish parents, Leonard W. Schroeter grew up in Hammond, Indiana, and attended Indiana University from 1942 to 1943. While in the United States Army from July 1945 to January 1946, he wrote for Stars and Stripes and served in Florence in the Allied Area Command. After his army service he attended the University of Chicago’s graduate school in the Division of International Relations, where his studies focused on the Soviet Union. He received his M.A. degree in 1949. From 1948 to 1951 he attended Harvard University Law School, from which he received a J.D. degree. He also taught constitutional history for two years at Northeastern University and directed its Center for International Relations. In June 1951 Schoeter joined the legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Legal Defense & Education Fund (NAACP-LDEF), headed by Thurgood Marshall in New York City. The LDEF team prepared the school segregation cases which eventuated in the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954.

At the end of 1952 Schroeter moved to Seattle to become Northwest director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Along with this position he became active in civil rights and civil liberties groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, to which he had belonged since 1946. He became a board member of the ACLU of Washington in 1953 and in 1964 became the first national board member from the Pacific Northwest. When the civil rights movement arose in 1963-1964, he became active in the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee (LCDC), a loose federation of groups which represented blacks arrested in civil rights demonstrations in Southern states. In this connection he traveled to Mississippi and other Southern states in 1965.

From 1955 to 1956 Schroeter served as deputy prosecuting attorney for King County. At the request of Seattle mayor Allan Pomeroy, Schroeter was appointed to the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices in 1955 to investigate a large number of instances of alleged police brutality. In 1956 he left the prosecutor's office and started a largely plaintiff trial practice which grew and became the firm Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender in 1968. He developed a national reputation as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer and as an advocate for constitutional rights.

From 1970 to mid-1972 Schroeter lived in Israel, serving as principal legal assistant to the attorney general of Israel. His major assignment was to mobilize world opinion to the human rights of Jews who were prohibited from leaving the Soviet Union. He made a clandestine visit to the USSR in August 1972, where he met with dissident Soviet writers, including Andre Sakarov, and with Jews striving to leave the USSR. This visit accelerated his involvement in their causes. After returning to the U.S. in September 1972 he tried, but failed, to interest the Nixon administration in these human rights causes. Schroeter then turned to his senator, Henry M. Jackson of Washington State, who adopted them. The Trade Act of 1974, commonly known as the Jackson-Vanik amendment, was the result. This law made non-market economy countries that denied their citizens the right to emigrate ineligible for normal trade relations with the U.S.

As Soviet Jews began to emigrate to Israel, Schroeter aided them and became the attorney and representative of many Soviet samizdat writers and human rights activists. From 1973 to 1981 he was the attorney and underground contact for samizdat writers who wanted to get their writings published in the West, serving as their representative to publishing houses in Europe and the U.S.

Schroeter drew upon his background and experiences to write a book, The Last Exodus, which describes the Soviet Jewish dissident movement. It was published in 1974 and reprinted in 1979. Schroeter continued to practice law until August 1989 and was active in a variety of constitutional, civil rights, and human rights causes. His major effort after 1994 was the issue of access to justice.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Leonard Schroeter papers document Schroeter's work as a Seattle area civil rights activist and as an advocate of the rights of Soviet Jews to emigrate to Israel. Records include correspondence, case files, writings, and subject files. Accession No. 5036-001 documents his early involvement with Jewish organizations, especially the Anti-Defamation League, and his work with various civil rights/civil liberties organizations, most notably the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. Accession No. 5036-002 also includes documentation of Schroeter's work with the ACLU of Washington, particularly concerning police brutality and police corruption in Seattle during the early 1960s. This accession also contains materials relating to Schroeter's interests in social and political conditions in the USSR, repression of Soviet Jews, U.S. and international efforts to win their freedom to emigrate, and resettlement of Soviet Jews in Israel. Accession No. 5036-003 primarily contains materials from or related to his activities in Israel in 1970-1972.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Leonard Schroeter Papers, Accession No. 5036-[provide number]. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5036-001: Leonard Schroeter Papers, 1949-1977 (bulk 1954-1972)Return to Top

16 cubic feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Content: Contains papers related to Schroeter's early involvement with Jewish organizations, especially the Anti-Defamation League, and to his work with various civil rights/civil liberties organizations, most notably the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. Records include correspondence, minutes, mailings, and related papers.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

The records are stored off site and advance notice is required for use. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 5036-002: Leonard Schroeter Papers, 1940-1997Return to Top

14.42 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Arrangement: Accession No. 5036-002 is arranged in 3 series:
  • Papers on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Papers on Soviet Jews and on Israel
  • Personal Papers

Scope and Content: Accession No. 5036-002 consists of groupings of subject files, case files, correspondence, writings, and other papers devoted to issues and themes documenting Mr. Schroeter’s work as a Seattle area civil rights activist and as an advocate of the rights of Soviet Jews to emigrate to Israel. The bulk of the papers date from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. Many of Schroeter's original file titles have been retained.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Papers in this accession were selected from many files in Mr. Schroeter's home over a period of months during 2003. During the review, Special Collections' curator of manuscripts worked with Mr. Schroeter and the Libraries' head of Slavic & East European section. Subsequently, items of general interest with no apparent connection to Schroeter's work were weeded and destroyed.

Processing Info: The accession was partially processed in March 2004 by Gene Polhamus. Papers of probable value for foreign policy research and for the study of civil rights in Seattle were emphasized in this selective processing. Boxes 1-2 and 12-15 remain unprocessed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Papers on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Scope and Content: The Papers on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties series includes case files, correspondence, and other papers documenting Schroeter’s interest and involvement in civil rights issues in Seattle during the early 1960s.Most of the case files appear to have originated from his involvement with the ACLU of Washington. Of particular interest are subject files dealing with police brutality and police corruption in Seattle during the early 1960s.Near the end of the series are several files comprised of material relating to Schroeter’s work on behalf of several organizations. Among these, records of the ACLU Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee provide insight into civil rights abuse in the South during the mid-1960s and supply background information on Schroeter’s work as a volunteer lawyer in Mississippi in 1965.Boxes 1 and 2 remain unprocessed and contain material primarily concerning civil rights and civil liberties in the U.S. These appear to have originated during the period of time Schroeter worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, as well as during his tenure as Northwest Director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Box Accession
1-2 5036-002
Materials concerning Civil Liberties, Discrimination
Processing Info: Unsorted.
approximately 1951-1954
Case Files
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Costigan v. Timbers et al (Guilt by Association)
1961-1964
3 5036-002
Re. Wold (Freedom of Religion & Compulsory School Attendence)
approximately 1955
3 5036-002
Kanistanaux adv. State of Washington (Due Process)
1965-1966
3 5036-002
Kautz v. Berry (Indian Fishing Rights)
1964
3 5036-002
Nelson adv. Attorney General of the United States (Subversive Activity Control Act)
1961-1962
3 5036-002
Ringold v. Yakima Eagle (Guilt by Association)
1967
3 5036-002
Robel adv. United States of America (Freedom of Association and First Amendment)
1963
3 5036-002
Seattle Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) et al adv. Seattle Real Estate Board (Discrimination in Housing)
1964-1965
3 5036-002
Seattle Real Estate Board v. Seattle CORE et al. (Discrimination in Housing)
1964
3 5036-002
Tifft, Lynda S. (Separation of Church and State)
1961-1962
Subject Files
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Early Jewish Politics in Seattle
1940-1955
3 5036-002
Seattle Police Department (SPD): Gambling, Racketeering, Other Misconduct
undated
Box Accession
3 5036-002
General Information
1961-1965
3 5036-002
SPD Harrassment of Leonard Schroeter Following Carlson-Walrath Cases
1961, undated
3 5036-002
Clippings
1960-1978
3 5036-002
Miscellany
1956-1962
Seattle Police Department (SPD): Police Brutality
General Correspondence
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Concerning Walrath Case
1961
3 5036-002
Concerning Look Magazine Article on Police Brutality
1965-1966
Case Files
Box Accession
3 5036-002
City of Seattle v. Pittman
1961, 1979
3 5036-002
Hoidal, Richard
1965-1969
3 5036-002
Walrath v. City of Seattle et al
1961-1963
Subject Files
Box Accession
3 5036-002
ACLU Petition
1964-1965
3 5036-002
Carlson, Lars
1961
3 5036-002
Other Instances of SPD Brutality and Citizen Support on Walrath-Carlson Matters
1961
3 5036-002
Police Malpractice
1965, undated
3 5036-002
SPD Brutality and Misconduct
1960-1962
3 5036-002
SPD Countenancing of Brutality in Fair Play for Cuba Committee Picketing
1961
3 5036-002
Seattle Urban League Proposal for Police Advisory Board
1962
3 5036-002
Variot, Richard: Statement concerning Police Brutality
1964
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Clippings
1961, 1964-1965
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Seattle Race Riots, Summer, 1968, and the Case of Dinish et al adv. City of Seattle
1968, 1992
Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee (ACLU)
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Organizational Information (Prospectus)
1964
General Correspondence
Box Accession
3 5036-002
A-K
1965
3 5036-002
L-Z
1965-1967
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Memoranda
1964-1965
3 5036-002
Case Dockets
1965-1966
4 5036-002
News Releases
1965-1966
4 5036-002
Financial Records
1965
4 5036-002
Notes
undated
4 5036-002
Subject File: Mississippi and Civil Rights
1965
4 5036-002
Speeches and Writings
1966
4 5036-002
Volunteer Lawyer Training Materials
1965
4 5036-002
Solicitor's Kit
1965
4 5036-002
Applications
1965, undated
4 5036-002
Ephemera
1965-1967, undated
4 5036-002
Clippings
1966
Box Accession
4 5036-002
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
1977-1995
Free Prisoners Bail Fund of Seattle
Box Accession
4 5036-002
Historical Information
undated
4 5036-002
Organizational Information
1967
4 5036-002
Incoming Letters
1968
4 5036-002
Outgoing Letters
1967-1968
4 5036-002
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1967-1968
4 5036-002
Minutes and Agenda
1967-1969
4 5036-002
Membership Rosters
1968, undated
4 5036-002
Financial Records
undated
Papers on Soviet Jews and on Israel
Scope and Content: The Papers on Soviet Jews and on Israel form the largest series. The files reflect Schroeter's interests in social and political conditions in the Soviet Union, repression of Soviet Jews, U.S. and international efforts to win their freedom to emigrate, and resettlement of Soviet Jews in Israel. Materials related to the Jackson-Vanik amendment are scattered throughout several subject files dealing with Soviet Jewry, most notably in the following: Israel, Right to Leave, U.S./USSR Relations, and U.S./World Jewish Establishment re. Soviet Jewry (subheadings: American Jewish Congress, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and Union of Councils for Soviet Jews). Additionally, the Right to Leave subject files also contain a draft of a speech Henry M. Jackson delivered to Congress in 1973 on the topic of Soviet emigration. It is marked with Schroeter's handwritten notes and revisions. In a letter to Soviet dissident Vladimir Slepak dated August 15, 1973, Schroeter indicates that he assisted Senator Jackson in preparing this document. The letter is located in the Vladimir Slepak case file within the Trials of Soviet Jews subject series (box 9). In this series, box 14 remains unsorted and contains correspondence and other materials related to Schroeter’s time in Israel (1971-1972), subject files about Soviet writers, and case files concerning author rights. The latter likely are related to Schroeter’s work representing Soviet writers in the West. Box 15 largely contains unsorted subject files on Israeli civil rights and civil liberties organizations.
Subject Files
Confrontation: Activists and the Jewish Establishment
Box Accession
4 5036-002
American Jewish Establishment Protests concerning Brezhnev Visit
1973
4 5036-002
Financial Assistance to Soviet Jewry
1971- 1974
4 5036-002
Israeli Government and the U.S. Soviet Jewry Movement
1969-1975
4 5036-002
Koch, Bill: concerning Emigration to the U.S.
1971
4 5036-002
Korn, David
1972
4 5036-002
Sabotage by the Establishment
1969-1973
4 5036-002
Soviet Jewry Activity: General Plans
1972
4 5036-002
Sperling and Kazakov Visit to the U.S. and Israeli Government Disapproval
1969-1970
4 5036-002
U.S. Activists Attack Jewish Establishment concerning Soviet Jewry
undated
Dissent in the USSR
Subject Files
Box Accession
4 5036-002
Christian Religion
1971-1975
4 5036-002
Defections
1972-1975
4 5036-002
Kozlovsky/Katalog/Metropol
1979-1982
4 5036-002
Nationalist Movements
1969, 1971-1972
4 5036-002
Sakharov, Andrei
1972-1975
4 5036-002
Samizdat
1970-1973
4 5036-002
Shikanovich, Yuri
1972-1973
4 5036-002
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
1971-1975
Box Accession
4 5036-002
Soviet Committee for Human Rights
1970-1972
14 5036-002
Miscellaneous Subject Files
Processing Info: Unsorted.
undated
Speeches and Writings of Others
Box Accession
4 5036-002
Aksoyonov, Vassily
approximately 1980, 1983
4 5036-002
Goldstein, Gregory and Isay
undated
5 5036-002
Kharnitov, Evgeny
undated
Box Accession
14 5036-002
Case Files
Processing Info: Unsorted.
approximately 1973-1978
Dissident Soviet Jews
Subject Files
Box Accession
5 5036-002
Ainbinder, Boris
1973
5 5036-002
Bogoraz-Daniel, Larissa
undated
5 5036-002
Elyashevich, Lev
undated
5 5036-002
Feingold, Nathan
1972-1974
5 5036-002
Goldstein, Gregory and Isay
1973, 1975
5 5036-002
Kalik, Mikhail
1971, undated
5 5036-002
Kansburg, Marina
1971
5 5036-002
Khenkin, Kirill
1973-1974, undated
5 5036-002
Kogan, Moshe
1972
5 5036-002
Kolchinsky, Yona
1971-1973
5 5036-002
Kuznetsov, Eduard
1972-1973, undated
5 5036-002
Markish, David and Esther
1971-1972
5 5036-002
Panov, Valery and Galina
1972-1975
5 5036-002
Prussakov, Valentin and Ludmilla
1972
5 5036-002
Rigerman, Leonid
1971
5 5036-002
Rubin, Vitaly
1972
5 5036-002
Rutman, Roman
1971-1972, undated
5 5036-002
Shapiro, Gabriel
1971-1972
5 5036-002
Shifrin, Avraam
1970-1973
5 5036-002
Tartakovsky, Yuli
1973-1974
5 5036-002
Yampolsky, Mark
1973
5 5036-002
Zilberberg, Ilya
1970-1971, undated
5 5036-002
Zuckerman, Boris
1971-1972, undated
5 5036-002
Miscellaneous Persons
1970-1972
Box Accession
5 5036-002
Interview Notes
1971-1972
Eastern Europe
Subject Files
Box Accession
5 5036-002
General Information
1972-1974
5 5036-002
Bulgaria
approximately 1974-1975
5 5036-002
Czechoslovakia
1970-1975
5 5036-002
East Germany
1973
5 5036-002
Hungary
1973-1975
5 5036-002
Poland
1970-1974
5 5036-002
Yugoslavia
1973-1975
International Activities concerning Soviet Jewry
Subject Files
Box Accession
5 5036-002
General Information
1970-1974
5 5036-002
Actions of European Governments for Soviet Jews
1967-1973
5 5036-002
Concern for Jewish Culture in the USSR
1972, 1974
5 5036-002
Legal Efforts for Soviet Jews
1975, undated
5 5036-002
Regional and International Commissions of Inquiry concerning Soviet Jewry
1970-1972
5 5036-002
United Kingdom Activity
1969-1975
folder:oversize
16 5036-002
United Kingdom Activity
1971-1972
Box
5 5036-002
World Conference of Jewish Organizations
1973
Conference Files
Box Accession
5 5036-002
Conference of Lawyers Concerned with Legal Action on Soviet Jewry
1970-1971
5 5036-002
Conference on Russian Jewish Culture
1972
Box Accession
5 5036-002
Commission of Inquiry on the Rights of Soviet Jews
1971
Israel
Subject Files
Box Accession
5 5036-002
Action Committee of Newcomers from the Soviet Union
1972-1974
5 5036-002
Citizenship Law and Renunciation of Soviet Citizenship
1969-1973
5 5036-002
Civil Rights in Israel
1987-1988
5 5036-002
Gahal/Likud Position on Soviet Jews
1972-1973, undated
5 5036-002
Israeli Government and the Jackson Amendment
1972-1973
6 5036-002
Israeli Peace Movement
1988
6 5036-002
Israeli Political Establishment's Public Position on Soviet Jewry
1970-1975
6 5036-002
Israelis at World University Games in Moscow
1973
6 5036-002
Movement for the Liberation of Soviet and Other Oppressed Jewry
1973
6 5036-002
Olim and Israeli Protests of Israeli Government's Policy on Soviet Jewry
1969-1973
6 5036-002
Policy Questions of Israeli Government
Scope and Content: Concerns non-public policy and personal experiences.
1970-1972, 1975
6 5036-002
Public Committee for Soviet Jewry and Related Groups
1971-1972
6 5036-002
Relations with the USSR
1967, 1971-1975, undated
6 5036-002
Should Governments Publish Names of Soviet Jews?
1970-1972
Box Accession
14-15 5036-002
Subject Files
Processing Info: Unsorted.
1970-1972, 1995, undated
6 5036-002
Correspondence concerning Preparations for 1988 Trip to Israel
1987-1988
6 5036-002
Conference File: World Union for Progressive Judaism, 24th International Conference
1988
6 5036-002
Interview Transcripts
1988
6 5036-002
Travel Diaries
1988
14 5036-002
Israel Trip
17 sound cassettes (approximately 17 hours) : analog, 15/16 inches per second, 2 track ; 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches
1988
Israel (Problems with Klitah)
Subject Files
Box Accession
6 5036-002
General Problems
1971-1975, undated
6 5036-002
Georgian Jews
1971-1974
6 5036-002
Religious Establishments
1971-1975
Right to Leave
Subject Files
Box Accession
6 5036-002
General Information
1971-1974
6 5036-002
Exit Experiences of Soviet Jews
1971-1975
6 5036-002
Facts on Emigration of Soviet Jews
1969-1974
6 5036-002
Interviews concerning Exit from the USSR
undated
6 5036-002
Krawchuk, Lucy
1973
6 5036-002
Levitch Family
1972-1973
6 5036-002
Non-Jewish Soviets
1972
6 5036-002
Soviet Scientists
1971-1973
6 5036-002
Trepper, Leopold
1971-1973
6 5036-002
U.S. Jewish Community Leaders on Jackson-Vanik Bill and U.S. Foreign Policy on Soviet Jewry
1972-1974
Box Accession
6 5036-002
Senator Henry Jackson on Soviet Emigration
1973
Right to Leave (United Nations Article 13)
Box Accession
6 5036-002
Correspondence concerning USSR Infringements on the Right to Leave
1971-1973
6 5036-002
Writing: "Infringements by the USSR on the Right to Leave One's Country"
1971
Reports
Box Accession
7 5036-002
United Nations Commission on Human Rights
1963, 1970-1971
7 5036-002
United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
1961-1962
Box Accession
7 5036-002
Conference File: Uppsala Colloquium on the Right to Leave and to Return
1972
Soviet Jewry
Subject Files
Box Accession
7 5036-002
General Information
1971-1973
7 5036-002
Action for Felix Aranovich
1976-1979
7 5036-002
Amnesty International
1971-1975
7 5036-002
Anti-semitism in the USSR
1970-1973
7 5036-002
Demonstrations, Mass Actions, and Other Acts of Defiance
1971-1972
7 5036-002
Interaction with the Democratic Movement in USSR
1971-1973
7 5036-002
Jewish Samizdat (Iskhod, Iton, etc.)
1970-1972
7 5036-002
Jews of Birobidjan
1971, undated
7 5036-002
Jews of Georgia
1970-1973
7 5036-002
Jews of Kharkov
1971-1973
7 5036-002
Jews of Kiev
1971-1973
7 5036-002
Jews of Kishniev
1971-1973
7 5036-002
Jews of Leningrad
1970-1975
7 5036-002
Jews of Minsk and Byelorussia
1972-1975
7 5036-002
Jews of Moscow
1970-1975
7 5036-002
Jews of Novosibirsk
1972-1975
7 5036-002
Jews of Odessa
1971, 1973
7 5036-002
Jews of Riga
1970-1973
8 5036-002
Jews of the Ukraine
1971-1975
8 5036-002
Jews of Tashkent, Samarkand, and Frunze
1972-1973
8 5036-002
Jews of Vilna
1971-1973
8 5036-002
Jews of Miscellaneous Cities and Regions in the USSR
1972-1974
8 5036-002
Light, Harold B.
1969-1974
8 5036-002
Morris Brafman and the American Federation for Soviet Jewry
1970-1971
8 5036-002
Night of the Murdered Poets (August 12, 1952)
1953, 1967, 1970-1972
8 5036-002
Petitions and Appeals of Soviets Jews
1969-1974
8 5036-002
Population Statistics and Intermarriage
1971, undated
8 5036-002
Postal Deliveries to Soviet Jews
1973-1976, undated
8 5036-002
Psychiatric Commitments
1969-1974
8 5036-002
Refuseniks
1980, 1984-1988
8 5036-002
Religion
1970-1972
8 5036-002
Schroeter, Leonard
1972-1974, 1980
folder:oversize
16 5036-002
Schroeter, Leonard
1971
Box
8 5036-002
Schroeter's Trip to the Soviet Union
1972
8 5036-002
Sprayregen, Joel
1971-1973
8 5036-002
Status of Jews in the USSR
1967-1974
8 5036-002
Travel to the Soviet Union
1959, 1970-1975
8 5036-002
Zborovsky Family
1977
Box Accession
14 5036-002
Subject Series
Processing Info: Unsorted.
approximately 1979
8 5036-002
Speeches and Writings of Others concerning Contacts with Jews in the Soviet Union
1970
8 5036-002
Transcripts of Telephone Calls to the Soviet Union
1972-1974
8 5036-002
Lists of Soviet Jews
1971-1972, undated
8 5036-002
German/French Language Materials
1972-1973
8 5036-002
Hebrew Language Materials
1971-1975
8-9 5036-002
Russian Language Materials
1969-1972, 1975-1976
Clippings
Box Accession
9 5036-002
Concerning Jewish Establishment in the USSR
1970-1975
9 5036-002
Concerning Stalin and Soviet Jewry
1967, 1972-1974
Soviet Measures against Jews
Subject Files
Box Accession
9 5036-002
Cancellation of Telephone Service
1972-1975
9 5036-002
Education Ransom Tax
1972-1973
9 5036-002
General Harrassment of Jews
1970-1974
9 5036-002
Official Soviet Attitude toward Aliyah
1971-1973
9 5036-002
Postal Interference
1964, 1971-1975
Trials of Soviet Jews
Case Files
Box Accession
9 5036-002
Epelman, Michael v. USSR-OVIR
1972-1974
9 5036-002
Finger, Arnold
1971-1972
9 5036-002
Slepak, Vladimir v. USSR
1972-1975
Subject Files
Box Accession
9 5036-002
Alexandrovitch, Ruth
1970-1971
9 5036-002
Azernikov, Boris
1971, undated
9 5036-002
Brind, Yuli
1972
9 5036-002
Chernovitz Trials
1970-1973
9 5036-002
Economic Crimes
1964-1965
9 5036-002
Feldman, Alexander
1973-1974
9 5036-002
Gorbatch, Alexander
1971
9 5036-002
Hijacking Plot (Kishinev Trial)
1971
9 5036-002
Hijacking Plot (Leningrad Trial #1)
1970-1971
9 5036-002
Hijacking Plot (Leningrad Trial #2)
1971
9 5036-002
Hijacking Plot (Riga Trial)
1970-1972
10 5036-002
Khantsis, Yacov
1972-1974
10 5036-002
Kochubiyevsky, Boris
1969-1972, undated
10 5036-002
Kukui, Valery
1971-1972
10 5036-002
Legal Aspects
1970-1971, undated
10 5036-002
Leviev, Mikhail
1974-1975
10 5036-002
Lubarsky, Lazar
1971-1973
10 5036-002
Markman, Vladimir
1972
10 5036-002
Nashpitz, Mark and Boris Tsitlionik
1975
10 5036-002
Palatnik, Raiza
1970-1973
10 5036-002
Polsky, Victor
1972-1974
10 5036-002
Riazan Trial
1970-1972
10 5036-002
Shkolnik, Isak
1973
10 5036-002
Shpilberg, Arkady
1970-1973
10 5036-002
Shtern, Mikhail
1973-1975
10 5036-002
Superfin, Garik
1973
10 5036-002
Yoran, Victor
1971-1973
10 5036-002
Zabelishensky, Leonid
1973-1974
10 5036-002
Miscellaneous Trials
1967-1973
Box Accession
10 5036-002
Clippings
1970-1971, 1975
U.S. Activism for Soviet Jewry
Subject Files
Box Accession
10 5036-002
Adopt-A-Family Project
1972-1973, undated
10 5036-002
Courses on Soviet Jewry
undated
10 5036-002
Davis, Angela
1970-1972
10 5036-002
Disruption of Soviet Cultural Activities
1970-1975
10 5036-002
Film Projects
1972
10 5036-002
Financial Aid to Soviet Jews
1971-1973
10 5036-002
Food Packages for Prisoners
undated
10 5036-002
Fur Boycott
1971-1972, undated
10 5036-002
Greeting Cards
1969-1973
10 5036-002
Telephone Hot Lines
1971, undated
U.S./USSR Relations
Subject Files
Box Accession
10 5036-002
Jackson, Henry M.
1972-1975
10 5036-002
Louis, Victor
1971-1974
10 5036-002
Radio Liberty
1973-1974
10 5036-002
Soviet Role in the Middle East and Elsewhere
1971-1975
Box Accession
10 5036-002
Clippings
1973-1975
U.S./World Jewish Establishment concerning Soviet Jewry
Subject Files
Box Accession
10 5036-002
Academic Committee on Soviet Jewry
1973
10 5036-002
American Jewish Committee
1971-1975
10 5036-002
American Jewish Congress
1973-1974
10 5036-002
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
1971-1975
10 5036-002
Detroit Committee for Soviet Jewry
1974-1975, undated
10 5036-002
Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry
1971-1974
10 5036-002
Hadassah
1972-1974
10 5036-002
Minnesota Action Committee for Soviet Jewry
1969-1975, undated
10-11 5036-002
National Conference on Soviet Jewry (American Council)
1970-1975
11 5036-002
National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council
1972
11 5036-002
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
1970-1975
11 5036-002
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Bay Area Council
1969-1975
11 5036-002
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Southern California Council
1969-1975, undated
folder:oversize
16 5036-002
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Southern California Council
undated
Box
11 5036-002
United Jewish Appeal
1972-1973
11 5036-002
World Jewish Congress
1971-1974
11 5036-002
Miscellaneous Groups and Organizations
1971-1974, undated
Box Accession
11 5036-002
Jewish Family and Child Service, Soviet Jewish Resettlement Committee
1976-1978, undated
11 5036-002
Seattle Action for Soviet Jewry
1975-1986
11 5036-002
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Task Force on Soviet Jewry
1972-1984
11 5036-002
U.S.A./USSR Leaders in Dialogue, Seattle Host Committee
1982
Personal Papers
Scope and Content: The Personal Papers series includes all papers which did not belong topically in the other two series. It contains correspondence, subject files, case files, and other materials. Box 12 contains unprocessed writings by Schroeter and other writers.
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Outgoing Correspondence
1969-1972
General Correspondence
Box Accession
3 5036-002
A-Z
1963-1997
3 5036-002
Concerning Miller and Lindquist Issues in 1988 Congressional Election
1988
3 5036-002
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1969-1992
Subject Files
Box Accession
6 5036-002
King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
1955
6 5036-002
Law School Curriculum
1965-1966
Box Accession
3 5036-002
Speeches and Writings by Frederick B. Exner, M.D.
1949-1968
15 5036-002
Case File: Schroeter L.W. adv. Washington State Bar (Legal Discipline)
1969
12 5036-002
Subject Files concerning Writing Projects and Authors
Processing Info: Unsorted.
undated
13 5036-002
Materials concerning The Last Exodus
Processing Info: Unsorted.
approximately 1974

Accession No. 5036-003: Leonard Schroeter Papers, 1961-1978Return to Top

4.42 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, ephemera, writings, and related materials primarily from or related to Schroeter's period in Israel, 1970-1972. Also includes some loose material about various political and legal issues in the U.S. before and after his stay in Israel.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 5036-004: Leonard Schroeter Papers, 1967-1986Return to Top

3 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Arrangement: Accession No. 5036-004 is arranged in 2 series:
  • Author Files
  • Miscellaneous Files

Scope and Content: Schroeter's files pertaining to his work as an agent for Soviet dissident writers wanting to publish their works in the West. Includes correspondence, contracts, book reviews, clippings, manuscripts, royalty statements, and other materials.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

The records are stored off site and advance notice is required for use. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donors: Mindy Schaberg and Dorothy Grupp, October 23, 2009.

Container(s) Description Dates
Author files
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-7 5036-004
Aksenov, Vasily
General Notes: Author's name also written "Vassily Aksyonov"
1973-1984
1/8 5036-004
Aranovich, Felix
1980
1/9 5036-004
Berkowitz, Naomi
1981-1982
1/10 5036-004
Breitbart, Yuri et al
1973
1/11 5036-004
Carpenter, John
1980-1981
1/12-13 5036-004
Cherny, Osip
1973-1976
1/14 5036-004
Epelman, Michael
1973-1974
1/15 5036-004
Frumkin, Vladimir
1974
1/16 5036-004
Galich, Alexander
1973-1974
1/17-19 5036-004
Ginzburg, Eugenia
1967-1982
1/20 5036-004
Gladilin, Anatole
1977-1980
1/21 5036-004
Goldstein, [?]
1982-1983
1/22 5036-004
Gorbanevskaya, Natalia
1972-1974
1/23 5036-004
Letaeva, N.
1979-1981
1/24 5036-004
Malkin, Victor
1972-1973
1/25 5036-004
Markish, David
1976
1/26 5036-004
Marshenko, Anatole
1973-1974
1/27 5036-004
Maximov, Vladimir
1972-1974
1/28-29 5036-004
Navrozov, Lev
1972-1978
2/1-5 5036-004
Navrozov, Lev
1975-1978
2/6 5036-004
Okudzhava, Bulat
1972-1973
2/7 5036-004
Rubin, Anatole
1973
2/8 5036-004
Sakharov, Andrei
1973-1974
2/9 5036-004
Slepak, Vladimir
1972-1974
2/10 5036-004
Sokolov, Sasha
1980
2/11 5036-004
Svirsky, Grigori
1973
2/12 5036-004
Telnikoff, Vladimir
1973
2/13-25 5036-004
Voinovich, Vladimir
1973-1983
3/1-5 5036-004
Voinovich, Vladimir
1974-1981
3/6 5036-004
Voronel, Alexander
1974-1975
3/7 5036-004
Vosnesenskaya, Yulia
1977-1980
3/8 5036-004
Weinroth, Shimon
1970-1978
3/9 5036-004
Yosman, Shalom G.
1972-1976
3/10 5036-004
Zholkovsky, Alexander
1980-1981
3/11 5036-004
Zuckerman, Boris
1972-1973
Box/Folder Accession
3/12-24 5036-004
Miscellaneous files
1973-1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civil rights movements--Southern States
  • Civil rights workers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Civil rights--Washington (State)
  • Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Civil rights--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Discrimination--United States
  • Jewish lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Jews, Soviet--Israel--Social conditions
  • Jews--Persecutions--Soviet Union
  • Jews--Soviet Union--Migrations
  • Jews--Soviet Union--Politics and government
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Police brutality--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Police corruption--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Refugees, Jewish--Israel
  • Refuseniks
  • Personal Names :
  • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
  • Schroeter, Leonard--Archives
  • Slepak, Vladimir, 1927-
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  • B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League. Northwest Regional Office
  • Free Prisoners Bail Fund of Seattle
  • Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee (U.S.)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Seattle Branch
  • Seattle (Wash.). Police Dept
  • Seattle Urban League
  • Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
  • Geographical Names :
  • Israel--Emigration and immigration
  • Soviet Union--Emigration and immigration
  • Soviet Union--Politics and government--1953-1985
  • Washington (State)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • actions (judicial events)
  • case files
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Sound recordings
  • writings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)