Meyer H. Goldman Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains meeting minutes, pamphlets on Zionism, correspondence—including letters between Goldman and the American Council for Judaism, regarding their opposing views on Zionism—drafts of plays and skits, and three books.
- Goldman, Meyer H. (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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Meyer H. Goldman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1905. He graduated from Harvard College in 1926 and then from Harvard Law School in 1929. While at Harvard, he was the president of Avukah, a student Zionist organization; he remained active in Zionist organizations and founded several chapters of the Young Judaea club. On March 4, 1933, he married Gladys, with whom he had one daughter, Josephine. In 1934 and 1935, Goldman served as pro bono counsel for Murton and Irving Millen, two brothers charged and later convicted of the murder of Needham, Massachusetts police officer Forbes A. McLeod. Goldman eventually started his own criminal law practice, but later turned his attention to medical malpractice. In addition to practicing law, Goldman was master of ceremonies at variety shows and organized events for seamen visiting Boston during World War II. Goldman died at the Heathwood Nursing Home in Newton, Massachusetts in 1996 at the age of 91.
- Material in the collection.
- Long, Tom. "Meyer H. Goldman, 91; Lawyer, Humorist Entertained Seamen." Boston Globe, August 7, 1996.
- "Millens' Appeal in Circuit Court." Boston Daily Globe, October 25, 1934.
- Goldman is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Goldman graduates from Harvard College.
- Goldman graduates from Harvard Law School.
- Goldman is married.
- Goldman dies.
0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Meyer H. Goldman was a Boston-based lawyer and Zionist. This collection contains meeting minutes, pamphlets on Zionism, correspondence—including letters between Goldman and the American Council for Judaism, regarding their opposing views on Zionism—drafts of plays and skits, and three books.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Donated by Josephine Kivort, 2017.
Processed by Hannah Yetwin, 2017.
- Guide to the Meyer H. Goldman Papers, P-1037
- Processed by Hannah Yetwin