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Meyer H. Goldman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1037

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.

Dates

  • 1917-1979

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

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.

References

  1. Material in the collection.
  2. Long, Tom. "Meyer H. Goldman, 91; Lawyer, Humorist Entertained Seamen." Boston Globe, August 7, 1996.
  3. "Millens' Appeal in Circuit Court." Boston Daily Globe, October 25, 1934.

Chronology

1905
Goldman is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1926
Goldman graduates from Harvard College.
1929
Goldman graduates from Harvard Law School.
1933
Goldman is married.
1996
Goldman dies.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Josephine Kivort, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Hannah Yetwin, 2017.
Title
Guide to the Meyer H. Goldman Papers, P-1037
Author
Processed by Hannah Yetwin
Date
2017

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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