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Harold and Romayne Goldberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-861

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and photographs detailing the careers of Harold and Romayne Goldberg. Of particular interest are the scrapbooks belonging to Harold and Romayne, both of which include news clippings, programs and documents and provide context and historical background. Romayne Goldberg’s scrapbook was created by her Hadassah members on the occasion of her retirement from the presidency, and narrates her accomplishments as Hadassah president.

Dates

  • undated, 1924-1971

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

Harold and Romayne Goldberg were one of the most active couples involved in Jewish-related organizations in the Greater Boston area. Harold Goldberg graduated from Boston University in 1924 and went on to chair the Alumni Fund in 1933. Throughout the thirties he was also a member of the Free Masons, and when World War II broke out, he became a member of the Greater United War Fund, as well as the Associated Jewish Philanthropies.

After the war, Harold Goldberg became a member of the American Jewish Committee of Greater Boston and the Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA). Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1947, he was a staunch supporter of the Jewish state, and he would remain a member of the CJA for the rest of his life. In 1964, he served as the president of the Business Men's Council, a subsidiary group of CJA. He was also a member of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, America's oldest federated Jewish philanthropic organization, founded in 1895.

Romayne Goldberg was president of the Boston chapter of Hadassah, a Jewish women's organization, from 1948-1951. During her stint as chief executive, Romayne Goldberg helped raise money and promote awareness of Israel among Jewish women in America. A graduate of Wellesley College, Romayne Goldberg was also president of the Combined Jewish Appeal and of the Brandeis National Women's Committee.

References

  1. Material in the collection.

Extent

1 linear foot (1 half-manuscript box, 1 OS box)

Abstract

Harold and Romayne Goldberg were active members of numerous Jewish organizations in Boston. Harold Goldberg was a member of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies, American Jewish Committee of Greater Boston and the Combined Jewish Appeal. In 1964 he served as president of the Business Men’s Council of the Combined Jewish Appeal and was also a member of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Romayne Goldberg served as president of the Boston chapter of Hadassah from 1948-1951. She also served as president of the Combined Jewish Appeal and the Brandeis National Women’s Committee. This collection consists of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and photographs documenting and highlighting aspects of the Goldbergs’ extensive roles in the Greater Boston Jewish community.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Martha Schimberg on September 29, 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Scott Sharon and Stephanie Call, 2008
Title
Guide to the Harold and Romayne Goldberg Papers, P-861
Author
Processed by Scott Sharon and Stephanie Call
Date
2008

Repository Details

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

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