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Beatrice and Herbert Ernest Papers on Soviet Jewry

Collection ID

SCRC 413

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Collection Summary 
Beatrice and Herbert Ernest Papers on Soviet Jewry
Collection ID
SCRC 413
Ernest, Beatrice
Ernest, Herbert
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English, Hebrew, and Russian.
Detailed Collection Information 
Description of Collection 
Collection consists of correspondence received by Beatrice and Herbert Ernest from Refuseniks, Gregory Buyanovsky, Helen Siedel and the Levitas family sent from Israel regarding Boris Levitas; an audio recording of Refuseniks Inessa and Vitaly Rubin from October 3, 1975, recorded in Moscow; and synagogue newsletters from the Delaware County Jewish Community Center – Congregation Ner Tamid in Springfield, PA, photographs, newspapers clippings, and other printed materials related to the Soviet Jewry movement. A small amount of Hebrew and Russian can be found in some of the correspondence and other printed materials.
Patron Information 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037040986803811
Research Access 
Collection is open for research. 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 
Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Publication and Copyright Information 
The Beatrice and Herbert Ernest Papers on Soviet Jewry are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The donor has not assigned rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Beatrice and Herbert Ernest Papers on Soviet Jewry, SCRC 413, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Administrative Information 
Acquisition Information
Donated by Brad D. Ernest in March 2019
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared April 2019 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.
Index Terms 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Personal Names:
Buyanovsky, Gregory
Ernest, Beatrice
Ernest, Herbert
Levitas, Boris
Rubin, Inessa
Rubin, Vitaliĭ, 1923-1981
Seidel, Helen
Jews – Israel
Jews – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Jews – Persecutions
Jews – Soviet Union
Political prisoners
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Soviet Union
Material Types: 
Sound recordings