Golda Meir Collection, 1904-1987

Summary Information

Title: Golda Meir Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1904-1987

Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 21

  • 4 cubic ft. (9 boxes, including 26 audio cassettes, 2 mini-cassettes, and 1 videocassette)
  • 32 safety film negatives
  • 1 portrait painting

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

The collection consists largely of reproduced correspondence, press releases, photographs, and speeches pertaining to Golda Meir's political life, primarily from 1955 to 1974. The correspondence is usually with friends and admirers, thanking Meir and communicating their support for her. There are two folders of photocopied materials originally created by Ms. Lou Kadar, Meir's secretary, containing supportive letters to Meir, and recollections of her life. The collection also contains newsclippings, many in Hebrew, from the Jerusalem Post (1957-1983), and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle (1973-1974), student records (1916), and numerous other papers (1947-1984) about Meir. The photographs are of Meir throughout her life, historic Jewish individuals, and the Milwaukee Jewish community. Also contained in the collection are oral history interviews with persons who knew Meir, including Yitzhak Rabin and Lou Kadar.

Language: English, Hebrew

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