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Amerikanskiy agronomicheskiy ob'edineny raspredilitel'nyy komitet. Agro-Joint (Fond P-7746)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.19 | RG Number: RG-22.039M

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    The collection consists of contracts signed by the Agro-Joint with the Soviet government for 1924, 1927, 1933, minutes of meetings of the main and field offices, correspondence with agencies, organizations and foreign firms on the purchase and delivery to the USSR of agricultural equipment and supplies; various reports on the work of agronomists in the Jewish settlers' villages, financial plans and reports (1924-1937), statements for the payment of wages; maps, charts, drawings, posters on the activities of the Agro-Joint. Also includes personal files of the staff members of the organization, including foreign experts (German Jewish doctors and experts), who had emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1933-1938 e.g. through the Agro-Joint as well as records of the Ukraine, Kherson and Krivoy Rog regional offices of the Agro-Joint. The records of the regional offices include minutes of staff meetings (1926-1929); reports from local agronomists, reports on the work of specialists, correspondence with the Moscow office, lists of employees and members of the local agricultural coops, bylaws, annual reports and reports on the progress of the resettlement of Jews and building settlements.
    Alternate Title
    Collection of records of the Agricultural American Joint Distribution Committee Office in Moscow, USSR
    inclusive:  1924-1938
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint)
    Morris Troper. Agro-Joint Activity in Russia,1936. The film was created by Morris Troper in 1936 for the Joint Distribution Committee. Located at the in the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; RG-60.0400

    to RG-60.0416 and RG-60.3468 on USHMM Tapes 400 and 2569.

    Kagedan, Allan L. Soviet Zion: the quest for a Russian Jewish homeland. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.

    Kagedan Allan L.. American Jews and the Soviet Experiment: The Agro-Joint Project, 1924-1937. Jewish Social Studies , Vol. 43, No. 2 (Spring, 1981), pp. 153-164. Indiana University Press.

    Physical Details

    77 microfilm reels (digitized) ; 35 mm.
    digital images.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged by five series representing a structure of the organization. Within each series organization is chronological (except of a series 2 (Opis 2)): 1. Fond P-7746, Opis1, Main office of the Agro-Joint in Moscow (Folder 1-570); 2. Fond P-7746, Opis 2, Personnel office (personal cases of the staff members of the Agro-Joint, in alphabetical order (Folder 1-321); 3. Fond P-7746, Opis 3, Agro-Joint office in the Kherson region, Ukraine (Folder 1-74); 4. Fond P-7746, Opis 4, Agro-Joint office, Ukraine office (Folder 1-46); 5.Fond P-7746, Opis 5, Agro-Joint office, Kryvyĭ Rih office (Folder 1-54).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    No copies or publication for third parties without permission of the source archive

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Gosudarstvennyĭ arkhiv Rossiĭskoĭ Federat︠s︡ii (GARF) (State Archives of the Russian Federation), Fond P-7746, inventories 1-5. Records created by the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint). This collection does not include records of the two major offices of the Agro-Joint: Dnepropetrovsk and Crimean. These records are kept in the State Archives of the Dnipropetrovsʹk region and the State Archive of the Republic of Crimea (Simferopol), Ukraine. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from GARF via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in Jan 2013.
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