Richard Cohen Associates Collection

Span Dates: 1961-1999
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 16.5


Contains primarily press releases and newspaper clippings concerning the American Jewish Congress, World Jewish Congress, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, American Zionist Movement, and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Material documents almost every significant event in contemporary Jewish history. Areas of interest include Jewish homosexual rights, disabled rights, Orthodox feminism, African-American and Jewish relations, interfaith relations, Holocuast remembrance, and the marketing of Jewish filmmakers, writers, sculptors, painters, and musicians. LGBT materials consists of topical files and clippings related to the position of LGBT Jews within the Jewish traditions. The breadth of the collection places LGBT Jewish issues into their larger Jewish cultural and political landscape.

Hist/Bio Note

RIchard Cohen Associates were a prominent public relations firm that handled press releases and other advertising campaigns for a variety of groups and individuals, including Jewish religious organizations.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available at the archives. An online finding aid is available at the following web address.


This collection is housed at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Information on using the collection can be obtained through the website.


Jewish (ethnic, Reform, Reconstructionist, Orthodox) | Jewish (Orthodox) | Jewish (Reform) | Black | Feminism | International Human Rights