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Manuscript Collection No. 65
Lawyer, Zionist, and diplomat.Benajamin V. Cohen was born in Muncie, Indiana on September 23, 1894. After graduating from the University of Chicago Cohen joined the Illinois bar and began a long career in government service. Though best known as an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cohen was active in Zionist affairs throughout his career, representing American Zionists at the Paris Peace Conference at the conclusion of World War I. Following his service in the New Deal Cohen was appointed as a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations during the Truman administration. Cohen never married. He died in Washington, D.C. on August 15, 1983 at the age of 88.
Correspondence, minutes, reports, notes and miscellaneous items, 1902-1982, relating to the members and activities of the World Zionist Organization. The bulk of the materials spans the years 1919-1935 and depicts the activities of the American Zionists with the international Zionist organization.
Terms of Access and Use
The Benjamin V. Cohen Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Library of Congress, by the act of donating the Benjamin V. Cohen Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Benjamin V. Cohen and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Benjamin V. Cohen Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-65. Benjamin V. Cohen Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Benjamin V. Cohen Papers were received from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Klau Library, New York, New York in 1979, and the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C. in 1985.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Cohen, Benjamin Victor -- 1894-1983
Frankfurter, Felix -- 1882-1965
Jews -- Societies, etc
Jews -- United States
Simon, Julius,-- 1875-1969
Wise, Stephen Samuel -- 1874-1949
World Zionist Organization
Zionism -- Societies, etc
Zionist Organization of America