Joseph Polakoff

Scope and Content Note > Series Lists 1-3, 4-6

Series Lists

Series 1 Articles
Series 2 Jewish Telegraphic Agency Publications
Series 3 
Series 4 Television Transcripts
Series 5 
Series 6


Series 1  Articles


     This series contains a substantial, but not complete run of Polakoff's articles in typescript form.  many articles show corrections and some are taped together.  No attempt has been made to determine how many of these articles have been published nor how any published version may have been edited for length or content in comparison with the typescript version. For each box a date range is provided and a date range is listed for each folder.  In most cases the folder description lists the gaps for the covered time period.  Hence, folder 11 in Box 1 contains articles from  the first half of 1973 but notes that the second half of the year is missing.

Box 1 October 1970-1983

1-2: Oct.-Dec. 1970
3-6: Jan.-Dec. 1971(missing June 1971)
7-10: Jan-Nov. 1972 (missing April and Dec. 1972)
11: Jan.-Aug. 1973 (missing Sept.-Dec. 1973)
12: Articles from 1974 (most of these articles are missing)
13: Articles from 1975 (most of these articles are missing.
14-16: Jan.-Dec. 1976 (missing June and Nov.)
17: Articles from 1977 (most of these articles are missing)
18: Articles from 1978 (most of these articles are missing)
19-20: Jan-Dec. 1979 (many of these articles are missing)
21-25: Jan-Dec 1980 (missing Sept. and Dec. 1980)
26-28: Jan-Dec 1981
19-34: Jan-Dec 1982
35-40: Jan-Dec 1982

Box 2 1984-1985
1-6: Jan.-Dec. 1984
7: Undated Articles 1981-1984
8-13: Jan-Dec 1985
14: Undated Articles 1983-1985

Box 3 1986-1988
1-6: Jan-Dec 1986 (all articles with the exception of 10/1/86 missing)
7: Undated Articles 1986
8-13: Jan.-Dec.1987 (articles missing from Nov 1987 with the exception of 11/2-11/6)
14: Undated Articles 1987
15-20: Jan.-Dec. 1988 (many articles missing from June, Sept.-Nov)
21: Undated Articles 1988

Box 4 1989-1992

1-6: Jan-Dec 1989 (June 1-11 articles missing)
7: Undated Articles 1989
8-13: Jan-Dec 1990 (many articles missing Jan-Dec: many of these articles are taped and pieced together)
14: Undated Articles 1990
15-20: Jan-Dec 1991
21: Undated Articles 1991
22-27: Jan-Dec 1992
28: Undated Articles Late '80's Early '90's

Box 5 1993-1996
1-6: Jan-Dec 1993
7: Undated Articles 1993
8-13: Jan-Feb 1994
14: Undated Articles 1994
15-20: Jan-Dec 1995
21: Undated Articles 1995
22: Jan-Feb 1996
23: Undated Articles Dated 1991-1996

 

Series 2 Jewish Telegraphic Agency Publications

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) has been a primary source for Jewish journalism since the 1920s.  Polakoff became Washington Bureau Chief in 1970 and retained a substantial, but incomplete, collection of JTA publications since that time.  The Daily JTA Bulletin averages four pages. The Weekly and Community also run about four pages.  Articles by Polakoff appear from time to time.  The collection is arranged chronologically.

JTA Daily Bulletin Boxes 6-13
Box 6
1-9: April 1970-Dec.1970 (missing--many from April and October 1970)
10-21: Jan 1971-Dec 1971
22-33: Jan 1972-Dec 1972
34-45: Jan 1973-Dec 1973

Box 7
1-12: Jan 1974-Dec. 1974
13-24: Jan 1975-Dec.1975 (missing--many from July and August 1975)
25-36: Jan 1976-Dec 1976

Box 8
1-12: Jan 1977-Dec1977
13-24: Jan 1978-Dec 1978
25-36: Jan 1979-Dec 1979

Box 9
1-12:  Jan 1980-Dec 1980
13-24: Jan 1981-Dec 1981 (missing—most from Jan, Feb, and March 1981)
25-36: Jan 1982-Dec 1982 (missing--many Dec 1982)
37-48: Jan 1983-Dec 1983

Box 10
1-12: Jan1984-Dec1984
13-24: Jan1985-Dec 1985 (many missing from Sept and Oct 1985)
25-36: Jan1986-Dec1986
37-48: Jan 1987-Dec 1987 (missing--many from May and Apr 1987)

Box 11
1-12: Jan 1988-Dec1988 (missing--most from 1988)
13-24: Jan 1989-Dec1989 (missing--most from 1989)
25-36: Jan 1990-Dec1990 (missing--most from May through Aug 1990)
37-48: Jan 1991-Dec1991 (missing--most from May through Aug 1991)

Box 12
1-12: Jan 1992-Dec1992
13-21: Jan 1993-Dec1993 (many missing from Sept-Nov1993)
22-33: Jan 1994-Dec1994 (many missing from Sept 1994)
34-45: Jan 1995-Dec1995

Box 13
1-8: Jan 1996-Dec1996 (missing--most of Feb, March, Apr, and July 1996)
9: Jan 1997-May1997
10: June1997-Dec1997
11: Jan 1998-July 9,1998

Box 14
JTA Community Reporter
1: 1970 (missing--Jan-Mar some from April and Oct.)
2: 1971
3: 1972 (missing--all of Sept.)
4: 1973
5: 1974 (missing Feb through June, all of Sept, Oct, and Dec.)
6: 1975 (missing--all of Nov and Dec.)
7: 1976  (missing--all of Feb)
8: 1977
9: 1978  (missing--all of April. and some Oct)
10: 1979 (missing--all of June-Aug, some Sept-Nov and all of Dec)
11: 1980 (missing--Some of Jan-July)
12: 1981 (missing--Some March-April, Aug-Oct.)
13: 1982
14: 1983 (missing—all of Feb and March, some April, June-Sept, Nov-Dec)
(no folder, all of 1984 missing)
15: 1985 (missing--all except For 11\15)
16: 1986 (missing--all except Oct 17)
(no folder, all of 1987 missing)
17: 1988 (missing--Some from Jan-Dec)
18: 1989  (some  missing May-June and Nov-Dec)
19: 1990  (some missing June, Aug & Dec)
20: 1991 (missing--some July, Nov & Dec)
21: 1992  (missing--some Jan-Dec)
22: 1993
23: 1994 (missing--Some Jan-Dec)
24: 1995
25: 1996  (Jan & Feb missing—some of March, April, May and July missing, all Aug & Sept missing, some Oct-Dec missing)
26: 1997 (missing--some of all 12 Months) ,  1998 (most missing)

Box 15
JTA Weekly News Digest 1972-2000
many missing in this series. all folders within the box labeled with the missing series.
1: 1972 ( most missing)
2: 1973 (missing--March 2, May 4, Dec.7&14)
3: 1974 (most missing)
4: 1975 (most missing)
5: 1976 (missing--all March, some from June, all Aug, and all Nov)
6: 1977 (missing--all of July)
7: 1978 (missing Jan 20, some March., April, and June 2)
8: 1979 (missing Jan 19, Aug. 3,10,17)
9: 1980 (missing Jan 18 & 25, Feb 15 & 22, March 8 & 21, April 4 & 25, May 4, 11, 23, all of July, Aug 1, 15, 29, Sept 12, Oct 10, Dec 12, 26)
10: 1981 (missing Jan. 30, March 13, 27, all of April &Dec)
11: 1982 (all missing, except July 6)
(1983-1992 all missing No Folder )
12: 1993-1994 (all missing except Feb 12,1993, 1994 all missing except March 11 and April 1, 1994)
(1995 missing--all No Folder)
13: 1996 (missing Jan-June, all of July Except 5 & 19, Oct 18 & 25,Nov 1, 8, 22, & 29 Dec 6 & 23)
14: 1997-1999 (missing--some Jan-Feb, April, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec 1997, some missing from 1998 Jan, March, April, &May)
15: 2000 (all missing except some from Jan-April)

Series 3
This series contains various transcripts from U.S. and foreign government news conferences, and Letters from Attorney Leonard Horwin (a series of open letters to the president on foreign policy issues).

Box 16
Transcripts contained in this box are as follows:
1: Department of Justice 12/5.76, 3/14/82, 8/26/87, and 4/7/87
2: Transcripts Domestic Affairs with two of the enclosed articles having no dates, and
6\9\76, 2\28\78, 10\15\79, 1/30/80, 2/7/80, 10/22/80, 9/24/84, 1/15/86,
8/18/88, 6/7/91, 2/24/93, 3/29/94, 1/10/95,and 2/22/95.
3: Transcripts from foreign affairs dated as follows: 1972-1985,  4: Various Foreign Relations Transcripts
1986-1996
5: Jewish/Mideast Issues Transcripts 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979
6: Jewish/Mideast Issues  Transcripts 1980-1984
7: Various Jewish/Mideast Issues  Transcripts 1990-1996
8:  Jewish/Mideast Issues  Transcripts 1985-1989
9:  Folder Marked Miscellaneous Transcripts Foreign, Congressional, Senatorial, Dated 1959-1995, many
documents from Previous Years missing

Box 17
1-13: Press Dept. of State Transcripts 1973-1995

Box 18
1-4: Foreign Relations Committee Transcripts 1971-1991
5-7: Foreign Press Center Transcripts 1983-1995
8: United Nations Transcripts 1950, 1979, 1980, 1993
9: US Information Agency Nov.-Dec. 1984
10: Republican and Democrat Transcript 1972, 1976, 1980, 1990, and 1992.

Box 19

1-5: Office of Press Secretary Transcripts 1970-1995
6-7: Department of State William Rogers Interview 1969-1972
8: Department of State Office of media services 1974-1975
9: U.S. State Department various briefings
10: Dept. of State-Daily Briefing Transcripts

Box 20
1-5: Letters from Attorney Leonard Horwin 1989-1991 and 1996
6: Secretary of State 1973-1976 and 1988-1989
7: US Dept. of State Special Briefings 1979, 1992, and 1993
8: US Dept. of State 1991-1995, missing1996 and 1997

Box 21
Various Miscellaneous Governmental Transcripts
1: American Israel Public Affairs Committee 1978, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994-95.
2: Conference and reports transcript 1988
3: House/Senate Foreign Relations 1982, 1987-88, 1993.
4: Joint Press Conference 1986, 1991, 1993-1995.
5 :Pool Reports
6: Presidential Address United Nations 1993
7: Presidential remarks at White House 1976, 1991, 1993, 1995.
8: Various White House Transcripts
9: Miscellaneous Transcripts Undetermined Dates.

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