JAVITS, Jacob Koppel, 1904-1986



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

American Jewish Archives
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Martin Mishli Weitz papers. Finding aid.


Boise State University Library
Boise, ID
Papers: Correspondence in Frank Church papers, 1941-1984. Finding aid.


Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 52 audiotapes (1968-1979) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.


Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: 1966, 12 leaves; 1968, 15 leaves; 1975, 3 leaves; 1980, 99 leaves (closed). Reminiscences. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce.

Oral History: Discussed in interviews with Frank Thompson, Jr.; George J. Feldman, (1978) closed; Allen Lesser, (1966); Selig J. Levitan, (1979); Milton Handler, (1978); Joan Javits Zeeman, (1980) permission required for access; Halfdan Gregersen, (1978); and Richard Aurelio, (1976) closed.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 3 official letters (1971, 1975) in the Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment; and in Gerald Sykes papers, 1921-1984; Bennett Cerf papers, 1898-1977; League of Women Voters of the City of New York records, 1919-1979; Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment records, 1966-1969; Frederick Cole Smedley papers, 1956-1976; and Geoffrey Parsons papers, ca. 1919-1959.


Cornell University
Labor Management Documentation Center
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Greater Buffalo Industrial Union Council records, 1937-1958; and National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees records, 1938-1974.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In James Alfred Perkins papers, 1963-1969; William Henry Hill papers, 1878-1964 (bulk 1918-1964); Caroline Werner Gannett papers, 1888-1978; Charles Abrams papers, 1923-1970, available on microfilm; Political campaigns miscellany, 1974; and New York State Farm Bureau records, [ca. 1918-1968].


Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Abilene, KS
Oral History: 1968. 16 pages. Furnished by Columbia University.


Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.


Howard University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1 interview. 37 pages. Interview of Patricia Connell Shakow, legislative aide to Senator Javits. Explains why some civil rights bills passed and others did not, recalling the strategies and tactics employed by pro-civil rights congressmen and their staffs to get the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 out of committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote. Discusses also the 1965 voting rights bill and the open housing bill of 1966. Interviewer Robert Wright. Part of Ralph J. Bunche Collection.


John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 2 interviews. 18 pages concerning John F. Kennedy and 26 pages concerning Robert F. Kennedy. Restricted.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Simon Ernest Sobeloff papers, 1882-1973; and Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977, available on 7 microfilm reels. Finding aid.


National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC
Papers: In Sound Recordings of the VISTA Viewpoint Radio Series, no date, 10 reels. Produced by Office of Economic Opportunity, Office of Public Affairs.


Nevada Historical Society
Reno, NV
Papers: Correspondence in John V. Ciceu papers, 1962-1965.


New York City
Municipal Archives
New York, NY
Papers: In WNYC collection of broadcast recordings, 1938-1970; and Paul O’Dwyer Senate campaign files, 1968.


Princeton University
Dulles Oral History Project
Princeton, NJ
Oral History: 1966. 17 pages. Restricted.


Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Dorothy F. Rodgers papers, 1922-1987; Ruth Proskauer Smith papers, 1959-1975; Justine Wise Polier papers, 1892-1990; and Mary Elizabeth Dreier papers, 1797-1963 (bulk 1897-1963).


Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Hyde Park, NY
Papers: In Howard Brubaker papers, 1914-1957.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In Postal Union of Manhattan-Bronx records, 1958-1961 (permission of Historical Society required); Howard K. Smith papers, 1941-1963; Todd Gitlin and Nanci Hollander papers, 1961-1970; David Finkelstein papers, 1964-1966; and Robert Bendiner papers, 1934-1984, on microfilm.


State University of New York at Stony Brook
Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY
Papers: 1907-1986 (bulk 1956-1981). 1220 linear feet. Includes press files, speeches, legislative files, subject files, committee material, campaign records, constituent correspondence, departmental files, pre-Senate materials, trip files, appointments, patronage, New York office records, clippings, post-Senate materials, audiovisual records, and memorabilia. Topics include health, education, housing, civil rights, small business, labor, fiscal policy, the arts and humanities, and foreign policy. Finding aid.


Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Harold Weston papers, 1916-1971; Dutton S. Peterson papers, 1892-1965; Phyllis McGinley papers, 1897-1978; Edward Corsi papers, 1918-1968; and Margaret Bourke-White papers, 1928-1964.


University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
Laramie, WY
Papers: Correspondence in Morgan Beatty papers, 1922-1973. Finding aid.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In Cyrus Eaton papers, 1901-1978. 422 feet. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Max Lerner papers, 1927-1980; Herman Miles Somers papers, 1936-1979; George Baehr papers, 1915-1978; and John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1910-1978.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Agudath Israel of America Orthodox Jewish Archives, New York, NY; Columbia University Law Library, New York, NY; Congregation Shearith Israel, New York, NY; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Hadassah Archives, New York, NY; Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA; Immigration History Research Center, St. Paul, MN; New York Public Library, New York, NY; New York University Tamiment Institute Library, New York, NY; Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ; St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY; State University of New York, Albany, NY; University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library; and University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, VA.