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Burnett Roth Anti-Defamation League Collection

Identifier: SPC5025

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspaper clippings, financial records, legal documents, and personal letters from Burnett Roth to inform and persuade the public that there is no reason for antisemitism or hatred towards African Americans. Additionally, there are invitations to equal-rights galas, brochures for events, audio cassettes involving oral memoirs on the situation in Israel and the Middle East, and documents reporting terrorist attacks on the Jewish community itself from Israel. Additionally, there are documents relating to Israeli-Arab relations as results of various conflicts, including the First Gulf War.


  • 1958-1998

Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights: In copyright. Standardized rights statement:

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Biographical / Historical

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in September 1913 by Sigmund Livingston. Its sole purpose was "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people." The ADL is an international nonprofit Jewish organization that has stated that its primary purpose is "to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike, and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens." Burnett Roth, who became an active member of the ADL, was a lawyer and activist who resided in South Florida. While practicing law, Roth became an active member in equal rights amongst not just the Jewish community, but African Americans and all races as well. The mentality was all races regardless of background should not be segregated nor discriminated against. He passed away on July 8, 2008 at the age of 96.


8 boxes

Method of Acquisition


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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
Special Collections Dept., GL 422
Miami FL 33199 US