Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SOLARZ, Stephen Joshua (1940-2010)

SOLARZ, STEPHEN JOSHUA, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, September 12, 1940; attended public schools in New York City; B.A., Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., 1962; M.A., public law and government, Columbia University, New York, 1967; taught political science at Brooklyn (N.Y.) College, 1967-1968; served in the New York State assembly, 1969-1974; delegate, Democratic National Mid-term Convention, 1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; appointed by President Clinton as chairman of the Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund and served from 1993-1998; business executive; died on November 29, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

Brandeis University
Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department
Waltham, MA
Papers: ca. 1975-1989, amount unknown.
The congressional papers of Stephen Solarz are currently unprocessed.


Columbia University
Oral History Archives
New York, NY
Papers: 1977, 16 pages.
An interview with Stephen J. Solarz in 1977 . The interview forms part of: Ethnic groups and American foreign policy project. Topics discussed include the strength of the Israeli lobby in Congress, as well as political observations.

  • Solarz, Stephen J. Journeys to War & Peace: A Congressional Memoir. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2011.
  • ___.Clinton's Asia policy. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1994.
  • ___. The Korean conundrum: A conversation with Kim II Sung: Report of a study mission to South Korea, Japan, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea, July 12-21, 1980 to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1981.
  • ___. The prospects for peace in the Middle East: A firsthand report: Report of a factfinding mission to Israel, June 30 to July 7, 1977 to the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1977.
  • ___. Rhodesia, where do we go from here?: Report of a study mission to Rhodesia, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, and South Africa, April 13-20, 1979, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1979.
  • ___. South Africa, change and confrontation: Report of a study mission to South Africa, July 3-11, 1980, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1981.
  • ___. United States relations with Cuba: Report of a Special Study Mission to Cuba, August 30-September 3, 1975. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1975.