• Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
  • From the Collections
After 3 years, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History have completed the archival processing of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) records.
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
A brief architectural history of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
The HIAS Scholarship Program, first begun in 1974, awarded immigrants or their children who “were making or preparing to make through study significant contributions to social betterment.”
  • Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
In order to emigrate to the U.S., 12 young Jewish women in June 1977 took part in proxy marriages to members of the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, whom the women had never met.
  • From the Collections
An archivist of the American Jewish Historical Society explains all the work that goes into organizing disorganized collections.
  • From the Collections
Anatomy of an aged document: how time, carelessness, and lack of information wreak havoc on records that archivists have to struggle with.

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