Special Holdings

Special Holdings

UJA

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Collection I-433

This collection contains the institutional records of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, 1909-2004, and includes its predecessor organizations: United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York; The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York; The Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City; and the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities.


American Soviet  Jewry Movement

Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement

The goal of the American Soviet Jewry movement (circa 1960s through 1991) was to obtain equal rights for Soviet Jews as an ethnic and religious minority within the Soviet Union, and for the right for Jews to emigrate from the USSR. The American Jewish Historical Society has assembled the largest and most comprehensive archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement incorporating collections from large and small organizations and individual activists spanning more than 1,400 linear feet. The Archive includes a plethora of exciting documents such as correspondence and memoranda, Refuseniks and Prisoners of Conscience case files, USSR trip reports, thousands of photographs, hundreds of posters, many hours of audio and video recordings, buttons, stickers, and various other memorabilia.


Loeb Portrait Database

Loeb Portrait Database

The Loeb Portrait Database of American Jewish Portraits gathers over 400 known portraits of Jews in American prior to 1865. Each portrait contains (where information is available), the subject’s name, birth and death dates, the artist and artist dates, the date of the portrait, the medium, dimensions, and the repository that holds the image. Of additional value are the biographies that accompany each portrait, a full listing of all repositories from which the images originate, and a rich array of related reading for additional research.


Jews in America

Jews in America

The Portal to Jewish American History is a "one stop shop" for researchers, students, and interested members of the public to access information on American Jewish history archival and digital collections. The site aggregates records from a number of historical societies throughout the country so researchers can search many small repositories at once.