“Comprising the organizational records of JDC, the overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation arm of the American Jewish community, the archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, a research library of more than 6,000 books, 1,100 audio recordings including oral histories, and a collection of 2,500 videos.”
The Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives (UMJA) located within the Social Welfare Archives suite at the University of Minnesota contain important archival holdings of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM), which preserves the records, photographs and stories of the earliest Jewish settlers in the Midwest.
Washington State Jewish Archives Photograph Collections Database
The Washington State Jewish Archives (WSJA) has over 350 photograph collections containing over 4000 photographs dating from the mid 1800s to present day, that relate to Jewish life and history in the Pacific Northwest.
Access to and information about the world's largest collection of Yiddish books. The YIVO Archives and Library represent the single largest and most comprehensive collection of materials on East European Jewish civilization in the world.
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social and family life of American Jewry. Its searchable site features a wealth of material including a guide to the archives' major papers and details about how to establish a synagogue archive. Of particular interest is its library catalog that can be searched online and the full text of First American Jewish Families 1644-1988 by Malcolm Stern whose genealogies and bibliography can be searched as well. Online exhibits are offered too. The American Jewish Archives Journal is available in full text, as well as archives going back to volume 52. This is an outstanding site for research in American Jewish history.
Founded by Len Blavatnik, the archive in New York houses photos, letters, documents and oral histories of Jews who fought in the Russian and Soviet Armies during World War I and World War II. You can explore video clips by subject, read some of the biographies, and view some of the ephemeral material.
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
Reconstituted in 1969, the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) were originally founded in 1938 as the Jewish Historical General Archives. Their aim is the reconstruction of an unbroken chain of historical documentation, reflecting the collective past of the Jewish people: a “Jewish National Archives." The website provides information about and samples of the holdings of the archives.
This site, in English and Hebrew, describes the holdings of this library in Jerusalem devoted to the history of Zionism. There are sections on the various collections, family research and Theodore Herzl.
The Jabotinsky Institute in Israel was founded in 1933 with the aim of collecting and keeping documents, publications and photographic material connected with Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the Revisionist Movement. The website provides a list of sources owned by the archive.
The site provides details about the activities, new accessions, genealogy materials, collections, and exhibits of this organization dedicated to Jewish history in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of particular note is the link to the Blitzstein Bank Passage Book Order database recording arrivals in the port of Philadelphia. Links to other websites in Jewish Philadelphia are provided as well.
"Founded in 1987 and based in Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow (the oldest in Scotland), the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre aims to document and illustrate the religious, organisational, social, economic, political, cultural and family life of Jews in Scotland since the eighteenth century. "
Housed at the University of Arizona, this site provides information about the synagogues, pioneers, and crypto-Jews of West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, along with oral histories.
From the University of Southampton comes this searchable database of Jewish archival materials, arranged by papers of Jewish individuals and families, papers of Jewish organizations and congregations, and papers relating to communities and to Jewish related subjects.