The Center for Jewish History located in New York, is a cultural institution, independent research facility, and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. It is home to five partner organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
The partners’ archival collections span more than 700 years of history and total over 500.000 volumes and 100 million documents. The collections also include thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs. This website provides access to the digital collections of the Center for Jewish History and its five partner organizations. There are a variety of digital objects, including rare books, children’s books, personal letters, official decrees, maps, memoirs, posters, photographs, scrapbooks, oral histories, finding aids, and dissertations. In August 2014 there were overe 56.000 digital items.
Basic and advanced search are possible. In addition, the collection can be browsed by partner or by resource type. Images are shown in high definition and can be downloaded in PDF format.