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New York Public Library. Jewish Division

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 84
New York, New York 10018

Email: freidus@nypl.org

Fax: 212-642-0141

Phone: 212-930-0601

Repository URL: http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/jewish-division External Link

Repository code: nnjd

Repository description (CRHP): This particular repository houses at least 26 different collections, including the American Jewish Experience in the 20th Century Collection. It contains over 156,000 pages of transcripts, 6,000 hours of taped interviews, 2,250 informants. A large part of this project documents the role of Jews in civil rights, with particular attention to Black-Jewish relations in the civil rights movement.

Repository description (extant): The Dorot Jewish Division is responsible for administering, developing and promoting the exploitation of one of the world's great collections of Hebraica and Judaica.

Primary source materials are especially rich in the following areas: Jews in the United States, especially in New York in the age of immigration; Yiddish theater; Jews in the land of Israel, through 1948; Jews in early modern Europe, especially Jewish-Gentile relations; Christian Hebraism; antisemitism; and world Jewish newspapers and periodicals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Repository type: Public Library

Collections:

Irving M. Engel oral history collection on civil rights
American Jewish Committee oral history collection

 

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