Jewish Life in America, c.1654-1954

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Jewish Life in America is a collection of digitized primary sources from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York.

The collection documents the history of Jewish communities in America from the 17th through the 20th centuries. It includes 24 collections of personal papers (which include letters, scrapbooks, autobiographies, and notebooks), 6 collections of organizational papers, photographs, and printed books and pamphlets. The 6 organizational collections are:   

  • American Jewish Historical Exhibition (1901-1902)
  • American Jewish Tercentenary in 1954 (1949-1956)
  • Baron de Hirsch Fund (1819-1991)
  • Board Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1881)
  • Industrial Removal Office (1899-1922)
  • Jewish Immigration Information Bureau (1901-1920)

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Date Coverage

  • 1654-1954

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