Special Holdings

Special Holdings

HIAS Collection I-363

HIAS Collection I-363

This collection contains the institutional records of HIAS, 1954-2000, a national resettlement agency and international refugee service organization. Processing of the collection will be ongoing through the end of 2018 when the complete finding aid to the collection will be posted online. Until then, contact AJHS reference for information.


UJA

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame was founded by Mel Wacks in 1969 at the Judah L. Magnes Museum (Berkeley), and it became a division of the American Jewish Historical Society in 2001. You are invited to visit the Jewish-American Hall of Fame’s award-winning web site www.amuseum.org/jahf, where you will find biographies and quizzes about our approximately 50 inductees—ranging from the Jews who helped Columbus to Barbra Streisand. On our website you can also find out why Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe are Jewish, you can view an exhibit of over 100 Albert Einstein medals, learn about the first American Jewish medal, and much more.

You are also invited to visit a permanent exhibit of our Jewish-American Hall of Fame plaques at the Virginia Holocaust Museum (Richmond), and you can collect Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals--one of the longest and most distinguished series of art medals produced in America.

In addition, the Jewish-American Hall of Fame is one of the sponsors of The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing


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.