National Jewish Archives

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Professor Gary P. Zola, Executive Director
Kevin Proffitt, Senior Archivist for Research and Collections 

Tel: (513) 221-1875, ext. 3304   
Fax: (513) 221-7812

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The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, located on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, houses over ten million pages of documentation. It contains nearly 8,000 linear feet of archives, manuscripts, near-print materials, photographs, audio and video tapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials pertaining to American Jewish life across the U.S. from the 17th century to the present.

American Jewish Historical Society
AJHS in New York
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director
Tanya Elder, Senior Archivist
Tel: (212) 294-6160
Fax: (212) 294-6161

AJHS in Boston
101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116-3062
Judi Garner, Director and Managing Archivist
Tel: (617) 226-1245
Fax: (617) 226-1248

The American Jewish Historical Society provides access to more than 20 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present. Among the treasures of this heritage are the first American book published in Hebrew; the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus," which graces the Statue of Liberty; records of the nation's leading Jewish communal organizations and important collections in the fields of education, philanthropy, science, sports, business and the arts. Founded in 1892, the AJHS is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the nation. AJHS is one of five partner organizations at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan and has a branch in Boston.

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