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This week, CJH Archivists participated in #1Lib1Ref, a collaborative Wikipedia project encouraging all information professionals around the country to edit one page, add at least one new link or citation, or start a brand new page to further the reach of their archival holdings. Here’s a breakdown of the amazing CJH partner collections that are now immeasurably more accessible thanks to their efforts!: Georg…

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Folktale Friday

Do you want to read some Jewish Folktales? Well, you are in luck… we have plenty in the collections at the Center for Jewish History! There are over 400 books categorized under the “Jews—Folklore” category; and nearly 700 under the “Folklore” category. Some highlights you can read here at the Center for Jewish History –  (Note these are all in English. We have many…

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From Bags to Riches: The Life of a Rare Book Collection

Bagged Sobel Collection books in the American Jewish Historical Society stacks. The Sobel collection of early American Jewish printing was donated by the late Morris Sobel, former president of the American Jewish Historical Society, and his wife, Eleanor. Here in the Werner J. and Gisella Levi Cahnman Conservation Laboratory we aim to prolong the life of the Center’s extensive paper-based collections. Flattening, cleaning and…

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Family History Today 2016

Free Events for Genealogists of All Levels May 15 – 24, 2016 The Center for Jewish History invites family historians of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Participants can learn how to begin family history research with the guidance of expert genealogists, delve into federal records and safely store family photos, documents and digital files….

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin & “How to Make it in a Man’s World“

Image: Signed First Edition of How to Make it in a Man’s World from the library of The American Jewish Historical Society By ​​Melanie J. Meyers, M.S., Senior Librarian for Special Collections, Reference, and Instruction, Lillian Goldman Reading Room, Center For Jewish History Before Sheryl Sandberg told women to Lean In, Letty Cottin Pogrebin (Born June 9, 1939) was giving women the scoop on…

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