Primary sources collection documenting Jewish Life in the United States since the first arrival circa 1645 to 1954. The collection consists of a variety of original manuscript documents ranging from a peddler’s certificate signed by Benjamin Franklin to records of organizations such as the Baron de Hirsch Fund. Some topics covered in the collection include but are not limited to Jewish settlements, participation in the Civil Rights Movement, religious life, etc.

Database Type: Archival Collections, Full Text Collection, Image Collection, Maps and Mapping Interface Language: English Materials Language: English, French, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew Subject: Eastern and Central European Studies, History (U.S.), Jewish Studies, Primary Sources, Religious Studies, Sociology Broad Category: Ethnic & Gender Studies, Humanities, Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences