What is the Portal to American Jewish History?
The Portal to Jewish American History is a "one stop shop" for researchers, students, and interested members of the public to access archival and digital collections on American Jewish History. Thanks to a generous grant from the Righteous Persons Foundation, this Alpha test site has been established which houses data on the collections of a number of important American Jewish history collections, nationwide. This growing site will help repositories of all sizes expand access to their works. Researchers will be able to find similar collections in disparate repositories. Web users will be able to easily discover digitized collections in an organized fashion. The Portal aims to enrich the community of academics, educators, students, and other researchers by exposing the amazing materials available to those studying American Jewish history.
Do you have a collection you think would work well in the portal? We will consider any serious research collection, worldwide, large or small, as long as its focus is on the history of Jewish life in America. Let us know about your repository by contacting us.