Our Collections

With records of activity in over 90 countries dating from 1914 to the present, the JDC Archives is an extraordinary and unique treasure in the archival world. The JDC Archives is located in two centers, one at JDC’s NY headquarters and the second in Jerusalem, and is open to the public by appointment.

Photograph Collection

Search 75,000 digitized photographs from our historic collection, spanning from 1914 to the present. This collection provides visual documentation of JDC’s work in communities across the globe.


Photograph Collection

Search 75,000 digitized photographs from our historic collection, spanning from 1914 to the present. This collection provides visual documentation of JDC’s work in communities across the globe.


Text Collection

This search is designed for historians, educators and others looking for primary source materials. It includes 3 million digitized pages from the JDC text collections spanning 1914-1977.


Text Collection

This search is designed for historians, educators and others looking for primary source materials. It includes 3 million digitized pages from the JDC text collections spanning 1914-1977.


Artifacts Collection

Search hundreds of works ranging from posters and illuminated records to precious artwork and gifts from Jewish communities around the world.


Artifacts Collection

Search hundreds of works ranging from posters and illuminated records to precious artwork and gifts from Jewish communities around the world.


Family Researchers and the

JDC Names Index

The JDC Names Index is an indispensable resource tool for genealogists, personal historians, and scholarly researchers alike. Here you can search for relatives, friends, ancestors; anyone worldwide who has received JDC aid, financial or otherwise.


Family Researchers and the

JDC Names Index

The JDC Names Index is an indispensable resource tool for genealogists, personal historians, and scholarly researchers alike. Here you can search for relatives, friends, ancestors; anyone worldwide who has received JDC aid, financial or otherwise.


Historic Film Collection

Throughout its history, JDC commissioned films of its relief operations and the circumstances to which it responded.

Oral History Collection

JDC’s Oral History Collection contains interviews conducted with over 150 JDC staff members and lay leaders between 1966 and 2010.

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