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Photographs & Films

In addition to its text collections, the JDC Archives holds a rich array of visual resources that vividly convey the scope of JDC’s activities and the local conditions to which JDC has responded for more than a century. The visual collections include a photograph collection of more than 100,000 images and a film and video collection of about 2,500 items, approximately 100 of which form the JDC Archives historic film collection.

The Photograph Collection

The photo collection in the JDC Archives constitutes one of the most valuable sources in the world for a pictorial study of Jewish life in the 20th century and covers JDC’s worldwide relief, rescue, and renewal activities. The significance of the JDC Archival collection has been noted by photographic experts and by researchers. JDC photos have been in demand by scholars, curators, and filmmakers. Go to search.

About the Collection

Learn more about the scope and history of the JDC photo archives, how to access the collection and facts about our digitization.

Photo Galleries

Browse exceptional highlights from our archival photographs through focused exhibits on historic periods and photographers.

Order Photos

Contact us to license photographs for publication or to request information.

The Historic Film Collection

Throughout its history, JDC commissioned films of its relief operations and the circumstances to which it responded. These rare films now constitute a unique record of communities that in many cases no longer exist. The films provide fertile ground for researchers interested in Jewish history, refugee studies, and the evolution of humanitarian aid interventions in the 20th century.

About the Collection

Learn more about the scope and content of the JDC film collection and browse a list of digitized films.

Sample Film Clips

View selected highlights from some of the historic films we have digitized.

Order Films

Contact us to screen films, to license film clips, or to request information.

Photos & Films

The photo collection in the JDC Archives constitutes one of the most valuable sources in the world for a pictorial study of Jewish life in the 20th century and covers JDC’s worldwide relief, rescue, and renewal activities. The significance of the JDC Archival collection has been noted by photographic experts and by researchers. JDC photos have been in demand by scholars, curators, and filmmakers. Go to search.

About the Collection

Learn more about the scope and history of the JDC photo archives, how to access the collection and facts about our digitization.

Collection

Photo Galleries

Browse exceptional highlights from our archival photographs through focused exhibits on historic periods and photographers.

Galleries

Order Photos

Contact us to license photographs for publication or to request information.

Order Photos
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