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Search the Archives

Getting Started: You may want to begin by reviewing our Collection Highlights for a survey of our holdings, and perusing our Finding Aids for a descriptive summary of our processed text collections.

Search Our Names Index

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Search over 500,000 names found in our historic documents and client lists of those helped by JDC. To assist you, our search engine will automatically show alternate or similar spellings to the one you enter.

Search Our Text Collections

Please enter keyword, name or location.

This search is designed for historians, educators and others looking for primary source materials. It includes 2.4 million digitized pages from the JDC text collections spanning 1914-1977.

Search Our Photographs

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Search over 55,000 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. To include our photos on Facebook or other social media, please cite the JDC Archives as the source or adjacently include a link to our website.

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How to search the JDC Text Archives and Photo Collections