Archives on a 20th-Century Diaspora Are Being Put Online

Mar 5, 2012

JDC Archives is proud to announce that the launch of its website on March 3, 2012 was covered by the New York Times front page section. The article by Joseph Berger conveys the depth and breadth of our 97 year old history, and the great importance of our digitization efforts, which allow our collections to be accessed online from anywhere in the world. Berger highlights key treasures within our holdings, including photographs of Marc Chagall (pictured right) and Leonard Bernstein, letters from Hirsch Maneschewitz of the matza and wine fame company, and photographs and documents from the 1920’s and 1930’s Agrojoint efforts in Ukraine and Crimea.

The painter Marc Chagall, in front, with other teachers and children at the Third International Jewish School-Camp for War Orphans in 1921.

The article is accompanied by a slide show with eight archival images and caption, a mere taste of our 100,000 photograph collection.

Dear Visitors,

Since the launch of our online database, the JDC Archives has been proud to offer the public free access to our digitized material. Our users can access records previously available only in person. Our online Text Collections have grown to 3.85 million pages, our Photo Collection to 76,000 digital images, and we have expanded our Names Index. We have also opened our Artifacts and AV Databases.

Now, for the first time, we are asking for your support. Your contributions will help us to further enrich our online offerings. Please donate today.