The Center for Jewish History, located in the heart of New York City, is pleased to announce that they have improved access to the collections of partners by extending the operating hours of the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute to five days a week!
Scholars, students and the general public now have the opportunity to conduct onsite research on Mondays from 9:30am – 7:30pm, Tuesdays – Thursdays from 9:30am – 5:30pm, and Fridays from 9:30am – 1:30pm.
In addition to offering extended hours, the Center provides access to our partners’ collections through its Online Public Access Catalog (www.collections.cjh.org), a unique tool that offers seamless searching of library, archival and museum holdings through a single portal.
Researchers can also view more than 1,200 electronic archival finding aids and two annotated bibliographies offered by the Center, Women in Daily Life: An Online Bibliography and Holocaust Resources: An Annotated Bibliography of Archival Holdings at the Center for Jewish History. The Center’s Holocaust bibliography is exceptional in that it emphasizes archival holdings, a rarity among Holocaust reference guides.
The Center for Jewish History is a partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history, and art: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The combined collections of the partners have made the Center the single most important resource, outside of Israel, for the study of the history and culture of the Jewish people with access to over 100 million archival documents and 500,000 volumes.
To learn more about the resources of the Center for Jewish History and its partners, please visit www.cjh.org.