Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
SOLD OUT: Jews on the Upper East Side: Walking Tour
The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees
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The Leo Baeck Institute is continually making its library collections more accessible by digitizing important parts of our collection which are in the public domain. The digitization projects listed below were made possible through partnerships with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and the Cahnman Foundation. Additional financial and technical help was provided through the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory at the Center for Jewish History.
Access the digitized book collection.
Art and Illustrated Books Collection
Reuchlin/Pfefferkorn Debate: The Rare Book Collection of Frank L. Herz
Wissenschaft des Judentums: The Freimann Collection
The Library of Book Designs by George Salter (1897-1967)
Ephraim Moses Lilien Collection
Aufbau (New York, N.Y. periodical)
LBI Library Online Periodical Collection
An overview and a more detailed history of our digitization projects are available here.
Newly digitized books are continually being added. Only works in the public domain will be considered. Selections are and will be based on demand, selections of scholars, funding, and preservation needs.
The Challenges of Reconstructing Cultural Heritage: An International Digital CollaborationIFLA: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 2015, Vol. 41(3), pp. 223–229
Digitizing the Rare Book Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute.In: Digitization in the real world: Lessons learned from small and medium-sized digitization project.New York : Metropolitan New York Library Council, 2010. p. 185 – 194
Send questions or comments regarding the LBI Library digitization projects to Renate Evers, Director of Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated 3/9/2018