Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Aufbau (New York, NY)
Child Separation and Refugee Crises from the Kindertransport to Today
Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
Help LBI keep the past present with a financial donation or by contributing historical materials.
Desirable collections include records and material such as:
The Leo Baeck Institute Archives requests that all materials donated be accompanied by a general description of the contents and their approximate dates. Photographs should be donated with information identifying their content, as well as with approximate dates and any copyright or reproduction restrictions. Items donated to the archives will be examined for archival merit by archival staff under the direction of the Director of Research before being accepted by the Leo Baeck Institute.
It should be noted that the following materials are not acceptable for donation:
The preservation archivist will review the condition of all incoming materials to determine their stability for acceptance in the archives. In addition, the preservation archivist will examine all incoming items that contain or are made of cloth, wood, metal, and plastic. Examples include clothing, tablecloths, billfolds, and suitcases. Items deemed out-of-scope or possibly harmful to collection preservation will not be accepted.
These materials include:
The LBI archives does provide summary information about all its collections in its online catalog, but is unable to provide translations or photocopies of extensive collections of correspondence, memoirs, documents, etc., to donors.
If you are interested in donating materials, please contact Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, Director of Research, or Renate Evers, Director of Collections.