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A Visit to the German Literature Archive in Marbach

This June, I visited the German Literature Archive in Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach – DLA), where I gave a talk about traces of emigrant libraries in the collections of the LBI and spent a week learning about the activities and holdings of the leading repository of sources related to German-language ...

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Archival Internship

Students or recent graduates of library science, history, or Jewish studies with a reading knowledge of German are encouraged to apply for archival internships at LBI.

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Guidelines for Archival Donations

Desirable collections include records and material such as: Diaries, biographical and autobiographical writings Letters and correspondence Birth, death, marriage, divorce, circumcision, and Bar Mitzvah records Family trees and family histories Diplomas and certificates Membership and ID cards Visas and emigration documents Books (as part of larger collections) with personal inscriptions, ...

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Jewish Bukovina And Transylvania Archival Survey

The Leo Baeck Institute’s survey of archival material related to Jewish Bukovina And Transylvania (JBAT) is an ongoing archival survey project aimed to increase awareness of and access to archival materials related to Jewish history in Transylvania and Bukovina. Our goal is to promote interest in and study of Jewish ...

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LBI Materials in Other Portals

Compact Memory The portal Compact Memory of the Judaica Collection at the University Library of Frankfurt features about 300 Jewish newspapers and journals of German speaking areas of the years 1768–1938. These periodicals represent the complete religious, political, social, literary and academic spectrum of the Jewish community and the “Science ...

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Further Jewish History Resources

Partners of the Center for Jewish History American Jewish Historical Society American Sephardi Federation Yeshiva University Museum YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives, Libraries, and Museums American Jewish Archives , Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee , Archives of the JDC Archive at the Centre for ...

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Donate Historical Materials

Our collections are at the heart of our mission to preserve the German-Jewish past and to keep that past present for future generations. The majority of the collections were entrusted to LBI by individuals, families, and organizations seeking a safe permanent home for materials they had saved from plunder and ...

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Research and Reference Services

Researchers can search LBI’s extensive library, archival, art, and photograph collections online, and significant portions of these collections have already been digitized. Thus, you can conduct much of your research independently from home. However, you may find that after identifying a resource online you have further questions about it. For ...

Staff Directory

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg is Director of Research and Chief Archivist at Leo Baeck Institute, a research library and archive that documents the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also including documents dating back to the middle ages. LBI was founded in 1955 ...

About LBI

LBI is committed to preserving and expanding access to this rich body of material, and it has digitized millions of pages of documents, books, and artworks from its collections—from rare Renaissance-era books to the personal correspondence of luminaries and ordinary people alike. LBI also promotes the study and understanding of ...

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