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Field Work Continues for LBI Archival Survey in Romania

Researcher Julie Dawson leads the archival survey in Romania into its fourth year. Currently, the focus is on the Ilfov National Archives, which are largely unknown beyond northern Bukovina.

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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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Digitization and Beyond: LBI Staff Report on Library and Archives Trends

LBI Library staff Renate Evers, Ginger Barna, Tracey Felder and Lauren Paustian engaged with current issues and developments in librarianship at several conferences in 2015 and 2016.

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History by the Foot: Processing Archival Collections at the LBI

Von ihrer Entdeckung auf dem Dachboden bis zum Mausklick durch den Internetnutzer - die Dokumente im LBI-Archiv durchlaufen eine praezise Reise, bis sie für den Endnutzer zur Verfügung stehen.

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Survey of Romanian Archives Shifts Focus to Jewish Community Records

A survey of archival material related to the Jewish history of Transylvania and Bukovina will begin a new chapter based on important discoveries by project director Julie Dawson, who found rich unprocessed information in Jewish community archives. Since 2013, with funding from the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, Julie Dawson has ...

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Archives: Dolly Haas, Felix Pincus, Rose Ausländer

We introduce three exciting collections from our archive, highlighting the life of actress Dolly Haas, original manuscripts by poet Rose Ausländer and a mix of art and science by Felix Pinkus.

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Family Matters: In Chicago, Generations Gather for Intimate Look at Family Histories Preserved in LBI Archives

Marianne Dreyfus, the granddaughter of Leo Baeck, discussed her family’s history at LBI event in Chicago.

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Discovery in Romania

Julie Dawson, the LBI archivist who spearheaded the project, explains how a chance finding in an abandoned synagogue led to a project that will radically expand access to Jewish records.

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Research, Exploitation, and Survival: The Story of Jacob Jacobson, a Jewish Archivist in Nazi Germany

LBI's archivist Michael Simonson traces the complex experience of fellow archivist Jacob Jacobson during the Nazi regime, who survived Theresienstadt and saved large amounts of archival material.

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Harry Ettlinger and Otto Oppenheimer: Story of a Monuments Man

In 2011 LBI helped a town in Germany connect with one of its native sons, Harry Ettlinger. Now Ettlinger’s military service during WWII is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture.

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