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From their rediscovery in the attic to a researcher's laptop, the documents in the LBI Archives undergo a long journey.
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.
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 …
The results of an extensive survey of Jewish records in Romanian archives are now searchable in an online catalog.
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.
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 …
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.
Marianne Dreyfus, the granddaughter of Leo Baeck, discussed her family’s history at LBI event in Chicago.
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.
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.