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LBI’s Role as an Archive in the Digital Age

As we reflect on the changing role of a community archive in the digital age, we finds that the transformation of our work that began with digitization has prepared LBI for work during a pandemic.

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Archive and Library Work in the Age of COVID-19

On Friday, March 13, 2020 the staff of the Leo Baeck Institute were together for last time before beginning full-time remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Teaching the Holocaust with Archives—The 1938Projekt as Pedagogy

LBI and public school teachers workshop a pedagogy for students based of the 1938Projekt.

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History by the Foot: Processing Archival Collections at the LBI

From their rediscovery in the attic to a researcher's laptop, the documents in the LBI Archives undergo a long journey.

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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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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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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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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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LBI Launches Online Catalog for Long-Hidden Romanian Archives

The results of an extensive survey of Jewish records in Romanian archives are now searchable in an online catalog.

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