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George Salter (1897-1967): The Library of Book Designs

A collection of more the 300 books, book covers, and individual graphic designs shows the scope and development of the eclectic an innovative design talent of George Salter.

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Library: A Sermon Heard from Berlin to Philadelphia

Among a trio of rare pamphlets associated with Moses Mendelssohn and the Berlin Enlightenment that LBI recently acquired is a remarkable sermon celebrating a Prussian victory in the Seven Years’ War. December 8, 1757. It was the second day of Hanukkah when the news reached Berlin that the Prussian forces …

Periodicals

History of the Periodicals Collection

The Leo Baeck Institute’s extensive periodicals collection was an integral part of LBI’s original collection and was built up from scratch by the Institute's founders in the post-war era. The periodicals collection was first described by Max Kreutzberger in the Institute's earliest published catalog issued in 1970. Kreutzberger wrote that …

Periodicals

Digitization and Preservation of Periodicals

In 2011, the Library began a project to digitize the Library's periodical collection in order to increase access while at the same time preserving the original volumes—over 300 are now online.

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Digitization Projects at the Leo Baeck Institute

The Leo Baeck Institute is continually making its collections more accessible by digitizing important parts of its collections.

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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 AGGB - Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Gedenkstättenbibliotheken AGGB Catalog : The union catalog of the AGGB features 800,000 library holdings. Alliance Israélite Universelle, Paris, France Alte …

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LBI Collections in Other Portals

The LBI works with other libraries and consortia to integrate our collections into their search portals so that they are discoverable in context with other similar materials.

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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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Mahlzeit!

A culinary journey into LBI's rich collections of cookbooks & handwritten recipes of German-Jewish Leckerbissen.

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Progress Filling Gaps in Frankfurt Wissenschaft des Judentums Collection

LBI collaborates with the Frankfurt University Library in Germany to digitally recreate what was the largest collection of books on the Wissenschaft des Judentums before it was scattered in WWII.