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New Library Acquisitions

The LBI Library collects publications related to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews as outlined in its Collection Development Policy . A rotating selection of recent highlights from among our new acquisitions are featured on this website, as well as a link to a comprehensive list of new acquisitions …

Rare Books

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.

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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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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Mahlzeit!

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

Mahlzeit!

Julie Elias's Fashionable Cuisine

The Berlin fashion writer and salonnière Julie Elias (1866-1945) also published a trendsetting cookbook.

Periodicals

Erik Jan Hanussen's Berliner Wochenschau

Erik Jan Hanussen's short-lived occult newspaper Berliner Wochenschau was controversial in part because its publisher's connection to Nazi officials.

Mahlzeit!

Hélènemama's Austro-Hungarian Gourmet

The cookbook of Hélènemama was published in Romania in 1920 and contains luxurious Austro-Hungarian recipes.

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Periodicals

LBI's collection of newspapers and magazines includes 1,600 titles ranging from Enlightenment-era pamphlets to congregation bulletins to papers published by German-Jewish exiles in the 20th century.

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