Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
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The Leo Baeck Institute is a not-for-profit research center open to the public. The vast majority of patrons who use LBI collections for private study, research, or scholarship can do so for free. There are however, two kinds of fees that LBI may charge for certain categories of use and …
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Students or recent graduates with a reading knowledge of German are encouraged to apply for unpaid archival internships at the Leo Baeck Institute, located at the Center for Jewish History in New York. Knowledge in disciplines such as library science, archival studies, history, Jewish studies or other humanities and social …
Passover in LBI Collections
The Offenbacher Haggadah was published in a bibliophile edition of 300 copies in 1927. It was commissioned by the collector and lawyer Dr. Siegfried Guggenheim (1873–1961).
Dennis Baum fought for restitution of his family’s assets for years following the German reunification. The records of the Simson Company and of its restitution are now preserved in the LBI Archives.
A curated selection of additional documents and links related to the Kindertransport to complement LBI and Yeshiva University Museum's exhibition.
The LBI Archives contain over 25,000 photographs ranging from family snapshots to the estates of professional photographers to albums assembled by Jewish communal institutions.
I. Introduction The purpose of this policy is to define subject areas for collection development, and to determine how intensely we will collect in each area. The policy will be used to guide our decisions in purchasing, accepting donations and weeding. A. Objectives The mission of the library remains to …
LBI collections grew out of an effort to salvage the material and intellectual culture of German-speaking Jews after Holocaust, and today the encompass centuries of Central European History.