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American Jewish History and Culture: Primary Sources
"Jewish women across the country have helped shape and nurture their families, communities, and institutions, yet their contributions have often been overlooked. Weaving Women's Words, provides a collection of women's stories in their own voices with supporting documents to fill this gap. Born early in the twentieth century, and interviewed at the beginning of the 21st, our narrators lived through decades of political, social and economic upheaval, as well as dramatic changes in expectations for women and Jews."
The National Yiddish Book Center offers online access to about 11,000 out-of-print Yiddish titles. The books were scanned under the auspices of the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, and are made available online through the Internet Archive.
For example, search for Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA)--> limit to New York, N.Y. --> sort by publication date. Results in: Jewish Delinquent Children, 1907; Results of Child Care Study in New York City, 1923....
"The New York-based American Jewish Committee Archives house an extraordinary range of resources on the past century of American Jewish history, including over a million documents and hundreds of films and radio shows."
A 2013 exhibition on the Jewish contributions to American culinary history, based on materials from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive (University of Michigan Library, Special Collections Library).