Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Berman Jewish Policy Archive

The Berman Jewish Policy Archive NYU Wagner is a new online resource (joint project of Steven M. Cohen, the Revson Foundation, the Berman Foundation, and NYU Wagner). Here are some examples of the kinds of historical materials currently available:
  • The Immigration of Levantine Jews into the United States 1914
  • The Juvenile Court and the Jewish Community 1916
  • A Truly Jewish Home for Working Girls 1915
  • Hillel Brochure 1945
  • Labor-Management Relations in Jewish Communal Agencies 1949
  • Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, New York 1902
  • Judaism and Hyphenism 1916
  • The Jewish Student in America 1937
  • And of course much more.
The site offers free access to Jewish policy relevant materials and covers a broad range of topics, and currently emphasize issues of culture and identity. As of today, there are over 5,000 documents for download. Many have never been digitized before or are not available anywhere else online.

User registration allows access to the bookshelf (save articles for later use) and bibliography (generate customized lists of sources for personal reference or to share) tools.

Click here to learn more:www.bjpa.org

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