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Chapter VII: Nathan Straus and the White Peril

In memory of Rashi Fein, a leading voice for public health and social justice Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! The American most … Continue reading

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Chapter VI: Moses Michael Hays: “A Most Valuable Citizen” of Boston

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! The Hays and Touro families were among the most important in New England in the colonial and … Continue reading

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Chapter V: The Denization of Luis Moses Gomez

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! This year marks the 300th anniversary of Gomez House in Marlboro, NY, the oldest known Jewish residence … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening Girls by Dorothy E. King

Dr. Dorothy E. King is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State Harrisburg. She is hoping that she can locate and interview the descendants of the Saturday Evening Girls for her research. If you have a grandmother, great aunt, or cousin who might have … Continue reading

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Tips from the Archivist: Label your Photographs!

Nothing saddens an archivist more than receiving a collection filled with orphans- the photographic kind. At AJHS-NEA, we have hundreds of photographs featuring unidentified people at unidentified events, and the only clues we have to work with are the style … Continue reading

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Meet our Staff: Jessie Xu

(The following is a recent interview with Jessie, conducted by Johnna Kaplan, editor of the AJHS-NEA e-newsletter.) How did you become interested in archives? Was Jewish history a particular interest of yours before working at AJHS? What led you to AJHS-Boston?  … Continue reading

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Collection Highlight: Rabb Family and Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Stop & Shop is such a fixture of New England life that it can seem as if the familiar stores have been around forever. But this ubiquitous supermarket chain has humble roots, starting with a Jewish immigrant family who opened … Continue reading

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Meet our Volunteers: Kora Welsh

Kora Welsh began volunteering with AJHS-Boston in January 2013 as part of the cooperative education, or co-op, program at Northeastern University. In the program, students alternate semesters between internships and classes. When her semester at AJHS – “which I had … Continue reading

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Welcome to our Newsletter!

We hope you have been enjoying summer so far! Here at AJHS-NEA, we’ve been moving ahead on a number of projects, including processing several of our newly acquired collections from the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore and uploading … Continue reading

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Chapter IV: Staying Jewish on the Arizona Frontier

Interested in learning more about American Jewish history and AJHS-New England Archives? Join our mailing list today to receive our quarterly newsletter and event invitations! Staying Jewish on the Arizona Frontier In 1852, a ship landed in New York carrying among its … Continue reading

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