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Digital Archives Update

We are getting closer to the finish line as we upload the massive collections of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Boston Jewish Times. This semester, our Simmons College intern Nick Ver Steegh has been busy … Continue reading

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Tips from the Archivist: De-Fang your Papers!

No, your papers do not actually have teeth, but they could potentially have glinting pieces of metal tucked in the corner(s) or along the side(s) or randomly placed in the middle. This is because…well we have yet to discover why … Continue reading

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New Database: Jewish Cemeteries of Western Massachusetts

This database contains records of over 19,000 burials in 21 Jewish cemeteries in the Western Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire. Information in this database includes the name of the individual, the name of the cemetery, the plot … Continue reading

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Collections Development

Collections Accessioned Our staff has accessioned an addendum to the Boston Workmen’s Circle this quarter; more materials for this collection will be added in the coming months. In addition, we accessioned the Records of the Jewish Theater of New England. … Continue reading

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Collection Update: Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is an organization devoted to promoting understanding, dialogue, and collaboration among the Jewish community of Massachusetts. The Council represents Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Reconstructionist, and independent congregations throughout the state. Founded in 1941 as the Associated … Continue reading

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Collection Highlight: George and Sadie Kramer Papers

George and Sadie Kramer of Malden just happened to be alive during some of the most tumultuous times the Jewish people have known. But they did not simply watch and worry; they strived to help in any way they could. … Continue reading

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Intern Spotlight: Shannon Struble

Intern Shannon Struble has been processing archival collections and writing finding aids at AJHS since the summer of 2014. A 2010 graduate of the dual-degree History and Archives Management master’s program at Simmons College, she sees her work at AJHS … Continue reading

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Chapter XIX: Haym Salomon: Revolutionary Broker

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! In the pantheon of American Jewish heroes, Haym Salomon (1740-1785) has attained legendary status. The U.S. Postal … Continue reading

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Chapter XVIII: Tolerated, Not Free: Moses Michael Hays Declines an Oath

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! Moses Michael Hays was a successful merchant and a member of the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode … Continue reading

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