American Jewish Archives
The AJA seeks to understand how American Jews lived, how they worked, how they established their own cultural and religious community, how they interacted with this novel environment, creating a new Jewish life and at the same time helping to give birth to a new American world. The Archives house The Jacob Rader Marcus Center which contains nearly 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, nearprint materials, photographs, audio and video tapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials. The site has online interactive exhibits.
Bloom Southwest Archives
The Jewish experience in the Southwest, encompassing West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, is covered here through pictures, stories and first hand accounts. There is a section on Jewish pioneers, Jewish ranchers and Crypto-Jews, or Conversos, as well as synagogues.
The Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History embodies the partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history and art: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center contains approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings and textiles - the largest repository documenting the Jewish experience outside of Israel.
Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History
This website focuses on the 350th anniversary of Jewish communal life in America. It has an interactive section on the Reform movement with sound files and a concise timeline of Jewish history from 1585 to the Olso Accords in 1993 written by historian Jacob Rader Marcus. There is also a section describing how the 23 Jews came to New Amsterdam and a section explaining how the American Jewish community has celebrated past anniversaries.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Media Center - Videographies, Judaic Studies Collection
Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America articles and biographies. Recordings by Jewish cantors, musicians and other performers. Print music scores by Jewish cantors and Yiddish language sheet music. Yiskor memorial books. Videoes including biography, children's programs and Yiddish classics. Over 50,000 books, videos, music scores and Yiddish language materials are available in the circulating collections, accessed through the library catalog, or through interlibrary loan.
International Jewish Cemetery Project
The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Many of the cemeteries have online sites or email contacts if you wish to do research, especially, genealogical research. See also this link for US Military Burials: http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/united-states/index.html
Jewish-American Hall of Fame
This virtual tour gives brief sketches of people, places and events that are recognized by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and have significantly influenced future generations.
Jewish-American History Documentation Foundation, Inc.
This site is dedicated to the history of Jews in the United States of America. Jewish-History.com is a project of Jewish-American History Documentation Foundation, Inc. This site offers information about the Civil War era and the Wild West, as well as the history of Palestine.
The Jewish Heritage Collection
The Jewish Heritage Collection, of the Robert Scott Small Library Special Collections, College of Charleston (South Carolina), documents the Jewish experience in South Carolina from colonial times to the present day. Read selections from oral histories, memoirs, and manuscripts from the Collection which provides glimpses into the lives of Jewish South Carolinians. You can also read about the exhibition and take a short walk through "A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life".
Jewish Newspapers Archive
This site contains a collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods. We display digital versions of each newspaper, making it possible to view the papers in their original layout. Full-text search is also available for all content published over the course of each newspaper’s publication.
The Jewish Heritage Video Collection
The JHVC is a project of the Jewish Media Fund, a nonprofit organization formed in 1982 to further Jewish education through film and television.
The Collection, available at more than 200 sites nationwide, provides courses and a video library that address vital issues of Jewish history, identity, and culture.
The Jewish Theological Seminary
JTS Celebrates America: Imagination, Achievement & Inquiry honors the 350th anniversary of the Jewish arrival on American shores. View the section labeled Online Exhibits to see: Past Perfect: The Jewish Experience in Early 20th Century Postcards;and People of Faith, Land of Promise.
Jewish Women's Archive
The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to uncover, chronicle and transmit the legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to their families, communities, people, and the world. JWV has an extensive collection of material on American Jewish women on the web, including multimedia exhibits, teacher resources, and a virtual archive that directs researchers to valuable collections of primary sources and research materials across North America.
The League of Nations
Although the League of Nations ceased to exist in 1946, its archives and historical collections survive as invaluable resources for historical research. Included in this site is: a digital copy of The Illustrated Album of the League of Nations, which includes a very concise overview of the League plus other photos and diagrams and the League of Nations: A Pictorial Survey.
The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History was created in 1990 to promote the study of the Jewish experience in America. As an academic unit of Temple University's Department of History and in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee, The Feinstein Center is dedicated to encouraging and nurturing a new generation of scholars to devote their talents and energies to research and teaching in this field. Click on Repositories Database for more information.
The National Archives
An archives is a place where people can go to gather firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, and other primary sources. The National Archives is the U.S. Government’s collection of documents that records important events in American history. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Government agency that preserves and maintains these materials and makes them available for research. Click on Subject Index to research a particular topic of type in a topic in the "Search" box. You can also do research in person at anyone of the National Archives located throughout the United States. Check to see if there is a National Archives location near you.
The Philadelphia Jewish Archives
The Philadelphia Jewish Archives was established in 1972, as a joint project of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and organize the records of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community and make them available to scholars, students, researchers, and the general public. Two online exhibitions are available for viewing. The first exhibit is, "The Fruits of Her Hands: Jewish Women and Social Welfare, 1819-1920," that tells the story of the Hebrew Sunday School Society, Jewish Foster Home, Jewish Maternity Home, Young Women's Union, Settlement Music School and the women who created them. The second exhibit is "Woodbine, New Jersey: Fifteen Acres and a Shul".
The Political Graveyard
The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. It is the Internet's most comprehensive source for American political biography, listing 120,948 politicians, living and dead. This above link will take you to the section "Jewish Politicians".
A Selection of American Jewish History Resources in Greater Cleveland Libraries
Edited by Linda R. Silver Association of Jewish Libraries Greater Cleveland Chapter, 2004.