Conference Proceeding: Yale Library’s “American Jewish Immigration Collection”

Yale Library’s archival collection “American Jewish Immigration Collection” contains correspondence and other documents relating to Jewish immigration, mainly from Russia, dated from 1888-1938. These documents come from various Jewish organizations, whose work of assisting Jewish immigrants was supported by the Baron de Hirsch Fund. This collection offers glimpses of the lives of the immigrants, many of whom were women, some with children, who came to the United States via Japan to join husbands who had arrived earlier.

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