INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES

Transnational Archival Collaboration: Connecting the Past, Present and Future of Global Feminism

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Brandeis University’s Archives & Special Collections Department and the Haifa Feminist Institute at Isha L’Isha have embarked on a joint pilot project based on their extensive archival American Jewish and Israeli feminism collections. The project centers around a web portal designed to serve as an online clearinghouse and educational and academic resource wherein researchers can learn about the feminism collections at these institutions. The long-term goal for this project is to expand the collections at each institution beyond the Second-Wave, as well as to welcome additional international partner institutions into this collaborative venture. There is considerable material at both Brandeis and Haifa that relates to connections between American and Israeli women and to issues regarding international, global matters with which both groups of women were involved. This collaboration, the brainchild of Brandeis Professor Emerita Joyce Antler and Hannah Safran of the Haifa Institute, was born of the recognition of these linkages and both marks and embraces a new and exciting direction in the development of a transnational feminist Archive.

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Having a Nosh with SNAC

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SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) is a way to address the archival diaspora issue by allowing archivists, librarians and scholars to jointly maintain information about the people documented in archival collections. This presentation will introduce the AJL community to the tool, its research and development, and where the project is currently headed by examining examples. Find out how to use the tool for your institution and how it is built.

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New Resources of the JDC Archives of Interest to Librarians

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This presentation will highlight a number of new resources of the JDC Archives. The focus will be on material of interest to Judaica librarians including:
• A new exciting face to the JDC Archives website
• New collections available online
• Newly opened Artifacts and Ephemera Collection now online
• How to access our historic Film Collection, including screening of a film clip
• New resources of interest to genealogists and family historians
• New fellowships for scholars and researchers
• New documentary film grant
• Education resources available online

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