Includes material by or about the following people: Aaron Lopez Gomez (d. 1860); Barnard Gratz (1738-1801); Baron Maurice de Hirsch (1831-1896); Benjamin Gratz (1792-1884); Bernard C. Ehrenreich (1876-1955); Bernard Felsenthal (1822-1908); Emma Lazarus (1849-1887); Haym Salomon (1740-1785); Isaac Leeser (1806-1868); Isaac Moses (1742-1818); Jefferson Monroe Levy (1852-1924); Jonas Phillips Levy (1807-1883); Joseph B. Nones (1797-1887); Lucien Moss (1831-1895); Marion E. Kenworthy (1891-1980); Michael Gratz (1740-1811); Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869); Simon Gratz Moses (1813-1897); Solomon Moses (1774-1857)
Includes the records of the following organisations: Baron de Hirsch Fund; Industrial Removal Office; Board of Delegates of American Israelites; Jewish Immigrants' Information Bureau (Galveston, Tex.); American Jewish Historical Exhibition Committee.
Electronic reproduction of original materials selected from the archive of the American Jewish Historical Society in New York. The collection enables the user to explore the history of Jewish communities in America from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century right through to the mid-20th century. The collection brings to life the communal and social aspects of Jewish identity and culture, whilst tracing Jewish involvement in the political life of American society as a whole. All of the typescript and printed material is full-text searchable. The resource also contains a wealth of materials designed as supplementary resources; these include a chronology, interactive maps, essays by leading scholars, a selection of American Jewish Year Book articles, a visual resources gallery, biographies and links to other useful websites.