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Dorot Jewish Division

First Floor, Room 111

Phone: (212) 930-0601 | Fax: (212) 642-0141

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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Dorot Jewish Division, Room 111, New York Public Library
Catalog Call Number: MssArc RG10 5928
NYPL  Digital Gallery Image  1153334

 

About Us

The Dorot Jewish Division is responsible for administering, developing and promoting one of the world’s great collections of Hebraica and Judaica. Reference and research services are available in a dedicated Jewish studies reading room on the first floor of the Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Primary source materials are especially rich in the following areas: Jews in the United States, especially in New York in the age of immigration; Yiddish theater; Jews in the land of Israel, through 1948; Jews in early modern Europe, especially Jewish-Gentile relations; Christian Hebraism; antisemitism; and world Jewish newspapers and periodicals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

Plan Your Visit

We encourage you to plan your research visit. Please note that portions of our collection may be temporarily unavailable and requesting materials in advance will help you make the most of your visit.

Request materials in advance of your visit.

Please note that some materials are available by appointment only.

Contact us with your research questions at freidus@nypl.org. (The Jewish Division's reference email is named after Abraham Solomon Freidus [1867-1923], the first Chief Librarian of the Division).

Request for materials cannot be accepted beginning 40 minutes prior to closing.

 

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Jews in America: From New Amsterdam to the Yiddish Stage