The Dorot Jewish Division was established as a distinct collection with funding contributed by Jacob Schiff in 1897, just two years after the formation of The New York Public Library. Abraham S. Freidus, cataloger of the Astor Library's rich collection of Judaica, was appointed the Division's first chief and presided over its rapid growth for twenty five years.
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About the Division
Visiting the Collection
Can researchers walk in to access the collection?
Patrons are encouraged to book an appointment to access materials in the Dorot Jewish Division. Same-day appointments can be made in person pending availability.
Are research appointments required to access the collection onsite?
No, although we recommend that patrons contact email@example.com to arrange to see materials from the collection.
Are virtual consultations available and are they required before making an onsite research appointment?
Researchers are welcome to book a virtual consultation with one of our librarians to discuss research plans and needs. You do not need to have a virtual consultation before your visit to the Dorot Jewish Division.
What else do researchers need to know about accessing the collection?
Use the catalog to browse collections that may be useful to you in order to request them for your visit. Some collections are stored offsite and require 2–3 days for delivery.
Who can researchers contact with further questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional queries.
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