Did you know that the Mendel Gottesman Library at Yeshiva University houses several hundred collections with many thousands of original documents in its Archives?  If so, did you ever wonder how you could find information about those documents?  All this is now easily available to you with the release of a new online database of finding aids to Yeshiva University’s archival collections.  The database may be accessed at http://libfindaids.yu.edu:8082/xtf/search

In its initial launch the database includes finding aids for over 270 of the Archives’ collections, relating to modern Jewish history and culture in the United States and abroad.   A few sample searches on terms such as Soviet Jews, rabbis, Jewish education, Holocaust, will provide you with a quick insight into the wealth of information this new database can provide.

The database offers full text searching across all finding aids, displays search hits in context, and enables your search results to be navigated with ease.   Additionally, you can browse all finding aids by Title, Creator and one or more Subject terms, the latter of which should greatly facilitate identifying all collections relating to your particular area of study.

We invite your questions and feedback.

Posted by Deena Schwimmer

 

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