The archives contain documents and other material - including manuscripts, posters, microfilms and artifacts - on the history of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and in Eretz Yisrael. Most of the material consists of personal donations. Some valuable collections come from the personal archives of Jewish historians and public figures as well as from the archives of Jewish organizations and institutions. Access to the material is free of charge and open to the general public by appointment.
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 13:00.
Prior appointments necessary.
Address: The Carter Building, Tel Aviv University.

Director: Genady Pasechnik
Tel.: +972-3-640-9678 or +972-3-640-7917

Students and Scholars of the History of the Jewish People in the Diaspora and in Eretz Yisrael are invited to visit the Diaspora Research Center archives.

The archival holdings are divided into the following subgroups:

A - Institutions and organizations

P - Private bequests and personal collections

T - Territorial collections, that is, single documents or small collections grouped according to their country of origin (within the borders that existed as of January 1, 1938)

D - Publications of institutions and organizations that were not intended for commercial distribution (bulletins, reports, minutes, pamphlets, etc.)

K - Catalogues of publishers and antiquarians dealing with Jewish subjects

A-1 Collection of documents donated by the Institute of Jewish Affairs (New York); some 2,000 files containing memoranda, pamphlets, bulletins, etc. by various Jewish organizations, 1909-1964. The materials concerning the situation of Jews in the two postwar periods (WWI and WWII) are particularly interesting.
  A-2 The Pevzner Collection: poster/posters and leaflets from Eretz Yisrael - over 340 files

A-3 The Atias collection: publications of the Va'ad Ha-Leumi, 1920-1948

A-6 The Jewish Association for the Protection of Girls and Women, London, 1894-1925

A-12 Jewish organizations in Belgium: publications and internal papers

A-13 United Romanian Jews of America, New York, 1929-1962

A-14 Industry in Eretz Yisrael: clippings from the Hebrew press, 1942-1958

A-18 The archive of the Bialystok Society in New York, 1920-1960

A-19 The Piotrkow-Trybunalski Society in Israel: material on the history of the local Jewish community, including the Holocaust period; archives of the association, 1803-1981

A-21 "Let My People Go": pamphlets and newspaper clippings concerning world Jewry's efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry, 1953-1975

A-22 The Union of Bulgarian Jews in Israel: documents and printed matter on the history of Bulgarian Jewry and its institutions, 1895-1968

A-31 Jews, Zionism and the State of Israel as reflected in the Soviet press, 1953-1990

P-1 The Arieh Mizrachi (1899-1967) Bequest: Romanian Jewry and Romanian immigrants in Israel; the Zionist movement in Romania, 1917-1966

P-12 The Yitzhak Eliashiv Bequest: Hebrew journalism in Poland, Russia and Eretz Yisrael, 1899-1919

P-13 The Mendel Family Archives (Lage, Germany), 1794-1854

P-16 The Yitzhak Raphael Molcho Collection: correspondence on the Zionist movement in Greece, 1919-1933

P-21 The Rabbi David Cahane Archives: the military rabbinate and the Council of Jewish Communities in Poland, 1944-1948; sermons and correspondence, the 1946 Kielce pogrom

P-24 The Artur Eisenbach Bequest: research on the history of Polish Jewry in the 18th and 19th centuries; the Holocaust (in particular, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising); correspondence, 1945-1992

P-31 The Markus Family Archives: documents on the family history and on the Jewish community in Rees (northwestern Germany), 1623-1937

P-36 The Abraham Chomet (1892-1978) Bequest: notes on the history of Galician Jewry

P-46 The Wachtel-Einhorn Archives: remnants of the archives of a family of industrialists and bankers in Jassy, Romania, 1878-1978

P-50 The Loewenstein Archive: material on the history of a middle-class Jewish family in Germany, 1900-1974

P-51 The Moshe Goldblat Bequest: actor and director, as well as manager of a Yiddish theater in the Soviet Union, 1917-1974

P-55 The Julius Brutzkus Bequest: material of a historian who researched the Jews in pre-revolutionary Russia, a leader of the OZE (Jewish Health Organization), writer and journalist, 1870-1951

P-60 The Yehuda Slutzki Bequest: sources and research notes on the history of the Haganah and the Yishuv; material on the history of Russian Jewry in the 19th and 20th centuries and on the history of the Jewish press in Russia, 1915-1978

P-64 The Yeshayahu Vinitski Bequest: source and research notes on the history of Jewish music, including Hasidic and cantorial music, 1903-1973

P-65 The Abraham Duker Bequest: material and research on the history of the Polish Jews from the 18th to the 20th centuries; Jewish education and community problems in the USA; material on modern history, 1907-1987

P-66 The Raphael Mahler Bequest: material and research on the history of the Jewish people from the 18th to the 20th centuries; the Karaites and political movements, 1899-1977

P-70 The Abraham Berman Bequest: material and research on the history of the Polish Jews during and after the war; the labor and leftist movements in the State of Israel; activities of anti-Fascist organizations, 1906-1977

P-73 The Samuel Shneidermann Bequest: articles of a noted Yiddish journalist; newspaper clippings on the history of the 20th century, 1906-1996

T-31 The USSR territorial collection: documents, memoirs, letters, etc., 1821-1998

T-32 The Polish territorial collection, 1858-1999

T-41 The German territorial collection, 1644-2000

D-6 Collection of printed material of international Jewish organizations: 128 institutions and organizations, 1895-2000

D-11 Collection of printed materials of Jewish organizations in Eretz Yisrael, 1,003 institutions and organizations, 1891-2000

D-32 Collection of printed material of Jewish organizations in Poland, 1895-1998

D-41 Collection of printed material of Jewish organizations in Germany, 1857-1999

D-61 Collection of printed material of Jewish organizations in the USA, 1915-1999