YIVO Launches The Online Guide to the YIVO Archives

The YIVO Institute announced the launching of its new website, the Online Guide to the YIVO Archives at yivoarchives.org. The new site expands and upgrades the original Guide to the YIVO Archives, published in 1998 by offering information on several hundred additional YIVO collections, as well as detailed finding aids to selected collections.
The new website provides information to YIVO's  archive of about 23,000,000 documents, manuscripts, photographs, films, sound recordings, and art works and artifacts. The YIVO Archives holds materials about Jewish life around the world, with special focus on Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Yiddish language, literature and culture, the Holocaust and its aftermath and Jewish life in the United States with emphasis on the period of migration.

YIVO will continue to update with newly cataloged and newly acquired collections. This was accomplished due to grant from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation.  Second grant from them will enable YIVO to carry out Phase II by adding new databases and collections throughout 2013.

You can access the YIVO archives and also read more about this project.

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this new website for the YIVO Archives.

Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Vice  President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee