The HUC-JIR Library system contains an abundance of materials on the American Jewish Experience.
Library of Congress uses the formats:
Jews--<place>--History--<type of work>
Where place can be a country (United States), a state (Ohio ; New York), a city or region, with its state (California--Los Angeles ; New Jersey--Middlesex county)
And where time period is a century (18th century, 21st century, etc.) Other time period designations that could have been attached to places have snuck their way into the headings for Jews as well.
And type of work includes headings such as: bibliography, chronology, exhibitions, periodicals, etc.
Books that we are buying now, will go to the E 184.3 - 184.37 sections. General histories are in E 184.35 followed by histories by specific time periods. In E 184.36 you'll find special topics in Jewish American history, first by topic and then by author's name. Biographies are in E184.37.
Older books on the history of Jews in the United States (in general) are in the E 184 J5 section. The books are shelved by the author's last name.
|Books on Jews in a particular state or region are in the F section (except for Hawaii)|
|Alabama 321-335||Iowa 616-630||New Hampshire 31-45||Texas 381-395|
|Alaska 901-915||Kansas 676-690||New Jersey 131-145||Utah 821-835|
|Arizona 806-820||Kentucky 446-460||New Mexico 791-805||Vermont 45-60|
|Arkansas 406-420||Louisiana 366-380||New York 116-130||Virginia 221-235|
|California 856-870||Maine 16-30||North Carolina 251-265||Washington (state)886-900|
|Colorado 771-785||Maryland 176-190||North Dakota 631-645||Washington, D.C. 191-205|
|Connecticut 91-105||Massachusetts 61-75||Ohio 486-500||West Virginia 236-250|
|Delaware 161-175||Michigan 561-575||Oklahoma 691-705||Wisconsin 576-590|
|Florida 306-320||Minnesota 601-615||Oregon 871-885||Wyoming 756-770|
|Georgia 281-295||Mississippi 336-350||Pennsylvania 146-160|
|Hawaii DU 620-629||Missouri 461-475||Rhode Island 76-90|
|Idaho 741-755||Montana 726-740||South Carolina 266-280|
|Illinois 536-550||Nebraska 661-675||South Dakota 646-660|
|Indiana 521-535||Nevada 836-850||Tennessee 431-445|
"The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America offers open access to hundreds of quantitative studies of North American Jewry." Their holdings include the National Jewish Population Surveys as well as many local and regional reports.
The center contains archives, manuscripts, nearprint materials, photographs, audio and video tape, microfilm, and genealogical materials on the Jewish experience in the Americas.
"JWA's focus leading up to and during the 2004-2005 celebratory period will be to provide communities and schools across the country with the resources they need to present a rich and accurate portrayal of American Jewish life. These efforts illuminate the ways in which women have built community in North America and how their work has embodied and shaped American Jewish life."
The exhibition features more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.