The HUC-JIR Library system contains an abundance of materials on the American Jewish Experience.
In the catalog
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.
On the shelf
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|
While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
North American Jewish Data Bank
"The North American Jewish Data Bank is the central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry." Their holdings include the National Jewish Population Surveys as well as many local and regional reports.
Years of American Jewish History sponsored by the Commission
for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History
Includes a timeline, articles, links, and "this month in American Jewish history"
350 : Jewish life in American, 1654-2004.
A clearing house for the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in North America, this site has a timeline, articles on American Jewish History, educational resources, links to exhibits, organizations, and celebrations.
Women's Archive's Celebration of 350 Years of Jewish Women Building
Communities in North America
"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."
of Congress Exhibit: From Haven to Home : 350 years of Jewish Life
The exhibition features more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.
If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email us using the form on the library campus homepage.